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Young Family Home Movies

Creator:
Young family  Search this
Donor:
Young, Wilbur  Search this
Extent:
7 Items
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Home movies
Motion pictures (visual works)
Date:
circa 1926-1939
Scope and Contents:
Home movies documenting the Young family of suburban Northern Virginia. Records family members at home, at play, participating in family activities and celebrations.
Arrangement:
Collection is arranged into one series.
Related Archival Materials:
16mm projector used to show these films is in the Photographic History collection.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Wilbur P. Young, 1999, December 14.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research and access on site by appointment. Original film not available to researchers: researchers must use videotape copy.
Unprotected film must be handled with gloves.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Amateur films -- 1930-1940  Search this
Family -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Home movies
Motion pictures (visual works) -- 1930-1950
Citation:
Young Family Home Movies, 1926-1939, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0718
See more items in:
Young Family Home Movies
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0718

Memories of the New York World's Fair

Topic:
World of Tomorrow
Donor:
Pezzano, John A.  Search this
Pezzano, John A.  Search this
Creator:
Pezzano, Frank J., 1908-1983  Search this
Names:
New York World's Fair (1939-1940)  Search this
Extent:
1 Item
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Motion pictures (visual works)
Home movies
8mm films
Place:
Queens (New York, N.Y.)
Date:
1939-1940
Summary:
The film, titled "Memories of the New York World's Fair" by filmmaker Frank J. Pezzano documents the 1939-1940 New York World's Fair. Pezzano edited the film and included hand-drawn and typed intertitles identifying the various locations and activities he filmed.
Scope and Contents:
Collection consists of one compilation reel created by the Archives Center of 8mm color amateur motion picture film of the 1939-1940 New York World's Fair. When originally acquired, the collection comprised two reels of 8mm color camera reversal motion picture film. Archives Center staff created a single compilation reel for long-term storage and handling.
Arrangement:
Collection is arranged into one series.

Series 1, Memories of the Fair, 1939-1940
Biographical / Historical:
The film, titled "Memories of the New York World's Fair" by filmmaker Frank J. Pezzano, documents the 1939-1940 New York World's Fair. Pezzano edited the film and included hand-drawn and typed intertitles identifying the various locations and activities he filmed.

The theme of this fair was "The World of Tomorrow," symbolized by the Trylon and Perisphere sculptures. It commemorated the 150th anniversary of the inauguration of George Washington as President in New York City. The Fair was held on 1216 acres in Flushing Meadows, Queens, New York, and was divided into seven geographic and thematic zones: Amusement, Communications and Business Systems, Community Interests, Food, Government, Medicine and Public Health, Production and Distribution, Science and Education, and Transportation. In expanding on the theme, the Fair tried to show that what was being built then would be the "World of Tomorrow." Sixty-two nations built exhibit halls. World War Two began September 1, 1939, as the Nazis overran countries represented at the Fair, such as France, Denmark, and Belgium.

His family believes Mr. Pezanno attended the fair alone as indicated by the fact that no family members are depicted in the film. Pezzano's film presents a comprehensive tour of the exterior elements of the fair and includes footage of many of the iconic corporate, state, and national pavillions as well as the images of the fair at night. Pezzano also filmed special attractions such as "Frank Buck's Bring 'Em Back Alive," the parachute ride, and an ice show.
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center:

Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, 1790-1980s (AC 0300)

Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, circa 1724-1977 (AC 0060)

Larry Zim World's Fair Collection, 1841-1988 (AC 0519)

Edward J. Orth Memorial Archives of the World's Fair, 1939-1940 (AC 0560)
Provenance:
Donated by John A. Pezzano, 1996
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection materials available for reproduction. The Pezzano family retains interests in the film and must be contacted for permission for any third-party, commercial use. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply.
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Amateur films -- 1930-1940  Search this
Genre/Form:
Motion pictures (visual works) -- 1930-1950
Home movies
8mm films
Citation:
"Memories of the New York World's Fair" Filmed by Frank J. Pezzano, 1939-1940, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0592
See more items in:
Memories of the New York World's Fair
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0592

Benjamin Harrison Hay's Footage of a Pennsylvania Colliery ca. 1930-1940

Creator:
Hay, Benjamin Harrison manager of two anthracite coal companies  Search this
Physical description:
one disc (33 minutes) silent b&w DVD reference
one video cassette (33 minutes) silent b&w digital betacam master
two film reels (800 feet) silent b&w 16mm archival original
Type:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Collection descriptions
Place:
Pennsylvania
Date:
ca 1930-1940
North America
Topic:
Coal mines and mining  Search this
Heavy machinery  Search this
Railroad ties  Search this
Railroad cars  Search this
Railroad tracks  Search this
Ice  Search this
Land use, Rural  Search this
Village Communities  Search this
Amateur films  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 1983.12.1
Restrictions & Rights:
Information on reprodcution and fees available from Human Studies Film Archives OK:0
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_218561

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