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Collection Dates: 1928 – 1970
Scope and Content Note: The collection consists of home movies from Rob Winthrop's family. The films include footage of Groton Plantation during various hunts; bird hunts at the plantation; trips to England, Venice, Germany, Paris, and a yachting trip to Bermuda; an airshow; a hunting trip to the mountains of Mexico, including urban scenes, small village scenes, and pyramids; the family in New York City, interiors and exteriors around the city; theater district Fort Ethan Allen in Vermont; a 1933 visit to Santa Barbara; a sea voyage on the Empress of Britain going to England in 1933, and a wedding there; several London scenes including changing of the guards at Buckingham Palace; Croydon Airport 1934 and a Handley Page airplane; sculling at Henley in 1935; dogs, deer, horses, outdoor scenes, bird hunting, riding lessons, polo games; the 1947 Cheyenne Bots Sots parade; 1951 horse trials/competition and other horse shows; a christening; 1950s rowing competitions; and a safari trip to Africa in 1970.
Biographical Note: Groton Plantation in South Carolina covers 23,000 acres and was established as a hunting retreat in 1906 by Robert Dudley Winthrop of New York.
Extent: 35 film reels : si., b&w and col. ; 16 mm.
Genre: Home movies and video
Subject Headings: Winthrop family;Winthrop, Robert, -1796;Winthrop, Robert, -1796--Family;South Carolina--Description and travel;Venice (Italy)--Description and travel;Germany--Description and travel;Paris (France)--Description and travel;Bermuda Islands--Description and travel;Mexico--Description and travel;New York (N.Y.)--Description and travel;Vermont--Description and travel;Groton Plantation (S.C.);Hunting--South Carolina;Hunting--Mexico;Fowling;Fowling--South Carolina;Dogs;Deer;Horsemanship;Horsemanship--Exhibitions;Polo--Tournaments;Parades;Baptism;Rowing--Competitions;Rowing;Safaris--Africa;Yachting--Bermuda Islands;Bermuda Islands;London (England)--Description and travel;England--Description and travel;Empress of Britain (Steamship);Steamboats;Weddings--England;Buckingham Palace (London, England);Changing of the guard--England--London;Croydon Aerodrome;Handley Page airplanes;Pyramids--Mexico;Ocean travel;Steamboats--Passenger accommodation;Air shows;Home movies and video.
Provenance: Deposited at the Walter J. Brown Media Archives by Rob Winthrop and HMD Athens.
Cite Collection As: Winthrop home movie collection, 1928-1970. Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, The University of Georgia Libraries.
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