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The Arthur J. Higgins Texas Films Collection, no. 19 - Weimar 1938

Albert Steg

Silent | 1938

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  •  Children in the classroom playing with dolls, working with clay 
  •  Older students in the classroom 
  •  Students making rope and other activities in shop class 
  •  Carrying wood, putting up a fence 
  •  Future farmers of America-Weimar, Texas Chapter 
  •  Kids playing outside 
 
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This film captures scenes of Weimar, Texas in 1938. Students enjoy sculpting in art class, making rope in shop class, and playing volleyball in the school yard. This film also includes footage of the Weimar Chapter of the F.F.A. and of an African-American man employed by the school, which is of note because African-Americans were not typically included in this type of film. This film is part of a larger collection of itinerant films made by Arthur J. Higgins. Higgins was an itinerant filmmaker in the 1930s and 40s who visited towns across the country with his wife, spending several days recording posed scenes of daily life there that focused primarily on the residents, for whom the film was typically shown at a local theater.