A foolproof method of identifying new babies by photographing them with name sign.
Unissued / unused material - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.
German newsreel item.
Dusseldorf-Ruhr, Federal Republic of Germany (Western Germany).
MS Nurse lifts new born baby from its cot, carries it over to a trolley which is under a polaroid camera. (The baby's first cry sets off the camera guaranteeing foolproof identification.) Various shots, baby on trolley cot, identification board with its name, nurse operating camera. CU Baby. CU Flash on camera. CU Baby cries. MS Nurse opens back of polaroid camera and tears off print. MS Mothers in bed on ward, four babies on trollies wheeled in. MS Nurse lifting the baby from the trolley to return it to the mother in the ward. MS Mother cradling baby and looking at photo, pan from photo to crying baby.
Note: Date on original paperwork: 12/10/1961. German commentary.