Jackie Davidson Collection
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Primary Format and Extent
film (6500 ft.) : si., b&w and col. ; 16 mm. reversal pos.
Collection Date Range
1920 - 1956
Summary
Collection contains [Alfred Pfister--home movies], with scenes of summer farm activities and livestock, travel in the tropics by oceanliner, community events such as a 1929 Cornell University graduation and a "Temperance Our Protector" parade in Bermuda, train excursions, recreational baseball games and winter skiing, hunting, boating, and swimming. Footage includes some aerial views of islands and Florida Keys coastline.
Biographical/Historical Notes
Jackie Davidson is a resident of Deer Isle, Maine. Her grandfather, Dr. Alfred Pfister, was born in Germany of Swiss parents. He immigrated to the United States with his wife Paula in 1906 and lived in New Jersey where he founded a chemical manufacturing company which bore his name.
People and Organizations
Pfister Family
Genre(s)
Amateur
Place(s)
Items in this collection: 36
Showing 1 - 10 of 36:
1) [Alfred Pfister--home movies] Reel 36
Amateur footage of travel by Dr. Alfred Pfister. Donor's reel notes: Reel 36: February-March 1956. Man shooting, Paula and two women talking, Alfred shooting (autumn). Cruise on S.S. Co...more
2) [Alfred Pfister--home movies] Reels 30-32
Amateur footage of travel by Dr. Alfred Pfister. Donor's reel notes: Reel 30: (Title says Reel 27) 1932. Cruise on the S.S. Reliance (German ship). Mountains of Norway from ship. Scenes...more
3) [Alfred Pfister--home movies] Reels 1-29
Amateur footage. Can notes in [brackets]; donor's notes follow: Reel 1: [Can notes: Hunting along the Nippisiquit River, New Brunswick, Canada, October 1919.] Donor notes: October 1929....more
4) [Alfred Pfister--home movies] Reel 001
Donor's notes and NHF cataloguer's notes: Reel 1: West Indies Cruise (1931). Two women, one man CU, making faces. Pan lake front. Pan garden through trees. Countryside. Women in 20s, in...more
5) [Alfred Pfister--home movies] Reel 1
Donor and NHF cataloguer's notes: Reel 1: Riding at Waidhof. Drum and fife corps; Mr. Sparlinger with white beard (Louise Massini's father). Horses, drummer, fiddler. Haymo's graduation...more
6) [Alfred Pfister--home movies] Reel 004
Donor's notes and NHF cataloguer's notes: Raising American flag. Large gathering on front lawn. Play acting, young men being killed, shooting bows and arrows. Boys climbing on flag pole...more
7) [Alfred Pfister--home movies] Reels 37-39
Amateur footage of travel by Dr. Alfred Pfister. Donor's reel notes: Reel 37: (color) Cruise on S.S. Constitution (part 2). Alexandria from ship. Paula riding camel at Pyramids. Alexand...more
8) [Alfred Pfister--home movies] Reel 14
Amateur footage of travel by Dr. Alfred Pfister. Donor's reel notes: Reel 14: Hannah, Marge, Haymo, Alfred, and unknown others line-fishing from boat. Marthy and Hans at age one year (a...more
9) [Alfred Pfister--home movies] Reel 17
Amateur footage of travel by Dr. Alfred Pfister. Donor's reel notes: Reel 17: Barbados, 'very poor film.' (possibly color) Harbor scenes, donkey carts. Boat ride on northern lake. Horse...more
10) [Alfred Pfister--home movies] Reel 21
Amateur footage of travel by Dr. Alfred Pfister. Donor's reel notes: Reel 21: Horseback trail ride out West, eating around campfires, Haymo, Maja, Hannah at Crossed Sabers Ranch, Cody,...more
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