26 Items in This Collection
1) [Annie Wood Nowell--home movies] Reel 1
Notes from can: No. 15. // Film is warped. // 1926 date code on film. // Men walk outside factory with smokestack. People pose on what appears to be a college campus, walk toward house....   more
2) [Annie Wood Nowell--home movies] Reel 2
Notes from can: Duplicate film. 1927. This film was made for family use because in 1927 they were so uncertain about the life of films which were in use. AWN. Films have been shifted ar...   more
3) [Annie Wood Nowell--home movies] Reel 3
Notes from can: No. 1C. Discards from 1-8. Leader notes: Discard 1. Win '27. K & N dark. N. eating. banana (backwards). H trip. Paper hats on N. Win & T. at Burr house. Picnic g...   more
4) [Annie Wood Nowell--home movies] Reel 4
Notes from can: Discard. No. 2C. '27, '28, '31 & '40. Picnic backwards. 27 group in fur coats down from Win. white building. His girls H & N trying on hats at Win. at Bux. in Bu...   more
5) [Annie Wood Nowell--home movies] Reel 5
Notes from can: No. 1B. Semi-good family only. '27 & '28; N. in Teddy Bear suit with balloon; H. on bicycle, off for Wadleigh School; N. on porch in winter coat. Dancing to Victrola...   more
6) [Annie Wood Nowell--home movies] Reel 14
Notes from can: 8A Wood Relations. 1927-1932; Spring '27. Parker & Leonard. Carpenters; Summer, '27 at Burr House, Dux.; Fall '27 or '28, Barbara Wood; Fall '27, Kay and Joe Clarey....   more
7) [Annie Wood Nowell--home movies] Reel 6
Notes from can: 2B. Semi-good trips, etc. Mixed; Ben Block's horses. Win. '27; Maribel Vincent, World Champion before Sonja Henie, skates at Win. (M.L.'s play.); Picnic at Saquish [Saqu...   more
8) [Annie Wood Nowell--home movies] Reel 7
Notes from can: No. 1A. Spring '27. Family. Nancy, Win; All Nancy 1 3/4 yrs. & little of Helen 12 1/2; All 1927 in Winchester; N. in sun room with flowers. 1 yr. 9 mos; N. in our ro...   more
9) [Annie Wood Nowell--home movies] Reel 17
No can, no notes on leader. // Processing notes: 'Our wedding, June 20, 1936.';Intertitle: 'Kay’s Wedding June 20th, 1936'. Shot of a still image of Katharine ‘Kay’ standing on the stai...   more
10) [Richard Clark--home movies] Reel 2
No can, no notes on leader.;Various shots of people at a gathering at a house on the lake, including three women (Helen, Katharine and Nancy). People drinking punch. Shots of various gu...   more
11) [Richard Clark--home movies] Reel 6
Box notes: 'Thanksgiving 1949.';A baby sitting in a stroller. A woman (Katharine) with the baby and a dog in front of a house. A man with a camera. A boy with a football. Close up of a...   more
12) [Annie Wood Nowell--home movies] Reel 10
Notes from can: 4A. House Evolution. Colorado. '27 & '28; Colorado Springs. '31; Bunny, Mary Louise, Allen; Cripple Creek trip; Canon City trip & cloud burst; Ute Pass road cut off by c...   more
13) [Annie Wood Nowell--home movies] Reel 12
Notes from can: 6A Tedious. Cont. From 5A. Nancy; All Nancy with little of H; N. at Burr House '27; N. in yard & in water; N. at our house, Pd. Pt. '28; N. in yard & with Helen...   more
14) [Annie Wood Nowell--home movie transfer with narration]
VHS copy of 17 reels donated with film, stored in vault. // Videotape has narration. // VHS video notes: 1928 - Powder Point house renovations, Duxbury, MA. 1927 - Nancy 1 year - Kay sw...   more
15) [Annie Wood Nowell--home movies] Reel 13
Notes from can: 7A. N. at 6. M. Vinson's. N. mates.; Win. '27, '31 & Dux. '31.; Helen, Win. porch, 14 yrs.; Helen has breakfast with Nancy, 1 3/4 yrs.; Helen rides with Ruth Wadleig...   more
16) [Richard Clark--home movies] Reel 3
Box notes: 'Duxbury - Grandma Clark - son Dick Carley [?], Beach scenes.' // Beach/shore scenes // Very good condition throughout, some curl at tail.;Children playing in the water. A wo...   more
17) [Annie Wood Nowell--home movies] Reel 11
Notes from can: 5A. Tedious. N. '27 & '28; All Nancy. Win. '27, Duxbury '27 & '28; N. at Carpenter House, 1 yr. 9 mos.; N. playing in snow. 16 Stratford. At Burr House.; N. playing with...   more
18) [Annie Wood Nowell--home movies] Reel 15
Notes from can: 9A Wood Relations, Cont. after 8A, 1933; '36 or '37, Wm. Ellis Wood III born Nov. 28, '33. Win.; '37, Martha Woodfin, born Apr. 14, '36. Win.; Bunny skiing at Jackson N....   more
19) [Annie Wood Nowell--home movies] Reel 9
Notes from can: 3A. Burr House & Circus; Win. '27, Dux. '27; Burr House; Coffins; Garfields; Masquerade; N's Hair cut. 6 yrs.; Jumble Gym [?]; Swims; Shown at Dux. party '44; Stop c...   more
20) [Richard Clark--home movies] Reel 1
No can, no notes on leader. // Processing notes: 'Woods.';Various shots of a people at a gathering at a house on the lake. (Wedding reception?) [End of Reel]   more
21) [Annie Wood Nowell--home movies] Reel 18
Label on can: 'Duxbury 1941, Thanksgiving 1941' // b&w title card at head // very sharp Kodachrome color outdoor footage // gardens, beach scenes // b&w baby footage - has 1940...   more
22) [Annie Wood Nowell--home movies] Reel 16
Notes from can: 10A. K.V.C., H, Kay & Dick's wedding; Kay's & Helen's V.C. (Vassar College) graduations. K '32, H '36; Kay's wedding reception '36, taken by Dr. Ordway.;Intertit...   more
23) [Annie Wood Nowell--home movies] Reel 8
Notes from can: No. 2A. Family. All Nancy. Spring '27 & Dux. '28; All Nancy, little of K & H. Winchester, '27 and Pd. Pt, '28; N. playing in our room with racket, Win. 1 3/4 yrs...   more
24) [Richard Clak--home movies] Reel 7
Box notes: 'Duxbury 1950, 4 kids, toddler at S. Dux. house, skimmeroo shots at yacht club.' // Very good condition. // Kodachrome color footage. // Child and sailboats.;A baby playing o...   more
25) [Richard Clark--home movies] Reel 4
Processing notes: 'Christmas '47, Snow of '48.' // Very good condition. // Christmas scenes.;People in front of a Christmas tree. An older couple walking in the snow. Shot of a dog. Sho...   more
26) [Richard Clark--home movies] Reel 5
Processing notes: 'Lake Winnipesaukee '48, #2.' // Swimmers diving into lake. // Very good condition.;Children diving into the water. A boy and a dog on the diving board. People in a ro...   more
Nowell-Clark Collection
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Credit: Nowell-Clark Collection. Northeast Historic Film. Circa 1928.
Primary Format and Extent
film (6825 ft.) : si., b&w. : 16mm
Collection Date Range
1926 – 1950
The collection consists of the [Nowell-Clark--home movies], 25 reels of silent 16 mm film, totally approximately 6825 feet. The home movies were filmed by Annie Wood Nowell and her son-in-law Richard Clark. The majority of Annie Wood Nowell's films cover family and local historical events, as well as some trick photography and trips to Maine, New Hampshire, and a tuberculosis sanitarium in Colorado. Richard J. Clark continued the family tradition of filming family holidays, vacations, and events.
Biographical/Historical Notes
The primary author of the collection is Annie Wood Nowell (1881-1955). Born in Arlington, Massachusetts, she spent most of her life in Winchester and Duxbury, Massachusetts, and graduated from Vassar College, where she majored in Biology. Her interests included botany, needlepoint, and photography, and after the birth of her first daughter in 1902 she became thoroughly enamored with picture-taking and 16mm movies. The Clark portion of the collection was filmed by Annie Nowell’s son-in-law, Richard J. Clark (1906-1990), who was a physician in Winchester, Massachusetts.
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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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