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[Margaret Cummings Bean–home movies] Reel 15

Fallen trees and houses damaged by the hurricane. People cutting trees. A broken cement path. A man chopping a tree that has fallen on a house. More shots of storm damage. [End of Reel]

[Margaret Cummings Bean–home movies] Reel 16

(Shaky footage) People walking past parked cars. Bonfires. A boat and logs on the water. People on horseback. Newly planted trees. A girl (Janet) playing outside. Janet and a dog next to a white lilac bush. A purple lilac bush. Other lilac bushes. A man works on a boat on blocks. Boats pulled up on

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[Margaret Cummings Bean–home movies] Reel 6

A man (Frank) shoveling snow. A house covered in snow. A girl (Janet) on a swing. A dog. Janet skiing. A woman skiing, with Janet following. A man entering and exiting a house. A woman pulling a Janet on a sled. A woman taking laundry off a line. Janet walking in the snow. A snow

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[Margaret Cummings Bean–home movies] Reel 7

A woman driving a tractor. A man walking up a dirt road. Men moving logs into the river. Birds flying overhead. A stack of logs being rolled into the water. Men using poles to push the logs farther into the water. A man standing on top of a stack of logs. A frozen lake. Two

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[Margaret Cummings Bean–home movies] Reel 8

People cutting ice. A dog on the ice. (Film changes to black and white) People cutting ice and loading it on the trucks. A mechanical saw cutting ice. A man scoring the ice. Loading ice onto a truck. Cutting ice. Shots of various men. A dog with puppies. A girl (Janet) with the dogs. Janet

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[Margaret Cummings Bean–home movies] Reel 10

Cars parked by a lake. A man. A dog. Houses. A man (Norm Sweat) holding a fish. A child on a playground. A purple lilac bush. Water and shoreline. Rowboats on the beach, one with ‘THE CAPE’ written on the bow. A white lilac bush. A woman in a wheelchair, (Aunty Elliot?) watering the lawn

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[Margaret Cummings Bean–home movies] Reel 11

A garden. A girl walking through the garden. A tractor. A man cutting grass with a scythe. A girl driving horse drawn farm equipment. The man with the scythe. A truck piled with hay. Women in formal dress (leaving for church). Dark indoor scenes. A girl (Janet?) with a dog and a calf. Houses in

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[Margaret Cummings Bean–home movies] Reel 12

Two people snowshoeing with a dog. A horse drawn sleigh. A young girl playing outdoors. People outdoors. People on the dock by a lake. Cars parked on the shore. Boats on the water. A man, a young girl, and a horse. Children playing outdoors. A woman (Aunty Elliot) seated in a wheelchair outdoors. Children eating

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[Helen V. Bird–home movies] Reel 34

A child playing outdoors. A birthday party. A girl (Laura) blowing out birthday cake candles. A boy blowing on candles. A girl blowing on candles. Trick candles. Dark indoor shots. Children playing musical chairs. Playing pin the tail on the donkey. A girl on a rocking horse. Playing pin the tail on the donkey. [End

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