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The Arthur J. Higgins Texas Films Collection, no. 10 - Lytle, 1938-1941

Albert Steg

Silent | 1941

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  •  School play; students dressed up in costumes 
  •  Drill team and marching band 
  •  Woodshop 
  •  Baby 
  •  Nurses at work 
  •  Students exit the school building and play volleyball on the playground 
  •  Boys play games on the playground 
  •  Students get on the school bus 
  •  Adults in Lytle 
 
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This film documents life in Lytle, Texas in 1938-1941. Prominent scenes include the Lytle High School Marching Band and a cadet corps having marching practice, teenage boys in shop class, students playing sports and getting on school buses, and close-ups of men and women at work. 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.