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From an old home movie - Do you recognize this?

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From an old home movie - Do you recognize this?

Hi folks,

Can anyone help me identify a scene in our old home movies. I have taken a few captures and put them here:


These pictures are on Google Drive but I hope you can see them.

The date is early summer 1969. It's probably New England (or at least East Coast).

You can see an old style hand-pump well that we're drinking from (I'm the one pumping; I was 10 then). It looks like maybe a small garden or park right behind it with a thick tree canopy (making it dark back there).

There is a tudor-style house. Just to the left of it is a long street (which it is right on).

There are two buildings, one with clock and cupola, and to the right of it, a building with distinct big white columns and a sign.

There is slightly more on the movies, but not much.

My dad guessed (but was not sure) it was from "New Salem", but when I google pictures on New Salem, I don't see anything like this. We visited a lot of places back then and he's pretty old now, so he may simply be wrong.

In case it helps you verify what you think it might be: Note that you can search for a place on Google, then click on the "Image" tab to see pictures of it.

Thanks if you can help!


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1. Re: From an old home movie - Do you recognize this?

I do not unfortunately have any clues for you, but I would suggest also posting it on the Massachusetts board as it gets more traffic than this one, which is still fairly new. Best of luck with your quest!

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2. Re: From an old home movie - Do you recognize this?

I'll try that (and probably other states) if this doesn't pan out in a few days. Thanks!

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