• Short Summary

    A baptism ceremony for the child of a French wine growing family - lots of traditional costumes.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "France. 'She was a wine grower's daughter ...' so - after baptismal service in the Church of the Madeleine, Paris - father, mother & all guests, in old-fashioned costumes of the Province - had their own traditional ceremony."

    Paris, France.

    C/U of man and woman holding baby daughter up to the camera. They are dressed in traditional costumes of the Province.

    C/U man smoking a pipe and wearing a hat with grapes on it.

    Grapes are handed out to members of the group gathered for the baptism service.

    A violinist plays a traditional tune.

    L/S of the group gathered on the steps of the Church of the Madeleine.

    C/U of elderly woman and man in their costume. (The woman's costume has a lacy head dress that stands up.) The camera pans across to show more people similarly dressed.

    A glass of wine (or champagne) is poured out into a glass by the father while the mother holds the child who is starting to cry. The mother dips her finger in the wine and touches it to the lips of the baby.

    (Natural sound track only - No commentary)

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:36:42:00 / 01:37:43:00

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