Wright, Walter Woodman Collection

Collection contains [Elizabeth Woodman Wright–home movies], primarily scenes of summer activities at Windy Ledge Farm in Paris, Maine. Footage has intertitles and shows plowing and harvesting with horse-powered equipment, working in the orchard, picnic outings, family pets, cutting trails and shingling the barn. Fiddler Mellie Dunham appears, playing outdoors. <a href=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mellie_Dunham”>Wikipedia</a> Vivian Milner Akers, an artist from Norway, Maine, is shown painting a portrait.

Wright, Walter Woodman Collection




Primary Format and Extent:
film (3,000 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. reversal pos.
Collection Date Range:
1929 - 1948
Summary:
Collection contains [Elizabeth Woodman Wright--home movies], primarily scenes of summer activities at Windy Ledge Farm in Paris, Maine. Footage has intertitles and shows plowing and harvesting with horse-powered equipment, working in the orchard, picnic outings, family pets, cutting trails and shingling the barn. Fiddler Mellie Dunham appears, playing outdoors. Wikipedia Vivian Milner Akers, an artist from Norway, Maine, is shown painting a portrait.
Biographical/Historical Notes:
The properties shown in the film, in Paris, Maine, were held by two adjacent titles: one farm by L.E. ("Uncle El") Thayer, the other, Windy Ledge Farm, by Prof. C.H.C. Wright. Elizabeth Woodman Wright, married to C.H.C. Wright, did most of the filming with a Kodak camera she purchased in 1928. The Wright family lived in Cambridge, Mass., most of the year, spending the summer in Maine. Wright Family Papers, 1826-2003 Massachusetts Historical Society includes papers of professor C. H. C. Wright (husband), and the papers of Elizabeth Woodman Wright (creator), Walter Woodman Wright (son and donor).
cPeople and Organizations:
Wright Family, Walter Woodman Wright, Mellie Dunham, Vivian Milner Akers
Subject(s):
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Repository:
Northeast Historic Film
Availabilty:
Access is restricted; consult repository for detail.
Condition Governing Reproduction and Use:
Authorization to reuse and/or reproduce must be obtained from Northeast Historic Film. See http://oldfilm.org/content/stock-footage-licensing for more information.
Source URL:
http://oldfilm.org/collection/Detail/collections/128

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