11 Items in This Collection
1) Summer recreation, ca. 1926-1929--Fitch family--home movies. Reel 1
Black-and-white home movie of Fitch family summer recreation, including camping, boating, lawn bowling, and golf.;Label on can: 'Island, 220.' ;Two women and kids in yard; cooking on a...   more
2) Graduation celebrations--Fitch family--home movies. Reel 2
Black-and-white and color home movies including young woman's graduation celebrations and campus scenes.;Label on can: "Horses, Dad, Doris, Ed, Carney, Paper chase, Mother's Day, Beaney...   more
3) Summer boat trip and Lake Champlain, 1929--Fitch family--home movies. Reel 3
Black-and-white home movies of the Fitch family's 1929 boating trip and summer at Lake Champlain.;Shot from moving boat of ships. Intertitle: "Vic at the Pump, Greenwich": man in boat;...   more
4) Harvard-Dartmouth game and Montpelier winter scenes, 1929--Fitch family--home movies. Reel 4
Black-and-white home movie of 1929 Harvard-Dartmouth game and winter scenes of the Fitch family around Montpelier, Vermont.;Notes on can: "H[arvard]-D[artmouth] football, Colony Hills,...   more
5) Winter 1929--Fitch family--home movies. Reel 5
Black-and-white home movies of 1929 Fitch family activities including winter scenes and horseback riding.;Sleigh ride, horses, family scenes, farm. // Girl and German Shepherd playing i...   more
6) Family scenes at Mitchell Pond, 1929--Fitch family--home movies. Reel 6
Black-and-white home movie including 1929 Fitch family scenes at Mitchell Pond in Vermont.;Notes on can: "Lake Mitchell, Canada trip [?]";Two girls dressed as gypsies or in folk garb da...   more
7) Camping and fishing in Vermont and Canada, 1929--Fitch family--home movies. Reel 7
Black-and-white home movie of 1929 Fitch family camping and fishing trips to Mitchell Pond, Vermont, and Canada.;Notes on can: "Beany & Dad's Canadian Trip, Lake Mitchell";Man and woman...   more
8) Spring and fall, 1930--Fitch family--home movies. Reel 8
Black-and-white home movie includes 1930 scenes of the Fitch family at White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, and celebrating Thanksgiving.;Intertitle: "At White Sulphur Springs": winter...   more
9) Winter and family scenes, circa 1931-1933--Fitch family--home movies. Reel 9
Black-and-white home movies of winter and family scenes of the Fitch family in the early 1930s.;Notes on can: "1931-1933, Elsie, 4th of July [other names illegible]" ;Football game; sno...   more
10) Winter scenes, circa 1930--Fitch family--home movies. Reel 10
Black-and-white home movie of Fitch family winter scenes circa 1930.;Woman, kids and dog in yard (deteriorating film); woman in front of house; ice skating (German Shepherd in shot); ho...   more
11) Winter scenes in Vermont, Dartmouth-Harvard game, 1940--Fitch family--home movies. Reel 11
Black-and-white and color home movies of the Fitch family in 1940, including winter scenes around Montpelier, Vermont, and a Dartmouth-Harvard football game in Cambridge, Massachusetts....   more
Bohlen, Scott Collection
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Credit: Scott Bohlen Collection, Northeast Historic Film.
Credit: Fitch family home movies. “Camping and fishing in Vermont and Canada, 1929 [excerpt].” 16 mm. film. From the Scott Bohlen Collection at Northeast Historic Film, Bucksport, ME. MP4 video, 2:03.
Primary Format and Extent
12 film reels
Collection Date Range
1926 – 1943
The Scott Bohlen Collection contains 12 reels of amateur, black-and-white and color 16 mm. film shot between 1926 and 1943. The films depict various travels, celebrations, and recreational activities of the Fitch family, including Bohlen's maternal grandparents. Travel footage includes a 1930 visit to White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia; a boating trip along the southern New England and mid-Atlantic coast; a family trip to Canada; and several visits to a cabin in Mitchell Pond, Vermont. Recreational activities include fishing, golfing, camping, and winter scenes of the family skiing, skating, and sleigh riding. The collection contains footage of four football games played between Harvard and Dartmouth at both Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Hanover, New Hampshire.
Biographical/Historical Notes
Scott Bohlen lives in Bucksport, Maine. His mother, Barbara A. Bohlen (née Fitch), was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, and graduated from Green Mountain College in Poultney, Vermont.
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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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