Film ID:
NEFA 21313

YOUNG LADIES ACADEMY

1932

Visitor Tabs

Description

This amateur film consists of a series of individual and group portraits of young women students. They are thought to be residents at Easton Hall in Eskdale Terrace, Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne, a hostel gifted to Armstrong College by Emily Easton. This film is part of the Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA) collection.

An older woman carries a scruffy mongrel dog and speaks to camera as she tries to control the lively dog.

Portrait shot of two women as more young women emerge from the college building at Easton Hall. One of the women picks up the scruffy dog and shows him off to camera. Portrait shot of two women, one dressed in white shirt and tie.

Many portrait shots of the women students in pairs and threes follow, including women dressed in silver service waitress uniforms and in nurses’ uniform.

Group portrait shots of three women together walking towards the camera holding hands follow.

Some of the women play with the dog in a caged grass enclosure outside the hostel. They then walk out from the building, where a sign on the gate reads “Easton Hall”.

Portrait shot of a young woman, walking towards camera. She then poses back in the doorway to Easton Hall. A young woman in a tweed pencil skirt suit plays with the dog and gives it a treat.