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  • Short Summary

    Various shots of cute babies having health checks - being weighed, measured etc.

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    United States of America.

    "Child welfare is a very great feature of American life, and to help in making baby fit to be a healthy "grown-up" careful watch is kept on its progress." M/S of a baby sitting on a table, a nurse puts a tape measure around its head to measure the circumference - the baby cries. She then measures its chest. The baby is placed on the scales - it sits in the dish of the weighing scales. C/U of doctor with a stethoscope listening to the breathing of a little girl. "Every minute growing prettier - and some growing impatient!" C/U of three babies, two crying and one looking very grumpy. A nurse has her arms around them. M/S of four toddlers with towels wrapped around them. "A real hundred-per-center." C/U of a pretty toddler.

    Note: flash-frame intertitles. Was an Eve's Film Review item - issue unknown.

    Nitrate print only. Although the print dates from 1931, Julian has dated the original film from stock marks as 1921.

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    Eve pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:28:23:00 / 01:29:25:00
    EP 005

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