Footage documenting Bailey's travels to the Canary Islands circa 1971. Shows the seaside landscape and cliffs of Lanzarote. Bailey boards a plane leaving Lanzarote and films and view from the window, including shots of Mount Teide.
Shows the Catholic tradition of the Blessing of the Fleet. Priests stand on a dock and bless a fleet of shrimp boats as they sail by while surrounded by a crowd of locals and parishoners. Unknown location, possibly Gulf Coast, South Carolina, or Georgia.
Home movie taken at the Wilkinson family home in Western Springs, Illinois. Bernadine Bailey's nephew, Paul Freeman Wilkinson, can be seen wearing a crown and playing with a toy sword. There is an couple and two other children with Paul, but their relation to the Wilkinson family is unknown.
Home movie of Bailey's trip to Greenland circa 1971. Shows Bailey and Carson Ritchie in a small coastal village. Captures many images of locals, particularly women, performing household and agricultural labor.
Clips of Chicago home movies spanning the mid-to-late 1960's. Begins with a river cruise aboard the Skyline Queen (circa 1968). Follows with footage of Bailey visiting Lilacia Park in Lombard, Illinois, where she films a group of school children. The latter half of the film shows construction on the John Hancock Center over the course of several weeks (circa 1965-1966). Also shows people enjoying a crowded beach in the summertime, sunbathing, and skiing.
Home movie of Bailey's trip to Iceland circa 1971. Shows close-up shots of flowers and trees blooming. Carson Ritchie (Bailey's third husband and travel companion in the early 1970's) and another man crossing a small river (the water is very bright, possibly another geothermal area). Footage taken from a boat sailing down the river.
Home movie of Bailey's trip to Iceland circa 1971. Footage taken from a window of a plane taking off. Glaciers are visible as the plane flies over the Arctic Ocean. Shows Bailey and Ritchie disembarking in Iceland.
Begins with brief footage of unknown children in front of a dilapidated house. Primarily feature the garden in front of the Wilkinson family home in Western Springs. Bailey's nephew, Paul Freeman Wilkinson, plays with some flowers and on a swing set.
A continuation of the home movie footage from [Lake Michigan and Calumet River ca. 1967]. This film focuses more on the river's industrial activity, showing trains, warehouses, and large piles of limestone.
Home movie documenting a day trip to Lake Paradise, near Bailey's hometown of Mattoon, Illinois. Shows many scenes of the lake and people boating and fishing. Ends with the image of a woman working in a corn field by a silo.
Footage documenting Bailey's travels to the Canary Islands circa 1971. Shows the metropolitan area and seaport of Las Palmas in Gran Canaria, including the Don Juan hotel. We see Bailey is traveling with her husband, Carson Ritchie.
Footage of a pilot taking off, shot from inside the aircraft. The camera is positioned on the front of the plane, looking back at the pilot. After doing several stunt tricks in the air, he also demonstrates landing.
Begins with the same woman in a corn field from the end of [Lake Paradise, Illinois ca. 1966] and agricultural workers operating machinery. Also features some footage of Bailey's hometown of Mattoon, Illinois, including the square and The Little Theatre.
Home movie capturing Bailey's hometown of Mattoon. Similar to other films of Bailey's documenting rural Illinois, showing corn fields and oil wells at work. Offers a glimpse of the exterior of the Bailey family home at 1516 Wabash Avenue in Mattoon. Bailey then visits a ranch-style home belonging to an unknown family and tours the garden.
Home movie of the main street and businesses of Noble, Illinois, including the Noble Milling Company. Shows Bernadine Bailey peeks into a silo, oils wells, and men at work. A man opens a valve and oil pours out as the well pumps.
Footage documenting Bailey's travels to the Canary Islands circa 1971. Shows Bailey and Carson Ritchie riding a camel with a two-seater saddle. Lots of footage of other tourists on camels and along the beach.
Home movie of Bailey's trip to Iceland circa 1971. This film shows a visit to Seljalandsfoss and the surrounding landscape. Brief shot of a small bubbling geyser. In Reykjavik, the camera captures the public square Austurvöllur taken from the balcony of the Hotel Borg.
Home movie of Bailey's trip to Iceland circa 1971. This film shows a visit to Skálholt featuring its rural landscape and historic cathedral. Brief shot of girls in traditional Icelandic dress. Next, Bailey and Carson Ritchie visit Gullfoss and pose together in front of the falls.