Herbert Benedict Collection
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Collection Date Range
1924 to 1933
Summary
Collection contains [Albert Benedict--home movies], depicting coastal and wooded scenery in Maine, primarily in Medomak but also on Monhegan Island, Cranberry, Burnt, and Allen Islands, and Mt. Katahdin. The Monhegan footage has views of the village, family frolics, and fishing. The vacation footage includes a Medomak boys camp, swimming, camping, kite flying, cookouts, a wedding, and gardens. Scenes outside Maine feature an amusement park, West Point, and views around Washington, D.C. Several reels include intertitles and the photography is well shot and composed.
Biographical/Historical Notes
The Benedicts, a New York family, owned a waterfront home in Medomak, Maine, called Summer’s Nest. Monhegan Island has been a summer artists’ colony for a hundred years.
People and Organizations
Benedict Family
Genre(s)
Amateur
Subject(s)
Camps, Coasts, Islands
Place(s)
Encoded archival description
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