Lee Dassler Collection
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Collection Identifier(s)
[Dassler--home movies], 95-40
Credit: Lee Dassler Collection, Northeast Historic Film. Mount Rushmore, 1940.
Credit: Dassler family home movies. Excerpt from “Dassler-Lichte wedding, Cornell University, home at 307 Arbor Lane.” 8 mm. film. From the Lee Dassler Collection at Northeast Historic Film, Bucksport, ME. MP4 video, 3:20.
Primary Format and Extent
56 film reels and 3 audio reels
Collection Date Range
1934 - 1972
Summary
The Lee Dassler Collection contains fifty-five reels of 8 mm. film, one reel of 16 mm. film, and three audio reels shot and recorded primarily by her father, John Carl Dassler, between 1934 and 1972. The home movie collection depicts the extended Dassler family over several decades, through documentation of family events and celebrations, including weddings, holidays, and birthdays, but also through scenes of family members at home, seen reading, dining, sewing, listening to the radio, or playing with the dog. The family recorded their many trips to Isle Royale in Michigan, and throughout the Great Lakes region on the cabin cruiser "Awinita," seen here from its construction and christening in 1936. Other highlights include travel throughout the United States and abroad, in particular a 1940 trip to the New York World's Fair and a 1954 Mediterranean cruise on the S.S. Jesse Lykes, compiled over three reels, with accompanying narration recorded on separate audio reels.
Biographical/Historical Notes
Lee Dassler is the Executive Director of the Western Foothills Land Trust in Norway, Maine.
Place(s)
Repository
Northeast Historic Film
Availability
Access is restricted; consult repository for detail.
Condition Governing Reproduction and Use
Authorization to reuse and/or reproduce must be obtained from Northeast Historic Film. See http://oldfilm.org/content/stock-footage-licensing for more information.
Items in this collection: 48
Showing 1 - 10 of 48:
1) A picnic at Isle Royale--Dassler family--home movies. Reel 1
NHF cataloguer's notes, 2/96 for Reel 1: interior scenes of summer cottage, furnishings; elderly man smoking a pipe; men and boys (four or five in number) carrying picnic supplies along...more
2) Fishing industry at Isle Royale--Dassler family--home movies. Reel 2
NHF cataloguer's notes, 2/96 for Reel 2: boy of 8-10 yrs. reading in parlour overstuffed chair dressed in suit with white starched collar; small commercial fishing boat and details of n...more
3) Camping trip at Isle Royale--Dassler family--home movies. Reel 3
NHF cataloguer's notes, 2/96 for Reel 3: bull moose swimming across calm lake water; exits onto wooded shoreline; boy, an eldery man, and a young woman fishing for 'muskie' from a rowbo...more
4) Awinita, first cruise--Dassler family--home movies. Reel 4
NHF cataloguer's notes, 2/96 for Reel 4: Boatyard; 6-8 member boatbuilding crew in process of putting finishing touches on cabin cruiser; man using hand brace and bit; boat christening;...more
5) Scoville Point Camp on Isle Royale--Dassler family--home movies. Reel 5
NHF cataloguer's notes, 2/96 for Reel 5: Onboard family cabin cruiser; elderly couple standing on deck, dressed in suits; young woman and boy seated on deck; rock outcrops along shoreli...more
6) Mother and father, Tim Byson, Lucy--Dassler family--home movies. Reel 6
NHF cataloguer's notes, 2/96 for Reel 6: Home library/study; elderly woman sewing, middle aged man reading magazine and smoking pipe; adolescent male in easy chair reads magazine; young...more
7) Slate Islands, picnic at McCargoe Cove, Isle Royale--Dassler family--home movies. Reel 7
NHF cataloguer's notes, 2/96 for Reel 7: Entrance to bay on shore of Lake Superior; panoramic shot of wooded, hilly shore forming bay; 8-10 men 'poling' saw logs as they float in bay, s...more
8) Cruising on the north shore of Lake Superior--Dassler family--home movies. Reel 8
NHF cataloguer's notes, 2/96 for Reel 8: Reel opens with map depicting north shore of Lake Superior; family members aboard cabin cruiser (boy and elderly man wearing nautical cap); view...more
9) The east shore of Lake Superior--Dassler family--home movies. Reels 9-10
NHF cataloguer's notes, 2/96 for Reels 9 and 10: Family aboard cabin cruiser, including spaniel dog; panoramic footage of wooded hills along shoreline; boy rowing boat on calm water wit...more
10) Apostle Islands to Port Arthur--Dassler family--home movies. Reels 11-12
NHF cataloguer's notes, 2/96 for Reels 11 and 12: Note: First five minutes (approx.) of reel 11 are generally in poor focus and dimly lit. Sunrise over lake waters,cabin cruiser at dock...more
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