Americans visit Netherlands, Bavaria, and Croatia on a Mediterranean cruise; Nazi flags and posters in Bavaria

Language of Description
Alt. Identifiers
  • 2016.571.1
  • RG-60.1889
1 Jan 1934 - 31 Dec 1934
Level of Description
  • Silent
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Biographical History

Dr. Alfred Pfister, was born in Germany of Swiss parents. He immigrated to the United States with his wife Paula in 1906 and lived in New Jersey where he founded a chemical manufacturing company which bore his name. His granddaughter, Jackie Davidson, is a resident of Deer Isle, Maine, and donated Dr. Pfister's films to Northeast Historic Film.

Scope and Content

Reel 32. European trip to pick up Dr. Pfister's daughter, Maja, after her junior year in Germany, including a Mediterranean cruise in 1934. Waterside town - the island of Marken, the Netherlands. House on stilts. The dock. People with baskets outside of a small marketplace, with a sign that reads, “Dutch Silver…” Men relax outside building next to that shop. The sign above reads, “Costumes and curiosities.” Women walk about along the pathway. A woman and a young girl. The young girl pushes a small baby carriage. Two men walk by. Laundry drying on a line. A girl holds the hand of a smaller young girl. Two women walk down the path. A woman and her three children sit on a step. More people in this small Dutch town. The women and children wear traditional outfits. A boat sailing in the harbor. View of Marken and harbor from boat. Parade in Amsterdam for the funeral of Prince Henry, consort of Queen Wilhelmina. People line the streets as ornate carriages, men on horseback, and a marching band. Canal in Amsterdam, shipping boat. Munttoren [Munt tower] in BG. Boats in the Singel canal in Amsterdam. The tower seen from the Amstel River. People walk across the Muntplein bridge. More canal views, Munt tower in BG. Long flat ships in Rhine River. Titisee, Germany (near Swiss border). Maja Pfister and Heinz Hellmold (well-dressed) walk up a street. A large countryside estate. A man walks with three women in a small town, past “POSTKARTEN CENTRALE.” Traditional Bavarian-style buildings, including the “Hotel Gerald.” Nazi swastika banners from the buildings. People walk through the streets. Men wear lederhosen and German Alpine hats. People in the streets. A large banner in German hangs between two buildings, one of which is a hotel and guesthouse. The banner announces the town's support of the Fuehrer encourages locals to vote for Hitler on August 19 (1934?). More men in traditional costume, people walk through town. Mountains in the BG. A Nazi flag above the “Alpenrose Cafe,” people dine on a side terrace. Men in traditional Bavarian outfits. A young man wheels a cart down the street. People in a horse-drawn carriage ride through town. A herd of cows walk up a road. Mountains. Cows drink from a trough. MS, Germans outside their Bavarian home. A car drives by. Hitler Youth in uniform march in threes along a street, directed by an officer. St. Mark’s Square in Venice, Italy, people, pigeons. A woman offers food to the birds who take it from her hand. The domes of St. Mark’s Basilica behind the elaborate Foscari Arch, part of Doge’s Palace. Gondoliers row down a canal and under a bridge. A man carries a package on his head through St. Mark’s Square. Crowds stand outside of St. Mark’s Basilica. Pigeons swarm the square. Aerial view of the city, including Santa Maria della Salute along the Venice Grand Canal. The Church of San Giorgio Maggiore on an island. Multiple gondolas move through the waterway. A gondola rowing competition. A large group of spectators in front of Santa Maria della Salute. Crowds watch from the sides. More gondoliers work to propel their gondolas forward. Ships in a harbor, a large building to the left, possibly Italy. Gruz Harbor in Dubrovnik. Yugoslav(?) soldiers march through the streets of Dubrovnik, clocktower in Luza Square in the BG. Three women and two men stand by the city walls. Aerial view of the city from the Srđ mountain. Other mountains across the water. Coastline and mountain from a ship. Passengers on cruise ship play shuffleboard.




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