Babies' Home Opened By Duchess AKA Duchess… 1914-1918

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    Balham, London.

    Children; institutions; charity; nobility. Duchess of Marlborough opens new mothers and babies home at Balham. Opens with shot of duchess; along with old man and a few ladies; approaching camera; then stopping. Cu same; duchess in lace blouse; large hat. Cu women with children;the duchess is weighing a baby with hair all combed into one curl along the middle of its head; like a mohawk; behind the scale; a fat cheeked little girl held by woman. This is funny--the kid being weighed sits playing with a leaf; then looks up at camera with a frown; then rises in a sort of big dish as the duchess puts a weight on the other side.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    Sound:
    Mute
    Media URN:
    71490
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1852.45
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:00:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:56:17:00 / 01:56:45:00
    Canister:
    ON 017 F aka G 0385 A
    Sort Number:
    ON 017 F
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