Whitmire (S.C.), circa 1938-1939 (Reel 1)

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The shot list for this film was created by library staff from another version of the footage. The sequence of events identified in the shot list should be accurate, but the timestamps are not.

Collection: H. Lee Waters Collection
Tape: Whitmire, 16mm, b/w, silent, 18:00
Town: Whitmire, SC
Theater: Strand Theatre
Dates: Feb 20&21, 1939
Film Quality: Scratches evident throughout film
Note: Not a lot of activity, mainly people going in and out of buildings.

00:00:58 - Opening sequence - 'Whitmire in the movies'
00:01:02 - Two men looking into camera
00:01:37 - Man squatting in front of car
00:01:41 - 'Barber shop' window sign
00:02:07 - Men standing around smoking
00:02:15 - Group of women walking by
00:02:18 - People coming in to work
00:03:17 - Group of boys posing for camera
00:03:30 - Children leaving school
00:04:56 - People leaving work, while others hand them fliers
00:08:03 - Man posing with his 2 kids
00:08:10 - Boy eating an ice cream
00:08:45 - People standing around or walking on the sidewalk
00:09:55 - Man on bicycle
00:12:00 - Man closing factory gates
00:13:07 - Boys riding bikes backwards (downhill?)
00:13:17 - Man lighting a cigarette
00:13:37 - Little children filing out of school
00:16:08 - Children holding up a large paper heart with the words 'Be my valentine' on the front.
00:17:50 - Two men holding same paper heart
00:17:54 - BLANK IMAGE - end of film

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  • Description
    This film is part of a series of films taken by H. Lee Waters titled Movies of Local People. The series captures residents of small towns across North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia between 1936 and 1942. Digitized from U-matic. The shot list for this film was created by library staff from another version of the footage. The sequence of events identified in the shot list should be accurate, but the timestamps are not.
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    The materials in the H. Lee Waters Film Collection are made available for use in research, teaching and private study. Materials from this collection may not be used for any commercial purpose without prior permission from Duke University. All copyrights that exist in this material have not been transferred to Duke University. When use is made of these materials, it is the responsibility of the user to obtain additional permissions as necessary and to observe the stated access policy, the laws of copyright and the educational fair use guidelines.
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