Saybrook family activities and sailing, 1934-1937–Dorothy Stebbins Bowles–home movies. Reel 12

Saybrook family activities and sailing, 1934-1937--Dorothy Stebbins Bowles--home movies. Reel 12


Bowles, Dorothy Stebbins Collection
Original Format:
16mm film
315 ft
Can Description:
Film 10B;1934 - B and Ches;1936 - Saybrook: Topsy, George, Ches rowing;1937 - Saybrook: Ches birthday, swimming, fishing, beginning of sailing trip with Lunds, Devil's Hopyard, Cox fire
Viewing Notes:
[Emulsion peeling so image appears to have fractals over it];Chester and Barbara at the beach with another little girl. Chester finds a crab and shows it to the camera. Group of children greet a car. A black dog jumps out and plays with the spaniel. Chester and an older boy play with the dogs. Barb, Chester and a woman in a rowboat. Chester blows on a reed. Chester and the spaniel in the rowboat. Dorothy pushes the baby carriage with the dog. Barbara holds baby Cynthia. Chester and Barbara plays with dogs with a news paper. Chet talks to a man who is writing something down. Chet looks at the paper. The man walks away and waves his hand. Chester plays with the dogs with a stick in the yard.;[Fractals clear up];Kids playing on a dock in swimsuits. Children on the beach, run up stone stairs to top of reservoir? A boy on crutches. Kids climb to top of stone structure. Kids play in the water and share a pair of goggles. Teenage boys on a sail boat steering with younger kids and one adult. Barbara dives into the water off a diving board. Chester jumps off of a small boat and swims. Boys fishing off dock. Dorothy nets a dead fish. More sailing.;Winter: Barb and Chester walking through the woods with a couple spaniel and some other girls. Barbara scoots across a log over a stream. Dogs in the water. Dorothy scoots across the log laughing and talking to the camera. Shots of the stream and a small waterfall. Kids throw snowballs at each other in front of a waterfall. Dogs and kids play around the water. Cut to a man standing on the roof of a house with a broom. Fire trucks drive up. A crowd gathers in the yard looking up. Now there are two men on the roof doing something with the chimney. Cars parked on the side of the road in front of the house and traffic going by. [End of Reel]
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Saybrook, CT
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1 comment on “Saybrook family activities and sailing, 1934-1937–Dorothy Stebbins Bowles–home movies. Reel 12”

  1. cynthia aguilar

    Stone structure is old Fort Tyler, located at eastern end of Long Island. Dates to the Spanish-American War when it was built as a defense for New York City. Now almost under water.

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