90 Items in This Collection
1) [commercial shorts]
Commercial shorts as follows. Reel numbers are NHF-assigned. 95. Pathe coronation. 1937 coronation-King George VI and QE 96. Castle Films News Parade 133. Midway and Coral Sea Battles [...   more
2) [Bell--home movies] Unnumbered reel
Film box or can/reel notes as follows. Reel numbers in this collection are NHF-assigned. [#?]. Christmas Reel-1940(?). Ted and Bill O/M. Fitz Alice. Daisy anns, Uncle Henry, etc. Harris...   more
3) [Bell--home movies] Unnumbered reel
Film box or can/reel notes as follows. Reel numbers are NHF-assigned. [#?]. Long Beach Cal. Lou Sherman 1946. Bellview, daisy anns. Library in the Winter. Kodach.   more
4) [Bell--home movies] Reel 1
No can label. // CU of white dog, Samoyed, with face [kissing] very young child. Samoyed lies on back, frolics with child. Samoyed and child sitting on blanket. Child has plush white bu...   more
5) [Bell--home movies] Reel 2
Label: 'Paris.' // Paris. A large building with marble columns. Street thronged with people. M.S. horse-drawn commerce cart being drawn down street L. S. of city square. Rear shot of ca...   more
6) [Bell--home movies] Reel 3
No can label. // All Intertitles. 'More rice fields.' 'A Tea Plantation, and miles and miles of tea.' 'Natives carrying baskets of rice.' 'The Hotel at Bandoeng.' 'Harrison with Grady a...   more
7) [Bell--home movies] Reel 4
Label: 'Honey Bee (play) Laskers Cottage. Churrius Cottage. Long ago. Nydia and Roy.' [1926] // Rear shot of adults assembled outside sitting in wooden house chairs. Two children are on...   more
8) [Bell--home movies] Reel 5
Label: 'Europe.' // Pan of large building in large city. Shot shakes like a trembling leaf! MS fence, trees in front of building.   more
9) [Bell--home movies] Reel 6
Label: 'Caronia London.' // Cruise ship.   more
10) [Bell--home movies] Reel 7
Label: 'England & Scotland.' [1926]   more
11) [Bell--home movies] Reel 8
Label: 'HBB.' [1926]. // Child outside sitting in high chair. C.U. of child. Plays with toy attached to arm of high chair. Child wiggles legs back and forth. M.S. of family at table, di...   more
12) [Bell--home movies] Reel 9
Label: 'HBB.' [1926] // Boy playing in wooden box with hay on floor. L.S. samoyed (dog) resting on hay. M.S. child opening screen door. Child in hay, grass shot from above. Quick shot o...   more
13) [Bell--home movies] Reel 10
Label: 'Mass.' [1926]. //Exterior of home with well-landscaped grounds. M.S. trees and manicured foliage. Another house and lawn. Horizontal track shot of home, beginning garage extendi...   more
14) [Bell--home movies] Reel 11
Label: 'Penn. 1926.' // Man and woman walking forward and goofing around. M.S. man lying on ground between two trees smoking a cigarette and wearing oversize horn-rimmed glasses. He's c...   more
15) [Bell--home movies] Reel 12
No can label. // Pan of lake and shoreline. Rear shot of woman plucking flower from hillside. M.S. castle-like buildings in city. Woman walking down path. M.S. lake, mountainside. Serie...   more
16) [Bell--home movies] Reel 13
Label: 'Larry teaching golf to Bells. To be mended. Larry Striley giving golf lessons. Ned & Dorrice.' [1927] // Track shot of snowy woods. M.S. lake surface. Man begins game of golf. M...   more
17) [Bell--home movies] Reel 17
Label: 'HBB. Harrison, 6. First film.' [1928]   more
18) [Bell--home movies] Reel 18
No can label. [1928]   more
19) [Bell--home movies] Reel 19
Label: 'Crab Hill Neck. Add pageant. To be repaired.' [1928]   more
20) [Bell--home movies] Reel 20
Label: 'Harrisonia, 1929. Reel reversed, take Rosa & H. and Bell from this.'   more
21) [Bell--home movies] Reel 21
Label: 'Cape Breton.' [1929]   more
22) [Bell--home movies] Reel 22
Label: 'Cruise F. China. Hong Kong - Peking.' [1929]   more
23) [Bell--home movies] Reel 23
Label: 'India to Singapore. Cruise D.' [1929]   more
24) [Bell--home movies] Reel 24
Label: '1932. Good times at Bellview. Liha.'   more
25) [Bell--home movies] Reel 25
Label: 'Hancock Point, Chapel, Library, Sunbeam. long ago. Historic Hancock pageant. Historic Hancock Pt., Bar Harbor, Lucerne.' [1929]   more
26) [Bell--home movies] Reel 16
Label: 'HBB. Cathedral, [?]lling, downtown plaza, Sau[?].' [1927]. // Boy sliding down hill on sled. Children join boy. Man kissing small boy, father and son. C.U. boy wearing snowsuit....   more
27) [Bell--home movies] Reel 26
Label: 'Ned Bells film, nursery school. 1930.'   more
28) [Bell--home movies] Reel 27
Label: 'Add to Good Times. Japan[?].' [1930]   more
29) [Bell--home movies] Reel 28
Label: 'Cruise G.' [1930]   more
30) [Bell--home movies] Reel 29
Label: 'Cruise A. Leaving N.Y. - Nice.' [1930]   more
31) [Bell--home movies] Reel 30
Label: 'Cruise E. Ship's party. Siam - Manila.' [1930] // Note: Thailand was known as Siam until 1949.   more
32) [Bell--home movies] Reel 31
Label: 'Cruise H. Hawaii - New York. Bahamas. Havana.' [1930]   more
33) [Bell--home movies] Reels 31-39
Film box or can/reel notes as follows. Reel numbers are NHF-assigned. REELS FROM THIS POINT ON NEED TO BE RENUMBERED--WORK IN PROGRESS. 31. Cruise H. Hawaii - New York. Bahamas. Havana...   more
34) [Bell--home movies] Reel 032
Film box or can/reel notes as follows. Reel numbers are NHF-assigned. 32. Cruise B. Italy - Cairo [1930]   more
35) [Bell--home movies] Reel 033
Film box or can/reel notes as follows. Reel numbers are NHF-assigned. 33. The Point (playing tennis). Ned golfing, golf game, Kebo Valley? Some bridge, Sorrento? Hunting. Harrison? Bell...   more
36) [Bell--home movies] Reel 034
Film box or can/reel notes as follows. Reel numbers are NHF-assigned. 34. Cruise C. Egypt (Luxor) - India [1930]   more
37) [Bell--home movies] Reel 035
Film box or can/reel notes as follows. Reel numbers are NHF-assigned. 35. HBB [1932]   more
38) [Bell--home movies] Reel 036
Film box or can/reel notes as follows. Reel numbers are NHF-assigned. 36. Puck riding. Cuts from coronation film. [1936]   more
39) [Bell--home movies] Reel 037
Film box or can/reel notes as follows. Reel numbers are NHF-assigned. 37. Film #1 (16 mm) 1. The Ferry 2. Bell's Tinkerbelle 3. Point Picnic. copy. #7. Champion Garden [?] Bellview. [19...   more
40) [Bell--home movies] Reel 038
Film box or can/reel notes as follows. Reel numbers are NHF-assigned. 38. Colored Series. [?] spliced. [1936]   more
41) [Bell--home movies] Reel 039
Film box or can/reel notes as follows. Reel numbers are NHF-assigned. 39. Florida-Provincetown-Nantucket-Gaspe   more
42) [Bell--home movies] Reel 40
Label: 'Florida. Palm Beach, Hollywood, Spragues, Hialiah, Tamiami Trail. St. Petersburg, Deland Ravine Gardens, Palatka, Gendy Bridge. Chalet Suzanne, Nassau, Bok Tower. Charleston, S....   more
43) [Bell--home movies] Reel 14
Label: 'HBB. 1928.' // Woman holding hands with small child on a country road. Between them they are holding a large wrapped package or present. Child sits at edge of water. Swimmers di...   more
44) [Bell--home movies] Reel 41
Label: 'H. Pt. about 1937. B'view, snowstorm, Daisy-anns & Sally anns, H.B.B. & S.R. Hancock School. Hancock Church. #9.'   more
45) [Bell--home movies] Reel 42
[1936-1939]   more
46) [Bell--home movies] Reel 43
Label: 'White Mtn. Scenery & way home. color.' [1937]   more
49) [Bell--home movies] Reel 46
Label: 'Molasses Pond. Schoodic Point. Picnic. Landons.' [1937]   more
50) [Bell--home movies] Reel 47
Label: 'To be spliced. Peter & Blanco in snowstorm. Bellview.' [1937]   more
51) [Bell--home movies] Reel 48
Label: 'Pieces to [splice]. Julia etc on terrace.' [1937]   more
52) [Bell--home movies] Reel 49
Label: 'Fix leader. Kingsholm Cruise.' [1936 or 1937]   more
53) [Bell--home movies] Reel 50
Label: 'Provincetown, 2. un of d.' [1937]   more
54) [Bell--home movies] Reel 51
Label: 'Very good film--Kodach. Bellview in spring. Tally-Ho-Bangor Riding Club. Picnic at Webb Pond. Harlow-Bell-Robinson-Parsons-Whitesides.' [1938]   more
55) [Bell--home movies] Reel 52
Label: 'Pieces.' [1938]   more
56) [Bell--home movies] Reel 53
Label: 'Horseback riding, Uncle Dick. Smiths. Cora-Ball game.' [1938]   more
57) [Bell--home movies] Reel 55
Label: 'West.' [1938]   more
58) [Bell--home movies] Reel 56
Label: 'West. Trip fall 1938.'   more
59) [Bell--home movies] Reel 57
Label: 'West. 2.' [1938]   more
60) [Bell--home movies] Reel 58
Label: 'wordl Pai[?].' [1938 or 1939]   more
61) [Bell--home movies] Reel 59
Label: 'Plowing garden. Scraping tennis court. Spring flowers (old Mr. Clark).' [1940]   more
62) [Bell--home movies] Reel 60
Label: 'Dahlgren.' [1940]   more
63) [Bell--home movies] Reel 61
Label: 'Cape Breton.' [1940]   more
64) [Bell--home movies] Reel 62
Label: 'Placid. Around the point.' [1941]   more
65) [Bell--home movies] Reel 63
Label: 'Placid.' [1941]   more
66) [Bell--home movies] Reel 65
'1946, '41.'   more
69) [Bell--home movies] Reel 68
Label: 'Washington Scenery-1957.'   more
70) [Bell--home movies] Reel 69
Label: 'Bellview-Pansies, Gardens, [L]ee, Sally & Ann. Winter Park. Captiva-Beltzes. 1950-51.'   more
71) [Bell--home movies] Reel 70
Label: '1951. Angel fishing with Blu Boyce. Birds. Swimming (Hap and Monty).'   more
72) [Bell--home movies] Reel 71
Label: 'Captiva-Eagle's nest, South Seas Plantation, Homes and friends (Andy's dock, Grams', Dickey's & Loomis'). 1951.'   more
73) [Bell--home movies] Reel 72
Label: 'Captiva, Tryon, N.C. Sturbridge, Mass. Homewood. Bellview-Garden-1951.'   more
74) [Bell--home movies] Reel 73
Label: 'Captiva-Severins. Mrs. W.B. Newcastle, Del. 1951'   more
75) [Bell--home movies] Reel 74
Label: '1951. Short film Captiva Mail boat. Ferry. Newspaper plane.'   more
76) [Bell--home movies] Reel 75
Label: 'Bel Air, Cossingham. Lakewood-Robin-7 months. Bellview & Bells.' [film box postmarked 1952]   more
77) [Bell--home movies] Reel 76
Label: 'Robin in Bel Air (6 months). 1952. Black & white.'   more
78) [Bell--home movies] Reel 78
Label: 'Cypress Garden and Southern Pines, N.C. 1952.'   more
79) [Bell--home movies] Reel 79
Label: 'Tarpon Springs 1952. Wicki-Wachee.'   more
80) [Bell--home movies] Reel 80
Label: 'Island Inn 1952.'   more
81) [Bell--home movies] Reel 81
Label: 'Xmas pictures (indoors) 1952.'   more
82) [Bell--home movies] Reel 83
Label: 'H.P. X-Mass 1952. Cabin-Robin.'   more
84) [Bell--home movies] Reel 85
Label: 'Lakewood-5th anniversary. Cabin: breakfast-Robin. Schoodic. United Nations.' [film box postmarked 1954]   more
85) [Bell--home movies] Reel 86
Labels: 'Reed-Dean Wedding July '54. Robin-Martha-Edith.'   more
87) [Bell--home movies] Reel 88
Label: 'Picnic at Kora.' [box postmarked 1956]   more
88) [Bell--home movies] Reel 90
Pieces for splicing [box stamped 'process before Jul 1950']   more
89) [Bell--home movies] Reel 91
Pieces. To be repaired.   more
90) [Bell--home movies] Reel 15
Label: 'Film #2 (Bells--16 mm.) 1. Bellview 2. The Lobster Pound 3. Dorrice/Ned/guests 4. Ferry scenes 5. Dinner on Bell's terrace 6. Harrison Copy part #8. 1928-1929.' // Intertitle:...   more
Bell, Ned and Dorrice Collection
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Collection Date Range
1920 – 1956
Collection contains [Bell--home movies], family scenes at home in Hancock Point, Maine, and Pennsylvania, vacationing across the United States, and cruising around the world. Footage encompasses golfing, tennis, picnics, pets, Christmas, swimming, weddings, tourism, and more, including the shipboard entertainments of shuffleboard and mock wrestling. The world travel reels include India, China, Italy, Japan, France, Egypt, Indonesia, and Thailand. In France, the Bells photographed Paris street scenes, military graveyards, children playing in a garden, and, from their train car, the countryside. The Collection also contains two commercial news shorts, "The Coronation of Their Majesties King George VI and Queen Elizabeth," and the Castle Films News Parade, "Midway and Coral Sea Battles."
Biographical/Historical Notes
The family home in Hancock Point, Maine, named Bellview, was built around 1920 and became the Bells’ year round residence in 1932. Prior to 1932, Ned and Dorrice Bell lived in Pennsylvania.
People and Organizations
Bell Family
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