[Elizabeth Thompson Reed–home movies] Reel [1]

[Elizabeth Thompson Reed--home movies] Reel [1]

Sheila Denny-Brown Collection
circa 1928
Original Format:
300 ft
Viewing Notes:
Amateur footage. Particularly good depiction of women interacting with affection. NHF cataloguing notes, 7/97 for Reel [1]: (0:00) Outdoor tennis ca.1930s, men and women on court. Sailboats and sailing. Women on wharf, with girls. Girl looking down from deck or wharf, waving to camera. Steam train approaching. (1:30) Passengers disembarking and boarding train, greetings and farewells on platform. Children in water, splashing. (2:00) Many sailboats. Picnic scene, many men and women sitting on grass. Lawn in front of large houses [Hancock?]. CU women. POV from boat. Sailboats in heavy wind and choppy water. (3:00) POV on boat. Girl and boy at shore, along rocks and water. Sailboat approaching shore. Sailboat with dinghy behind it. (3:30) POV from wharf, of moored boats. Canoe, woman paddling to shore and then away. Sailboats. POV from boat, of sailboats. (4:30) Sailboat and buoy, heavy winds. CU passengers on sailboat, POV from the sailboat with trailing dinghy. Men and women coming out of building (church?), dressed nicely in white. (5:20) House, women on front porch. LS sailboat through trees, tree branches frame the sailboat. Man on shaded front porch, house in wooded area. (6:20) LS power boat on lake, LS mountains. Rocks and water. (at 6:50, some dropout on VHS tape) (7:10) Steamship approaching wharf. Passengers disembarking, CU women and young girl, one woman carrying hatbox. (7:45) Children, then also men and women, swimming, wearing bathing caps, kicking, splashing. (8:30) Women and girl on porch reading book together. (poor exposure) (8:50) Girl swimming with bathing cap on. Man watching, standing waist deep in water wearing 1920s style bathing suit. Girl floating on her back. (9:30) Man and girl swimming together. (9:35) Tennis, men and women in 1920s style clothing.
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Hancock United States., Maine
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