LORD AND LADY OVERTOUN'S VISIT TO McINDOE'S SHOW

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Subjects:

  • Home life
  • Housing and living conditions
  • Leisure and recreation

Genres:

  • Local topical

Decade:

  • 1900s

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Title: LORD AND LADY OVERTOUN'S VISIT TO McINDOE'S SHOW

Reference number: 2174

Date: 1908

Sound: silent

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 2.20 mins

Description: Lord and Lady Overtoun and party make a private visit to MacIndoe’s Bioscope booth at his travelling fair. The traction engine was used to pull the booth from village to village and power the cinematograph apparatus and lighting when stationary. [Probably John Campbell White, the 1st Baron Overtoun, and his wife Grace].

Dated pre-1908

Shotlist: Title (.06) - Blank - (.08) Lord and Lady Overtoun and party mount steps and enter fairground booth (.36) man opens panels at front of both to reveal a placard, which reads "Finish. Many thanks. Good night." Two small girls walk across in front as panels close (.40) Guests descend from other end of booth (.50)

[Visit probably conducted when show was closed to public as there are no crowds. Probably John Campbell White, the 1st Baron Overtoun, and his wife Grace.]