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    No title. C/U of woman holding a branch, she pulls a leaf from the branch. "Just soak the leaves in water for five or six weeks." C/U of leaves being put into a bowl of water. C/U of woman taking a leaf out of water (presumably one which has been immersed for some time). She rubs the leaf then puts it into another bowl of water. C/U of her hand as she smoothes a wet leaf out.

    "Then clean off the leaf matter from the membrane. (A simple job, but use a delicate touch!)" C/U of woman's hands as she lays the leaves out on a plate and rubs away at them. There seems to be water on the plate too. She gradually rubs away all the leaf matter to leave a skeleton leaf.

    "After the membrane is clear - it may be soaked in chloride of lime for a couple of days - this will whiten it - " C/U of woman placing white leaf membranes on a dark piece of card. She folds the card and presses it down. C/U of leaves lying on the dark card. Woman sticks the leaves onto a dark background to make a picture. "When dry, these phantom leaves may be used in many ways - artistic table decorations, under glass tops, etc." C/U of leaf membrane. C/U of table top with leaves under the glass.

    Was an item in Eve's Film Review issue number 575.

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    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:23:55:00 / 01:27:16:00
    EP 239
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    EP 239
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    Lifestyle & Culture
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