Northeast Historic Film, Moving Image, 00:00:27
Clip excerpted from original films donated to Northeast Historic Film by Joan Swan Branch, daughter of Joseph E.C. Swan. The Joan Branch Collection, Accessions 0706 and 0712, is 7400 feet of silent 16mm reversal film shot between 1920 and 1940, primarily in Maine and China. Joan Branch's grandfather, Forrest Colby of Bingham, Maine, was Maine Forest Commissioner. Forrest Colby's daughter, Lena Mary Colby, married Joseph E.C. Swan in Shanghai, China, in 1923. The China footage was shot by Swan's father, Joseph E.C. Swan, between 1928 and 1936. This clip shows views of The Bund on the Shanghai waterfront with street traffic including cars, rickshaws, trucks, a trolley and pan up a building with a clock tower. Joseph E.C. Swan (1898-1960) was a founding member of Swan, Culbertson & Fitz, a banking and brokerage firm in the Far East. He was associated with the firm from 1926 to 1936. He lived with his wife and three children in Shanghai.
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