Koninginnefeesten te Steenwijk 31 aug. - 1 sept. 1920
Reportage about the Queen’s Celebrations in Steenwijk.
Film about Steenwijk during the Queen’s Celebrations. We see children playing games: the sack race, ‘tilting at the ring’, and a game involving buckets of water. A flight demonstration takes place at the airfield, with one airplane doing several stunts. The crowd watches a band playing music. After their flight, the pilots are warmly received by a welcoming committee. Steenwijk then witnesses a colourful parade, with the dignitaries and the brass band leading the way, followed by children with kites, model airplanes, baby carriages decorated with flowers, bicycles, and umbrellas. Many of the children are dressed up in costumes. Then the adults march by, most of whom are also dressed up and riding on floats. At the end, we see individual shots of children in costume, the public, and several dignitaries.
F. van der Maden, Welte komt: de geschiedenis van C. Welte's Cinematograph, theater van levende fotografieën, Arnhem (1989), p. 27, p. 36, p. 40