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Apr 2, 2022 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...
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Topic: Home movies
Home Movies
Nov 29, 2021 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
Nov 29, 2021 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
Nov 29, 2021 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
The Center For Home Movies
Nov 4, 2021 Home movies
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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...
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Topic: Home movies
The Center For Home Movies
Feb 8, 2021 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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Topic: Home movies
The Center For Home Movies
Feb 7, 2021 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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Topic: Home movies
Home Movies
Jan 28, 2021
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Unidentified Super 8 surgery film. Donated to the Center for Home Movies collection by the Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound.
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Topics: home movie, surgery
The Center For Home Movies
Dec 19, 2020 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...
( 1 reviews )
Topic: Home movies
The Center For Home Movies
Dec 18, 2020 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...
( 2 reviews )
Topic: home movies
Home Movies
Oct 22, 2020 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
Aug 15, 2019 Wallace Kelly
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Reel #4 from Wallace Kelly's 1939 trip through the Western United States. Kelly, a newspaperman from Lebanon, Kentucky, was also an accomplished photographer, painter, and writer. He began shooting film in 1929 and continued until the 1950s. His film "Our Day" was named to the National Film Registry in 2007. This reel was preserved by the Center for Home Movies with funds from the National Film Preservation Foundation.
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Topics: Home movie, Amateur film, Utah, Yellowstone, Mt. Rushmore, Wallace Kelly
The Center For Home Movies
Jan 31, 2019 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...
( 1 reviews )
Topic: Home movies
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
Jan 3, 2018 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, Christmas
Home Movies
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West Virginia Family - Niagara Falls, Baseball Game Donated to the Center for Home Movies collection by the Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound.
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Topics: home movies, Niagara Falls, Baseball game
Home Movies
Nov 22, 2017 Diminuco family
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Terrance Wedding, Pelligrino Wedding. Diminucos Home Movies From Lew Diminuco Home Movie Collection, the Center for Home Movies.
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Topics: home movie, amateur film, wedding
Home Movies
Jul 12, 2017
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Collection of unidentified home movies purchased at an auction in Walla Walla, Washington.
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Topics: Home movies, Farms
Home Movies
Jul 12, 2017
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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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Topics: Home movies, Farms, Parades
Home Movies
Jun 8, 2017 Wallace Kelly
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Reel #1 of the Kelly family's (Mattie, Oliver, Mabel and Wallace) 1937 trip west, including Dust Bowl scenes, the construction of Mt. Rushmore and Native American scenes. Kelly, a newspaperman from Lebanon, Kentucky, was also an accomplished photographer, painter, and writer. He began shooting film in 1929 and continued until the 1950s. His film "Our Day" was named to the National Film Registry in 2007. This reel was preserved by the Center for Home Movies with funds from the National...
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Topics: Home movie, Amateur film, Mt. Rushmore, Yellowstone, Wallace Kelly
Home Movies
Jun 5, 2017 Robbins Barstow
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An eight week Western camping trip in the summer of 1936 by seven boys from the Hartford, Connecticut area, under the leadership of Ken Strong, a Hartford Seminary graduate. Filmed by then teenage amateur movie maker Robbins Barstow (1919-2010). Transferred from original 1,200' 16mm film.
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Topics: home movie, Barstow Travel Adventure
Home Movies
May 30, 2017 Rodney K. Ketcham
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Ketcham family trip to England and France, 1937-1938, and road trip from Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania to Mexico, 1939. 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...
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Topic: Home movies
Home Movies
May 27, 2017 Diminuco family
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Diminuco Home Movies 1952 July 26 DuBois Picnic at Webster Park
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Home Movies
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[West Virginia Family - Birthdays and Christmas] Donated to the Center for Home Movies collection by the Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound.
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Topics: home movies, Christmas, birthday
Home Movies
May 26, 2017
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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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Topic: Home movies
Home Movies
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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
May 25, 2017 Ellwood F. Hoffmann
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1943 home movie footage of War Bonds Parade and Rally in Philadelphia PA - featuring Mickey Rooney, Lucille Ball, Harpo Marx and more. A big fire. Civil defense training. 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,...
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Topics: amateur film, home movies
Home Movies
Apr 14, 2017 Kilker
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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
Apr 13, 2017 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
Apr 13, 2017
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Unidentified orphan 8mm home movie reel. River cruise aboard the "Shanghai Lil." Donated to the Center for Home Movies collection by the Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound.
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Topic: home movies
Home Movies
Apr 13, 2017
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Unidentified orphan 8mm home movie reel, circa 1950. Donated to the Center for Home Movies collection by the Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound.
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Topic: Home movies
Home Movies
Apr 9, 2017 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
Nov 7, 2016 Robbins Barstow
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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
Nov 2, 2016 Ellwood F. Hoffmann
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1935 home movies featuring Babe Ruth with the Boston Braves, playing against the Philadelphia Phillies. 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...
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Topics: home movies, amateur film, Babe Ruth, football
Home Movies
Apr 29, 2016
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Home Movies
Apr 20, 2016
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Unidentified orphaned amateur film of East Lansing, Michigan and Michigan State University, purchased on an online auction and donated to the Center for Home Movies. See also [East Lansing, Reel 2]
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Topics: Home movies, East Lansing, Michigan
Home Movies
Sep 22, 2014 Wallace Kelly
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This reel from 1930 is possibly the first film shot by Wallace Kelly (1910-1988) and documents his train trip from Kentucky to Cincinnati to New York City, with scenes of Times Square at night, the Statute of Liberty, elevated trains and city streets, and a family outing with Percy Johnson, the president of Chemical Bank. Kelly, a newspaperman from Lebanon, Kentucky, was also an accomplished photographer, painter, and writer. He began shooting film in 1929 and continued until the 1950s. His...
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Topics: Home movies, Amateur films, Kentucky, New York City, Wallace Kelly
Home Movies
Feb 18, 2014 Rodney K. Ketcham
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Ketcham family home movies. Home scenes, Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania and road trips to Colorado, 1941 and 1942, and Florida, 1941. 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...
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Topic: Home movies
Home Movies
Jan 12, 2014 Wallace Kelly
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Named to the National Film Registry in 2007, "Our Day" is a day-in-the-life portrait of the Kelly family of Lebanon, Kentucky. Wallace Kelly's amateur cast was made up of his mother, wife, brother, and pet terrier. The film documents a modern home inhabited by adults with sophisticated interests and simple ones. Kelly, a newspaperman, was also an accomplished photographer, painter, and writer. He began shooting film in 1929 and continued until the 1950s.
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Topics: home movie, amateur film, National Film Registry, Kentucky, Wallace Kelly
Home Movies
Oct 23, 2012 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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Home Movies
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Collection of unidentified home movies purchased at an auction in Walla Walla, Washington. Includes scenes of helicopters, biplanes and airplanes (including one Alaska Airlines plane).
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Topics: Home movies, Airplanes
Home Movies
Jun 3, 2012 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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Topics: Amateur films, Arthur H. Smith, Home movies
Home Movies
May 17, 2010 June D. Drake
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Produced in November of 1927 by Silverton, OR photographer June Drake with the assistance of Albert Adams, owner of the local theatre known locally as "The Palace." The original Palace burned down and was re-built in the 1930s. This film depicts a number of different scenes of Silverton life in the 1920s. Starting off with a scene of Eugene Field Elementary, with staff and the administration of Silverton School District. The film is not complete, ending less than halfway through, (the...
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Topics: home movie, Silverton, Oregon
The Center For Home Movies
- 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
The Center For Home Movies
- 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
The Center For Home Movies
- 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
The Center For Home Movies
- 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
The Center For Home Movies
- 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
The Center For Home Movies
- 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
The Center For Home Movies
- 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
The Center For Home Movies
- 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
The Center For Home Movies
- 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
The Center For Home Movies
- 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
The Center For Home Movies
- 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
The Center For Home Movies
- 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
The Center For Home Movies
- 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
The Center For Home Movies
- 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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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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 Crested Butte, Colorado, from Kansas City by train in early 1960s, including footage of a cross country ski race.
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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. From 8mm silent reversal original films. Pt. 1: Italy to Beirut in mid-60s. Historical sites in Rome, Istanbul and then Beirut. 400ft. Pt. 2: Beirut to Damascus, Syria, and then on to Jerusalem and Jericho with footage of Christian historical sites. 400ft. Pt. 3: Jordan to Cairo, including Egyptian historical sites (Giza plateau, city of Cairo) and then returning...
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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
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Amateur travelogue of San Francisco. 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...
Topics: Arthur H. Smith, Amateur film, San Francisco
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1929 home movie footage of a trip to the Wisconsin Dells. The film was shot on Kodacolor lenticular stock which is why there are vertical stripes on the image. 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...
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1930 home movies of a vacation cruise and commercial short about Bermuda. 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...
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Diminuco Home Movies Jean's Wedding 1964
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Trip to Europe, Part 3. Athens. St George Chapel, Lycopetus Hill. A Refugee Shampoo. Roman Theatre. US Destroyers. Aboard the Worden. Unloading Goats. Steamer Lamartine - Piraeus to Marseilles. The Sheik. Pompeii. Coast of Corsica. Rough Weather on the Aquitania - Homeward Bound. George Wallace Struble (1886-1971) was born in Oregon. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1908 before moving to Pennsylvania to work for Bethlehem Steel, where he eventually became a Vice President. In...
Topics: home movies, vacation, Athens, Pompeii, Greece
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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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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....
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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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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....
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A reel of "odds and ends" from Wallace Kelly's film collection from the 1930s. The film consists primarily of family home movies, but also includes outtakes from "Our Day," scenes of the film "The Story of Astoria," shots of a marquee of the Marx Brothers in "Monkey Business" (1931) and clips of Kodacolor lenticular film (transferred as black & white). Kelly, a newspaperman from Lebanon, Kentucky, was also an accomplished photographer, painter, and...
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Collection of unidentified home movies purchased at an auction in Walla Walla, Washington. Originally labeled "Yellowstone Park #2, July 1929"
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