This film was shot in the town of Highland, New York between 1939 and 1940, and consists of scenes of the Hudson River Bridge, miners working the Iron mines of the Hudson Highlands and family get-togethers.
Father, later Monsignor, William Reid acquired his first ‘movie’ camera in the mid-1930s. He continued to film a wide variety of subjects until the 1970s. He filmed in the United States, where he lived for most of his life, and also religiously documented life in Ireland with family and friends during his regular trips home. His Irish films include holiday and family activities against the backdrop of beautiful Irish scenery. He also captured holidays abroad in France, Spain, England and Italy.
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With kind permission of Ann O’Brien.