15 Items in This Collection
1) [Mary Cushman Fenn--home movies] Reel 1
Label on can: '#1 Fenn.' // Moored sailboats; person on sailboat; people on moving boat; sailboat sailing; swimming in lake; shot of lake house; little girl; kids swimming with floats;...   more
2) [Mary Cushman Fenn--home movies] Reel 2
Label on can: '#2 Fenn.' // Women in cowboy hats; mountain scene with horseback riders riding toward camera; people standing around horsedrawn cart; wagon and horseback riders crossing...   more
3) [Mary Cushman Fenn--home movies] Reel 3
Label on can: 'No. 2 W-W.' // Children, two women and man leaving building; group in front of stone structure; group getting on bus, bus driving away; view of yard with stone walls; lit...   more
4) [Mary Cushman Fenn--home movies] Reel 4
Label on can: 'No. 3 W-W.' // Kids dancing on a basketball court; shot of dressed up girls in front of fireplace; one of the girls has a spyglass around her neck. // See collection fold...   more
5) [Mary Cushman Fenn--home movies] Reel 5
Woman standing and sitting in yard holding baby; two little girls sitting on lawn drinking from glasses (dog/ English Setter ?/ in background); woman and baby; little girl with toy rake...   more
6) [Mary Cushman Fenn--home movies] Reel 6
Label on box: 'Patty at Camp.' // June, 1930. // Little girl on dock at lake; little girl on beach; close-up of little girl's face; toddler playing in shallows of lake, kicking legs, ot...   more
7) [Mary Cushman Fenn--home movies] Reel 7
Label on box: 'Christmas at Louise's.' // December, 1931. // Family with Santa, Christmas tree in background, little girls with dolls; kids receiving gifts from Santa. // See collection...   more
8) [Mary Cushman Fenn--home movies] Reel 8
Label on box: 'Frankie's 10th Anniversary.' // Costume party. // Date from edge code. // Woman and man in folk outfits (Dutch?); man dressed in old fashioned women's swimsuit and cap; m...   more
9) [Mary Cushman Fenn--home movies] Reel 9
Label on box: 'Maggie That Night, Spring 1937.' // Woman in satin dress and top hat tap dancing; man in top hat tap dancing; shot of shore, pier from moving boat; man using exercise mac...   more
10) [Mary Cushman Fenn--home movies] Reel 10
Label on box: 'Graduation of M[ary] C[ushman] F[enn].' // June, 1945. // Man taking photo of camera person; woman in white formal dress posing in yard with family members; crowd of grad...   more
11) [Mary Cushman Fenn--home movies] Reel 11
Date from postmark on box. // Spectators seated at outdoor play (?); women dancing in stage area; scenes from play (Medieval costumes); girls in white formal dresses and flowers lined u...   more
12) [Mary Cushman Fenn--home movies] Reel 12
Date from edge code. // People riding horses away from barn/stable/ranch (?) (mountains in background); riders resting/making camp; fishing in stream; grazing horses; coralled horses. /...   more
13) [Mary Cushman Fenn--home movies] Reel 13
Date from edge code. // (Vacation?) Exterior shot of house; shot of boats in harbor; people on patio, beach, water shot with palm trees; panoramic shot of harbor, shore taken from top o...   more
14) [Mary Cushman Fenn--home movies] Reel 14
Label on box: 'Badminton Court, for God's Sake.' // Reel is very dark, slow motion - transferred at 24 fps. // Dark images of man playing badminton indoors. // See collection folder for...   more
15) [Fenn Childhood iMovies--75th Birthday]
Judy McGeorge edited program from Mary Cushman Fenn Collection (acc. 1919). // Paul Sullivan gave her permission to add music from his recordings. // Music added, 2003.   more
Fenn, Mary Cushman Collection
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Collection Date Range
1930 – 1950
Family scenes at beautiful stone house include kids playing on a slide and on swings, posing with grandfather. Pretty scene with two girls playing in a hay cart as workers try to load it. At the beach kids build sandcastles and play in surf. At Christmas kids receive gifts from Santa. Elegant social scene depicted includes scenes on sailboats, boarding aeroplane, outdoor theatre and graduation. Guests at costume party include man in baby outfit showing his bloomers, man in woman’s swimsuit eating, all performing for the camera. Man and woman dance for camera in top hat. MCF and man seen with shotguns and hunting dog. Sports depicted include Polo, tennis, table tennis, badminton, football.
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