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President hunts from ox cart in Dixie wilds--outtakes

In December of 1928, President Calvin Coolidge visited Sapelo Island, GA, for a holiday and hunting excursion. These outtakes from the Fox Movietone News collection depicts islanders singing hymns, President Coolidge and Howard E. Coffin being driven in an oxcart, and the men returning from a hunt.

Dr. Melissa Cooper, Assistant Professor in the university’s Institute for Southern Studies, has written a post about this particular footage, its implications, and its historical and cultural context in detail. To read more, visit the MIRC blog.
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from the MIRC Blog:

Nov 7, 2014 Caught in the Gaze: Sapelo Islanders and the Presidential Visit of 1928
Oct 17, 2014 Home Movie Mysteries at MIRC
Sep 5, 2014 Moving Image Research Collections and The Nickelodeon Host 2014 Home Movie Day
Aug 8, 2014 Onboard USS Knox: a Home Movie from the Pacific Theater of Operations During World War II

Fox Movietone News: the War Years, 1942 – 1944, Cameramen dope sheets


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MIRC ACE Spring 2012 Winner
The Award for Creative Editing (ACE) celebrates innovative use of archival film footage for an editing exercise in MART 371: The Moving Image. View Past Winners.

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