Donations of audio or video do not have
to be in digital format. We can have almost any format
digitized and return the originals to you. You can
also have them digitized locally and send us the CD or
electronic files. Please contact us to let us know
what you have and in what format.
Some damaged tapes/film cannot be digitized in their entirety.
Whenever possible, we try to capture as much meaningful content
as we can.
We are fortunate that our family seems to
embrace technology in all its forms, and the 19th and 20th
Centuries were a time of technological change at the consumer
level. The Web Galleries show the shift from the rare
formal portrait to large numbers of casual photographs.
Here in Multimedia, we see the emergence of home audio recording
using reel-to-reel and cassette tapes, and later the use of home
video (Super-8, video cameras and now digital recording).
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the clips were recorded at the same sound level, and some
have been restored from damaged media.
Various family gatherings
(Detroit, MI USA; Eugene Gottlieb)
In 1961, Gene
Gottlieb got his hands on a new type of reel-to-reel
tape recorder. Always up for some fun, he recorded
some of our family shows.
On Sundays, the family would gather and everyone
would put on shows. The kids would lip-synch
to records and do variety acts, Gene would do "Man
on the Street" interviews in the style of Steve
Allen, and whoever was around was roped into skits,
musical numbers, and any variety of fun and games.
The audio clips below are from a variety of family
gatherings in the 1960s. They represent a time
and a place and what we was going on when you got
too many of us together in one room.
Gene Gottlieb — sound check
bribing Vic Damone
Max & Rose Gottlieb arrive,
games with kids
interviewing Max Gottlieb as Ben Gurion
a stirring rendition
of Dayenu (Ricky Ferette)
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NOTE: Most of these movies were digitized from
silent 8mm films. Some of them have an added music
track which is not necessary. Some
clips have been restored from damaged media.
1962 - Wedding of Sheila Barill &
from the collection of Sheila Barill
The photographs from this
weddingare in the
Family Album Web Gallery and have almost everyone
identified. This wedding was a large-scale celebration, with
Vladimiretsers from Detroit, Montreal, Boston, Washington DC
and many other places coming in. Includes:
preparation and bridesmaids
preparation and groomsmen
After the ceremony
Lots of wedding guests
Don't know.) / Some dancing [Note: Sheila
specifically asked both the videographer and the
photographer to get extra coverage of the dancing
and the reception. Neither listened to her and
she always complained that they didn't do what she
Nov 1965 -
Thanksgiving many Detroit
1950's - Washington DC / NY / Boston trip
with Louis & Rifka Barill, Sheila Barill and
Many of the cousins they visited have not yet been
identified. Any help would be appreciated. (badly
Dec 1965 - Terri (Terryn) 1st birthday.
were moving to California, Terryn's birthday party
was held early in Detroit, so everyone could be