14 Items in This Collection
1) [Elizabeth Thompson Reed--home movies] Reel [1]
Amateur footage. Particularly good depiction of women interacting with affection. NHF cataloguing notes, 7/97 for Reel [1]: (0:00) Outdoor tennis ca.1930s, men and women on court. Sailb...   more
2) [Elizabeth Thompson Reed--home movies] Reel [2]
Amateur footage. Particularly good depiction of women interacting with affection. NHF cataloguing notes, 7/97 for Reel [2]: (9:50) Women at house, holding a cat. Man with bowler hat, an...   more
3) [Elizabeth Thompson Reed--home movies] Reel [3]
Amateur footage. Particularly good depiction of women interacting with affection. NHF cataloguing notes, 7/97 for Reel [3]: (24:30) Campus shots, large 'PA' on building. (24:45) Footbal...   more
4) [Elizabeth Thompson Reed--home movies] Reel 1
[illegible] at 215 Bishop. Bill. Burd's 1st cat Anne + friends in snow. Grandfather Reed. Watch Hill, Eddy. Children. Nanna, Uncle Blair. Bill + Hotchkess. (over) [illegible] on boat....   more
5) [Elizabeth Thompson Reed--home movies] Reel 2
Dobb - 1931. Bliss' Graduation Dobbs - 1931. Anne's Graduation Vassar - 1930 Commencement Hammonds + Edith Woolsey at Bishop St. Yale Ball Game Vassar 1930 Vassar 1935 Bliss Graduation;...   more
6) [Elizabeth Thompson Reed--home movies] Reel 3
1935 Watch Hill Marinda christening Bliss + Sara W. Bliss's friends Marinda + canary Bermuda 1936? Bliss + Sara Watch Hill Marinda Nanna Grandmother Reed Father. Ruth + Hazard G. at Bis...   more
7) [Elizabeth Thompson Reed--home movies] Reel 4
All H.P. 1928 + Aug '29;People playing tennis. Three people walking down a peer. Sailboats on the water. Two men in a sailboat. Four women on a dock. A young girl (Anne Reed?) leans on...   more
8) [Elizabeth Thompson Reed--home movies] Reel 5
Hancock 1928-1928 Lake Placid 1930;Three girls walking away from a house. Two girls, one holding a cat, walking down the front steps. The girl holding the cat. The two girls. A man and...   more
9) [Elizabeth Thompson Reed--home movies] Reel 6
1928 + 1929 Andover NH Hamden Hall, etc.;The Phillips Academy campus. A building with large ‘PA’ hung on the side in flags. A football game. Two young men shaking hands. Close up of one...   more
10) [Elizabeth Thompson Reed--home movies] Reel 7
Lake Placid Dec. 1929. Allen family. Nurse at Gabriels. Winter Olympics 1932. Lansing. F. Tiller, etc. Summer, 1932 at Hurricane. Eclipse of Sun;A group of people pose for the camera, i...   more
11) [Elizabeth Thompson Reed--home movies] Reel 8
Old Faithful Yellowstone [illegible];A geyser. A building in the distance. Cars parked near a geyser. Close up of a geyser. A girl sitting in a car. People looking into the geysers. (Ma...   more
12) [Elizabeth Thompson Reed--home movies] Reel 9
Jackson Hole - 1930 Grand Canyon?;Summer 1930 1st Day at Ranch Victor, Idaho The Pass Annes first ride. Trap shooting Tricks with horse "Freckles" Last day at Ranch (Jackson Hole, Wy) G...   more
13) [Elizabeth Thompson Reed--home movies] Reel 10
Watch Hill Yale Baseball;Watch Hill - Aug '31 Uncle Blair Aunt Florence Anne + Nanna Commencement Ball Game (Bill Hammond?) Swimming Anne in Pantalettes Ball Game 1932? Commencement Ann...   more
14) [Elizabeth Thompson Reed--home movies] Reel 11
Phil Allen Wedding;Two girls running across a field. Shots of a lawn, cars and a house. A young man walks up to the camera. A wedding party gathered outside. The bride and bridesmaids g...   more
Denny-Brown, Sheila Collection
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Credit: Sheila Denny-Brown Collection. Northeast Historic Film. A woman learning trick riding, Wyoming, 1930.
Primary Format and Extent
film (3650 ft.) si., b&w ; 16 mm
Secondary Format and Extent
video (99 min.) : si., b&w ; 3/4 in.
Collection Date Range
1927 – 1937
The collection consists of the [Elizabeth Thompson Reed--home movies], 11 reels of silent, black and white, 16 mm film totaling approximately 3,650 feet. The films cover summer activities such as tennis, sailing and swimming as well as winter campus scenes and a graduation at Vassar College. The collection also contains footage of the arrival of the Bar Harbor Express, a train meeting the ferry that ran between Hancock and Mt. Desert Island. Also included are scenes of Phillips Academy, horseback riding, and the 1932 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York. See also the Hancock Historical Society Collection.
Biographical/Historical Notes
Elizabeth Burd Thompson Reed, lived in New Haven, Connecticut. She was a graduate of Vassar College. She married Yale professor Edward Bliss Reed in 1905. The couple had four children: Elizabeth Burd, William Thompson, Mary Bliss, and Anne Parmelee. While they lived primarily in New Haven, Connecticut, the Reed family summered at Hancock Point, Maine. Son William drowned while sailing between Little Gotts Island and Hancock Point in 1929. Elizabeth Thompson Reed was a staunch advocate of women's rights. She was also a member of the Association of Collegiate Alumnae around 1917.

Sheila Denny-Brown, granddaughter of Elizabeth Burd Thompson Reed, attended Mount Holyoke College and Bank Street College of Education. She married Bruce Denny-Brown in 1964. The couple have three children. In 1974 Sheila started a business, along with others, called North Country Textiles. She is also a board member of the Frenchman Bay Conservancy and the Friends in Action non profit.
Northeast Historic Film
The Collection is open for research.
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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