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About Home Movies

THE TWO JUNIS, 1939 (from the Ferd Isserman Collection)

Home Movies are important visual records of our history – not just an individual family’s history, but also our cultural history. During the mid-twentieth century, communities around the world stocked 8mm, Super 8mm, 9.5mm and 16mm film rolls on their drugstore shelves so anyone could record his or her own family activities. Today, home movies can show us things that regular history books and documents overlook; the way a Midwestern family decorated their home in 1957; the games that kids played in 1934; the kinds of community events and activities we enjoyed in 1971. Home movies provide a visual record of a living history – a record we must work to preserve for future generations