The collection contains home movies filmed by members of the Tsuboi Family circa 1925-1960. The films depict Japanese American family scenes and feature locations around Oregon, Washington, California, and British Columbia, including the Columbia River Gorge, Mt. Hood, downtown Portland, Pendleton Round-Up, the Oregon Coast, Seattle, Yosemite National Park, and Los Angeles. Also included in the collection is footage taken in Northeast China, Japan, and on voyages across the Pacific Ocean.
Tsuboi family home movie featuring footage of the Tsuboi family and the Portland area in the 1930s. Footage is in black-and-white. 00:00 - Trip to the River. Scenes of family fishing, cooking, and playing on the bank of a river. Also scenes of family in a rowboat. 03:01 - Scenes from a car race and air show. Cars race on a dirt track. Air show in which a person hangs beneath a flying plane and later stands on the wings. Airplane crashes into a wood building. 04:50 - Driving around Portland. Taken from the front seat of moving car. 05:16 - Parade with children in traditional clothing 05:26 - Snow Scenes. Geese, swans, and dog in snow. Driving through Downtown Portland in the snow. Broadway Bridge is lowered. Great Light Way is visible. Snow in the countryside. 08:32 - Blurry footage taken from the back of a moving train as the train travels through a snowy mountain pass. 10:32 - Scenes from a big parade in Portland. The parade has floats celebrating countries from around the world and one for Felix the Cat.
Tsuboi family home movie, featuring footage of the Columbia River Gorge, a big parade in Downtown Portland, and Mount Hood. Footage is in color. 00:00 - Colorful azalea bushes in front of home. Two small children walk in front of home. 00:16 - Scenes of the Columbia River Gorge, taken from the Oregon side of the gorge. 01:24 - Scenes from the Rose Festival parade in Downtown Portland, Oregon. 07:07 - Mount Hood, filmed from Hwy. 26 and Timberline Lodge.
Tsuboi family home movie, featuring footage taken in Manchuria, today a region of Notheast China. Footage is first in color, then in black-and-white. 00:00 - Color footage of locations in Manchuria 01:48 - Black-and-white footage of locations in Manchuria 07:16 - Remnants of war. Scenes of battlefields, a cannon, rubble, and buildings that have been destroyed in an urban area.
Tsuboi family home movie, featuring footage of the Tsuboi family, Multnomah Falls and the Columbia River Gorge. Footage is in black-and-white. 00:00 - Family scenes, mainly of three young children. One of the children, a little girl, practices her new walking skills. 04:34 - Multnomah Falls and the Columbia River Gorge. 05:09 - Hwy. 26 and quick shots of Mount Hood in the snow 05:31 - A woman playfully gives a big smile at the camera
Tsuboi family home movie, featuring footage of the Tsuboi family. This is followed by 3 newsreels produced by Movie Newsreels, Inc. Footage is in black-and-white and has sound. Copyright status of accompanying music on this film is undetermined. 00:00 - Family scenes, with accompanying music. The following newsreel footage is not included in the online access file due to possible outside copyright holders: 01:26 - Screen test of Bonnie Nolan, produced by Movie Newsreels, Inc. Several shots of Bonnie Nolan on a beach in a swimsuit. 04:15 - Newsreel titled "Diving Champ in Action", produced by Movie Newsreels, Inc. Footage of Asian American diver Sammy Lee as he trains for the 1948 Olympics. 06:46 - Newsreel titled "Flashes from the 'Ice-Capades,'" produced by Movie Newsreels, Inc. Footage of ice skaters performing with the Ice-Capades.
Tsuboi family home movie, featuring footage of the Pendleton Round-Up, rural Oregon roads, the Japanese ship Taisei-Maru docked in Portland, and the Pacific Ocean. Footage is in black-and-white. 00:00 - A sign advertises the Pendleton Round-Up. Members of the Tsuboi family pose next to the sign. 00:47 - Scenes from the parade at the Pendleton Round-Up 02:00 - Scenes from the rodeo at the Pendleton Round-Up 06:52 - Agricultural fields outside Pendleton, Oregon 07:13 - Scenes of automobiles driving on a rural road outside Pendleton, Oregon, and on a road through the Columbia River Gorge. Some shots are taken from the passenger seat of a moving automobile. 08:03 - Scenes of the Japanese Imperial Navy training ship T.S. Taisei-Maru, docked in the Willamette River near the Burnside Bridge in Portland, Oregon. American and Japanese civilians stand side-by-side, smiling. The drawbridge of the Broadway Bridge opens to allow the ship to pass. 10:16 - Scenes of the Pacific Ocean and waves crashing on a rocky shore.
Tsuboi family home movie, featuring footage of the Tsuboi family, the Rose Festival parade, a school event, and a family vacation to Vancouver B.C. Footage is in black-and-white. 00:00 - Members of the Tsuboi family exiting a Ford Model T 00:18 - Members of the Japanese American community in traditional clothing, preparing for a parade 01:31 - Japanese American children laugh and play. Boy plays with dog. 02:46 - Military troops march in a parade 03:12 - Scenes of a Japanese American league playing baseball 03:56 - Scenes of the Rose Festival parade in Downtown Portland 07:10 - Ceremony at Union Station in Downtown Portland 07:47 - Scenes of the Rose Festival parade in Downtown Portland, including footage of young Japanese American women in traditional clothing, on a Japan-themed float 09:25 - Japanese American girls perform and play at a school event 09:58 - Scenes from the Rose Festival parade 10:50 - Large crowds attend the opening of the St. Johns Bridge. Floats and automobiles from the Rose Festival parade cross the bridge. 12:37 - Scenes from Tsuboi family vacation. Family crosses the Capilano Suspension Bridge in Vancouver, British Columbia. Scenes from a boat, possibly in Puget Sound. 14:57 - Children perform and play games at a school event
Tsuboi family home movie, featuring footage of a 1931 trip to Japan. Footage is in black-and-white. Much of the footage is blurry. The following footage is in focus: 03:41 - Japanese schoolchildren perform at an outdoor school event 04:20 - Scenes of an aerial tram traveling up a steep mountain 06:41 - Busy street scenes and shots of a city in Japan 07:41 - Man playing golf 08:55 - Japanese family (several blurry shots) 10:55 - Scenes from a ship in rough water 12:37 - Japanese family (several blurry shots)
Tsuboi family home movie, featuring footage of a trip to Japan, the Africa Maru cargo ship, Portland, Oregon, and the Columbia River Gorge. Footage is in black-and-white. 00:00 - Scenes from a trip to Japan, including temples, buildings, streets, and the Kanaya Hotel. 03:27 - Scenes of the cargo ship Africa Maru, which transported many Japanese immigrants to the Pacific Northwest. Japanese civilians bid farewell to the ship. Footage of the ocean voyage, possibly from Japan to Seattle. 06:24 - Scenes of Mount Hood and driving through the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon 07:22 - Scenes of Downtown Portland. Shots of the Tsuboi family. 08:00 - Scenes of the Columbia River Gorge. 08:38 - Iceskating on a frozen lake. Sign reads: Kahlotus. 09:11 - Steel Bridge in Portland, Oregon 09:20 - Scenes of the Columbia River Gorge. Various waterfalls, including Multnomah Falls
Tsuboi family home movie, featuring footage of the Tsuboi family, Mount Hood, PDX airport, Columbia River Gorge, the Tenyo Maru No. 3 ship, and a family visit to a farm. Footage is in color. 00:00 - Scenes of Mount Hood. Tsuboi family at Mount Hood. Timberline Lodge parking lot, filled with cars. 01:36 - Scenes of the Tsuboi family near a lake or river. Children playing games. 02:46 - Tsuboi family at PDX airport. Passengers board a United Mainliner 300 plane. 03:43 - Scenes of the Columbia River Gorge, taken at Multnomah Falls and Crown Point. 05:16 - Families and children playing games. Tsuboi family on swingsets. 06:38 - Scenes of the Tenyo Maru No. 3 ship, docked on the Willamette River in Portland. Tsuboi family aboard ship. Sailor with Japanese flag. 07:36 - Farm Scenes
Tsuboi family home movie, featuring footage of the Tsuboi family, the Oregon coast, ships, the grave of Isabelle Dunbar Beveridge, and winter scenes. Footage is in both black-and-white and color. Some footage is blurry. 00:00 - Scenes of young children 01:36 - Tsuboi family on the beach at Oceanside, Oregon 02:40 - Italian battleship passes under the Steel Bridge on the Willamette River 03:29 - A group at the grave of Isabelle Dunbar Beveridge. Includes brief footage of a man, possibly Japanese diplomat Yosuke Matsuoka. 03:52 - Scenes of the USS Constitution, also known as Old Ironsides, docked in a river. An airplane flying. Woman in a car smiles. 04:32 - Scenes of the Tsuboi family at the Oregon coast. Footage of Rockaway Beach, Oregon. 07:47 - Scenes of Tsuboi family, mostly young children 10:06 - Snowy winter city scenes 11:22 - Scenes of Tsuboi family, mostly young children. Little girl in traditional clothing.
Tsuboi family home movie, featuring a silent film about Mount Hood Loop Road and home movie footage of a Japanese battleship, the logging industry, and the Columbia River Gorge. Footage is in black-and-white. 00:00 - Silent film, "The Mount Hood Loop Road," produced by W.A. Van Scoy. Scenes of Mt. Hood and the Columbia River Gorge, taken from the Mount Hood Loop Road. This film was not made by the Tsuboi family. 05:01 - Scenes of a Japanese battleship. Scenes of a city, possibly Seattle. 06:48 - Scenes of a rural area, taken from a moving train. Scenes of the logging industry. 08:05 - Scenes of Mt. Hood, taken from Portland. Unidentified bridge in the foreground. 08:29 - Scenes of the Columbia River Gorge, some taken from a moving train. Trains in a rural area. Scenes of Crown Point in the Columbia River Gorge.
Tsuboi family home movie, featuring a trip across the Pacific Ocean on a ship, and scenes of Japan. Footage is in black-and-white. 00:00 - Scenes from aboard the Japanese transport ship Arabia Maru as it crosses the Pacific Ocean. Shots of the ocean, crew, and passengers. This ship carried many immigrants to the Pacific Northwest. 07:07 - Scenes from Japan, including a snowy village, a garden, Mount Fuji, and temples. Some footage taken from aboard a moving train.
Tsuboi family home movie, featuring a family trip to Los Angeles and Yosemite National Park in 1931. Footage is in black-and-white. 00:00 - Scenes of the Tsuboi family visiting the Mount Wilson Observatory in Los Angeles. There is snow on Mount Wilson. 01:28 - Scenes of Los Angeles, including a visit to Japanese Miniature Village 01:59 - Scenes of the Tsuboi family visiting a zoo and the Los Angeles Ostrich Farm. 02:59 - Members of the Tsuboi family pose on a rooftop overlooking Los Angeles City Hall. 04:08 - Scenes of the Tsuboi family in Los Angeles. Includes footage of family visiting a film studio, possibly Charlie Chaplin's movie studio. Brief shot of studio's cement slab featuring Chaplin's signature with the date, January 21, 1918. 07:36 - The Tsuboi family visits the Coliseum stadium in Los Angeles 08:08 - More Los Angeles scenes, including a visit to an orchard in a Ford automobile, the family laughing on a rooftop, and an ice hockey game 09:33 - Visit to Yosemite National Park 12:37 - Scenes from California visit
Compilation of several short reels of Tsuboi family home movies, featuring footage of the Tsuboi family, the Rose Festival parade, laborers working in hops fields, and more. Footage is in black-and-white and color. 00:00 - Scenes of the Tsuboi family children playing on the beach at the Oregon coast in the early 1950s 02:00 - Scenes of the Tsuboi family in the early 1950s 04:00 - Scenes of the Rose Festival parade, possibly in 1956. 06:00 - Demolition of a building in downtown Portland 07:58 - Scenes of the Tsuboi family in the early 1950s. Children playing, family visits a cemetery, family at the Oregon coast. Scenes from a child's birthday party. 12:00 - Scenes from the 1956 Rose Festival parade, including footage of Jimmy Dodd, Bob Amsberry, and several original Mouseketeers from the Mickey Mouse Club. Several Disney-themed floats. 16:00 - Scenes of the Tsuboi family and a visit to the eastern side of the Columbia River Gorge in the early 1950s. Children playing on the beach on the Oregon coast. 18:00 - Scenes of the Rose Festival parade in the 1950s, including footage of a Japanese Boy Scout float 21:50 - Scenes of the Tsuboi family in the early 1950s. Children playing in the water at the Oregon coast. 23:54 - Scattered buildings at the Minidoka Relocation Center. The Minidoka Relocation Center was one of ten American concentration camps to which Japanese and Japanese Americans were forcibly removed and incarcerated. Followed by a brief shot inside of a busy store, possibly the Tsuboi Brothers Store. 24:19 - Portland Rose Garden. The footage is overexposed. 28:41 - Scenes of laborers in a hops field in the 1930s. Scenes of the farm laborers' camp. Horses on a farm.