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2008
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Home Movie Day is Saturday, October 18 2008! Please visit www.homemovieday.com for information about an event near you. For more on Robbins Barstow, please visit http://www.archive.org/details/barstow_disneyland_dream_1956
Topics: home movie day, home movies, center for home movies, robbins barstow
Home Movies
1986 Arthur H. Smith
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An edited home movie by Arthur H. Smith of Smith's later years, living with his wife Blanche in Big Bear Lake, California, including a description of his filmmaking process. This file includes "Last Reel II," (1991) a silent reel of outtakes and stills. Arthur Smith was born in Silver Spring, Nevada in 1909 and passed away in 2000 after having lived in the Bay Area and Big Bear Lake, California. According to his typewritten autobiography, after high school he began working for the...
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Topics: Arthur H. Smith, Amateur film, Big Bear Lake, California, Filmmaking
Home Movies
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Compilation reel of Ketcham family home movies, 1949-1974. Rodney K. Ketcham Collection: This large collection of 8mm and 16mm amateur films by Rodney Kenneth Ketcham is familial, yet international, in scope, showing both travel throughout the United States and abroad and domestic home movie scenes. Content notes are from Dr. Ketcham’s daughter Jerri Ketcham McDermott. Dr. Rodney Kenneth Ketcham (1909-2002), grew up in Lestershire, New York. Dr. Ketcham was a Cornell graduate (B.A. 1929, M.A....
Topic: Home movies
Home Movies
1982 Arthur H. Smith
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Arthur Smith was born in Silver Spring, Nevada in 1909 and passed away in 2000 after having lived in the Bay Area and Big Bear Lake, California. According to his typewritten autobiography, after high school he began working for the Pacific Telephone Company as a telephone repairman. He was asked by the company to make a sponsored film for them, and he was later promoted to first level management at Pacific Telephone. Smith produced a variety of instructional and safety films for the Bell...
Topics: Amateur films, Arthur H. Smith, Dolls
Home Movies
1980 Arthur H. Smith
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Arthur Smith was born in Silver Spring, Nevada in 1909 and passed away in 2000 after having lived in the Bay Area and Big Bear Lake, California. According to his typewritten autobiography, after high school he began working for the Pacific Telephone Company as a telephone repairman. He was asked by the company to make a sponsored film for them, and he was later promoted to first level management at Pacific Telephone. Smith produced a variety of instructional and safety films for the Bell...
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Topics: Amateur films, Arthur H. Smith, Film history
Home Movies
1979 Arthur H. Smith
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Arthur Smith was born in Silver Spring, Nevada in 1909 and passed away in 2000 after having lived in the Bay Area and Big Bear Lake, California. According to his typewritten autobiography, after high school he began working for the Pacific Telephone Company as a telephone repairman. He was asked by the company to make a sponsored film for them, and he was later promoted to first level management at Pacific Telephone. Smith produced a variety of instructional and safety films for the Bell...
Topics: Amateur films, Arthur H. Smith, Dramas, Thrillers
Home Movies
1978 Robbins Barstow
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The Barstow family's vacation to the Seychelles. Filmed and edited by Robbins Barstow (1919-2010) of Wethersfield, Connecticut.
Topics: home movie, Barstow Travel Adventure
Home Movies
1978 Arthur H. Smith
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Arthur Smith was born in Silver Spring, Nevada in 1909 and passed away in 2000 after having lived in the Bay Area and Big Bear Lake, California. According to his typewritten autobiography, after high school he began working for the Pacific Telephone Company as a telephone repairman. He was asked by the company to make a sponsored film for them, and he was later promoted to first level management at Pacific Telephone. Smith produced a variety of instructional and safety films for the Bell...
Topics: Amateur films, Arthur H. Smith, Autobiographies
Home Movies
1977 Robbins Barstow
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The Barstow family's vacation to Bermuda in 1977. Filmed and edited by Robbins Barstow (1919-2010) of Wethersfield, Connecticut.
Topics: home movie, Barstow Travel Adventure
Home Movies
1976 Rodney K. Ketcham
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Ketcham family home scenes, New York and Pennsylvania, 1971-1976. Rodney K. Ketcham Collection: This large collection of 8mm and 16mm amateur films by Rodney Kenneth Ketcham is familial, yet international, in scope, showing both travel throughout the United States and abroad and domestic home movie scenes. Content notes are from Dr. Ketcham’s daughter Jerri Ketcham McDermott. Dr. Rodney Kenneth Ketcham (1909-2002), grew up in Lestershire, New York. Dr. Ketcham was a Cornell graduate (B.A....
Topic: Home movies
Home Movies
1975 Robbins Barstow
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The Barstow family’s trip to California and Nantucket. Filmed and edited by Robbins Barstow (1919-2010) of Wethersfield, Connecticut.
Topics: home movie, Barstow Travel Adventure
Home Movies
1974 Arthur H. Smith
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Arthur Smith was born in Silver Spring, Nevada in 1909 and passed away in 2000 after having lived in the Bay Area and Big Bear Lake, California. According to his typewritten autobiography, after high school he began working for the Pacific Telephone Company as a telephone repairman. He was asked by the company to make a sponsored film for them, and he was later promoted to first level management at Pacific Telephone. Smith produced a variety of instructional and safety films for the Bell...
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Topics: Amateur films, Arthur H. Smith, Autobiographies
Home Movies
1974 Robbins Barstow
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The Barstow family's vacation to Colombia. Filmed and edited by Robbins Barstow (1919-2010) of Wethersfield, Connecticut.   
Topics: home movie, Barstow Travel Adventure
Home Movies
1973 Robbins Barstow
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Barstow vacation to Alaska in 1973. Filmed and edited by Robbins Barstow (1919-2010) of Wethersfield, Connecticut.   
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Topics: home movie, Barstow Travel Adventure
Home Movies
1973 Robbins Barstow
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The Barstow family's Baja boat trip in 1973. Filmed and edited by Robbins Barstow (1919-2010) of Wethersfield, Connecticut.
Topics: home movie, Barstow Travel Adventure
Home Movies
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The Barstow family visits Florida. Filmed and edited by Robbins Barstow (1919-2010) of Wethersfield, Connecticut.
Topics: home movie, Barstow Travel Adventure
Home Movies
1971 Robbins Barstow
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The Barstow family visits Hawaii in 1971. Filmed and edited by Robbins Barstow (1919-2010) of Wethersfield, Connecticut.
Topics: home movie, Barstow Travel Adventure
Home Movies
1970 Rodney K. Ketcham
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Ketcham family home scenes, New York, 1960s. Rodney K. Ketcham Collection: This large collection of 8mm and 16mm amateur films by Rodney Kenneth Ketcham is familial, yet international, in scope, showing both travel throughout the United States and abroad and domestic home movie scenes. Content notes are from Dr. Ketcham’s daughter Jerri Ketcham McDermott. Dr. Rodney Kenneth Ketcham (1909-2002), grew up in Lestershire, New York. Dr. Ketcham was a Cornell graduate (B.A. 1929, M.A. 1930, Ph.D....
Topic: Home movies
Home Movies
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The Barstow family's vacation to Haiti and Puerto Rico in February 1970. Filmed and edited by Robbins Barstow (1919-2010) of Wethersfield, Connecticut.   
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Topics: home movie, Barstow Travel Adventure
Home Movies
1967 Robbins Barstow
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The Barstow family's "Dream Trip" through the Western United States, 1967. Filmed and edited by Robbins Barstow (1919-2010) of Wethersfield, Connecticut. Includes stops at Mesa Verde National Monument, Four Corners, Monument Valley, Wyoming, Disneyland, Barstow, California, Lake Powell, the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad (Colorado), and Wethersfield, Connecticut.
Topics: home movie, Barstow Travel Adventure
Home Movies
1966 Arthur H. Smith
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Arthur Smith was born in Silver Spring, Nevada in 1909 and passed away in 2000 after having lived in the Bay Area and Big Bear Lake, California. According to his typewritten autobiography, after high school he began working for the Pacific Telephone Company as a telephone repairman. He was asked by the company to make a sponsored film for them, and he was later promoted to first level management at Pacific Telephone. Smith produced a variety of instructional and safety films for the Bell...
Topics: Amateur films, Arthur H. Smith
Home Movies
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The Barstow family visits Eastern Cananda in 1966, and the Montreal Expo in 1968. Filmed and edited by Robbins Barstow (1919-2010) of Wethersfield, Connecticut.
Topics: home movie, Barstow Travel Adventure
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Unidentified 8mm orphan home movie purchased at flea market. Circa 1965 Label on can: Cats Kuntstown Watkins Glen Niagara Kremkau's Pop's Funeral World's Fair [1964-1965 New York World's Fair] Bonnies Beach Prom Time Patio/Family Phila. Wildwood Swim Meet Sam/Navy
Topics: Home movies, Niagara Falls, World's Fair
Home Movies
1964 Diminuco family
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Diminuco Home Movies Jean's Wedding 1964
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1964 Ellwood F. Hoffmann
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Ellwood F. Hoffmann (1885-1966) Home Movie Collection Ellwood Hoffmann dropped out of school in 6th grade and went to work sweeping the floors at a hosiery mill for 25 cents/week. Eventually, he started his own silk stocking factory in Philadelphia – Lucille Hosiery. He retired at age 50 and pursued his hobbies – tennis, gardening and filmmaking. He visited all 50 states and Mexico and Canada filming with a camera mounted to the dashboard of his car. Many groups, including the horticultural...
Topics: Home movies, World's Fairs
Home Movies
1964 Arthur H. Smith
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Arthur Smith was born in Silver Spring, Nevada in 1909 and passed away in 2000 after having lived in the Bay Area and Big Bear Lake, California. According to his typewritten autobiography, after high school he began working for the Pacific Telephone Company as a telephone repairman. He was asked by the company to make a sponsored film for them, and he was later promoted to first level management at Pacific Telephone. Smith produced a variety of instructional and safety films for the Bell...
Topics: Amateur films, Arthur H. Smith, Santa's Village
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1964 Ellwood F. Hoffmann
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Ellwood F. Hoffmann (1885-1966) Home Movie Collection Ellwood Hoffmann dropped out of school in 6th grade and went to work sweeping the floors at a hosiery mill for 25 cents/week. Eventually, he started his own silk stocking factory in Philadelphia – Lucille Hosiery. He retired at age 50 and pursued his hobbies – tennis, gardening and filmmaking. He visited all 50 states and Mexico and Canada filming with a camera mounted to the dashboard of his car. Many groups, including the horticultural...
Topic: Home movies
Home Movies
1964 Arthur H. Smith
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"Skating" consists of footage of Blanche Smith rollerskating. Arthur Smith was born in Silver Spring, Nevada in 1909 and passed away in 2000 after having lived in the Bay Area and Big Bear Lake, California. According to his typewritten autobiography, after high school he began working for the Pacific Telephone Company as a telephone repairman. He was asked by the company to make a sponsored film for them, and he was later promoted to first level management at Pacific Telephone. Smith...
Topics: Amateur films, Arthur H. Smith, Home movies, Roller skating
Home Movies
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Barstows visit the 1962 Seattle World's Fair, Olympic National Park.
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Topics: home movie, Barstow Travel Adventure, Seattle World's Fair
Home Movies
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Robert Leo Kilker, Jr. of Kansas City organized ski trips by the Kansas City Ski Club and other trips to Europe and the Middle East. 8mm footage of the 1962 World's Fair in Seattle.  Exterior shots of the exhibits, the monorail, and of a helicoptor ride. Also footage of a side trip up to Victoria, British Columbia.
Topics: Home movies, Seattle, World's Fair, Victoria, British Columbia
Home Movies
1962 Rodney K. Ketcham
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Ketcham family home movies, primarily of Triple Cities/Harpur College, 1949-1962. Rodney K. Ketcham Collection: This large collection of 8mm and 16mm amateur films by Rodney Kenneth Ketcham is familial, yet international, in scope, showing both travel throughout the United States and abroad and domestic home movie scenes. Content notes are from Dr. Ketcham’s daughter Jerri Ketcham McDermott. Dr. Rodney Kenneth Ketcham (1909-2002), grew up in Lestershire, New York. Dr. Ketcham was a Cornell...
Topic: Home movies
Home Movies
1961 Rodney K. Ketcham
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1961 Ketcham family trip to England, France, Germany, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, and Austria. Rodney K. Ketcham Collection: This large collection of 8mm and 16mm amateur films by Rodney Kenneth Ketcham is familial, yet international, in scope, showing both travel throughout the United States and abroad and domestic home movie scenes. Content notes are from Dr. Ketcham’s daughter Jerri Ketcham McDermott. Dr. Rodney Kenneth Ketcham (1909-2002), grew up in Lestershire, New York. Dr. Ketcham was...
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Home Movies
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Rosemary Kilker of Kansas City, the wife of Robert Leo Kilker, Jr. filmed her trips to England and Ireland in August 1961. The 8mm reels include scenes of Trafalgar Square, Picadilly Circus, Big Ben, Tower, Thames River, Shakespeare's and Ann Hathaway's cottage, Warwick Castle, Defoe, the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, and Shannon, Ireland.
Topic: Home movies
Home Movies
1961 Diminuco family
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Diminuco Home Movies 1961-1963
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1961 Ellwood F. Hoffmann
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Ellwood F. Hoffmann (1885-1966) Home Movie Collection Ellwood Hoffmann dropped out of school in 6th grade and went to work sweeping the floors at a hosiery mill for 25 cents/week. Eventually, he started his own silk stocking factory in Philadelphia – Lucille Hosiery. He retired at age 50 and pursued his hobbies – tennis, gardening and filmmaking. He visited all 50 states and Mexico and Canada filming with a camera mounted to the dashboard of his car. Many groups, including the horticultural...
Topic: Home movies
Home Movies
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Robert Leo Kilker, Jr. of Kansas City organized ski trips by the Kansas City Ski Club and other trips to Europe and the Middle East. 2 8mm reels of a trip from Vienna to Moscow.
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Home Movies
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Robert Leo Kilker, Jr. of Kansas City organized ski trips by the Kansas City Ski Club and other trips to Europe and the Middle East. 8mm film of trip to Muenster, Koln, Aachen, Innsbruck, and Weisbaden, ca. 1960.
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Home Movies
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Diminuco Home Movies Family Picnic 1960 Halloween 1964 Citino Cottage 1964 Baby Eddie Cook 1966
Home Movies
1960 Robert Leo Kilker, Jr.
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Robert Leo Kilker, Jr. of Kansas City organized ski trips by the Kansas City Ski Club and other trips to Europe and the Middle East. 8mm film of Vienna, Dusseldorf, Muenster, and Berlin, ca. 1960.
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Home Movies
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Robert Leo Kilker, Jr. of Kansas City organized ski trips by the Kansas City Ski Club and other trips to Europe and the Middle East. 8mm film of trip by the Kansas City Ski Club, from the Kansas City airport to Garmisch, Germany for a ski trip in the Alps in the early 1960s.
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Topics: Home movies, Skiing
Home Movies
1960 Unknown
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This film was found in the basement of a vacating business in Rochester, New York in 2004. The decomposition of the emulsion, combined with the vivid color and movements of the carnival rides, creates a beautiful film reminiscent of the work of filmmakers Peter Delpeut and Bill Morrison. Also available on the DVD "Living Room Cinema: Films From Home Movie Day, Vol. I"
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Home Movies
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Robert Leo Kilker, Jr. of Kansas City organized ski trips by the Kansas City Ski Club and other trips to Europe and the Middle East. 8mm film of Paris in the early 1960s, including shots of the Eiffel Tower, Seine River, Arc de Triomphe, and more.
Topics: Home movies, Paris
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1959 Ellwood F. Hoffmann
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Ellwood F. Hoffmann (1885-1966) Home Movie Collection Ellwood Hoffmann dropped out of school in 6th grade and went to work sweeping the floors at a hosiery mill for 25 cents/week. Eventually, he started his own silk stocking factory in Philadelphia – Lucille Hosiery. He retired at age 50 and pursued his hobbies – tennis, gardening and filmmaking. He visited all 50 states and Mexico and Canada filming with a camera mounted to the dashboard of his car. Many groups, including the horticultural...
Topic: Home movies
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Florida 1946, 1958-59 Old + New [Title from can] Ellwood F. Hoffmann (1885-1966) Home Movie Collection Ellwood Hoffmann dropped out of school in 6th grade and went to work sweeping the floors at a hosiery mill for 25 cents/week. Eventually, he started his own silk stocking factory in Philadelphia – Lucille Hosiery. He retired at age 50 and pursued his hobbies – tennis, gardening and filmmaking. He visited all 50 states and Mexico and Canada filming with a camera mounted to the dashboard of...
Topics: home movies, Florida
Home Movies
1958 Rodney K. Ketcham
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Ketcham family home scenes, New York and Pennsylvania, 1946-1958, and 1958 trip through U.S. South, including stop at Graceland, Memphis. Rodney K. Ketcham Collection: This large collection of 8mm and 16mm amateur films by Rodney Kenneth Ketcham is familial, yet international, in scope, showing both travel throughout the United States and abroad and domestic home movie scenes. Content notes are from Dr. Ketcham’s daughter Jerri Ketcham McDermott. Dr. Rodney Kenneth Ketcham (1909-2002), grew...
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Topic: Home movies
Home Movies
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Robert Leo Kilker, Jr. of Kansas City organized ski trips by the Kansas City Ski Club and other trips to Europe and the Middle East. 8mm film of ski trip Winter Park, Colorado, from Kansas City train station.
Topics: Home movies, Skiing
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1957 Ellwood F. Hoffmann
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Ellwood F. Hoffmann (1885-1966) Home Movie Collection Ellwood Hoffmann dropped out of school in 6th grade and went to work sweeping the floors at a hosiery mill for 25 cents/week. Eventually, he started his own silk stocking factory in Philadelphia – Lucille Hosiery. He retired at age 50 and pursued his hobbies – tennis, gardening and filmmaking. He visited all 50 states and Mexico and Canada filming with a camera mounted to the dashboard of his car. Many groups, including the horticultural...
Topic: Home movies
Home Movies
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Robert Leo Kilker, Jr. of Kansas City organized ski trips by the Kansas City Ski Club and other trips to Europe and the Middle East. 8mm reel of Ski trip to Arapahoe Basin, Colorado, from Kansas City by train.
Topics: Home movies, Skiing
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1956 Ellwood F. Hoffmann
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Florida, 1954-1956 Ellwood F. Hoffmann (1885-1966) Home Movie Collection Ellwood Hoffmann dropped out of school in 6th grade and went to work sweeping the floors at a hosiery mill for 25 cents/week. Eventually, he started his own silk stocking factory in Philadelphia – Lucille Hosiery. He retired at age 50 and pursued his hobbies – tennis, gardening and filmmaking. He visited all 50 states and Mexico and Canada filming with a camera mounted to the dashboard of his car. Many groups,...
Topic: home movies
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1956 Ellwood F. Hoffmann
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Ellwood F. Hoffmann (1885-1966) Home Movie Collection Ellwood Hoffmann dropped out of school in 6th grade and went to work sweeping the floors at a hosiery mill for 25 cents/week. Eventually, he started his own silk stocking factory in Philadelphia – Lucille Hosiery. He retired at age 50 and pursued his hobbies – tennis, gardening and filmmaking. He visited all 50 states and Mexico and Canada filming with a camera mounted to the dashboard of his car. Many groups, including the horticultural...
Topic: Home movies
Home Movies
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Collection of unidentified home movies purchased at an auction in Walla Walla, Washington. Originally labeled "Pups, '49; Big snow, '49; O[?], '55; Ben, Helen, Mat[?], Carl, Grace; Cal[?] '53, Virginia & Betty"
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Home Movies
1955 Unknown
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This found film, presumably taken by an American tourist, leads us around Havana in the mid-1950s. A narrated version of the film can be viewed at www.livingroomcinemadvd.com.
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The "Personal Pictures" series contains eight reels of edited home movies. Arthur Smith was born in Silver Spring, Nevada in 1909 and passed away in 2000 after having lived in the Bay Area and Big Bear Lake, California. According to his typewritten autobiography, after high school he began working for the Pacific Telephone Company as a telephone repairman. He was asked by the company to make a sponsored film for them, and he was later promoted to first level management at Pacific...
Topics: Amateur films, Arthur H. Smith, Home movies
N.E. USA and S.E. Canada Niagara Falls NY 1953-55 PA NH MI IA MO [label from can] Ellwood F. Hoffmann (1885-1966) Home Movie Collection Ellwood Hoffmann dropped out of school in 6th grade and went to work sweeping the floors at a hosiery mill for 25 cents/week. Eventually, he started his own silk stocking factory in Philadelphia – Lucille Hosiery. He retired at age 50 and pursued his hobbies – tennis, gardening and filmmaking. He visited all 50 states and Mexico and Canada filming with a...
Topic: home movies
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NY VT Can. 1953-54-55 New England [Title from can] Ellwood F. Hoffmann (1885-1966) Home Movie Collection Ellwood Hoffmann dropped out of school in 6th grade and went to work sweeping the floors at a hosiery mill for 25 cents/week. Eventually, he started his own silk stocking factory in Philadelphia – Lucille Hosiery. He retired at age 50 and pursued his hobbies – tennis, gardening and filmmaking. He visited all 50 states and Mexico and Canada filming with a camera mounted to the dashboard...
Topics: home movies, New York, Vermont, Canada
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Collection of unidentified home movies purchased at an auction in Walla Walla, Washington. Originally labeled "Pear Pick, '52 & One Man Show, '53, Fair Parade, '53"
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Topics: Home movies, Farms, Parades
Home Movies
1953 Arthur H. Smith
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Arthur Smith was born in Silver Spring, Nevada in 1909 and passed away in 2000 after having lived in the Bay Area and Big Bear Lake, California. According to his typewritten autobiography, after high school he began working for the Pacific Telephone Company as a telephone repairman. He was asked by the company to make a sponsored film for them, and he was later promoted to first level management at Pacific Telephone. Smith produced a variety of instructional and safety films for the Bell...
Topics: Amateur films, Arthur H. Smith, Thrillers
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1953 Arthur H. Smith
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This is the trailer for Arthur H. Smith's amateur drama "Tense Moment." Arthur Smith was born in Silver Spring, Nevada in 1909 and passed away in 2000 after having lived in the Bay Area and Big Bear Lake, California. According to his typewritten autobiography, after high school he began working for the Pacific Telephone Company as a telephone repairman. He was asked by the company to make a sponsored film for them, and he was later promoted to first level management at Pacific...
Topics: Amateur films, Arthur H. Smith, Trailers
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1952 Ellwood F. Hoffmann
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Ellwood F. Hoffmann (1885-1966) Home Movie Collection Ellwood Hoffmann dropped out of school in 6th grade and went to work sweeping the floors at a hosiery mill for 25 cents/week. Eventually, he started his own silk stocking factory in Philadelphia – Lucille Hosiery. He retired at age 50 and pursued his hobbies – tennis, gardening and filmmaking. He visited all 50 states and Mexico and Canada filming with a camera mounted to the dashboard of his car. Many groups, including the horticultural...
Topic: Home movies
Home Movies
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Diminuco Home Movies 1952 July 26 DuBois Picnic at Webster Park
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1952 Wash Mic Can Min Wis Ill Ohio NY Ma [title taken from can] Travels to Washington (state), Michigan, Canada, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Ohio, New York and Massachusetts Ellwood F. Hoffmann (1885-1966) Home Movie Collection Ellwood Hoffmann dropped out of school in 6th grade and went to work sweeping the floors at a hosiery mill for 25 cents/week. Eventually, he started his own silk stocking factory in Philadelphia – Lucille Hosiery. He retired at age 50 and pursued his hobbies –...
Topic: home movies
Home Movies
1951 Arthur H. Smith
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Arthur Smith was born in Silver Spring, Nevada in 1909 and passed away in 2000 after having lived in the Bay Area and Big Bear Lake, California. According to his typewritten autobiography, after high school he began working for the Pacific Telephone Company as a telephone repairman. He was asked by the company to make a sponsored film for them, and he was later promoted to first level management at Pacific Telephone. Smith produced a variety of instructional and safety films for the Bell...
Topics: Amateur films, Arthur H. Smith
Home Movies
1951 Rodney K. Ketcham
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Ketcham family home movies of 1951 trip to Europe--England, Scotland, Holland, Belgium, France. Continues with Pt. 2. Rodney K. Ketcham Collection: This large collection of 8mm and 16mm amateur films by Rodney Kenneth Ketcham is familial, yet international, in scope, showing both travel throughout the United States and abroad and domestic home movie scenes. Content notes are from Dr. Ketcham’s daughter Jerri Ketcham McDermott. Dr. Rodney Kenneth Ketcham (1909-2002), grew up in Lestershire,...
Topic: Home movies
Home Movies
1951 Rodney K. Ketcham
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Ketcham family home movies of 1951 trip to Europe--France, Switzerland, Italy, and Spain. Rodney K. Ketcham Collection: This large collection of 8mm and 16mm amateur films by Rodney Kenneth Ketcham is familial, yet international, in scope, showing both travel throughout the United States and abroad and domestic home movie scenes. Content notes are from Dr. Ketcham’s daughter Jerri Ketcham McDermott. Dr. Rodney Kenneth Ketcham (1909-2002), grew up in Lestershire, New York. Dr. Ketcham was a...
Topic: Home movies
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1950 Henry & Elizabeth Dewenter
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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...
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1950 Henry & Elizabeth Dewenter
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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...
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1950 Rodney K. Ketcham
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Ketcham family home movies of road trip from Vestal, New York, to Canada, 1950. Rodney K. Ketcham Collection: This large collection of 8mm and 16mm amateur films by Rodney Kenneth Ketcham is familial, yet international, in scope, showing both travel throughout the United States and abroad and domestic home movie scenes. Content notes are from Dr. Ketcham’s daughter Jerri Ketcham McDermott. Dr. Rodney Kenneth Ketcham (1909-2002), grew up in Lestershire, New York. Dr. Ketcham was a Cornell...
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1941-1950 Penn And Bucknell Ellwood F. Hoffmann (1885-1966) Home Movie Collection Ellwood Hoffmann dropped out of school in 6th grade and went to work sweeping the floors at a hosiery mill for 25 cents/week. Eventually, he started his own silk stocking factory in Philadelphia – Lucille Hosiery. He retired at age 50 and pursued his hobbies – tennis, gardening and filmmaking. He visited all 50 states and Mexico and Canada filming with a camera mounted to the dashboard of his car. Many groups,...
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1950 Arthur H. Smith
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The Mirror, a 1950 amateur thriller,was produced by the late filmmaker Arthur H. Smith. Amateur Cinematographer awarded the film an honorable mention in its 1951 Amateur Motion Picture Competition. Arthur Smith was born in Silver Spring, Nevada in 1909 and passed away in 2000 after having lived in the Bay Area and Big Bear Lake, California. According to his typewritten autobiography, after high school he began working for the Pacific Telephone Company as a telephone repairman. He was asked by...
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1950 Col R Winter Skyline 1940 [Title from can] Colorado Ellwood F. Hoffmann (1885-1966) Home Movie Collection Ellwood Hoffmann dropped out of school in 6th grade and went to work sweeping the floors at a hosiery mill for 25 cents/week. Eventually, he started his own silk stocking factory in Philadelphia – Lucille Hosiery. He retired at age 50 and pursued his hobbies – tennis, gardening and filmmaking. He visited all 50 states and Mexico and Canada filming with a camera mounted to the...
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No 1 Alaska June 16 1949 NE USA [Title from can] Ellwood F. Hoffmann (1885-1966) Home Movie Collection Ellwood Hoffmann dropped out of school in 6th grade and went to work sweeping the floors at a hosiery mill for 25 cents/week. Eventually, he started his own silk stocking factory in Philadelphia – Lucille Hosiery. He retired at age 50 and pursued his hobbies – tennis, gardening and filmmaking. He visited all 50 states and Mexico and Canada filming with a camera mounted to the dashboard of...
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1949 Rodney K. Ketcham
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1949 Ketcham family trip through Mexico. Rodney K. Ketcham Collection: This large collection of 8mm and 16mm amateur films by Rodney Kenneth Ketcham is familial, yet international, in scope, showing both travel throughout the United States and abroad and domestic home movie scenes. Content notes are from Dr. Ketcham’s daughter Jerri Ketcham McDermott. Dr. Rodney Kenneth Ketcham (1909-2002), grew up in Lestershire, New York. Dr. Ketcham was a Cornell graduate (B.A. 1929, M.A. 1930, Ph.D....
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Alaska 1949 No 2 [Title from can] 15,129 Miles June 16 [Note on can] Ellwood F. Hoffmann (1885-1966) Home Movie Collection Ellwood Hoffmann dropped out of school in 6th grade and went to work sweeping the floors at a hosiery mill for 25 cents/week. Eventually, he started his own silk stocking factory in Philadelphia – Lucille Hosiery. He retired at age 50 and pursued his hobbies – tennis, gardening and filmmaking. He visited all 50 states and Mexico and Canada filming with a camera mounted...
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Collection of unidentified home movies purchased at an auction in Walla Walla, Washington. Originally labeled: "Earl V. family; Harvest '49; Well drilling; Rose Parade '49; Mike's family; Clare, Maureen, Maurice"
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1948 Arthur H. Smith
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The "Personal Pictures" series contains eight reels of edited home movies. Arthur Smith was born in Silver Spring, Nevada in 1909 and passed away in 2000 after having lived in the Bay Area and Big Bear Lake, California. According to his typewritten autobiography, after high school he began working for the Pacific Telephone Company as a telephone repairman. He was asked by the company to make a sponsored film for them, and he was later promoted to first level management at Pacific...
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