Title ID 8129Collection ID1090
Title[Toddler at the Farm]
DateDecember 1937
CollectionArrowsmith Family
Genre/TypeAmateurFamily Home MovieNon-fictionFamily Life
ThemeFamily Life Rural Life
KeywordsAnimals Domestic Gardens Family Farming Play Coats Clothing
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionKathleen Arrowsmith
CameraKathleen Arrowsmith
Format16mm Colour Silent
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


This colour film shows a young toddler on the family farm playing with the farm cats, chasing the pigeons and playing on the steps outside the farm house.


The film opens with a toddler wearing red wellington boots and a pale woollen sweater, attempting to pick up and hold several kittens upside down. The child is unable to handle more than one as they refuse to stay still enough for him to pick them up. The toddler also plays with a greyhound dog in a garden. The toddler picks up a cat and places it into a small toy cart, but as he pulls it away the cat jumps out. Undeterred, the child tries again. The child; now dressed in a full woollen green outfit with buttoned boot coverings chases a flock of pigeons in the garden with a lady dressed in a war office tin hat and utility clothing.


A still from [Toddler at the Farm] (1937)