James F. Butler Collection
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Collection Date Range
1920 - 1940
Summary
Films show the young family and many friends of James F. Butler. First 100ft affected by camera malfunction (no loop in camera) which produces streaking effect. Activities include swimming and diving in pool and lakes, boating in canoes and motor launch, ice hockey. We see a new born baby (son of James Butler) brought home by car on wintry day. Family posing for locked off camera. Men posing with guns and instructing woman on how to aim a rifle. Scenes at The Choate School, Wallingford, CT, showing hockey game. Many different views of Niagara falls and shot of observation car traveling across. S.S. Queen Mary sailing. Large navy ships, White Fleet going through the Narrows, New York City. Shots of lumber yard, including long 360 degree pan.
People and Organizations
Butler Family
Genre(s)
Amateur
Place(s)
Items in this collection: 8
Showing 1 - 8 of 8:
1) [James F. Butler--home movies] Reel 4
Can label: '[ ? ], Niagara, Queen Mary.' // Date range from edge codes on film. // Reel was apparently transferred in two parts, as .0004A and .0004B. // 1930 Niagara Falls and rapids....more
2) [James F. Butler--home movies] Reel 1
Date from edge codes on film. // Perf damage throughout - film was transferred in reverse as result. // Two dogs playing together then playing with man and boy; shot of the American fla...more
3) [James F. Butler--home movies] Reel 2
Label on can: 'Yellowstone.' // Date from edge code on film. // Swimming pool scene; kids swimming, dog (Irish Setter?) near pool, man in hooded chaise lounge, man doing back flip into...more
4) [James F. Butler--home movies] Reel 3
Date range from edge codes on film. // Screening notes: Bringing baby home, hunters, rapids, rope bridge, lake recreation. (Notes provided by donor: Small boat on lake, Cobbosseecontee...more
5) [James F. Butler--home movies] Reel 5
Can label: 'Choate, Hockey, Destroyers.' // 1928, 1929, 1933 edge codes on film. // 1929, The Choate School: Pomfret Hockey Game, John Booth, Walter Kelly, Bud Sherwood, Zeke Speer. Wel...more
6) [James F. Butler--home movies] Reel 6
Can label: 'Brooklyn and Yarmouth.' // Date range from edge codes on film. // Screening notes: Family with young boys. Long circular pan of lumber yard, piles of timber, railroad tracks...more
7) [James F. Butler--home movies] Reel 7
No label. // Date from edge code on film. // Two puppies and white dog (Samoyed?) in yard; baby in play pen (poor picture quality); kids posing (sitting) in yard, baby crawling away, pu...more
8) [James F. Butler--home movies] Reel 8
Can label: 'Big Red, etc.' // Date from edge code on film. // Convertible car (roadster) driving up and down dirt road; man with rifle walking toward camera, stops and aims rifle at cam...more
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