Tsuboi Family Home Movie - [Compilation short reels]

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Tsuboi Family Home Movie - [Compilation short reels]


  • 1930-1956? (Creation)


color films (visual works); black-and-white films (visual works); 16mm (photographic film size); safety film; 00:32:23

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Teruo Tsuboi and his older brother operated "Tsuboi Brothers" store, selling western-style clothing, suitcases, and jewelry for people coming from Japan. Following World War II, Teruhisa ("Ted") Tsuboi operated an in-store optometry exam room.

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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.

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In Copyright - Educational Use Permitted http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC-EDU/1.0/

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Tsuboi Family Home Movies; MI10704

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