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Children of Switzerland
Description: A brother and sister, accompanied by their mother, hike up a Swiss Alps mountain to visit their father and older brother working at the family summer pasture.
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Clip #: TFA-328C
Length: 10:28
Year: 1955
Color: B/W
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1950s
Region: Europe
Country: Switzerland
Subject: Children
Original: 16mm
1950s, Switzerland, snow covered mountain, mountain railway to Swiss Alps villages, visitors exploring village, Swiss boy and girl sitting on fence watching people passing by, man pushing baggage cart, village street scenes, woodcarver shop, boy looking at wood carvings including of William Tell and cattle, cuckoo clocks, children arriving home and talking to grandfather who is spreading grass to dry in sunshine, mother tending to fire in stove and selecting slab of bacon from smoke room, cuckoo clock sounding 12 o’clock, children and mother eating lunch of soup and cheese at table while listening to music from radio, herd of cattle grazing in high Alps pastures, father tending to cattle and preparing fresh milk to be turned into cheese, herdsman, older brother harvesting hay, father scouring cheese kettle outside mountain hut, father heating milk over fire and adding liquid to cause milk to curdle into cheese, father pouring cheese into mold and squeezing out whey, mother and children packing up supplies and hiking up steep mountain to visit father and brother, villagers harvesting hay on slopes to be used for feeding cattle in winter, children and mother resting on grass, snow capped mountain peaks, children and mother continuing journey up mountain and finally arriving at upper pasture, father glad to receive newspaper amongst supplies, family eating meal of fresh bread, cheese and fresh milk on summer pasture

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