Nowell-Clark Collection
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Collection Date Range
1926 - 1950
The majority of Annie Wood Nowell's films covered family and local historical events, although their range includes some trick photography as well as trips to Maine, New Hampshire, and a tuberculosis sanitarium in Colorado. Richard J. Clark continued the family tradition of documenting family holidays, vacations, and events with his films.
Biographical/Historical Notes
The primary author of the collection is Annie Wood Nowell (1881-1955). Born in Arlington, Massachusetts, she spent most of her life in Winchester and Duxbury, Massachusetts, and graduated from Vassar College, where she majored in Biology. Her interests included botany, needlepoint, and photography, and after the birth of her first daughter in 1902 she became thoroughly enamored with picture-taking and 16mm movies. The Clark portion of the collection was filmed by Annie Nowell’s son-in-law, Richard J. Clark (1906-1990), who was a physician in Winchester, Massachusetts.
Items in this collection: 26
Showing 1 - 10 of 26:
1) [Annie Wood Nowell--home movies] Reel 1
Notes from can: No. 15. // Film is warped. // 1926 date code on film. // Men walk outside factory with smokestack. People pose on what appears to be a college campus, walk toward house.more
2) [Annie Wood Nowell--home movies] Reel 2
Notes from can: Duplicate film. 1927. This film was made for family use because in 1927 they were so uncertain about the life of films which were in use. AWN. Films have been shifted ar...more
3) [Annie Wood Nowell--home movies] Reel 3
Notes from can: No. 1C. Discards from 1-8. Leader notes: Discard 1. Win '27. K & N dark. N. eating. banana (backwards). H trip. Paper hats on N. Win & T. at Burr house. Picnic group. H'...more
4) [Annie Wood Nowell--home movies] Reel 4
Notes from can: Discard. No. 2C. '27, '28, '31 & '40. Picnic backwards. 27 group in fur coats down from Win. white building. His girls H & N trying on hats at Win. at Bux. in Burr House...more
5) [Annie Wood Nowell--home movies] Reel 5
Reel has both printed (commercially supplied) and chalk board handwritten titles including Chalk board title: 'Nancy likes to dance to the Victrola" more
6) [Annie Wood Nowell--home movies] Reel 6
Notes from can: 2B. Semi-good trips, etc. Mixed; Ben Block's horses. Win. '27; Maribel Vincent, World Champion before Sonja Henie, skates at Win. (M.L.'s play.); Picnic at Saquish [Saqu...more
7) [Annie Wood Nowell--home movies] Reel 7
Notes from can: No. 1A. Spring '27. Family. Nancy, Win; All Nancy 1 3/4 yrs. & little of Helen 12 1/2; All 1927 in Winchester; N. in sun room with flowers. 1 yr. 9 mos; N. in our room w...more
8) [Annie Wood Nowell--home movies] Reel 8
Notes from can: No. 2A. Family. All Nancy. Spring '27 & Dux. '28; All Nancy, little of K & H. Winchester, '27 and Pd. Pt, '28; N. playing in our room with racket, Win. 1 3/4 yrs; N. try...more
9) [Annie Wood Nowell--home movies] Reel 9
Notes from can: 3A. Burr House & Circus; Win. '27, Dux. '27; Burr House; Coffins; Garfields; Masquerade; N's Hair cut. 6 yrs.; Jumble Gym [?]; Swims; Shown at Dux. party '44; Stop copy...more
10) [Annie Wood Nowell--home movies] Reel 10
Handwritten Intertitle: 'Huckins Place. Stable, Look-out tower and house" Pan of Duxbury property (on purchase?) large house with porch all around, on road with water on other side. Vi...more
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