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Item : 2011-002.6 - Family vacation in Cuba film

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Family vacation in Cuba film

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AM1614-: 2011-002.6

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  • [1928?] (Authorship)
    Magoffin, Samuel S.
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1 film reel (14 min., 48 sec. ; 121 m) : acetate, original, [18 fps], reversal, b&w, silent ; 16 mm

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Item is an amateur film containing footage of Sam and Margaret Magoffin in Havana, Cuba and includes scenes at the beach, swimming pool, hotel and Gran Casino Nacional.

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Mild edge damage at 19'5. Warping more pronounced at head and tail of film. Torn perforation at 0'13. Film exhibits a subtle shimmering texture on the base side only, fairly evenly distributed throughout the length of the film.

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All original cement splices have been replaced or reinforced with tape on the base side. Fresh white leader added to head and tail of film.

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  • Freezer: F17-E-02
  • Box: 707-E-09