If you haven’t already heard, we have been working hard here at The Filson to preserve several films from our collections. Our most recent project is films from the Shirley T. Hemp Collection. These films were shot on color and black and white 16mm film between 1926 and 1937. They show Louisville as it was then, and includes rare footage of, among other subjects:
- Charles Lindbergh’s visit to Louisville in 1929.
- Early footage of Bowman Field, Boulevard Napoleon and Cherokee Park.
- Regional attractions such as West Baden Springs (Indiana), Clifty Falls (Indiana), and Stone Mountain (Georgia).
- Scenes along Boulevard Napoleon upon its completion.