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Fisher Folks

Clip #: SF-1C
Length: 15:06
Year: 1911
Sound: Silent
Decade: 1910s
Description:
Steve Hardester, a handsome young fisherman, is infatuated with Cora, the village flirt. She, though really caring for him, must indulge her inclination to coquetry, laughingly flinging love back into his face, often making him the target of derision. Our story opens on the day of the Fair in...

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The Call of the City

Clip #: SF-11E
Length: 13:20
Year: 1915
Sound: Silent
Decade: 1910s
Description:
Bessie Graham has been a sort of maid-of-all-work in her mother's boarding house for years. Determined to make a change, she tells her mother that she is going to strike out for herself and try to get a position in the city. Arrived in the city, she rents a cheap room and starts to look for...

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A Temporary Truce

Clip #: SF-1E
Length: 17:34
Year: 1912
Sound: Silent
Decade: 1910s
Description:
Mexican Jim, a good-for-nothing of the mining camp, spends most of his time in the tavern of the little town. On this particular day, having drunk up more than usual, he quarrels with Jack Hardy, a young prospector. Jack, under other circumstances, would have disdainfully ignored Jim's drunken...

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With A Kodak                           

Clip #: SF-1F
Length: 7:55
Year: 1912
Sound: Silent
Decade: 1910s
Description:
Mr. Hobb's secretary and Mrs. Hobb's maid are sweethearts, but Mr. Hobbs has a tender feeling for his wife's maid, while Mrs. Hobbs forms a liking for Hobbs' secretary. Both are fired for an offense of which they are quite innocent, and while strolling in the park taking pictures with a Kodak,...

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In The Tennessee Hills

Clip #: SF-12D
Length: 18:31
Year: 1915
Sound: Silent
Decade: 1910s
Description:
Jim Carson, a young Tennessee mountaineer, and Millie James, a mountain girl, are worried over the condition of Jim's mother. Millie nurses her tenderly. Jim's worry is increased by a note which he has received from John Calhoun, a miserly landowner, stating that, unless he pays the overdue rent ...

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An Arcadian Maid

Clip #: SF-1B
Length: 21:32
Year: 1910
Sound: Silent
Decade: 1910s
Description:
A young girl looking for work, is hired by a farmer's wife to work as a maid. A smooth talking peddler comes by the farm, and flirts with the young maid. He gives the naive girl an engagement ring and promises to marry her. When the peddler runs up some gambling debts, he visits the maid again...

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Everyday Courtesy

Clip #: MF-19B
Length: 9:07
Year: 1948
Sound: Sound
Decade: 1940s
Description:
Children host an exhibit about courtesy for parents.

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Shadows

Clip #: SF-18
Length:
Year: 1922
Sound: Silent
Decade: 1920s
Description:
Reel two and three of a silent film starring Lon Chaney. Stooped over chinese man with bad posture, bowl haircut and chinese clothing standing on dock next to overweight boy in overalls and sailor hat. CU boy looking warily at piece of candy in his hand. CU chinese man smiling awkwardly, boy...

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In The Land of the Head Hunters

Clip #: TFA-247
Length: 42:12
Year: 1914
Sound: Sound
Decade: 1910s
Description:
1914 film written and directed by Edward S. Curtis and acted completely by the Kwakwaka'wakw people of the Queen Charlotte Strait region of the Central Coast of British Columbia, Canada. It tells the story of Motana, the brave son of a chief, who amidst a spiritual journey, battles an evil...

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Shortest Way Home

Clip #: TFA-240A
Length: 36:59
Year: 1948
Sound: Sound
Decade: 1940s
Description:
A promotional film used to promote travel by Greyhound bus, using one soldiers travels to highlight great cities, historic sites, and tourist attractions across America as he follows his war nurse all over the country to confess his love.

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