Henry John Dewenter was born in Peckelsheim, Germany in 1884. Elizabeth Auer was born in Austria in 1889. Both immigrated to the US in 1907. They were married in 1914 in Los Angeles. They purchased land in Southern California, and oil was discovered on the property. They built up an orange ranch north of La Verne, California, now on the National Register of Historic Places (listed as the DeWenter Ranch/DeWenter Mansion). The elder Henry Dewenter passed away in LA in 1954 and Elizabeth passed away in 1962. They had two sons, Henry Adolf Dewenter (1915-1992), and Paul Dewenter (b. 1917).
Entire reel is Kodacolor lenticular color. Location unknown. Possibly Hawaii. Cover of brochure: South Seas Exploration Cruise. [Leaves Los Angeles June 30, 1934] Hula dancers and ukulele players Family at beach Family in flower garden
Sign advertising South Seas Exploration Cruise. Woman in hula skirt stands holding cigarette. Two women and two men stand together on beach. Two boys stand leaning against tree.
Two teenage boys lean against tree. Woman in dress gives boys a light for their cigarettes and leaves. Boys smoke. Women in hula skirts stand in front of seated men.
Women in hula skirts dance before seated men playing ukuleles.
Two women in hula skirts dance as men play ukuleles behind them. Men sitting with their ukuleles. Large group of women dancing in hula skirts.
Women and men in hula skirts, lined in rows, dance. Man wearing boat as outfit, mocks rowing across grass, capsizes and struggles with man. Dancers sit on grass.
Men in ceremonial dress fight with poles as performance for audience. Men and women in grass skirts dance.
Women in ceremonial, grass skirts. Large group of men and women dance in rows.
Large group of women and men dance in row. Audience sits and watches people dance. Women dance in a row.
Men in ceremonial outfits dance in row for audience. People stand in audience watching. Woman dances in grass skirt. Two women dance in grass skirts.
Women in grass hula skirts dance for audience. Brass band stands in circle playing instruments.
Woman walks among crowd, smiling. People walking across grass field. Large group of people in ceremonial dress walk across grass and begin dancing.
Large group of people in ceremonial dress dance on grass field.
Group of people in ceremonial dress and grass hula skirts sit on grass slapping their legs and then stand and dance.
Group of people in ceremonial dress and grass hula skirts dance and then sit on grass slapping their legs.
Group of people in ceremonial dress and grass hula skirts sit on grass slapping their legs. Women stand in rows, playing ukuleles.
Two rows of women, one seated and one standing, play ukuleles. Woman in grass skirt hula dances as women play ukuleles.
Women stand from chairs, playing ukuleles and walk away in unison. Women dance in front of women playing ukuleles.
Women dance in front of women playing ukuleles.
Woman stands playing guitar as women are seated behind her playing ukuleles. Women dance in front of women playing ukuleles.
Women dance in front of women playing ukuleles. People sit on blankets on the beach under parasols.
Woman in bathing suit fixes her swimming cap. Woman and man swim in waves off beach. Man in suit sits in front of flowers. Boy in suit in front of flowers.
Man in suit takes off hat as he walks through garden, talking. Rows of flowers in garden. Two young men in suits in garden.
Bed of flowers in garden. Man in suit stands in garden. Flowers on bush. Young man holds bush out for view. Woman is touching flowers.
Woman in garden is touching flowers on bushes. Flowers on bushes. Dog. Boy is petting dog.
Boy in garden uses clippers to cut flower from bush. Flowers.
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