Guy Koenigsberger’s films shot in the ’20s and ’30s offer slices of life from a younger Des Moines.
A scene of friends playing a leisurely game of golf atop a breezy bluff.
A class of exuberant second-graders bundled up for a train ride.
An elementary school graduation ceremony marked by baskets of flowers and a tree planting.
Guy Koenigsberger has a collection of these images on home movies showing countless timeless memories.
Those film clips, some nearly 90 years old, capture slices of Des Moines’ past.
Koenigsberger’s father, Guy Sr., shot many home movies on 16-millimeter black and white film using a Kodak movie camera between 1926 and 1932.
Source: Des Moines Register