Wytheville (Va.), circa 1939 (Reel 1)
Collection: H. Lee Waters Collection
Tape: Wytheville, 16mm, b/w, silent, 30:55 (part 1 of 2)
Town: Wytheville, VA
Theater: Wythe Theatre
Dates: April 28 & 29, 1939
Film Quality: Slight Deterioration, Scratches and blotches.
Note: Plenty of commercial shots - shop windows, store signs, and the inside of shops. Films part of an athletic event.
00:00:12 - FIRST IMAGE -.Man fixing his hat. Slight Deterioration, Scratches and blotches
00:00:14 - Two men looking into camera; one lighting a cigarette
00:00:17 - Main street with men, women, children, business men/proprietors
00:02:24 - Man posing in front of store.
00:02:34 - 'Coca Cola' store sign, 'Central Drugs' store sign.
00:03:01 - Black man standing in front of store (FACE SLIGHTLY OBSURED BY BLOTCH)
00:03:07 - Group of men - 2 white, 1 black in doorway
00:03:11 - Proprietors sweeping the paths in front of their shops
00:03:16 - 'Kroger - Groceries & Meats' store sign
00:03:27 - '1 cent' sale sign in shop window
00:03:55 - Black boy standing by the fence with bag on his shoulder
00:04:05 - 2 boys; b/w standing in front of the 'Fourt Have' hotel
00:04:16 - Girl skipping on the sidewalk
00:04:22 - Two houses with white picket fences
00:04:30 - 2 black girls walking past
00:04:32 - Group of girls - black and white - walking past.
00:04:40 - Group of black boys walking past.
00:04:48 - Children (young and adolescents) coming out of school (for African-Americans)
00:05:42 - 2 black girls standing in front of building looking into camera
00:05:48 - Black boy walking past with a ball in his hand
00:06:28 - 2 black boys play fighting
00:06:35 - Black children filing back into school
00:06:46 - Man coming out of store carrying promotion posters for 'Wythe Theater'
00:06:58 - 'Haag Bros. Circus' promotional flier posted on wall
00:07:00 - Shot of a big building - School (for Whites)
00:07:11 - Girls standing in front of door with books in her hands
00:07:13 - Man(teacher?) standing in doorway with kids around him
00:07:33 - Kids - in groups or on their own - walking to school
00:08:32 - Group of kids standing in front of school entrance looking into camera
00:08:55 - Group of young boys posing in front of camera
00:09:00 - Group of girls giggling in front of camera
00:09:10 - Teenage boy and girl with arms around each other in front of camera
00:09:33 - Kids filing out of school - in groups of varying sizes
00:09:59 - Boy on a bicycle in front of school exit
00:10:50 - Boy wearing flyers cap and holster with toy gun walking towards camera
00:10:56 - Two boys - one on the other's shoulders - riding a bicycle
00:11:11 - 3 boys standing in a doorway
00:11:12 - portrait shot of little boy sucking on a lollipop
00:11:27 - Little girl with ribbons in her hair eating fruit (apple?)
00:11:33 - Group of children standing in front of school building
00:11:54 - Older boy and girl holding hands
00:11:59 - Portrait shot of 2 girls - twins.
00:12:10 - 2 boys dressed alike posing for camera
00:12:39 - Panning shot of kids in front of school
00:12:46 - Children filing into school
00:13:07 - Group of girls sitting cross-legged on the ground - wearing gym clothes
00:13:24 - Panning shot of school building
00:13:29 - Shot of teachers (female) standing outside school
00:13:35 - Children filing back into school
00:14:58 - Shot of school building
00:15:04 - 4 adolescent boys standing in doorway
00:15:10 - Older kids filing out of school (high school?)
00:15:21 - BLANK IMAGE - end of ROLL 1