Puritan family of early New England

United States, 1955

Film
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A class-room film, describing the daily activities of a Puritan family living in a New England coastal village. Shows the father hunting and dressing skins, the mother making soap, candles and cornbread, and the children spinning, digging clams, and doing school work. Explains the importance of religion in daily life and the dependence of the early settlers upon each other.

Credits

production company

Coronet Instructional Films

Language

English

Duration

00:11:00:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

27658

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Family - United States

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Religion

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Religion

History → Frontier and pioneer life

History → United States - Civilization - History

History → United States - History

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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