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Emerson Grooters Collection - Children at Play

Nancy Amburn

Silent | 1940s

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  •  Drinking from the outdoor fountain 
  •  Swinging the baseball bat 
  •  Too much swing! 
  •  Back to the fountain 
  •  A helping hand 
  •  Big happy family 
  •  Marching practice 
  •  Lasso fun 
  •  Roy Rogers in training 
  •  Eyebrow tricks  
  •  In full costume 
  •  Back to baseball 
  •  Tiny gardener 
  •  Bicycle down the sidewalk 
  •  Sitting with family 
  •  Don’t pick your nose! 
  •  First cigar  
  •  Walking the bike 
  •  Sidewalk races  
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This home movie from the 1940s and 1950s captures the Grooters family at home in Borger, Texas. These scenes feature the children of the family, who enjoy playing baseball, pretending to be cowboys, and racing on foot and bicycles.