Title ID 6459Collection ID866
CollectionC. Ernest Shippam
Genre/TypeAmateurFamily Home MovieNon-fictionAlbum/Journal
KeywordsBuildings Children Leisure Time Activities Outings Religious Buildings Travel Urban Areas
LocalRome Holy See
NationalItaly Europe
ProductionC. Ernest Shippam
CameraC. Ernest Shippam
FormatBlack & White Silent
Duration3 min. 47 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


Views of Rome filmed by Ernest Shippam in 1931, followed by portraits of a nun - Sister Joachim in a chapel garden walking with several children and a younger man.


Motorcars drive in front of St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City. A fountain, horse and trap and pedestrian visitors are all seen. Panoramic views of Rome follow. A ruined bridge precedes scenes from within a Roman amphitheatre (Colosseum?). The camera pans around the arches. Cars drive along a coastal road.

Several children and a group of adults gather in a street to hear a brass band playing. A group of men with bicycles join them. A nun (Margaret Shippam / Sister Joachim) is seen walking with children in a chapel garden, later posing for portraits with a younger man.


[Rome] (1931)[Rome] (1931)