[Milton Dowe—home movies] Reel 5
Intertitle: "Branch Mills Grange Fair 1939" 0- 3:50 Views of horse pull as horses struggle to pull large boulder at a traditional country fair. Various teams at work, with crowds of men watching. Some handlers whip the horses. High view of village. 3:50- 4:05 Sulky races through the village Intertitle: "The Winner" 4:05-4:24 The winner of the sulky race drinks from a flask and celebrates. Intertitle: "A little of the Worlds' Fair Windsor" 4:24-6:24 Views of oxen pull at the fairgrounds. Views of the merry-go-round, Ferris wheel, and people on the fairway, greeting each other, looking a stalls, etc. The fair is crowded. Views of horses being led around the track as people in the grandstand watch. Good views of grandstand. Intertitle: "On the track at Skowhegan Fair" 6:24-8:02 Sulky races on the track at Skowhegan, Maine. People fill grandstand and some are inside the track. Night shots of the same track with a circus act in one ring with horses and female acrobats, clowns. In the sky, circus aerial artists twirl (long shot) Intertitle: "Our Nation's Capitol" 8:02-11:34 View of the East Side of the U.S. Capitol (when parking was allowed there) looking across 1st St. Pan up to the statue on top. Views of the two office buildings attached to the Capitol. Pan up the Washington Monument in winter or early spring (few leaves) from Constitution Ave. View of White House from Pennsylvania Avenue. Long shot of Reflecting Pool in F/G, Washington Monument and Capitol in B/G. Wide shot of the Lincoln Memorial building, and CU of the Lincoln statue. View of tourist boat on the Potomac framed by trees. Sign indicates Arlington House (Lee Mansion) at Arlington National Cemetery, then view of the house with columns that face the Lincoln Memorial. View of inscribed stone at the Tomb of the Unknowns, with soldiers walking back and forth. View of the amphitheater at Arlington.
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