J. Max Bond, Sr. Home Movie #2

16mm motion picture film of J. Max Bond, Sr. home movie #2

Created by
Bond, J. Max, Sr., American, 1902 - 1991
16mm Film (a): acetate film;
Film Reel (b): metal
Duration: 12 Minutes
Length (Film): 300 Feet
home movies
Place filmed
Tuskegee, Macon County, Alabama, United States, North and Central America
ca. 1941
This 16mm film is from a collection of home movies shot by J. Max Bond Sr. between 1930-1960. The collection features travel footage, family outings, and gatherings with family and friends.
This 16mm color film is one of ten home movies shot by J. Max Bond Sr. from 1930 to 1960. The footage mainly focuses on family, travel, and educational institutions with which J. Max Bond, Sr. was associated.
Consists of: 16mm Film (a) and Original 400 foot Film Reel (b).
2016.16.2.1a: 16mm film. The film opens with color footage of a group men, women, and children sitting on a porch and smiling at the camera. This is followed by scenes of various people working on farms. Next, there is an out of focus wide shot of a family standing on a porch. There are multiple portrait-style shots of children. Followed by multiple shots of cattle. This is followed by black and white footage of school children and three female school teachers entering a rural school house. There are some interior and exterior portrait-style shots of children smiling at the camera. The same portrait-style shots are then used to capture adults standing in a field on a farm.
2016.16.2.1b: Original 400 foot film reel.
African American
Rural life
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from the Family of George Clement Bond
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
© Alison Bond
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title
J. Max Bond, Sr. Family Home Movies
Media Arts-Film and Video
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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