Jun 8, 2021

Someone Found a Color 8mm Home Video from 1939 and the Quality is Amazing

 

YouTuber MattiasN bought this random film reel off ebay and uploaded it. A home video from 1939 filmed in high quality color 8mm is not typical and it’s amazing to see such quality from so long ago.

Internet sleuths even determined that the football game at the end was at the Polo Grounds (then home of the New York Giants Baseball team) and featured Fordham University vs Pittsburgh, which took place on October 28, 1939. Fordham won 27-13 in front of 36,200 fans (source). For those curious, the first clip was filmed at Jones Beach on Long Island.

 

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