These are clips from seven reels of 8mm film converted into digital files of Dr Frederick O Smetana Phd family between 1958 and 1962
They show the four children of Dr Frederick Smetana and Adelaide Virginia Smetana.
The eldest Daniel, plus Martha, Andrew and Paul Fran celebrating various birthdays and the opening of Christmas presents.
Frederick and Adelaide appear in these films. Their marriage endured over 50 years until Adelaides demise in July 2005 with Dr Smetana passing in May 2011 in Raleigh N.C at the age of 83
A full obit is available on the Dignity memorial website
These films were shot during the period of 1955 to 1961 whilst Dr Smetana was a research scientist at the University of Southern California where he earned his Ph.D. in Engineering.
Should you be interested in recovering these memories to perhaps have them converted in a more usable format, please use the contact form on the top right of the page. They are standard 8 and have all been run through a projector and are in very good condition.