Transfers from 16mm Film


Thomas family film: reel 2. Untitled


Thomas Family




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Sledge sign; wide shot of road and rural landscape, Welcome to Sledge banner; marching band; marching band with train cars behind them; H.L. Howze General Store sign, Dr. Pepper sign, large crowd at store front and up against building, automobiles, B. Sanders Gro. & Mkt. sign, Dr. Pepper sign, Howze Farms sign, automobiles parked in front of businesses, marching band, Hadacol billboard with Santa Clause on it; wide panning shot of downtown area, gas station, Dr. Pepper sign, Cash Mercantile Co. sign, A.B. William sign, Coca-Cola signs, Sledge Drug Store sign, Howze Farms sign, B. Sanders Gro. & Mkt. sign; wide shot of neighborhood, panning shot of houses and automobiles in neighborhood, businesses and automobiles, bicycle; wide shot of suburban neighborhood, African American woman walking on sidewalk; woman waving standing in front of house and waving to camera; downtown area, H.L. Howze General Store sign, Dr. Pepper sign, B. Sanders Gro. & Mkt. sign, automobiles, gas station in the background; U.S. Post Office sign, Dewitt T. Hicks sign, automobiles; shots of house; wide shot of landscape, water tower, and train passing in the distance; man and woman posing in front of Federal Compress Office building; men posing in front of Latavia Mfg. Co. Furniture School Church & Store building, close up of men in front of building, wide shot of the building, automobile parked in front; man standing in front of Bank of Lambert; wide shot of building; wide shot down railroad track; wide shot of buildings and landscape; shots of school children of different ages lined up outside of building, shots of group of school children walking and running toward camera, female athletics team posing for camera; automobiles and trailer parked outside of large building; male students in gym clothes exiting building, panning shot of building, boys posing outside of building in gym clothes; coach talking to school principle; large gate hair, wide shot of school building; large gate hair, Girl Scouts posing for camera; panning shot of large group of men wearing suits; Boy Scouts hanging out, posing for camera, goofing off; men gathering outside of building, man leaning against automobile and smoking a pipe, man smoking cigarette; shots of barbecue pit, African American men and women cooking outside; men and women outside of building; shots men and women and children gathered outside of building, edgewave problems causing blurriness; Girl Scouts lined up behind long row of tables, large group of people exiting building, edgewave problems with film, marching band, Senatobia City School written on bass drum, men gathered in parking lot, automobiles, shots of the mass of people, large gate hair, table covered with food being serving by Girl Scouts to marching band, panning shot of the long line for food, Boy Scouts and men outside looking into tent for food is being prepared; man in front of house waving to camera

Subject Headings (Library of Congress)

Amateur films; Families; Small cities -- Mississippi

Relational Format

video recording



Original Format

16mm (photographic film size)

Original Collection

Home Movie Collection (MUM00709), Archives and Special Collections, University of Mississippi Libraries.


In Copyright;


Double-perf color reversal. B-wind. Kodachrome stock with 1950 Kodak date code. Extremely shrunken. Heavy buckling. Edgewave. Curls toward base. Warpage is worst toward head. Warpage causes inconsistent focus. Some built-in soft focus. Vinegar smell. Perforation damage. Occasional rough splices. Periodic large gate hair. 18 FPS.

A complete shot list is attached below as an additional file.

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Shot List

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