Wytheville (Va.), circa 1939 (Reel 2)
Collection: H. Lee Waters Collection
Tape: Wytheville, 16mm, b/w, silent, 30:55 (part 2 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.
00:15:27 - ROLL 2 - Kids filing out of school
00:15:41 - BLANK IMAGE
00:15:44 - Shot of students filing out resumes
00:16:13 - IMAGE DETERIORATION, NOTHING VISIBLE
00:16:22 - Students looking out of window at camera
00:16:33 - Group of Adults (teachers?) standing in front of school entrance
00:16:38 - Shot of a Factory with cars parked outside
00:16:44 - Workers (women) filing out - PICTURE QUALITY IMPROVES
00:18:44 - Cars pulling up
00:18:47 - 'Green Cab 22' painted on the side of one car
00:19:13 - Shot of man in car
00:19:28 - Shot of a small boy wearing a Stetson hat and holding a toy gun
00:19:28 - Policeman checking cars
00:19:40 - Black man in suit standing in doorway
00:19:41 - 'Raflo's' sign on store window
00:19:54 - People leaving and entering building (pace is fast-forwarded)
00:20:14 - Group of men talking and smoking in front of building
00:20:31 - Shot of moving cars, pedestrians and cyclists on the main street - A LOT OF SCRATCHES
00:21:04 - Boy and younger girl, holding hands and crossing the street
00:21:11 - 4 Boys eating candy, posing for camera (fast forwarded)
00:21:32 - Shot of the 'J.J. Newberry Co. 5-10-25 Cent Store'
00:21:36 - 'Elite Beauty' shop sign above
00:21:40 - Window sign advertising various businesses.
00:21:51 - Shop window sign advertising 'Notary-Public'
00:21:55 - Shot of a busy street (in fast forward)
00:22:11 - 'Latanes Cafe American' Store sign
00:22:17 - Shot of the front entrance of the cafe.
00:22:28 - 'Moore & Co Jewelry' sign
00:22:50 - The inside of a store - showing of the silverware/jewelry/china
00:22:33 - Shot of an artisan at work - fixing a watch
00:23:56 - Salesman showing off a refrigerator - 'Conservador Philco'
00:24:16 - 'Alpers Dept. Store' sign
00:24:32 - Women in store trying on shoes
00:25:13 - 'Men's' section
00:25:39 - Goods in display window - shoes, hats, suits
00:25:44 - 'Curlee Clothes' sign
00:25:53 - Girl trying on various hats
00:26:07 - 'Economy Auto Supply' window sign
00:26:13 - 'Goodrich Tires' window advertisement
00:26:19 - 'Goodrich Tires' Store sign
00:26:33 - Tire salesman with a potential customer
00:26:45 - Man at work making a spare part
00:27:01 - Inside of a Car accessories and spare parts shop
00:27:53 - Shot of employees in overalls standing in front of store
00:28:08 - Men throwing the shot-put (athletic competition?)
00:29:12 - Boys running on a track (long distance race)
00:29:30 - Boys throwing javelin
00:30:02 - Overhead shot of Stadium/Sports field.
00:30:13 - Overhead shot of boys relay race
00:30:42 - Shot of houses
00:30:47 - IMAGE CUT IN HALF, ONLY LOWER HALF VISIBLE
00:30:56 - Outside of 'Wythe Theater'
00:31:06 - People exiting a building
00:33:55 - BLANK IMAGE - END OF TAPE.