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The Johnson Collection - Playtime and Puppies (1956-7)

Herbert L. Johnson

Silent | 1956

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  •  Playing with the family dog 
  •  Building a snowman 
  •  Boston Terrier puppy 
  •  Trying out the new toys 
  •  David plays football with the family dog 
  •  The Johnson children—David, Gary, and Donna—pose in front of the Christmas tree 
  •  Ride ‘em, cowboy 
  •  Donna’s birthday party 
  •  Blowing out the candles 
  •  Easter 
 
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This home movie captures moments from the lives of the Johnson family between August 1956 and April 1957. A majority of the footage simply shows the Johnson children—Donna, Gary, and David—playing at their family home in Odessa, from roughhousing with the family dog to enjoying the backyard swing set. The film also documents the family’s Christmas and Easter celebrations, as well as Donna’s seventh birthday party.