Frank Sheffield home movie collection

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Collection Details

Collection Dates: 1925 – 1965
Scope and Content Note: The collection consists of home movies of Frank Sheffield of Americus, Georgia and his family, recorded over a period of forty years, from 1925-1965. Highlights include footage of England in the 1930s (Trafalgar Square, opening of Parliament, street scenes, the Thames, Whipsnade Zoo, Queen Mary in the historic royal coach); the Harrold-Sheffield wedding; the Sheffields' honeymoon at Lakemont; a dinner party thrown by the Sheffields in 1932; the Sheffield and Harrold family servants; Lindbergh's transatlantic flight; scenes of Americus, Georgia; New Orleans in the 1940s; pyramids in Yucatan, Cuervavaca and Taxco; a Southern Field Flying Jennie airshow from the 1960s; and a trip to Cape Cod.
Biographical Note: Frank Sheffield was born in Americus, Georgia and later became an attorney in Atlanta. He died in 1994 in Americus.
Extent: 64 film reels : si., b&w ; 16 mm.;3 film reels : si., col. ; super 8 mm.
Genre: Home movies and video;Travelogues
Provenance: Deposited at the Walter J. Brown Media Archives by Sheffield Hale, 2009.
Cite Collection As: Frank Sheffield home movie collection, 1925-1965. Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, The University of Georgia Libraries.

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