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by Unknown
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Scenes from the daily life of a Texas farm family.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: Amateur films, Agriculture: Farms and farming, Rural America
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comment 5

To come.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: prelinger, home movies
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Detailed documentation of the "World of Tomorrow" in beautiful Kodachrome.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
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movies

eye 6,132

favorite 111

comment 1

To come.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: home movies, prelinger
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Viewing notes state: 1950 color family X-mas B-days Very cool metal kiddi car
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: home movies, prelinger
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favorite 98

comment 1

To come.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: prelinger, home movies
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1920s scenes of a family with teenage girls including close sisters, shown playing a range of games and dressing up in a range of costumes, including sidewalk games, a rowboat sequence, and practicing archery. Elders also shown.
Topics: 1920s, flapper era, flapper dresses, clouche hats, fox stole, twins, teenagers, girls, young women,...
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eye 13,939

favorite 54

comment 2

To come.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: prelinger, home movies
Home movie: 010112_001: 1950s road trip Las Vegas and desert southwest
Topics: 1950s, road trip, Mojave desert, driving, ghost town, Death Valley, Las Vegas, neon, Sahara hotel,...
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Kodachrome footage of the San Francisco World's Fair, held on Treasure Island.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topic: World's Fairs: San Francisco, 1939
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movies

eye 2,161

favorite 31

comment 1

To come.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: home movies, prelinger
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movies

eye 4,213

favorite 71

comment 1

To come.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: prelinger, home movies
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Amateur pictures, including aerials and color shot from ground level, of the San Francisco World's Fair on Treasure Island.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: San Francisco, 1939-40, Amateur films
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movies

eye 16,528

favorite 57

comment 5

To come.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: prelinger, home movies
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eye 1,216

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3:30 min., color: Brief, vivid scenes of 1966 New York: Statue of Liberty Ferry, Times Square, Trinity Church, grave of Alexander Hamilton]
Topics: 1966, New York, Manhattan, Statue of Liberty, Times Square, Pan Am, Trinity Church, Alexander...
Home movie: 170002_001: 1940s California Bay Area family local life and trip to Puerto Rico
Topics: 1940s, California, Oakland, Bay Area, family, home, car maintenance, children, beach, Alameda...
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Detailed documentation of the "World of Tomorrow" in beautiful Kodachrome.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
Prelinger Archives Home Movies
by Weirton Steel Company
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eye 39,319

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Investigation of German industrial production capabilities after the devastation of World War II. With striking images of destroyed German cities and factories. Amateur film made by George T. Fonda, assistant to the president, Weirton Steel Company.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
Topics: World War II: Postwar issues, World War II: Germany, Germany
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favorite 24

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Detailed documentation of the "World of Tomorrow" in beautiful Kodachrome.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
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by Unknown
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Bohemian Club members relax and line up for a meal at the Bohemian Grove encampment.
favoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: San Francisco: Bohemian Club, Recreation, Gender roles
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Home Movie PA 096025 
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: Home Movie PA 096025
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This 16mm home movie clip shows a wild ride through the streets of downtown Los Angeles. Movie marquees help date the clip to around 1932. This film is from Prelinger Archives. Personal and community reuse is encouraged. For access to higher-resolution elements for commercial or production use, please contact rick@archive.org
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: home movies, Los Angeles, 1930s, automobiles, motion picture marquees, theaters, Los Angeles City...
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Home movies possibly shot by a Minneapolis family.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: prelinger, home movies
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eye 2,812

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comment 1

To come.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: home movies, prelinger
Home movie: 010054_001: 1940s Great Lakes recreations and Ohio parade
Topics: 1940s, Great Lakes, family, lakeshore, summer recreation, boating, fishing, civic parade, Ohio,...
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Detailed documentation of the "World of Tomorrow" in beautiful Kodachrome.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
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Detailed documentation of the "World of Tomorrow" in beautiful Kodachrome. From 0165_HM_Medicus_collection_New_York_Worlds_Fair_1939-40_Reel_4_06_00_39_00
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
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Mr. Pietsch holding camera Home exteriors, Santa Monica, California Mr. Pietsch in new car / Mrs. Pietsch, outside 1142 26th Street, Santa Monica Demonstration of pull-down convertible top, Mr. and Mrs. P. both posing in auto CU portraits of family members: Mr. and Mrs. Pietsch and Mrs. Pietsch's mother, long solo portraits Park and lagoon scenes Friends goofing on couch (Halloween party with Greenes, Hudsons and Webers, etc.) Hollywood at night: nighttime neon signs, including: Mocambo (dark),...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: home movies, santa monica
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favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
Topics: Earthquakes: San Francisco, 1906, San Francisco: Disasters, Amateur Film
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movies

eye 3,722

favorite 40

comment 1

To come.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: prelinger, home movies
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Detailed documentation of the "World of Tomorrow" in beautiful Kodachrome. (found on 0164_HM_Medicus_collection_New_York_Worlds_Fair_1939-40_Reel_2_04_00_47_00)
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
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eye 59,388

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Detailed documentation of the "World of Tomorrow" in beautiful Kodachrome. (partially on 4156_HM_Medicus_collection_New_York_Worlds_Fair_1939-40_Reel_6)
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
Prelinger Archives Home Movies
by Weirton Steel Company
movies

eye 18,087

favorite 49

comment 2

Investigation of German industrial production capabilities after the devastation of World War II. With striking images of destroyed German cities and factories. Amateur film made by George T. Fonda, assistant to the president, Weirton Steel Company.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: World War II: Postwar issues, World War II: Germany, Germany
Prelinger Archives Home Movies
by Weirton Steel Company
movies

eye 25,714

favorite 57

comment 4

Investigation of German industrial production capabilities after the devastation of World War II. With striking images of destroyed German cities and factories. Amateur film made by George T. Fonda, assistant to the president, Weirton Steel Company.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: World War II: Postwar issues, World War II: Germany, Germany
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movies

eye 34,303

favorite 92

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Daily life in a South Dakota town during the Great Depression, shot by Ivan Besse. This footage is on 0692_HM_Ivan_Besse_collection_Britton_South_Dakota_1938-39_Reel_1_12_01_09_00
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 15 reviews )
Topics: Amateur films, Home movies, South Dakota: Everyday life
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Amateur film.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: home movies, prelinger
Home Movies
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The 1936 New Year's Party
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topic: Home movies
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Home movie shot at the Jerome (Arkansas) Relocation Center, ca. June 1944. Jerome was the last concentration camp for Japanese Americans to open and the first to close; upon its closing, detainees were transported to nearby Rohwer and camps in other states. This Kodachrome film was shot by an unknown cameraperson and found on eBay. Includes shots of camp civilian and military staff, camp buildings, Japanese Americans incarcerated in the camp, a high-school graduation, young people reading the...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: Japanese Americans, concentration camps, incarceration, racism, Asian Americans, Arkansas, World...
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favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
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by Unknown
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Riotous celebrations in San Francisco and Redwood City, California as soldiers, sailors and civilians celebrate the end of World War II.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: San Francisco: World War II: Postwar, Celebrations, Riots
Home movie: 170004_007: 1940s California family life and taxidermy room
Topics: 1940s, California, Alameda County family, babies, children, taxidermy room, taxidermy
Home movie: 098169: 1960s Dominican Republic places, people and events
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: 1960s, Dominican Republic, landscapes, city streets, civic parade, military parade, agricultural...
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Home movie: 097823: 1920s, 1930s Havana Cuba with winter hiking
Topics: 1920s, 1930s, Havana, Cuba, city streets, ship lock, canal, forest fire, circus, circus tent...
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Home movie: 170004_003: 1940s California Alameda County family
Topics: 1940s, California, Alameda County, Oakland, family, home, WWII, gas station
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Home Movie PA 097836
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: Home Movie PA 097836
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Home movie: 170004_002: 1940s California agriculture and Bay Area
Topics: 1940s, California, agriculture, peaches, orchard, harvest, San Francisco, Telegraph Hill, tourism,...
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Kodachrome home movie of a 1950s family's trailer travels to key U.S. tourist destinations.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 8 reviews )
Topics: Amateur films, Tourism, Travelogues
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favorite 9

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Home movie: 098168: 1960s Canada family with two boys
Topics: 1960s, Canada, home, family, domestic, Mom, 1960s fashions, boys, cat
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movies

eye 2,541

favorite 31

comment 2

To come.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: home movies, prelinger
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movies

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Scenes shot at the "World of Tomorrow."
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
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Home movie: 010232_001: 1940s Illinois rural life and strike
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: 1940s, Illinois, World War II, Caterpillar Tractor Protest, farm, rural life, parade, protest,...
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Evocative silent Kodachrome compendium of San Francisco scenes just before the U.S. entered World War II, concentrating on aerials, Chinatown, Market Street, and transportation scenes.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topic: San Francisco: Scenics: Historical
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0629 PA8770 [Parade in New York] 16 Koda orig pix
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topic: need meta
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Reel from 1953 with three beautiful minutes of Times Square neon signage at night, skyscraper views of daytime Manhattan, a trip to the horse races, and then Niagara Falls.
( 1 reviews )
Topics: New York, Manhattan, Times Square, neon sign, Mr. Peanut, Camel cigarettes, skyline, skyscrapers,...
Home movie: 170003_apparent_alt: 1940s Northern California landscapes Pitt River to NASA Ames
Topics: 1940s, California, road trip, Pitt River, dirigible, blimp, Hangar One, NASA Ames Research Center,...
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favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
Topic: need meta
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Detailed documentation of the "World of Tomorrow" in beautiful Kodachrome.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
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movies

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Kodachrome home movies from San Francisco's Golden Gate International Exposition (1939-40); views along the coast and highways of California and Oregon.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: San Francisco, 1939-40, California: Scenics, Oregon: Scenics
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17 min., color: Road trip through the Northwest Territories and Yukon on the ALCAN Highway, with landscape and wildlife scenery including rivers, a car ferry across the Mackenzie, Alexandra Falls, and road signs. 2-minute standalone sequence is rooftop observations of people in a city attending a gathering in 19th century historic costumes, c. 1970.
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Canada, Northwest Territories, Yukon, ALCAN, Alaska Highway, Mackenzie River, Hay River, Alexandra...
Home movie: 170003_E: 1940s California landscapes with dam construction
Topics: 1940s, California, dams, dam construction, Shasta Dam, Sierra mountains, Hoover Dam, Lake Mead,...
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Home movie: 001133: 1970s California and the West
Topics: 1970s, road trip, Nevada, California, Elko, Los Angeles zoo, Yellowstone NP, college campus
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by Unknown
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eye 11,570

favorite 45

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Views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Yosemite National Park and Golden Gate International Exposition.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: California: History and culture, World's Fairs, San Francisco Bay Area
Home movie: 010072_001: 1950s cabin at the lake birthday party and Christmas
Topics: 1950s, family, young girls, knotty pine, camp, lake, lakeshore, recreation, cigarettes, smoking,...
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Amateur film made in Manhattan, New York City during World War II, showing a Greenwich Village street art exhibition, springtime at Coney Island, and Greenwich Village stilled by a snowstorm.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
Topics: Amateur films, New York City: History, Weather: Blizzards
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favorite 32

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Home movie: 010069: 1960s teenagers at a dance with Florida and home
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: 1960s, Florida, tourism, alligator, swamp tour, beach, family, Christmas, girls, gifts, teenagers,...
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movies

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favorite 59

comment 3

To come.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: prelinger, home movies, African American
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Road trip from Washington state to British Columbia, Alberta, and Montana, 1951, with stops including Washington State capitol building, Olympic National Park, Grand Coulee Dam, Peace Arch Park, Banff National Park, Jasper National Park
Topics: Washington, British Columbia, Alberta, Montana, Olympic National Park, capitol building, passenger...
Home movie: 170003: 1940s California road trip, landscapes, agriculture, blimps
Topics: 1940s, California, road trip, Pitt River, dirigible, blimp, Hangar One, NASA Ames Research Center,...
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7 min., color and BW: Central Park (forward through first 53 seconds, then:) park festival scenes, hippies, excited kids, live music, rock and roll, a mime show, marionette show, "Save the Park" event, upper East side street scenes, gay men on a front stoop, a motorcycle
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Central Park, New York, hippies, marionettes, rock and roll, concert, families, counterculture,...
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Home movie: 170004_004: 1940s California Alameda County family
Topics: 1940s, California, Alameda County, Oakland, family, home, WWII, gas station, dam, reservoir, Lake...
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by Unknown
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eye 10,515

favorite 39

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Home movie showing travels to key U.S. tourist destinations, mostly by air.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Amateur films, Tourism, Aviation: Commercial
Home movie: 170001_001: California agricultural life and landscapes with shipwreck
Topics: 1940s, California, delta, Bay Area, landscapes, farm family, rural life, agriculture, Sunol water...
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favorite 2

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Home movie: 170006_001: 1930s Oregon tourism and Calexico
Topics: 1930s, Oregon, Crater Lake, chipmunk, Crooked River, dam construction, Calexico, schools, school...
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eye 49,251

favorite 76

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Evocative silent Kodachrome compendium of San Francisco scenes just before the U.S. entered World War II, concentrating on aerials, Chinatown, Market Street, and transportation scenes.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topic: San Francisco: Scenics: Historical
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eye 1,641

favorite 20

comment 3

To come.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: home movies, prelinger