Scenes of Daily Life and Leisure in 1920s Sebring, Florida

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  • 1920s

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  • 26:15; B&W; silent


  • This 1920s film footage begins with the highlights of the Highlands County Fair before transitioning into scattered scenes of daily domestic and public life in Sebring, Florida. Footage of downtown Sebring captures images of residents milling about near identifiable businesses like Hotel Roanoke, Highland Bank and Trust Co., “The Sebring” hotel, and the First National Bank of Sebring. Additionally, Bok Tower, a National Historic Landmark, is shown under construction before its completion in 1929. Scenes of men at work in an unidentified Florida oil derrick, possibly located in Venus or Oldsmar, Fl underscore industrial development in 1920s central Florida. Additionally, children and adults are featured lining up outside of an unidentified church in Sebring as well as the daily activities of a woman living in a large lakefront home (likely Lake Jackson).

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