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The following MP4 files are short videos of the home movies of Robert Stoy, taken between 1939 and 1962. There is also the video of Bob and Lisa's wedding in September 1988.

I've taken all the spliced material that Dad put on the film reels and separated each scene - in many cases the splicing did not make any sense so I've revised some of the material. Also, I've left out a couple of scenes that can't be identified and are of no interest today - Dad is not around to say what some of these scenes were about. My brother, Jim, and my cousin Ann have helped in identifying various people and places; some of the material is like solving a mystery without the help of the people (Mom and Dad) that made the films some 75 years ago. Most of the material, but not all, comes from the late 1930s and early 1940s, and I've tried to indicate on each scene the approximate time of filming - this was done by comparing a particular scene to other scenes, looking at the model of the cars, knowing the ages and deaths of various people, and comparing the film to still photos that have dates.

The original film was 8mm recorded at 16-18 frames per second in roughly a 4:3 format. I've converted the digital files to 4:3 format at 854x620px and 20fps to minimize the file size yet retain the original image clarity (which wasn't that good to start with). These videos are at least as good optical quality as the original film.


Reel # 8477: Arranged by date
Scene # Title Date
1 Mom And Dad - Florida Trip October 1939
2 Winter 1940 - Skating Early 1940
3 Trip to Clarksburg West Virginia Probably Feb-Mar 1940
4 Dut And Friends - Clarksburg Baseball Field Feb-Mar 1940
5 Summer 1940 - Ocean City Summer 1940
6 Backyard Stoy Home Summer 1940?
7 Backyard Stoy Home - Dad with Bertha Yowell 1940?
8 Ann Arnold - Grandmother Stoy - Elm Street Summer 1940
9 Mom And Dad Trip 1940?
10 Potomac River Little Falls 1940 1940?
11 Skip Stoy 1940?
12 Tommy Finch 1940
13 Mom And Dad Wedding Reception September 1940
14 Ann Arnold - Virginia Arnold in Park 1940
15 Maria Stoy - Christmas 1940 Stoy Home December 1940
16 H O Lubbes - Christmas 1940 December 1940
17 Christmas 1940 - Grandparents Home December 1940
18 Unknown Baby And Woman ??
19 Unknown One-Year Old ??
20 Ann - Flower Garden Elm Street April 1941
21 Tommy Finch And H O Lubbes - Easter 1941 April 1941
22 Family Gathering at Young Home on Emerson Street Spring 1941?
23 Ball Game 1941?
24 Dad Washing Car 1941 Summer 1941
25 Dut And Skip - Stoy Elm Street Home Summer 1941?
26 H O Lubbes And Spitz Dog at Grandparents Summer 1941?
27 H O Lubbes - Grandparents 1941?
28 Mom And Dad - Home 1941 1941
29 Ann Arnold - Red Coat Late 1941
30 Ann Arnold - Dolls Parents Late 1941
31 Ann Arnold - Christmas With Parents December 1941
32 Bobby First Six Months Jan-Jun 1942
33 Spitz Dog And Pups 1942 1942
34 Spitz Dogs 1942 1942
35 Bobby Playpen Summer 1942
36 Jimmy And Bobby - Summer 1943 Summer 1943
37 Bobby And Jimmy - Christmas 1943 and 2nd Birthday Dec 1943 And Jan 1944
38 Bobby Ocean City A Summer 1944
39 Bobby Ocean City B Summer 1944
40 Ocean City - Jimmy Bobby Boats 1945 And 1947 1945 And 1947
41 Ocean City - Shout Taylor 1945?
42 Bobby 4th Birthday - Sledding on Elm Street January 1946
43 Jimmy And Bobby - Backyard Easter 1946 April 1946
44 Christmas 1946 - Bobby 5th Birthday Dec 1946 - Jan 1947
45 Henry And Grace Young 40th Anniversary May 1947
46 Backyard Stoy Home -Bobby Jimmy Ann Summer 1947
47 Addy and Stoy Families - Ocean City Summer 1957 or 1958
48 Eagle's Mere PA - Supplee Family Summer 1959
49 Homes on Churchill Road 1962-3
50 Lisa and Bob Wedding 1988 September 1988