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  • Short Summary

    Apprentice butchers stand covered in 1,100 calves tails as part of an ancient custom in Munich.

  • Description

    Full titles read: 'According to Ancient Custom - Apprentices... each garbed in costume of 1,100 calves tails... celebrate their promotion to title of "journeymen butcher".'

    Munich, Germany.

    L/S panning across a large crowd in a street; at the front of the crowd are numerous men in white. M/S of young boys in uniforms and wearing white aprons. M/S of the apprentice butchers, covered in 1,100 calves tails, standing on a platform; you can hardly see their heads, they are completely hidden by the tails! M/S of the tail-covered men in a fountain, splashing water over the watching crowd.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    720.23
    Media URN:
    33781
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    22/03/1928
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:38:31:00 / 01:39:16:00
    Canister:
    G 1487

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