Herbert Kenney Collection
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Primary Format and Extent
film (2202 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. reversal pos.
Collection Date Range
1926 - 1973
Summary
Collection contains [Herbert Kenney--home movies], scenes of Mt. Desert Island, Maine, swimming at Echo Lake and Somes Pond, fishermen, whales and sea lions, duck hunting, camp scenes, and family outings such as picnics and ice cutting near Northeast Harbor. The Harborside Inn and staff is depicted. Collection also contains fiction: a short amateur film by Kenney titled "Surrender" about married life. Also included are excerpts of purchased Kodascope footage showing a Felix the Cat cartoon, a circus tightrope act and other segments.
Biographical/Historical Notes
Herbert Kenney owned the Harborside Inn in Northeast Harbor from 1927 to 1932, and also ran several Mt. Desert movie theaters over the years. The Harborside Inn is still in operation. Subsequently Kenney was a projectionist at the St. George Theater in Framingham, Mass., for nearly 40 years. His daughter Constance married Donald "Duck" Seavey of Northeast Harbor. Kodascope Libraries distributed 16 mm. films for home viewing and entertainment.
People and Organizations
Kenney Family
Genre(s)
Amateur, Animation
Place(s)
Items in this collection: 18
Showing 1 - 10 of 18:
1) [Herbert Kenney--home movies]
Collection formerly called 'Seavey Collection' A walk through Author's Ridge in Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Mass., with a young woman, Constance Seavey (about 15 years old), a stop...more
2) [Herbert Kenney--home movies]
Young, then elderly woman try to saw on tree as young man helps. Family picnic and roughhousing. Young girl running through woods. Children in bathing suits. Couple hugging. Coast. Shak...more
3) [Herbert Kenney--home movies] Reel 002
Collection formerly called 'Seavey Collection' Amateur footage of family scenes. Can notes are as follows (reel numbers are NHF-assigned): 2. Emma at Dixmont. Don. Bea, and Emma at Dixm...more
4) [Herbert Kenney--home movies] Reel 003
Collection formerly called 'Seavey Collection' Amateur footage of family scenes. Can notes are as follows (reel numbers are NHF-assigned): 3. Tenants harbor. Cathedral in Pines. Tenants...more
5) [Herbert Kenney--home movies] Reel 004
Collection formerly called 'Seavey Collection' Amateur footage of family scenes. Can notes are as follows (reel numbers are NHF-assigned): 4. Birthday Bill Hazel Geo. Jan St. George cam...more
6) [Herbert Kenney--home movies] Reel 005
Collection formerly called 'Seavey Collection' Amateur footage of family scenes. Can notes are as follows (reel numbers are NHF-assigned): 5. Edwin + Mary at Gouldsboro. Don. Mama at Th...more
7) [Herbert Kenney--home movies] Reel 006
Collection formerly called 'Seavey Collection' Amateur footage of family scenes. Can notes are as follows (reel numbers are NHF-assigned): 6. Connies and Willeys corner. Camp St. George...more
8) [Herbert Kenney--home movies] Reel 007
Collection formerly called 'Seavey Collection' Amateur footage of family scenes. Can notes are as follows (reel numbers are NHF-assigned): 7. Verona bridge. Columbia. Northport. 1962? X...more
9) [Herbert Kenney--home movies] Reel 008
Collection formerly called 'Seavey Collection' Amateur footage of family scenes. Can notes are as follows (reel numbers are NHF-assigned): 8. Northport. Rusty. Northport. Produced by Ke...more
10) [Herbert Kenney--home movies] Reel 010
Collection formerly called 'Seavey Collection' Amateur footage of family scenes. Can notes are as follows (reel numbers are NHF-assigned): 10. Mica. Northport.more
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