Howe They Farmed

This is about the Howe family.

In 1939, Carolyn Howe got married. One of her wedding presents was a 16mm movie camera. She took pictures of life around her in Falls Village, Connecticut.

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As she became more interested she started experimenting with color and composition.

There is no telling where her talents could have taken her. Hollywood? But her creative abilities took her in a different diection.

And she started taking documentary films about life on the farm.

And then came steel….

The baby has grown up to become Pete Howe who you will see in Pine Plains Views in Wednesday Jam. He and his brother, Jim, found the old movies and projected them on a wall so they could video them. All I did was some sraightforward editing and set them to music. Carolyn had done the rest.

Your comments are more than welcome — they are invited! For example, does anyone know what that first tractor was, before the 8 N?

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