38 Items in This Collection
1) [Reid Family--home movies] Reel 1
Leader - "Minn's house party" Can - "Minn's house party, Army Game, Smith & Vassar Colleges";A group of people walking out of a house and across a field. A man carrying a stick pau...   more
2) [Reid Family--home movies] Reel 2
Brigantine Illyria (November 1928 October 1929);Shot of the water and coastline filmed from a ship. A group of men on the quayside. Sailing ships at dock. Shot of the stern of the ship,...   more
3) [Reid Family--home movies] Reel 3
Spring Trip of Neva H. Stetson's/ L1? Open / Friendship 1929 / Brya? Cooking [mussels?] / Whales / Fishing / Grand Mariner?;A ship on the water. A group of people looking under a boardw...   more
4) [Reid Family--home movies] Reel 4
A sailboat on the water. A buoy/channel marker. A different sailboat, filmed from another boat. Close up of a girl. Close up of Christine Reid. Shot of a street and storefronts with sig...   more
5) [Reid Family--home movies] Reel 5
1928 East Boston Airport - Planes, pilots, personnel - 1929 Russell N. Boardman aboard Arbella, June 2;"Four Hundred Feet of film which takes about 18 minutes to project BOSTON AIRPORT...   more
6) [Reid Family--home movies] Reel 6
153 Naval planes at East Boston Airport, Flight of Curtiss plane over harbor;Airplanes flying overhead. People seated in a car. A truck with a cross on the side. People on the ground in...   more
7) [Reid Family--home movies] Reel 7
2nd film Summer 1931: Grand Tetons and Yellowstone National Park;A small sailboat, filmed from another boat. Mountains in the distance. People on horseback herding horses across a river...   more
8) [Reid Family--home movies] Reel 8
Sub + Canal Newport in fog (race wk) Atlantic (3 master) Bill Fish Schools of fish Sharks (hammerhead) BI Hbr (fleet of swd. Fish) Sword fish Chank Cod, Trawl Party, Port Clyde, Bar Har...   more
9) [Reid Family--home movies] Reel 9
Submarine / "Dagman"? / Cape Cod Canal / Cliff Young (Halibet Trawl) / Stone Quarry / Whale Close (Isle of She?) / Rabbits -Bud / Macerel Mowhegan / Belden gater can fishing;People work...   more
10) [Reid Family--home movies] Reel 10
New York 1932;New York and West Point, 1932;A bridge. Sailing under bridges. New York City, filmed from the water. A pier with the sign ‘Great White Fleet, United Fruit Co.’ The Empire...   more
11) [Reid Family--home movies] Reel 11
Water, bridge and a rail yard, filmed from a train. Landscape and train as it goes around a corner. Going through a tunnel. Desert landscape, rock formations and railroad. The ‘Devil’s...   more
12) [Reid Family--home movies] Reel 12
World Fair 1933-34 - Denver & Rio Grande 1933;Chicago Fair, Denver + Rio Grande scenery, 1933-1934;Chicago skyline. Shot of the World’s Fair grounds from the air. City skyline and s...   more
13) [Reid Family--home movies] Reel 13
Lake Tahoe;Debris scattered among rocks. A chipmunk on a rock. A group of people seated on a bench along a wall outdoors. A train. Landscape filmed from a moving train. The train going...   more
14) [Reid Family--home movies] Reel 14
Crater Lake, Mt. Shasta, Mt. Lassen, San Francisco - 1934;B&W Crater Lake, Mt. Shasta, Mt. Lasser, San Francisco mostly 1934;Shots of Crater Lake (Oregon). Wizard Island. Panning sh...   more
15) [Reid Family--home movies] Reel 15
England + Wales Reel 1 1935;England and Wales 1935;The ocean and the deck of a ship. A man standing at the ship’s rail, looking at a ship on the horizon. Couples dancing on deck. A youn...   more
16) [Reid Family--home movies] Reel 16
Scotland, color film, Versailles Reel 2;Scotland and Versailles 1935;A map of England and Scotland. A white line representing railroad tracks shows the route from Chester, through Winde...   more
17) [Reid Family--home movies] Reel 17
Title card: ‘CHARLES W. REID presents’. Intertitle: ‘OUR NATIONAL PARKS’. Intertitle: ‘OUR NATIONAL PARKS’. Intertitle: ‘…The record of an 11,000 mile auto trip through our West’. Inter...   more
18) [Reid Family--home movies] Reel 18
Title Card: ‘Among the Orcas Islands in Puget Sound.’ The San Juan Islands filmed from a boat. Intertitle: ‘The Olympic Mountains near Seattle.’ Mountains filmed from a boat on the wate...   more
19) [Reid Family--home movies] Reel 19
A large ship, the ocean liner SS Europa. The ship at dock, with a sign for ‘Holland-America Lines’. People waving from the ship’s rail. A Nazi flag flying from the ship’s stern. People...   more
20) [Reid Family--home movies] Reel 20
Samoset Foliage, Graduation;Camp Samoset;A sign with a Scottish Terrier, saying: ‘CAMP SAMOSET FOR BOYS LACONIA N.H.’ Two young men carrying a bucket of ice. Intertitle: ‘Flag-raising’....   more
21) [Reid Family--home movies] Reel 21
2 Stratford, Cotswold, Salsbury, 1939;A map of England, Wales and Ireland. Shots of a town. A row of timber frame buildings. A small brick building with the sign: ‘Mill Cottage’. The Ri...   more
22) [Reid Family--home movies] Reel 22
3 London, Cambridge, Knole House, Oban + Mull, 1939;A map of England, Wales and Ireland, with arrows pointing to various locations. The base of a lamppost with the sign: ‘NATIONAL SERVI...   more
23) [Reid Family--home movies] Reel 23
Holland Ireland ;4 Holland Ireland, 1939;Fields and a windmill, filmed from a moving vehicle. Men in uniform riding bicycles. Shots of city streets. A vegetable cart. People on the stre...   more
24) [Reid Family--home movies] Reel 24
West 1941;2 Badlands, Black Hills, Yellowstone, Grand Tetons, Idaho, 1941;A grazing bison. Rock formations. (Possibly the Needles, Custer State Park) An automobile parked at the base of...   more
25) [Reid Family--home movies] Reel 25
West 1941;3 Snake R Langon, Glacier Park, Banff, Bannff-Jasper, 1941;Mountains. A river. A switchback road down the side of a mountain. Panning shots of mountains. Men on horseback. A m...   more
26) [Reid Family--home movies] Reel 26
West 1941;4 Canada Part II - Mt. Rainier, California, 1941;Mountains. A waterfall and bridge over a river. (Takakkaw Falls, Yoho National Park, British Columbia) Mountains. River valley...   more
27) [Reid Family--home movies] Reel 27
West 1941;California, 1941;Mountains. A road along the side of a mountain. A pond with mountains in the distance. A dome mountain. (Yosemite) A lake. A dome mountain. A bear walking tow...   more
28) [Reid Family--home movies] Reel 28
A sailboat on the water. A pier. The water and shore filmed from the boat. Other boats. A draw bridge. Buildings along the shore. Smokestacks and city skyline. New York City, seen from...   more
29) [Reid Family--home movies] Reel 29
Three men on a sailboat. Shots of the water and shore. Fish on the deck of the boat. Breakwater. Waves. Buildings along the shore. Men in rowboats. A military ship, ‘135’ on the stern....   more
30) [Reid Family--home movies] Reel 30
O4;Waves. A group of boys on the rocks. A sailing ship. People in a rowboat. Boys swimming in the surf. A man in a dingy. A group of boys on a sailboat. A sailboat. A boy cleaning fish....   more
31) [Reid Family--home movies] Reel 31
O3;Ships at dock. A man leaning out the window of a marina building. People on a sailboat at dock. A drawbridge being raised so the sailboat can sail through. Cars driving over the lowe...   more
32) [Reid Family--home movies] Reel 32
O5;A person climbing of a tree. A heron nesting in a tree. Boys holding juvenile herons. A boy holding an owl. A boy crawling out of a cave. Swimming. A boy holding frogs. Sheep. A bird...   more
33) [Reid Family--home movies] Reel 33
O6;Sailing ships. A military ship, with ‘240’ on the bow. Various boats. A sailing ship with ‘Thomas H. Lawrence’ on the side. People on the ship. Whales breaching. Shots of the ship. A...   more
34) [Reid Family--home movies] Reel 34
O7;Ocean and islands. People walking on a rope strung between the shore and a sailboat. A dam and a water tower. A man standing at the base of a flagpole. A canal lock opening. Cliffs a...   more
35) Kletterschuh--Part 1, Reel 35
Kletterschuh - Climbing in the Dolomites;Title card: ‘Kletterschuh Climbing in the Dolomites’. Intertitle: ‘As demonstrated by: Giuseppe Dimai, Angelo Dimai, Celsa Degasper, Giovanni De...   more
36) Kletterschuh--Part 2, Reel 36
Film II Kletterschuh - Climbing in the Dolomites;Title card: ‘KLETTERSCHUH CLIMBING IN THE DOLOMITES as demonstrated by three guides from Cortina D’Ampezzo – Angelo Dimai, Guiseppe Dima...   more
37) Fundamentals of skiing--Part 1, Reel 37
Fundamentals of skiing part 1;Title card: ‘Produced by Georg von Lilienfeld Photography Christine L. Reid, with acknowledgements to Perren-Barberini and Gustav Julen both of Zermatt, Sw...   more
38) Fundamentals of skiing--Part 2, Reel 38
Fundamentals of skiing part 2;Title card: ‘The STEMCHRISTIANIA is a rapid change of direction in fast running’. A person demonstrating the technique while skiing downhill. Intertitle: ‘...   more
Reid Family Collection
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Credit: Reid Family Collection, Northeast Historic Film. Christine Reid mountain climbing, western USA 1931.
Primary Format and Extent
film (12430 ft.) : si., b&w and col. ; 16mm
Collection Date Range
1928 – 1941
The collection consists of 38 reels of silent, black and white, and color 16 mm film, totaling approximately 12430 feet. The films are primarily amateur films, shot by Christine, William, and Charles Reid during their travels around the world. These include boating excursions, including a trip on the St. Lawrence River, filmed by William Reid. Charles Reid filmed a road trip to various US and Canadian national parks, and a bicycling tour of the United Kingdom. Christine filmed two amateur documentaries about mountain climbing and skiing, filmed in Italy and Switzerland, as well as other work filmed around the United States.
Biographical/Historical Notes
William T. Reid Jr. (1878- 1976) married Christine Lincoln Williams in 1902. They had four children: Christine Lincoln Reid (1906-1990), Charles W. (1914-), William T. "Patrick" Reid III, (1903-1987) and Edith Williams (1904-). The family lived in Boston, where William T. Reid Jr. coached football at Harvard, while also spending time at their grandparents' home near Lake Tahoe. Christine Reid was an avid mountain climber, skier and writer. She summited mountains in the United States, Canada, and Europe, including Piz Popena, where a route up the south wall, the 'Via Christine,' is named for her. Christine made films and wrote articles about mountaineering and skiing for publications like the 'American Alpine Journal'. She was a member of the New England Explorers Club and Women's Travel Club.

Other records of Christine L. Reid are also held by the New England Ski Museum, the American Alpine Club, the Appalachian Mountain Club, and the Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University. 
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