J. Max Bond, Sr. Home Movie #5

16mm motion picture film of J. Max Bond, Sr. home movie #5

Created by
Bond, J. Max, Sr., American, 1902 - 1991
16mm Film (a): acetate film;
Film Reel (b): metal
Duration: 2 Minutes
Length (Film): 40 Feet
home movies
ca. 1955
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).
2016.16.5.1a: 16mm film. The film opens with various exterior shots of a church. This is followed by a long shot of buildings through a wooded area. Brief interior shots of a home show a kitchen and living room area with a silhouetted woman sitting off to the side. More exterior long shots of the church follow. The films ends with footage of homes and a town shot from inside of a moving car.
2016.16.5.1b: Original 400 foot film reel.
African American
Domestic 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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