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The Arthur J. Higgins Texas Films Collection, no. 5 - Fayetteville, 1939

Albert Steg

Silent | 1939

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  •  Boys play basketball outdoors 
  •  Children play volleyball and Duck, Duck, Goose 
  •  Students exit the school building and wave at the camera 
  •  Children play softball 
  •  Children wave for the camera again 
  •  Students play on the playground 
 
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This film captures students and teachers in Fayetteville, Texas in 1939. Older students play games of basketball, volleyball, and baseball before they file out of the schoolhouse for the camera, while the younger students play on the playground. 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.