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1934 (circa):New York & Washington DC

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Film Identifier: F.2005-04-0130
Run Time
0h 13m 26s
Format
16mm
Color
B&W
Sound
Silent
Date Produced
1934
Abstract
Home movie footage of a trip to New York, Washington D.C. and surrounding areas. Includes shots of the Chrysler Building from the viewing deck of Empire State Building, a horse race, family posing and scenes of Capitol Hill.
Description
The footage opens to vast, hilly landscape from a moving car. At a scenic overlook the Glick family can be seen posing for the camera.The following images depict a expansive views of the New York City skyline from atop the Empire State Building viewing deck; the Chrysler Building and Pennsylvania Hotel are pictured.The Glick family is captured happily embracing, this shot is interrupted by a brief image of the family in the city.

Next, the camera presents the family at a derby, they can be seen standing near the track. The footage captures the race track and crowds in the stands.The scene shifts to a family gathering. The camera focuses on a child staring at the camera from behind a couple of chatting adults. Next, the footage captures the large family gathered on front steps of their home.

The subsequent sequence of shots depict a white manor in the country. Groups of people, including sailors from the U.S. Navy, can be seen taking in sights and milling around the grounds. Members of the Glick family can be seen posing for the camera on the lawn. The camera focuses on a man smoking a cigar in a chair; presumably the sailor’s Captain, based on his uniform.

The footage continues to portray the estate’s refined gardens before the scene switches to the Capitol in D.C. A wide shot depicts people in front of a fountain as well as the grandiose Capitol building in the background. The film concludes with one last portrait of the Glick family outside of a home.
Main Credits
Jacob Glick (is filmmaker)
Actors, Performers and Participants
Jacob Glick (is actor)
Dorothy Glick (is actor)
Related Places
New York (production location of)
Washington DC (production location of)