Author Archives: Northeast Historic Film

[Margaret Cummings Bean–home movies] Reel 18

(Film distorted) Graduates and guests outside a building. People getting into a car. People at the overlook at Niagara Falls. The Maid of the Mist ship below the Falls. Driving over a bridge. A flock of sheep. A woman picking flowers on the side of the road. Cars driving down the road. Landscape filmed from

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[Margaret Cummings Bean–home movies] Reel 21

A snapping turtle. A car driving in loops. A group of men pose in front of a hanging deer. A man with a camera. Shots of various men. Dragging the deer down the front steps and loading them into a truck. People getting into a car. A person on the roof of a house. A

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[Margaret Cummings Bean–home movies] Reel 25

A woman and a girl (Janet?) on a couch. Janet playing with a doll. A house under construction. A man and a woman pose on the front steps of the house. A man working in a field. A train. Janet on a swing. Dogs. A woman and a child in a garden. Shots of a

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[Margaret Cummings Bean–home movies] Reel 19

A man, a woman and a girl (Janet) on a swing. Janet on a swing with toys. Topiary garden with the lake beyond. A boat on the water. Shots of a house. An eclipse. A boat on the water. People playing ball. A toddler and a puppy. People and dogs around a car. A man

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[Margaret Cummings Bean–home movies] Reel 24

An ice boat on a frozen lake. Cars parked outside a house. A snow plow. Shots of the house. People jacking up a house. People walking up a road. Sweeping off rugs spread on the grass. Two men playing leap frog. A woman (Aunty Elliot?) reading. Indoor scene. A woman holding a baby. Men burning

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[Margaret Cummings Bean–home movies] Reel 23

Three men, one with a fox skin around his shoulders. People and dogs outdoors. Deer, a raccoon and a fox hanging from a barn. Shots of various men. Dogs. Men with guns. Dead animals strapped to the hood of a car. [End of Reel]

[Margaret Cummings Bean–home movies] Reel 22

Sunset. The sun (moon?). A girl (Janet?) with dogs. Two people having a snowball fight. A Christmas tree. A dog in the snow. Houses, trees and the lake in the snow. A horse drawn sleigh. Cats. Sunset over the frozen lake. A snow plow. A dog. [End of Reel]

[Margaret Cummings Bean–home movies] Reel 8

People cutting ice. A dog on the ice. (Film changes to black and white) People cutting ice and loading it on the trucks. A mechanical saw cutting ice. A man scoring the ice. Loading ice onto a truck. Cutting ice. Shots of various men. A dog with puppies. A girl (Janet) with the dogs. Janet

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[Margaret Cummings Bean–home movies] Reel 12

Two people snowshoeing with a dog. A horse drawn sleigh. A young girl playing outdoors. People outdoors. People on the dock by a lake. Cars parked on the shore. Boats on the water. A man, a young girl, and a horse. Children playing outdoors. A woman (Aunty Elliot) seated in a wheelchair outdoors. Children eating

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[Margaret Cummings Bean–home movies] Reel 11

A garden. A girl walking through the garden. A tractor. A man cutting grass with a scythe. A girl driving horse drawn farm equipment. The man with the scythe. A truck piled with hay. Women in formal dress (leaving for church). Dark indoor scenes. A girl (Janet?) with a dog and a calf. Houses in

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