Dartmouth Winter Carnival, 1955

Snow sculpture, 1955

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Film Details

Date 1955
Description 8m 03s, sound, b&w


This film provides the background and history of Winter Carnival, and depicts the transition from regular academic life to Carnival festivities and back again. Footage includes the building of ice sculptures, the choosing of a queen, and a variety of winter sports competitions, emphasizing ski jumping, slalom racing, sledding, and figure skating. Scenes of exams, snow sculpture building, and people taking photos in front of the sculptures are also included.

Note: The original film contained several minutes of blank space at the end, which was removed in the digital version. Please contact us if you would like to see the unedited film.

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