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Amateur holiday footage of a family’s trip to the Caribbean and the Panama Canal.
1958 23 mins Silent
A young family’s home recordings of their holiday across the southern islands of the Caribbean down to the Panama Canal. Highlights from the footage include the bizarre herding of a flock of flamingos, bustling ports towns and a central American sunset, as this family enjoys a pleasurable trip across this vibrant region.
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