16 Items in This Collection
1) Car ride, trains, Boothbay, February 1927--Arthur Race--home movies. Reel 1
"Boothbay Feb '27." ;Woman in fur coat leaving house. Kittens in her arms. Two ponies in harness, pulling. Three boys on sun porch. Boys taken for ride through countryside. Stop at barn...   more
2) Boothbay, Summer 1927--Arthur Race--home movies. Reel 2
"Boothbay--Summer 1927." ;Ponies pulling cart. CU ponies' heads. Woman leaves house and waves. Walks away. Boy with pony team. Resting. Shots of house and grounds. Woman returns from wa...   more
3) Horse racing, June 1927--Arthur Race--home movies. Reel 3
'Raceland--18 June 1927.'; Large dining tent. Elaborate serving of food. Shots of waiters and kitchen. People eating and drinking. Horses being led into paddock. Saddling up. Steeple ch...   more
4) Trip on Pequot, August 1927--Arthur Race--home movies. Reel 4
"Trip on Pequot--August 1927." ;Boston waterfront (navy yard?). Harbor shipping. Airplane overhead. Shots aboard ship. Crew cleaning. Officers on bridge of ship. Passing light buoy. Sea...   more
5) Newport Yacht Race, 1930--Arthur Race--home movies. Reel 5
"Newport Yacht Race--1930." ;Sunrise. Coast guard cutter 'CG7,' a destroyer with four smoke stacks. Various vessels. 'CG22,' J.P. Morgan's 'Corsair.' 'Rotary Club of Providence' charter...   more
6) Boothbay, October 1935--Arthur Race--home movies. Reel 6
"Boothbay--October 1935." ;Seaplane (Waco monoplane) flies along coast. Approach to lighthouse. Seaplane takes off. Seaplane lands and 'ties up' to mooring. Passengers picked up in rowb...   more
7) Fishing and camping, Maine--Arthur Race--home movies. Reel 9
'Boothbay Fishing.' 'Heron Island.' Dock. Sign, "Heron Island," on roof of small shingled shed. Around ten men, all in hats and jackets on dock. Group walking to shingled casino [view...   more
8) Copley Plaza, 1927--Arthur Race--home movies. Reel 7
"Copley Plaza (1927)." ;Well-dressed man at office. Filling pipe. Office people coming and going, in and out of building. Shot of 'Copley Plaza' banner and American flag. Copley Square...   more
9) Camping, canoeing, Maine--Arthur Race--home movies. Reel 8
'Maine's 2,500 Lakes.' 'Rivers and streams and 15,000,000 acres of forests offer ideal settings for canoe trips.' 'Canoeing the Penobscot West Branch under the shadows of Katahdin.' Unl...   more
10) Arthur Libby Race--home movies. Reels 10-58
10: Niagara Falls July 1927 11: Detroit, Windsor, Buffalo July 1927 12: Golf Nassau September 1927 13: Boothbay Fishing October 19, 1939 'Hebron Island 14: St. Louis Trip November...   more
11) Ocean cruise, Saint Thomas, Virgin Islands, 1938--Arthur Libby Race--home movies. Reel 59
First in a four-part series of color home movies documenting a 1938 cruise from New York on the S.S. Georgic, including scenes of Saint Thomas, Virgin Islands.;On can: "West Indies #1 1...   more
12) Ocean cruise, Martinique, Trinidad, Grenada, 1938--Arthur Libby Race--home movies. Reel 60
Second in a four-part series of color home movies documenting a 1938 cruise from New York on the S.S. Georgic, including scenes of Martinique, Trinidad, and Grenada.;On can: "West Indie...   more
13) Ocean cruise, Venezuela, Curaçao, Panama, 1938--Arthur Libby Race--home movies. Reel 61
Third in a four-part series of color home movies documenting a 1938 cruise from New York on the S.S. Georgic, including scenes of Venezuela, Curaçao, and Panama.;On can: "West Indies #3...   more
14) Ocean cruise, Jamaica, Cuba, 1938--Arthur Libby Race--home movies. Reel 62
Fourth in a four-part series of color home movies documenting a 1938 cruise from New York on the S.S. Georgic, including scenes of Kingston, Jamaica, and Havana, Cuba.;On can: "West Ind...   more
15) Annual Sail and Clam Bake, 1938--Arthur Libby Race--home movies. Reel 63
Color home movies of the City of Boston Hotel Association's Annual Sail and Clam Bake, August 2, 1938.;On can: "Bake August 1938";Title: "CITY OF BOSTON HOTEL ASSOCIATION ANNUAL SAIL an...   more
16) Arthur Libby Race--home movies. Reel 64
On can: "BK City Point, ect."   more
Race, Arthur Libby Collection
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Collection Identifier(s)
Arthur Libby Race Collection, 1154
Creator(s)
Arthur Libby Race
Primary Format and Extent
64 film reels
Collection Date Range
1927 – 1946
Summary
The Arthur Libby Race Collection consists of 62 reels of amateur 16mm film and 2 16mm newsreels. The amateur films in the collection were shot by Arthur Libby Race and documents his family at home and on vacation around the United States and Caribbean over the years from 1927-1938.
Biographical/Historical Notes
Arthur Libby Race, (1879-1960) was born and brought up in Boothbay, Maine. He worked as managing director of the Copley Plaza Hotel in Boston and lived at the hotel as resident manager in the 1920s-1940s. Race was national chairman of the American Hotel Association Committee on Prohibition. He traveled extensively.
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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.
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