36 Items in This Collection
1) [Alfred Pfister--home movies] Reel 001
Donor's notes and NHF cataloguer's notes: Reel 1: West Indies Cruise (1931). Two women, one man CU, making faces. Pan lake front. Pan garden through trees. Countryside. Women in 20s, in...   more
2) [Alfred Pfister--home movies] Reel 002
Donor's notes and NHF cataloguer's notes: Reel 2: Rough water shot from ship. Man approaching. Walking away, dressed in uniform, pacing in sunlight. High seas, swells. Mountains shot fr...   more
3) [Alfred Pfister--home movies] Reel 003
NHF cataloguer's notes, 12/95: Reel 3: Man in top hat gesturing. Woman in pearls. Woman midget and man walking on boardwalk, in conversation. Shots from train of villages. machines, bus...   more
4) [Alfred Pfister--home movies] Reel 004
Donor's notes and NHF cataloguer's notes: Raising American flag. Large gathering on front lawn. Play acting, young men being killed, shooting bows and arrows. Boys climbing on flag pole...   more
5) [Alfred Pfister--home movies] Reel 006
Donor's notes and NHF cataloguer's notes: Reel 6: Farm. Swans. Horses running through fields. Cows. Dappled horses. Swans, water wheel. Farm equipment. Tractor ca.1920s. Spraying apple...   more
6) [Alfred Pfister--home movies] Reel 007
Donor's notes and NHF cataloguer's notes: Reel 7: Summer (Ile de France?): cars, river, driving on to barge. Going down water slide. Bathers playing [?]ball. Policeman on bicycle. Climb...   more
7) [Alfred Pfister--home movies] Reel 008
Donor's notes and NHF cataloguer's notes: Reel 8: On ship, man and woman playing shuffleboard. Taking photographs. Reading on ship. Wrestling match on ship. Workers, sailors, washing sh...   more
8) [Alfred Pfister--home movies] Reel 009
Donor's notes and NHF cataloguer's notes: Reel 9: Lake Louise (1928). Mountains. Pack animals. Group of horseback riders. Horses rolling on their backs. Pan mountains at high altitude....   more
9) [Alfred Pfister--home movies] Reel 010
Donor's notes and NHF cataloguer's notes: Reel 10: Lake Louise. Swimming in pool at elaborate hotel in mountains. Black bear walking on road. Waterfalls, swimming. Mountains (Switzerlan...   more
10) [Alfred Pfister--home movies] Reel 011
Donor's notes and NHF cataloguer's notes: Reel 11: Indians on the farm. Ceremony, Native American dance, man imitating dance, takes man's headdress, goofing around. Women, babies and ki...   more
11) [Alfred Pfister--home movies] Reel 012
Donor's notes and NHF cataloguer's notes: Reel 12: Winter, sawing branches from trees. Cows running along house. Hunting, men bringing back deer carcasses. Man joking, putting deer on h...   more
12) [Alfred Pfister--home movies] Reel 013
Donor's notes and NHF cataloguer's notes: Graduation ceremony, all women's college (Smith College). Farm work.   more
13) [Alfred Pfister--home movies] Reel 1
Donor and NHF cataloguer's notes: Reel 1: Riding at Waidhof. Drum and fife corps; Mr. Sparlinger with white beard (Louise Massini's father). Horses, drummer, fiddler. Haymo's graduation...   more
14) [Alfred Pfister--home movies] Reel 2
Donor and NHF cataloguer's notes: Reel 2: Cornell graduation 1929 (no pictures of Haymo). Senior Week 1929, photography by Allan H. Mogensen, '23. Senior Singing, The Ball at Willard St...   more
15) [Alfred Pfister--home movies] Reel 3
Donor and NHF cataloguer's notes: Reel 3: Hunting Along the Nippisiquit River, New Brunswick, Canada, October 1929 (with Bill Lord?). Hunting camp. Dead deer. Wagon loaded with supplies...   more
16) [Alfred Pfister--home movies] Reel 4
Donor and NHF cataloguer's notes: Segment #3: Ford Trimotor (airplane) over Florida Keys and Florida(?). Airport. Pan American Airways landing. Haymo and swans at Waidhof. Pond. Swans....   more
17) [Alfred Pfister--home movies] Reel 5
Donor and NHF cataloguer's notes: Reel 5: (West Indies Cruise 1932, Curacao? Panama Canal.) Oceanliner. Ocean, in a smaller boat. Unloading small boats of people. Village at bottom, ste...   more
18) [Alfred Pfister--home movies] Reel 6
Donor and NHF cataloguer's notes: Reel 6: Early 1930s? Farm scenes. House, storehouse on common corner. Flag: white cross on solid field. Ducks, geese in water. Black pigs or hogs. On h...   more
19) [Alfred Pfister--home movies] Reel 14
Amateur footage of travel by Dr. Alfred Pfister. Donor's reel notes: Reel 14: Hannah, Marge, Haymo, Alfred, and unknown others line-fishing from boat. Marthy and Hans at age one year (a...   more
20) [Alfred Pfister--home movies] Reel 15
Amateur footage of travel by Dr. Alfred Pfister. Donor's reel notes: Reel 15: Swimming at southern beach (Boca Raton, Florida?). Navy dirigible and blimps, air show, train and scenery a...   more
21) [Alfred Pfister--home movies] Reel 16
Amateur footage of travel by Dr. Alfred Pfister. Donor's reel notes: Reel 16: Horseback riding and jumping at farm, spring scenery. Ski-joring behind truck on lake near farm (Lake Swann...   more
22) [Alfred Pfister--home movies] Reel 17
Amateur footage of travel by Dr. Alfred Pfister. Donor's reel notes: Reel 17: Barbados, 'very poor film.' (possibly color) Harbor scenes, donkey carts. Boat ride on northern lake. Horse...   more
23) [Alfred Pfister--home movies] Reel 18
Amateur footage of travel by Dr. Alfred Pfister. Donor's reel notes: Reel 18: Scenery from train [from Washington, D.C. to the South]. Southern harbor with yachts, view from top of buil...   more
24) [Alfred Pfister--home movies] Reel 19
Amateur footage of travel by Dr. Alfred Pfister. Donor's reel notes: Reel 19: England. Changing of the Guard and Horseguard. London scenes. Oxford(?). Interior of airplane, Croydon Airp...   more
25) [Alfred Pfister--home movies] Reel 20
Amateur footage of travel by Dr. Alfred Pfister. Donor's reel notes: Reel 20: Farm scenes. Fly-fishing at a camp, Alfred and others. Paula and pep walking, Paula, Pep and Alfred, 1931....   more
26) [Alfred Pfister--home movies] Reel 21
Amateur footage of travel by Dr. Alfred Pfister. Donor's reel notes: Reel 21: Horseback trail ride out West, eating around campfires, Haymo, Maja, Hannah at Crossed Sabers Ranch, Cody,...   more
27) [Alfred Pfister--home movies] Reel 22
Amateur footage of travel by Dr. Alfred Pfister. Donor's reel notes: Reel 22: Pep with Maja and someone in kiddie pool, 1931. Paula, Hannah, Marge and Haymo in swimming pool at the Pine...   more
28) [Alfred Pfister--home movies] Reel 23
Amateur footage of travel by Dr. Alfred Pfister. Donor's reel notes: Reel 23: Florida Keys (same as Reel 15), long Keys train bridge, Paula and Alfred fishing from boat. Switzerland, co...   more
29) [Alfred Pfister--home movies] Reel 24
Amateur footage of travel by Dr. Alfred Pfister. Donor's reel notes: Reel 24: Pep walking with Paula at farm, 1931. Dogsledding near Lake Placid, New York, sled dogs. Horseback riding a...   more
30) [Alfred Pfister--home movies] Reel 26
Amateur footage of travel by Dr. Alfred Pfister. Donor's reel notes: Reel 26: Paula at Harbor, Nassau? Pan American Airways float plane, children on beach. Mrs. Miller and Paula fishing...   more
31) [Alfred Pfister--home movies] Reels 27-29
Amateur footage of travel by Dr. Alfred Pfister. Donor's reel notes: Reel 27: On board S.S. Europa with band, scenery of coastline, Paula, maja, unknown woman. European city. New York C...   more
32) [Alfred Pfister--home movies] Reels 30-32
Amateur footage of travel by Dr. Alfred Pfister. Donor's reel notes: Reel 30: (Title says Reel 27) 1932. Cruise on the S.S. Reliance (German ship). Mountains of Norway from ship. Scenes...   more
33) [Alfred Pfister--home movies] Reels 33-35
Amateur footage of travel by Dr. Alfred Pfister. Donor's reel notes: Reel 33: 1951-1952. (color) Cooking fish over campfire, Paula in boat, lodge, Cape Vincent, New York. Johnson's boat...   more
34) [Alfred Pfister--home movies] Reel 36
Amateur footage of travel by Dr. Alfred Pfister. Donor's reel notes: Reel 36: February-March 1956. Man shooting, Paula and two women talking, Alfred shooting (autumn). Cruise on S.S. Co...   more
35) [Alfred Pfister--home movies] Reels 37-39
Amateur footage of travel by Dr. Alfred Pfister. Donor's reel notes: Reel 37: (color) Cruise on S.S. Constitution (part 2). Alexandria from ship. Paula riding camel at Pyramids. Alexand...   more
36) [Alfred Pfister--home movies] Reels 1-29
Amateur footage. Can notes in [brackets]; donor's notes follow: Reel 1: [Can notes: Hunting along the Nippisiquit River, New Brunswick, Canada, October 1919.] Donor notes: October 1929....   more
Davidson, Jackie Collection
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Primary Format and Extent
film (6500 ft.) : si., b&w and col. ; 16 mm. reversal pos.
Collection Date Range
1920 – 1956
Summary
Collection contains [Alfred Pfister--home movies], with scenes of summer farm activities and livestock, travel in the tropics by oceanliner, community events such as a 1929 Cornell University graduation and a "Temperance Our Protector" parade in Bermuda, train excursions, recreational baseball games and winter skiing, hunting, boating, and swimming. Footage includes some aerial views of islands and Florida Keys coastline.
Biographical/Historical Notes
Jackie Davidson is a resident of Deer Isle, Maine. Her grandfather, Dr. Alfred Pfister, was born in Germany of Swiss parents. He immigrated to the United States with his wife Paula in 1906 and lived in New Jersey where he founded a chemical manufacturing company which bore his name.
People and Organizations
Pfister Family
Genre(s)
Amateur
Place(s)
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