19 Items in This Collection
1) [Medomak 1924 Monkey Business--Albert Benedict--home movies] Reel 1
Viewing notes from earlier inspection: Reel 1 [Medomak 1924 Monkey Business] date code 1924 "Kahedwin" motor yacht dressed with flags alongside a dock and getting under way. Kahedwin m...   more
2) [Medomak, 1924--Albert Benedict--home movies] Reel 2
Viewing notes from earlier inspection: "Reel 2 [Medomak 1924] DC 1925 Shot: 1. Waves on rocks. 2. Views of rocky coastline. 3. Family unit out walking on rural road. 4. Waves on rocks....   more
3) [1925--Albert Benedict--home movies] Reel 3
Viewing notes from earlier inspection: "Reel 3 [Parcel Post to: [address--see folder] DC 1925 Shots: 1. A cool weather outing with the family. 2. Giant slot cars! 3. Scenes from an Amu...   more
4) [Winter scenes 1925 Medomak--Albert Benedict--home movies] Reel 4
Viewing notes from earlier inspection: "Reel 4 [Winter Scenes 1925 Medomak] DC 1927 1. Opening shot looks like Boardwalk on ships city in background. Group of 3 people - 2 women and ma...   more
5) [Family vacation, 1925--Albert Benedict--home movies] Reel 5
Viewing notes from earlier inspection: "Reel 5 [Family Vacation by Ocean + Lake] header: Willouby 393 feet DC 1925 Shot: A dolmen with family unit. 2. Close-up of a woman. 3. Dock scen...   more
6) [1925--Albert Benedict--home movies] Reel 6
Viewing notes from earlier inspection: "Reel 6 [Parade in small city, Family vacation, Scenery] DC 1925 Shot: 1. Parade on Main St. Nice theatre view. Harneds Delicatessen Holland Soci...   more
7) [1925-1927--Albert Benedict--home movies] Reel 7
Viewing notes from earlier inspection: "Reel 7 [Family Vacation by (Maine) Coast in Woods + Mountains Rivers scenery] DC 1927 Shot: 1. Woman picking flowers/peas. 2. Man rowing dory. 3...   more
8) [1926--Albert Benedict--home movies] Reel 8
Viewing notes from earlier inspection: "Reel 8 [Maine Seacoast, Model Ts Family on Vacation @ Sea] DC 1926 Shot: 1. Rocky coast, surf crashing waves. 2. Street scene Model Ts driving b...   more
9) [Maine vacations and scenery, 1926--Albert Benedict--home movies] Reel 9
Viewing notes from earlier inspection: "Reel 9 [Maine Vacations + Scenery] Date Code 1926 Shot: Summer house. The arched bridge to the shore. Lupines. Fields of flowers. Swans, the fla...   more
10) [Maine Scenes, 1927--Albert Benedict--home movies] Reel 10
Viewing notes from earlier inspection: "Reel 10 [Maine Scenes] datecode: 1927 Shot: A rocky coastline. Views of a lighthouse - fields of flowers. Rocky shore + off shore island. View o...   more
11) [Medomak, 1928--Albert Benedict--home movies] Reel 11
Viewing notes from earlier inspection: "Reel 11 [Maine Scenes Vacation Home Scout Camp] DC 1928 Shot: 1. Cloudy seascape. 2. A dinner party picnic. 3. Waves crashing into a rocky shore...   more
12) [Maine vacation scenes, 1928--Albert Benedict--home movies] Reel 12
Viewing notes from earlier inspection: "Reel 12 [Maine Vacation Scenes] datecode 1928 Shot: A get together @ the seaside - 4 women. Scenic overlook. Boy playing in lily pond + w/ rabbi...   more
13) [Washington D.C., 1928--Albert Benedict--home movies] Reel 13
Viewing notes from earlier inspection: "Reel 13 [Washington DC Travelogue w/ Titles datecode: 1928 including Arlington Cemetery] Intertitle: "Our trip to Washington DC April 27 to May...   more
14) [#1, 1929--Albert Benedict--home movies] Reel 14
Viewing notes from earlier inspection: "Reel 14 [Maine Vacation Home, Allen Island] date code: 1929 Intertitle: [Summer of 1929]. Shot: The Garden @ the Cottage views of the grounds. F...   more
15) [#2, 1929--Albert Benedict--home movies] Reel 15
Viewing notes from earlier inspection: "Reel 15 [Monhegan Island Vacation] D.C. 1929 500' Shot: Flower garden. Intertitle: "The Cannibal of our Party He Loves them all boiled or broile...   more
16) [Summer and Winter, 1930--Albert Benedict--home movies] Reel 16
Viewing notes from earlier inspection: "Reel 16 [Summer + Winter of 1930] Date code 1919 Shot: Young person on a pony on gravel drive. The gate to the shore. Collecting flowers and mak...   more
17) [Rural scenes, Maine coast, tall ship, wedding, 1931] Reel 17
Viewing notes from earlier inspection: "Reel 17 [Rural Scenes, Maine Coast, A Tall Ship, A Wedding] Date Code: 1931 Shot: Gardens, lupines, frogs + lily pads, dog. A man turning over t...   more
18) [Mt. Katahdin, 1932--Albert Benedict--home movies] Reel 18
Viewing notes from earlier inspection: "Reel 18 [Mt Katahdin Trip Summer of 1932] D.C. 1932 Intertitle: "Events and Happenings at Summer's Nest in 1932." Intertitle: "The Garden in Pan...   more
19) [Summer, 1933--Albert Benedict--home movies] Reel 19
Viewing notes from earlier inspection: "Reel 19 [Willouby Safety Print] DC 1934 Intertitle: "Summer of 1933". "This is a sort of river of passing events, and strong is its current; no...   more
Benedict, Herbert Collection
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Collection Date Range
1924 – 1933
Collection contains [Albert Benedict--home movies], depicting coastal and wooded scenery in Maine, primarily in Medomak but also on Monhegan Island, Cranberry, Burnt, and Allen Islands, and Mt. Katahdin. The Monhegan footage has views of the village, family frolics, and fishing. The vacation footage includes a Medomak boys camp, swimming, camping, kite flying, cookouts, a wedding, and gardens. Scenes outside Maine feature an amusement park, West Point, and views around Washington, D.C. Several reels include intertitles and the photography is well shot and composed.
Biographical/Historical Notes
The Benedicts, a New York family, owned a waterfront home in Medomak, Maine, called Summer’s Nest. Monhegan Island has been a summer artists’ colony for a hundred years.
Coasts, Islands, Camps
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