Europe 1952 and Family

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Date
1952
Main contributor
McRobbie Family
Summary
Film consists mainly of European travelogue sequences from Belgium, Germany, Austria, Italy, France, Switzerland, and Luxembourg, with some shorter family sequences on a beach and possibly a backyard. Specific locations and sites include the Broelbrug bridge and towers, and Saint Martin’s Church in Kortrijk, Belgium, as well as shots of Saint-Josse-ten-Noode in Brussels, Belgium. Shots in Germany include a riverboat sequence on the Rhine and a riverboat labeled “Elberfeld,” and the New Town Hall at Marienplatz in Munich. A wonderful snowball fight sequence takes place in Austria, according to the title card. Shots in Italy are from Cortina, Venice, and Capri, with historic sites including Saint Mark’s Basilica and the Leaning Tower of Pisa. In France there are shots of Notre Dame and the Equestrian statue of Maréchal Ferdinand Foch in Paris. Shots of an unknown port include US and Royal Navy ships. Family footage includes a beach day and more backyard footage. Footage consists of a combination of color and black and white film stock with title cards inserted for new locations or sites.
Genre
Home Movie
Collection
IUL Moving Image Archive
Unit
IUL Moving Image Archive
Physical Description
Color, Black and White

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