Whipple Legacy Collection
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Credit: Whipple Legacy Collection, Northeast Historic Film. Robert Hoadley and May Clark Sterrett Whipple, 1938.
Credit: Whipple family home movies. Excerpt from "Glacier National Park, Montana." 16 mm. film. From the Whipple Legacy Collection at Northeast Historic Film, Bucksport, ME. MP4 video, 2:56.
Primary Format and Extent
10 film reels
Collection Date Range
circa 1936 - 1943
Summary
The Whipple Legacy Collection consists of ten reels of amateur 16 mm. film. The collection was shot in black-and-white and color between circa 1936 and 1943 by Robert Hoadley Whipple. The home movies include some scenes of the Whipple family and their dog, Jack, at their home on Congress Avenue in Lansdowne, Pennsylvania. The bulk of the collection records the travels taken by the Whipple family throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico, including 1938 visits to Glacier National Park in Montana, and Washington, D.C.; 1939 travels to the New York World’s Fair and throughout the American West and Mexico; and travels through the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec in the early 1940s.
Biographical/Historical Notes
Robert Sterrett Whipple was born in Derby, Connecticut, in 1883 to Henry Stacy and Mary Wheeler Hoadley Whipple. In 1919, he and May Clark Sterrett married in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They resided in nearby Lansdowne, Pennsylvania.
Their son, Robert Sterrett Whipple was born in 1924. As reported by his daughter, Alison Earnhart of Cape Elizabeth, Maine, “he attended his freshman year of college at Lehigh University for civil engineering, joined the Navy and was promptly sent to M.I.T. in the V-12 [Navy College Training] program. He became an ensign in the Navy, married my mother, Wanda Schleifer in 1945, and graduated from Lehigh in 1947.”
Place(s)
Repository
Northeast Historic Film
Availability
The Collection is open for research.
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: 10
Showing 1 - 10 of 10:
1) Home in Lansdowne, PA, and New York visit--Robert Hoadley Whipple--home movies. Reel 1
Whipple home on Congress Avenue, Lansdowne, Pennsylvania. Views of car parked on street and of the house and yard from different angles. The family dog, Jack, is seen on the sidewalk...more
2) Penn/USNA football and 1939 New York World's Fair--Robert Hoadley Whipple--home movies. Reel 2
In black-and-white, scenes of United States Naval Academy Midshipmen and marching band on football field, followed by University of Pennsylvania marching band. Cut to color: crowds in...more
3) Glacier National Park, Montana--Robert Hoadley Whipple--home movies. Reel 3
Reel opens with pan across roadside teepee structures. "Glacier Park" building, a deer plays with a dog on park ground. Camera pans over mountains and water. Shot of bear cub at road...more
4) Glacier National Park, Montana--Robert Hoadley Whipple--home movies. Reel 4
Reel opens with color footage of Glacier National Park and surroundings. Scenes include river rapids, a waterfall, various mountain vistas. Color section also includes scenes at a lak...more
5) Washington, D.C., 1938--Robert Hoadley Whipple--home movies. Reel 5
Travel film begins with views of Washington, D.C., from the top of the Washington Monument, looking toward the Lincoln Memorial, the White House, and the U.S. Capitol Building. A seque...more
6) Western travels in Colorado, Utah, California, 1939--Robert Hoadley Whipple--home movies. Reel 6
Stone marker enclosed in iron fencing. Mountain vistas. People standing in doorway at the Star Tunnel mine in Clear Creek County, CO, below sign: "Star Tunnel/Property of Consolidated...more
7) Western travels in California, Arizona, and Mexico, 1939--Robert Hoadley Whipple--home movies. Reel 7
Reel begins with city views of downtown San Francisco. Mission-style architecture, including a church with an ornate mural on its facade. A passing parade features a marching band in...more
8) Travels in New York and Canada, 1940--Robert Hoadley Whipple--home movies. Reel 8
Reel opens on scenic vistas of the Allegheny Mountains in New York. Sign: "Roosevelt Highway/Wyalusing Rocks/Allegheny Mountains." Scenic overlook. Sign: "Watkins Glen State Park."...more
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