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  • Short Summary

    Entertainer R. Thornton's celebrates 80th Birthday.

  • Description

    Oldest showman. Location of events unknown.

    Title frame: The Oldest Showman in England. Mr. Richard Thornton celebrates his 80th Birthday. Elderly couple standing in front of curtained window. He is lighting a cigar. She has a fluffy hat & a little muff. Next; the same couple with other family members; gathered on a porch -- Grandfather's birthday & family reunion occasion. A woman sits on step in FG; her arm around a little boy standing there. 2 other women stand in back talking. An old nurse holds a baby wrapped in blanket; the old man leans forward to glance at baby; and the old lady steps over and takes the baby in her arms. A young girl with her hair curled into ringlets walks out onto porch. Thornton alone; sitting in chair outside; looking very contented. He takes drink from a glass & sets it down on a small table; then reads newspaper.

    Relaxation; generations; age; children Elderly; families.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:02:00 / 01:00:29:00
    ON 116 C

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