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.
Film begins with British Merchant Navy ship. Primarily shows blurry footage of Fiji, including a village with thatched roof buildings and new construction. Local children interact with and smile for the camera. A storefront advertises Procera bread. The film then shows a busy intersection in a town - the crowd is diverse with people in traditional and western-style clothes.
Shows the Wilkinson family taking a fishing trip on a lake or river. Includes many shots of the water taken from a motorboat. Bernadine Bailey's nephew, Paul Freeman Wilkinson, is seen rowing a boat. Closes with more footage of the Wilkinson's Scottish terrier playing with a crawdad.
A continuation of the footage from [Frankfurt, Germany 1954] and similar street scenes of the town center of Frankfurt am Main. Footage of rubble and ruins of buildings from World War II. Shows construction and rebuilding near the ruins. Notable landmarks include Alte Oper.
Street scenes of the town center of Frankfurt am Main. Footage of rubble and ruins of buildings from World War II. Shows construction and rebuilding near the ruins. Notable landmarks include St. Catherine's Church. A movie poster for "How to Marry a Millionaire" starring Marilyn Monroe is visible. The film was released in West Germany in 1954.
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.