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Silver Springs--Watson-Cambre--home movies

This home movie from the Watson-Cambre collection is vacation footage shot in Silver Springs, Fl. The film features a sign for “Ross Allen’s Reptile Institute,” and contains images of monkeys, snakes, flamingos, alligators, and a reptile demonstration of a man handling baby alligators.

The Watson-Cambre home movie collection was shot by Mr. Bert Watson, and features his wife Ruth, daughters Janet, Deborah and Susan, as well as friends, family, and neighbors. The films date from the 1950s and show the local area around their home in Fredericktown, Ohio, as well as family vacations to Florida and the West.
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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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