Blair Family Christmas, 1958

Title

Blair Family Christmas, 1958
Moving Images

Subject

Palmer Blair, Palmer Blair Jr., Sarah Lynn Blair, Susan Blair, Sharon Blair, Christmas, Dolls, Toys, Mural, Florence Rives, Rebecca Blair Penwell

Description

Reel #27 of the home movies in the Palmer Blair Collection features footage of the Blair children looking over dolls and toys they have received for Christmas in the Blair home on Poplar Hill Drive. Florence Rives, their grandmother, can be seen briefly. Sarah Lynn Blair is then seen tucking in the children for bed. The three children include Palmer Blair, Jr., Susan Blair, and Sharon Blair. At the 2:37 mark is Rebecca Blair Penwell, sister to Palmer Blair. At the 3:02 mark, Sarah Lynn can be seen holding Susan while looking at a framed portrait of Palmer Blair. Sarah Lynn is then seen briefly at the very end of the reel posing in front of a mural in the living room of the Palmer Blair home.


This film can be seen at: https://youtu.be/9lHNaC1NQT0

Creator

Unknown

Date

December 1958

Contributor

Sarah Lynn Spencer

Format

8 MM Film

Language

English

Identifier

Pal-Bla-9-27

Spatial Coverage

Boone, NC

Files

Pal-Bla-9-27.jpg

Citation

Unknown, “Blair Family Christmas, 1958,” Digital Watauga, accessed October 21, 2018, http://digitalwatauga.org/items/show/5932.

Comments

Sarah Lynn Spencer

This film was actually taken at Christmas 1958 rather than 1956. The 3 children are indeed Palmer S. Blair, Jr, Sharon R. Blair and Susan R. Blair, but at the 3:02 mark I am holding Susan, not Sharon. At the 2:37 mark you see Rebecca Blair Penwell, who was a sister of Palmer S. Blair. The mural shown at the end of the film was in the living room of the Palmer Blair home.

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