Detail

Title ID 10960Collection ID141
TitleIn Past Ages
Date[ca.1910-1920]
CollectionLauste
Genre/TypeAmateurFamily Home MovieNon-fictionFamily Life
ThemeFamily Life
KeywordsFamily Domestic Gardens Everyday Life
Location
LocalBrixton
RegionalGreater London
NationalEngland United Kingdom
Credits
ProductionEmile Lauste
CameraEmiile Lauste
ParticipantsBessie; Doris; Leslie; Marguerite; Alva; Emile;
Format16mm Black & White Silent
Duration00:03:49:10
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details.

Summary

This early short compilation shows a series of experimental family portrait scenes, filmed outside in a home movie style.

Description

A woman in portrait [Bessie], a lady [Margeurite] smiling in a hat, Bessie holding a letter sitting on a chair in a garden, a boy [Leslie] in portrait saluting, a girl [Doris] with a bow in her hair with a doll, a toddler [Alva] crawling and falling over wearing a handkerchief on his head. Emile and Bessie seated in the garden with the children in sailor outfits. Leslie on a tricycle with a horses' head design. Doris with a pram and various dolls. Bessie seated reading a magazine.

Couples take it in turns to pose with their toddlers on a doorstep and a family group exit the same house - four boys, two girls, two women and a man.

Stills

A black and white still image taken from TID 10960, showing a portrait style image of Bessie Lauste. Bessie has a neutral expression on her face, as she poses for the camera dressed in a long sleeved high collar white shirt. A black and white still image taken from TID 10960, showing a portrait style image of Marguerite, aged in her early twenties. Marguerite is dressed in a hat and Edwardian cameo choker necklet, smiling as she poses for the camera. A black and white still image taken from TID 10960, showing a portrait style image of Leslie Lauste aged about 12 years old. Leslie poses dressed in a velvet cape style jacket smiling at the camera. 
A black and white still image taken from TID 10960, showing a portrait style image of Doris Lauste aged about 10 years old. Doris is dressed in a dress with a frilly collar and wearing a white ribbon on one side of her hair, smiling as she poses for the camera.  
A black and white still image taken from TID 10960, showing a portrait style image of Alva Lauste, a toddler aged about two years old. Alva is dressed in a white tunic style outfit sat on a step in a doorway, smiling as he looks at the camera.A black and white still image taken from TID 10960, showing a group portrait of Emile, Leslie and Doris sat together at a garden table posing for the camera. The children are dressed in sailor style outfits, with Emile in a day suit and hat holding a newspaper.