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  • Short Summary

    Babies have their footprints taken to avoid misidentification!

  • Description

    A new footprint test is being adopted in hospitals to prevent little mites in big Nursing Homes being mixed up.

    C/U of baby. Nurse rubs baby's foot with a liquid then presses its foot on a pad. The mother's fingerprints are taken. Intertitle reads: "And her baby's footprints on the same pad form an infallible method of identification". The prints are rubbed over with some kind of powder. The paper showing finger and foot prints is shown to the camera. C/Us of baby.

    What a palaver - no wonder it didn't catch on...

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    856.09
    Media URN:
    14725
    Group:
    Eve pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    27/07/1922
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:13:07:00 / 01:14:55:00
    Canister:
    EP 061

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