Scott Bohlen Collection
Credit: Scott Bohlen Collection, Northeast Historic Film.
Credit: Fitch family home movies. “Camping and fishing in Vermont and Canada, 1929 [excerpt].” 16 mm. film. From the Scott Bohlen Collection at Northeast Historic Film, Bucksport, ME. MP4 video, 2:03.
Primary Format and Extent
12 film reels
Collection Date Range
1926 to 1943
The Scott Bohlen Collection contains 12 reels of amateur, black-and-white and color 16 mm. film shot between 1926 and 1943. The films depict various travels, celebrations, and recreational activities of the Fitch family, including Bohlen's maternal grandparents. Travel footage includes a 1930 visit to White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia; a boating trip along the southern New England and mid-Atlantic coast; a family trip to Canada; and several visits to a cabin in Mitchell Pond, Vermont. Recreational activities include fishing, golfing, camping, and winter scenes of the family skiing, skating, and sleigh riding. The collection contains footage of four football games played between Harvard and Dartmouth at both Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Hanover, New Hampshire.
Scott Bohlen lives in Bucksport, Maine. His mother, Barbara A. Bohlen (née Fitch), was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, and graduated from Green Mountain College in Poultney, Vermont.
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Encoded archival description
Items in this collection: 11
Showing 1 - 10 of 11:
1) Summer recreation, ca. 1926-1929--Fitch family--home movies. Reel 1
Two women and kids in yard; cooking on a camp stove; woman putting on a pair of waders; group shot of adults and children with lake in background; boat on lake; kids and adults in lake/...more
2) Graduation celebrations--Fitch family--home movies. Reel 2
People leaving large building (school or church building?); post graduation scene (?): young women in long white dresses and flowers; two women sitting in yard; man with drink and woman...more
3) Summer boat trip and Lake Champlain, 1929--Fitch family--home movies. Reel 3
Shot from moving boat of ships. Intertitle: "Vic at the Pump, Greenwich": man in boat; Intertitle: "Bearing #1 Mirmaronack [sic]": men in boat; Intertitle: "Bearing #2 City Island":...more
4) Harvard-Dartmouth game and Montpelier winter scenes, 1929--Fitch family--home movies. Reel 4
Intertitle: "'Harvard-Dartmouth 1929, Dartmouth 36, Harvard 7." Harvard University marching band on football field; football players running onto field, warming up; male cheerleaders;...more
5) Winter 1929--Fitch family--home movies. Reel 5
Sleigh ride, horses, family scenes, farm. // Girl and German Shepherd playing in snow scene; woman/girl sitting in chair next to fireplace (good lighting for an interior shot); toboggan...more
6) Family scenes at Mitchell Pond, 1929--Fitch family--home movies. Reel 6
Two girls dressed as gypsies or in folk garb dancing; girl, dog and doghouse (?); man holding up dead fish; girl on bicycle; family in yard; shot of lake; woman and girl in front of lak...more
7) Camping and fishing in Vermont and Canada, 1929--Fitch family--home movies. Reel 7
Man and woman with campfire and cookstove in background; woman holding glass up while walking toward camera; shot of mountains (no leaves on trees); lake shot with mountains in backgrou...more
8) Spring and fall, 1930--Fitch family--home movies. Reel 8
Intertitle: "At White Sulphur Springs": winter landscape, man with bowler hat and cane posed in winter landscape; exterior shot of hotel; Intertitle: "April 15, 1930": woman brushing...more
9) Winter and family scenes, circa 1931-1933--Fitch family--home movies. Reel 9
Football game; snow covered car with woman and girl in scene; two women on porch tap dancing, German Shepherd in scene; man and woman dancing on porch; man puts snowball on woman's head...more
10) Winter scenes, circa 1930--Fitch family--home movies. Reel 10
Woman, kids and dog in yard (deteriorating film); woman in front of house; ice skating (German Shepherd in shot); horses and dog in snow; winter scenes; ice skating and sliding; dog and...more
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