|Title ID||10960||Collection ID||141|
|Title||In Past Ages|
|Keywords||Family Domestic Gardens Everyday Life|
|Format||16mm Black & White Silent|
|Copyright & Access||Copyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details.|
This early short compilation shows a series of experimental family portrait scenes, filmed outside in a home movie style.
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.