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    Full title reads: "They do start early in America. Yes Sir, meet 5-year-old Eric N. Compton of New York."

    New York, United States of America (USA).

    A man introduces us to a young boy - Eric Compton - who can reads and pronounce long words at the age of five. This somewhat precocious child proceeds to read words like - Heterophemistically and antidisestablishmentarianism. (Whether he knows what they mean is another question - MD).

    Intertitle reads: "Baby girls too! - when they even have an annual doll championship!!"

    Young children (mainly girls) in fancy dress parade - some are pushing dolls in prams. Some of the children look barely old enough to push the pram one looks rather too old to be in this kind of contest. Close shot of young girls dressed in old fashioned costume with her dolly. Shot of the smallest and largest competitor with their dolls.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    25/03/1931
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    7245
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    765.22
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:02:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:37:54:00 / 01:40:11:00
    Canister:
    31/25
    Sort Number:
    31/025
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    Categories
    Entertainment & Humour
    WorkSpaces
    Temporary workspace: 30.11.2009 12:12
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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