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  • Short Summary

    Footage of children playing chess.

  • Description

    Chess being played in homes schools in open air. Location of events unknown.

    Children sitting at tables outdoors; in park; playing chess; they are supervised by schoolmaster. Kids returning to school; carrying portable chessboards. People sitting outside working class cottage playing chess; one of the men playing is holding a baby. Some other family members & neighbours come over to watch. Nice shot: CU chess board at start of game; hands moving the pieces;stays on the shot for quite a few moves. Next; a young girl plays chess w/ grandfather. Finally; elderly woman and man playing. Another old man comes along and sits w/ them. The chess playing couple pose holding the wooden board w/ carved trim.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2396.07
    Media URN:
    76339
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1910 - 1919
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:18:50:00 / 01:23:29:00
    Canister:
    ON 304 D

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