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The Jenkins Family Films - Tiny Dancer by Curtis Jenkins

Jana Jenkins

No Sound on Film | 1970s

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  •  Biplanes and early flight 
  •  Airmen 
  •  Early Automobiles 
  •  Women Driving Model T Cars 
  •  Women’s Fashions from the 1910s and 1920s 
  •  Agricultural Life 
  •  Military Training Camps, WWI 
  •  Railroad Trains and Workers 
  •  Shots of the Sky 
  •  Stream, Flowers 
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This silent amateur film is compiled from footage made by Curtis Jenkins in the 1970s and features images of Jenkins’ grandmother, Granny Jenkins, spliced with photographs from the 1910s and 1920s of biplanes, airmen, early automobiles, female drivers, women’s fashions, homesteaders, agricultural life, military training camps, city scenes, railroads, rail workers, and outdoors scenes of the sky, streams, and flowers. The photographs record trends in early flight and automobile culture, as well as life in rural and urban settings for men and women during this time. The film opens and closes with footage of Granny Jenkins followed by a doll slowly spinning. It appears to be a meditation on time, age, transportation, and progress at the end of the 1800s and the beginning of the 1900s.