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  • Short Summary

    Duchess Canvassing House to House, ca 1919.

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    Duchess of Marlborough - part 1. London.

    The Duchess of Marlborough opens her London County Council Campaign by House to House Canvas; c. 1919. Social conditions. Working-class meets upper-class. Opens with shot of Duchess in dark fur thing standing at doorway talking to a young couple; a veteran and his wife. Then shot of her talking to an elderly lady; shaking hands; young boys appear in FG looking over fence. (Both houses the same -- is this early form of public housing?)

    Shot of group of people around Duchess; mostly children; and 2 men. she is bending down to talk to kids. Next; little girl with jump rope running joyfully in front of group of kids; trying to jump backwards. Rest of kids approach on path; gather in front of camera; grinning; shoving; etc. Kind of an unkempt bunch; with messy hair; etc. CU kids pushing up against car; boys looking tough. Back to shot of Duchess talking to the vet & wife.

    Municipal government; city planning.

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    Film ID:
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    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1919
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:04:17:00 / 01:05:20:00
    ON 120 C

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