Blair Family Swingset

Title

Blair Family Swingset
Moving Images

Subject

Palmer Blair, Palmer Blair Jr., Sharon Blair, Swingset, Poplar Hill Drive, Palmer's Studio, Blair Farm, Deerfield Road, Henry Neal Blair, Rebecca Blair Penwell

Description

Reel #24 of the home movies in the Palmer Blair Collection was shot in March and April of 1956. It begins with Palmer Blair, Jr., and Sharon Blair swinging on a swingset at the rear of the new Blair family home on Poplar Hill Drive in Boone. At the 1:18 mark, focus shifts briefly to the new station wagon for Palmer's Studio. At the 1:42 mark, Palmer Blair can be seen briefly pushing Susan in the swing. At the 2:24 mark, unidentified relatives appear briefly at the Blair home. Rebecca Blair Penwell, sister to Palmer Blair, can be seen at 2:26 and again at 3:21. The focus then shifts abruptly at 2:42 to the shearing of a horse with a hoe, apparently at the Blair Farm, by Henry Neal Blair (Palmer's father), followed by Palmer, Jr., and Sharon riding the same horse at the farm. Excellent views of the Deerfield Road valley appear at the end of the reel.

https://youtu.be/rMEKSil_Hkg

Creator

Palmer Blair

Date

1956

Contributor

Sarah Lynn Spencer

Format

16 MM Film

Language

English

Identifier

Pal-Bla-9-24

Spatial Coverage

Boone, NC

Files

Pal-Bla-9-24.jpg

Citation

Palmer Blair, “Blair Family Swingset,” Digital Watauga, accessed October 21, 2018, http://digitalwatauga.org/items/show/5929.

Comments

Sarah Lynn Spencer

This film was taken in March and April of 1956. The children are Palmer, Jr and Sharon. The woman who appears at 2:26 and 3:21 is Rebecca Blair Penwell, Palmer's sister. The man shearing the horse is Palmer's father, Henry Neal Blair. 

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