10 Items in This Collection
1) Home in Lansdowne, PA, and New York visit--Robert Hoadley Whipple--home movies. Reel 1
Black-and-white home movie including scenes of the Whipple family at home in Lansdowne, PA, their dog, Jack, and a trip to New York.;On can: "House, Jack, New York";Whipple home on Cong...   more
2) Penn/USNA football and 1939 New York World's Fair--Robert Hoadley Whipple--home movies. Reel 2
Compiled black-and-white and color home movies of University of Pennsylvania/United States Naval Academy football games, and tourist scenes in New York, including footage of the 1939 Ne...   more
3) Glacier National Park, Montana--Robert Hoadley Whipple--home movies. Reel 3
Black-and-white home movies of the Whipple family's 1938 visit to Glacier National Park in Montana.;On can: "Glacier National Park #1, 1938";Reel opens with pan across roadside teepee s...   more
4) Glacier National Park, Montana--Robert Hoadley Whipple--home movies. Reel 4
Compiled black-and-white and color home movies of the Whipple family's 1938 visit to Glacier National Park in Montana.;On can: "Glacier Park #2, 1938";Reel opens with color footage of G...   more
5) Washington, D.C., 1938--Robert Hoadley Whipple--home movies. Reel 5
Black-and-white home movies of 1938 visit to Washington, D.C.;On can: “Washington, May 28-30, 1938”;Travel film begins with views of Washington, D.C., from the top of the Washington Mon...   more
6) Western travels in Colorado, Utah, California, 1939--Robert Hoadley Whipple--home movies. Reel 6
On can: “Western #1, Grand Canyon 1939”;Color home movies of the Whipple family's travels through the American West in 1939, including scenes shot in Colorado, Utah, and California.;Sto...   more
7) Western travels in California, Arizona, and Mexico, 1939--Robert Hoadley Whipple--home movies. Reel 7
On can: "Western #2, Grand Canyon 1939”;Color home movies of the Whipple family's travels through the American West and Mexico in 1939, including scenes of San Francisco, Tijuana, and G...   more
8) Travels in New York and Canada, 1940--Robert Hoadley Whipple--home movies. Reel 8
On can: "Trip to Canada 1940, Muskoka Lake";Color home movies of the Whipple family's travels through New York and Ontario, Canada, including Niagara Falls, Toronto, the Muskoka Lakes r...   more
9) Quebec, Canada, 1942--Robert Hoadley Whipple--home movies. Reel 9
Color home movies of travels through Quebec province in 1942, including scenes in Saguenay, Murray Bay (now La Malbaie), and Quebec City. ;On can: "Saguenay, 1942"   more
10) Poland Springs, Boston, and New York, 1943--Robert Hoadley Whipple--home movies. Reel 10
Color home movies including scenes of Boston, New York, and the Poland Spring House in South Poland, Maine. ;On can: "Poland Springs, Boston, New York 1943"   more
Whipple Legacy Collection
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Credit: Whipple Legacy Collection, Northeast Historic Film. Robert Hoadley and May Clark Sterrett Whipple, 1938.
Credit: Whipple family home movies. Excerpt from "Glacier National Park, Montana." 16 mm. film. From the Whipple Legacy Collection at Northeast Historic Film, Bucksport, ME. MP4 video, 2:56.
Primary Format and Extent
10 film reels
Collection Date Range
circa 1936 – 1943
Summary
The Whipple Legacy Collection consists of ten reels of amateur 16 mm. film. The collection was shot in black-and-white and color between circa 1936 and 1943 by Robert Hoadley Whipple. The home movies include some scenes of the Whipple family and their dog, Jack, at their home on Congress Avenue in Lansdowne, Pennsylvania. The bulk of the collection records the travels taken by the Whipple family throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico, including 1938 visits to Glacier National Park in Montana, and Washington, D.C.; 1939 travels to the New York World’s Fair and throughout the American West and Mexico; and travels through the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec in the early 1940s.
Biographical/Historical Notes
Robert Sterrett Whipple was born in Derby, Connecticut, in 1883 to Henry Stacy and Mary Wheeler Hoadley Whipple. In 1919, he and May Clark Sterrett married in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They resided in nearby Lansdowne, Pennsylvania. Their son, Robert Sterrett Whipple was born in 1924. As reported by his daughter, Alison Earnhart of Cape Elizabeth, Maine, “he attended his freshman year of college at Lehigh University for civil engineering, joined the Navy and was promptly sent to M.I.T. in the V-12 [Navy College Training] program. He became an ensign in the Navy, married my mother, Wanda Schleifer in 1945, and graduated from Lehigh in 1947.”
Place(s)
Repository
Northeast Historic Film
Availability
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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