1929 Home Construction

This is 16mm home movie from 1929 of the construction of a large estate home. 16MM film was introduced in the 1920's as a home movie medium. Since 35mm film was printed on nitrate filmstock that could easily combust, a smaller gague (16MM) was created that was printed on saftey stock made of acetate that was safe for home use. The cost of a 16MM camera at this time cost more than a car. Thus this is a common example of a 16MM upper class home movie project.


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