19 Items in This Collection
1) [Martin Family Films] Reel 1 -- Jan 1st 1957 thru June 1957
: Number 1 Jan 1st 1957 thru June 1957   more
2) [Martin Family Films] Reel 2 -- July 1957 thru December 1957
: Number 2 July 1957 thru December 1957   more
3) [Martin Family Films] Reel 3 -- December 31, 1957 thru July 1958
: Number 3 December 31, 1957 thru July 1958   more
4) [Martin Family Films] Reel 4 -- July 1958 Vacation
: Number 4 July 1958 Vacation   more
18) [Martin Family Films] Reel 18 -- 1966 Carol - Third birthday, Steven, Douglas, D.T., EM, MM
: 1966 Carol - Third birthday, Steven, Douglas, D.T., EM, MM   more
Martin Family Collection
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Primary Format and Extent
film (3130 ft.) : si., col. ; 8 mm
Collection Date Range
1957 – 1966
The Martin Family Collection consists of 19 reels of amateur 8mm, shot by Dabney Thomas Martin II and Elsie Elouise Marshall Martin between 1957 and 1966. The films take place in Haverhill, Massachusetts and the surrounding area. They document the Martin family's various activities including Christmas holidays and summer vacations. Family members depicted in the films include Dabney Thomas Martin III, his wife Sarah Ann Burns Martin, and their daughters Eileen Marie Martin, Victoria Ann Martin, and Kelly Louise Martin; as well as Donald K. Martin, his wife Margaret, and their children Douglas Martin, Steven Martin, and Carol Martin.
Biographical/Historical Notes
Dabney Thomas Martin II (1902-1970) was originally from Kentucky. His wife, Elsie Elouise Marshall (1900-2000) was from Virginia and was a direct descendant of John Marshall (1755-1835), American politician and fourth Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Dabney and Elsie had two sons: Dabney Thomas Martin III (1931-2012) and Donald K. Martin (1932-2012).

Dabney Thomas Martin III married Sarah Ann Burns (1933) of Pittsburgh, PA and they had four daughters: Eileen Marie (1956), Victoria Ann (1958), Kelly Louise (1961), and Catherine Winifred (1968-2004). Their family lived in Amesbury, MA and Bonnie Acres, NH before moving to Pittsburgh, PA in 1962.

Donald K. Martin married Margaret (1932-2009) and they had three children: Douglas (1959), Steven (1960), and Carol (1962). Their family lived on Brickett Ave. in Haverhill, MA.
Christmas, Holiday
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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