[Riley Family Films, No. 2 - Birthdays and Holidays, 1950-1951]

Description

This home movie documents the daily lives and activities of the Sam Riley family including birthdays and holidays in the years 1950 and 1951. The footage begins with family members outdoors in an unidentified location (00:00-00:29) and includes footage of young Helen Riley with a teddy bear (00:29-00:50), a family in their Easter clothes posted on the front steps of a home (00:50-02:04), people boarding an airplane and a plane taking off (02:04-02:12). Helen swims in a small pool (02:12-02:41), poses and swings on a swing set (02:41-03:37), and celebrates her birthday (03:37-05:39). In the next scene an evolving group ... continued below

Physical Description

1 film (11 min., 31 sec.) : si., col. ; 16 mm.

Creation Information

Riley, Sam 1950/1951.

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This video is part of the collection entitled: Spotlight on North Texas and was provided by UNT Media Library to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 13 times . More information about this video can be viewed below.

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  • Main Title: [Riley Family Films, No. 2 - Birthdays and Holidays, 1950-1951]
  • Added Title: Case Label: #3 1950-1951, Thanksgiving 1950 1951, Xmas 1951
  • Added Title: Item Label: Baby on horse

Description

This home movie documents the daily lives and activities of the Sam Riley family including birthdays and holidays in the years 1950 and 1951. The footage begins with family members outdoors in an unidentified location (00:00-00:29) and includes footage of young Helen Riley with a teddy bear (00:29-00:50), a family in their Easter clothes posted on the front steps of a home (00:50-02:04), people boarding an airplane and a plane taking off (02:04-02:12). Helen swims in a small pool (02:12-02:41), poses and swings on a swing set (02:41-03:37), and celebrates her birthday (03:37-05:39). In the next scene an evolving group of family members pose next to a piano while they talk, laugh, and sing. Different groups convene until there is one large group portrait (05:39-07:23). The film concludes with children and family members posing and playing outdoors (07:23-09:29) and a Christmas celebration (09:30-11:31). Family members set the table, serve appetizers, and family members entertain young Helen in front of the Christmas tree.

Physical Description

1 film (11 min., 31 sec.) : si., col. ; 16 mm.

Notes

Due to advanced deterioration, a portion of this film was not digitized.

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Spotlight on North Texas

Digitized materials from "Spotlight on North Texas," a community history and regional media preservation project, include home movies, television news footage, and photographs that document activities in the state of Texas and beyond. This project was funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities Common Heritage grant program.

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  • 1950/1951

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Added to The The Portal to Texas History

  • Dec. 16, 2016, 7:14 p.m.

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  • April 12, 2018, 5:36 p.m.

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Riley, Sam. [Riley Family Films, No. 2 - Birthdays and Holidays, 1950-1951], video, 1950/1951; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc942574/: accessed August 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Media Library.