7 Items in This Collection
1) 1927, Isabel’s Wedding [Laughlin Family--home movies] Reel 1
Red Neg. April 22, 1927 Isabel’s Wedding   more
2) 1930, Spencer Pond [Laughlin Family--home movies] Reel 2
Spencer Pond Sept. 1930 F2 1 95476   more
3) 1938, Maine [Laughlin--home movies] Reel 3
Maine 1938 3 F1 1 95476   more
Laughlin Family Collection
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Collection Date Range
1927 – 1958
The collection consists of 7 reels of 16mm film. The films feature scenes of the Laughlin family, primarily at Spencer Lake, Maine. Photographs, papers, and other family objects were donated to the Maine Historical Society.
Biographical/Historical Notes
From the Maine Historical Society Coll. 4161 Laughlin family at Spencer Lake, Maine Collection:
"The Laughin family were rusticators from Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, who traveled to Spencer Lake, south of the border town of Jackman. George McCully Laughlin Jr. (1873-1946) was the grandson of the co-founder of the Jones & Laughlin Steel Company. There were four generations of the Laughlin family that summered at Spencer Lake. George's wife Henrietta (1875-1949), and her parents, John Zantzinger Speer (1840-1927) and Katharine McKnight Speer (1846-1914), began coming to Spencer Lake at the turn of the century. Later Isabel Laughlin (George and Henrietta's daughter) and her family began going to Heald Pond Camps, north of Jackman, instead of Spencer Lake Camps. Isabel Laughlin (1902-1945) married Warren McPherson Wells in 1927 and had three children: Warren McPherson Wells Jr. (1928-), Katharine "Kitty" Hoblitzelle (1929-2006), and Virginia "Dinny" Truesdale (1933-2018).
Gift of Alison Truesdale...granddaughter of Isabel Laughlin."

Photographs, papers, and other family objects donated to the Maine Historical Society. Maine Historical Society Coll. 4161 Laughlin family at Spencer Lake, Maine, Collection Ca. 1909-2019
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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