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Motion Picture MP2014-26

Daniel Family Vacations and Celebrations, c. 1968

Administrative Information

Original Format(s)
Motion Picture
Footage
365 feet
Running Time
21 minutes 20 seconds
Film Gauge
8mm
Sound
silent
Color
Color
Produced by
E. Clifton Daniel, Jr.
Restrictions
Unrestricted
Received
Margaret Truman Daniel and E. Clifton Daniel Papers
Description

Silent home movie coverage of the Daniel family, c. 1968. This footage includes celebrations and vacations of Margaret Truman Daniel, her husband Clifton Daniel, their children Clifton Truman Daniel, William Wallace Daniel, Harrison Gates Daniel, and Thomas Washington Daniel; plus Margaret's parents, former President Harry S. Truman and Bess Truman. Includes Christmas celebrations, winter scenes, vacation in Key West, Florida, a visit to the Ernest Hemingway house, a baseball game, a birthday celebration, and a visit to Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia.

Date(s)
ca.
1968
Available Format(s)
Motion Picture

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Moving Image Type
Motion Picture

Shot List

00:00    Christmas – William Wallace Daniel, Harrison Gates Daniel, and Thomas Washington Daniel in front of Christmas tree and unopened presents.
00:10    William Wallace Daniel, Clifton Truman Daniel, and Harrison Gates Daniel opening presents.
00:21    Unidentified young woman seated with coffee cup and saucer.
00:24    Margaret Truman Daniel and sons near Christmas tree and presents.
00:41    Margaret Truman Daniel opens present, which is a bathrobe.
00:45    Daniel children look at Christmas stockings.
00:51    Daniel children play with their presents.
00:56    Clifton Truman Daniel walking with Harrison Gates Daniel and Thomas Washington Daniel.
01:03    Daniel boys on airplane.
01:08    Winter scene.
01:40    Daniel children sledding/playing in snow.
02:27    Margaret Truman Daniel brings out chocolate birthday cake, lit with candles, sets it in front of Harrison Gates Daniel, who blows out candles.
02:39    Unidentified young woman – possibly a Nanny.
02:42    Unidentified woman in chef/maid attire.

02:47    Harrison Gates Daniel opens presents.
02:55    William Wallace Daniel and Thomas Washington Daniel play with beach ball.
03:07    William Wallace Daniel with black eye.
03:09    Unidentified Naval Officer in uniform outside unidentified location.
03:11    Plane arriving at Key West, Florida.
03:20    News cameras and members of the press on landing area of airport.
03:31    Margaret Truman Daniel with Daniel children greets Bess Truman and Harry S. Truman.
03:38    Daniel family, nanny, Harry and Bess Truman, depart from airport.
03:48    Unidentified people at airport smile for camera.
03:51    William Wallace Daniel and Clifton Truman Daniel depart unknown building.
03:57    Thomas Washington Daniel sits on tree branch held by African-American nanny.  Clifton Truman Daniel and William Wallace Daniel are sitting on branches higher up in tree.
04:05    Harrison Gates Daniel and Thomas Washington Daniel on lounge chairs near palm trees.
04:08    Close-up of Harry S. Truman in lawn chair.
04:11    Close-up of Bess Truman in lawn chair.
04:13    Clifton Truman Daniel and William Wallace Daniel in swimming pool.
04:18    Margaret Truman Daniel and Thomas Washington Daniel in lounge chair.
04:20    Daniel children playing in sand.
04:26    Nanny on beach with Daniel family.
04:39    Thomas Washington Daniel, Harrison Gates Daniel and William Wallace Daniel, with nanny seated on antique train.
04:46    Close-up of unidentified woman.
04:48    Entrance to guarded military installation.
04:52    Overhauled ships. Unidentified residence.  Building with sign “Audubon House”.  Ernest Hemingway Home.
05:11    Daniel family in pool with unidentified man.
05:15    Thomas Washington Daniel on sidewalk.
05:18    Harrison Gates Daniel near pool.
05:28    Daniel children and nanny walk with Harry S. Truman.
06:01    Clifton Daniel with Daniel children and Harry S. Truman.
06:07    Thomas Washington Daniel and Harrison Gates Daniel dressed in oversize costumes and hats with feathers.  Harrison Gates Daniel holds an inflated baseball bat marked “Dodgers.”
06:19    Harry S. Truman enters plane for departure.  Margaret Truman Daniel departs plane.
06:23    Plane begins departure on runway.
06:45    Thomas Washington Daniel and Harrison Gates Daniel with young woman on sidewalk in Key West.
07:01    New York – Harrison Gates Daniel, William Wallace Daniel and Clifton Truman Daniel in Arabic headdresses.
07:07    Thomas Washington Daniel poses for camera.
07:10    William Wallace Daniel with other unidentified boys seated outdoors at table in unidentified sports stadium.
07:17    Large sign (unreadable) at outdoor stadium.     
07:21    Major League baseball game in progress.
07:43    Unidentified lady, in box at stadium.
07:45    same as 7:21
07:49    Harrison Gates Daniel in tuxedo and painted on beard and mustache.  He pretends he is conducting an orchestra.
07:52    Margaret Truman Daniel carries birthday cake to Thomas Washington Daniel while Harrison Gates Daniel looks on.
07:56    Thomas Washington Daniel blows out candles on cake, helped, by Harrison Gates Daniel.
08:02    Harrison Gates Daniel and Thomas Washington Daniel seated at an outdoor café.
08:05    Harrison Gates Daniel and Thomas Washington Daniel seated with unidentified children on wagon, being pulled by pony.
08:08    Thomas Washington Daniel chases pigeon in park. 
08:12    Thomas Washington Daniel and Harrison Gates Daniel on teeter-totter and swings.
08:28    Thomas Washington Daniel and Harrison Gates Daniel at water fountain and sand box.
08:44    Thomas Washington Daniel at playground with other unidentified children.
08:55    Toy boats on lake at Central Park.
09:06    Clifton Truman Daniel and William Wallace Daniel on swings.
09:10    Clifton Truman Daniel, William Wallace Daniel and Harrison Gates Daniel line up for camera.
09:12    Unidentified coach hands out basketball shirts, imprinted with letter “A”.  Clifton Truman Daniel and William Wallace Daniel are wearing them.
09:21    Harrison Gates Daniel and William Wallace Daniel walk in woods.
09:25    Harrison Gates Daniel, William Wallace Daniel, and unidentified boys sit on bleachers under a large Christian cross.
09:39    William Wallace Daniel in shirt marked “A” near lake.
09:40    Clifton Truman Daniel, William Wallace Daniel and other unidentified boys in “A” shirts walk on volleyball court for game.
09:52    Harrison Gates Daniel in Indian headdress with feather.
09:54    Volleyball game.
10:02    Thomas Washington Daniel and Harrison Gates Daniel walk down stairs in pajamas and jump over last two steps.
10:09    Clifton Truman Daniel holding Thomas Washington Daniel and Harrison Gates Daniel.
10:12    William Wallace Daniel holding Thomas Washington Daniel and Harrison Gates Daniel.
10:14    Margaret Truman Daniel with Thomas Washington Daniel, William Wallace Daniel and Harrison Gates Daniel.
10:17    Thomas Washington Daniel seated on chair.
10:20     Clifton Daniel with Thomas Washington Daniel and Harrison Gates Daniel.
10:28    From distance, Harrison Gates Daniel and Thomas Washington Daniel, with nanny and Margaret Truman Daniel, enter station wagon.
10:44    Thomas Washington Daniel and Harrison Gates Daniel on stairs.
10:49    William Wallace Daniel in fedora hat.
10:54    Close-up of inflatable airplane.
11:00    Clifton Truman Daniel in fedora hat.
11:06    Clifton Truman Daniel dressed as cardboard robot. Harrison Gates Daniel stands near-by.
11:19    Clifton Truman Daniel in Frankenstein-like mask.
11:22    Thomas Washington Daniel eating banana.
11:25    William Wallace Daniel reading story to Thomas Washington Daniel.
11:31    Clifton Truman Daniel lifts Harrison Gates Daniel over his head in feat of strength.
11:36    New York City  – Daniel apartment – Close-up of stacked red and white cardboard blocks.  Near by are other gifts, some unopened.
11:54    Margaret Truman Daniel at fireplace filling Christmas stockings.
12:00    Harrison Gates Daniel and Thomas Washington Daniel playing with blocks.
12:11    Clifton Truman Daniel, in new football helmet and jersey, opens Christmas gifts.
12:13    William Wallace Daniel, in new football jersey, opens gifts.
12:16    Harrison Gates Daniel plays with stuffed toy.
12:19    Thomas Washington Daniel and Harrison Gates Daniel in paper owl costumes.  Margaret Truman Daniel and Clifton Truman Daniel are seen in background.