45 Items in This Collection
1) Canada, 1926--Mortimer B. Fuller, Jr.--home movies. Reel 1
Can / box notes: "Canada, 1926 (?) 27; M.B. Fuller, Sr., A.C.Twitchell, ELF, MBF Jr., HSF. Guides, etc. Canadian hunting trip 1926." ;Camping trip late 1920's? probably in Canada. M...   more
2) Trip to Europe, England, Hackney horses, 1927--Mortimer B. Fuller, Jr.--home movies. Reel 2
"European trip No. 1, complete. Mr. & Mrs. Stevens, Mr. and Mrs. Scranton, K.S.F. & M.B.F. - England, 1926";MBF, Srs, Worthington Scrantons, Stevens to Europe: Kenilworth Castle, Stratf...   more
3) Trip to Europe, United Kingdom, Castle Howard, Oxford, 1927--Mortimer B. Fuller, Jr.--home movies. Reel 3
"European trip 1923 / 1927 [?]";Castle Howard, Oxford, Edinburgh;[Home made titles in quotes]. "European Trip of ELF and MBF, Jr., 1927." Airplane taxiing, pan of planes lined up, sho...   more
4) Trip to Europe, United Kingdom, Budapest, 1927--Mortimer B. Fuller, Jr.--home movies. Reel 4
"Canada. Europe trip Reel 2, 1927 Potsdam 1-2, Sans Souci, Flying Fields 1-2, Budapest, 1926.";Site of Gray's "Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard" (the church at Stoke Poges); Oxford...   more
5) Horse show, 1927--Mortimer B. Fuller, Jr.--home movies. Reel 5
"Horse show 1927. Coral [?] Ave 150.";Horse show probably in PA [Pennsylvania]   more
6) Hackney Horses, 1927--Mortimer B. Fuller, Jr.--home movies. Reel 6
"Harness / Hackney racing, 1927.";Horseshow/ out of town? Hackneys, saddle ad infinitum   more
7) Horse training and jumping, 1928--Mortimer B. Fuller, Jr.--home movies. Reel 7
"Jumping. Virginia? Gale Navarre, Smokey, Pandora - in ring. May 1928.";Back home jumping, schooling in paddock at barn   more
8) Mortimer B. Fuller, Jr.--home movies. Reel 8
"Exp. pictures before Africa." Addressed to E.L. Fuller, Scranton, Penna. Postmarked Jackson, WY July 31, 1929. ;Shooting at the lake, film practice before Africa trip   more
9) Horses, 1929--Mortimer B. Fuller, Jr.--home movies. Reel 9
"1929, 45. Horses, schooling.";More horse stuff / schooling, breaking   more
10) Trip West pt. 2, 1929--Mortimer B. Fuller, Jr.--home movies. Reel 10
"West II: Jackson, Kicking, etc. 1929. MF Jr, 1-4 1/2.";Frontier Days at Ackerly?, Rattlesnake Nell [Parker Webster Page, 1869-1970];Amateur home movies taken on a trip in the Western U...   more
11) Amateur Gangster film, 1929--Mortimer B. Fuller, Jr.--home movies. Reel 11
Reel 11: "Movie. Gangster film, 1929 [Amateur drama as per Pat Fuller 8/10/00], Europe, E.B.A., M.B.F. Sr. ";The Great Bank Robbery or No Sin Will Go Unpunished or No One Left Alive   more
12) Family at Nana's, 1930--Mortimer B. Fuller, Jr.--home movies. Reel 12
[No content note, but box addressed to] "M.B. Fuller, P.O. Drawer 542, Scranton, PA. 7/30.";Family at Nana's: Ryons and Fullers   more
13) Africa safari, 1930--Mortimer B. Fuller, Jr.--home movies. Reel 13
"Safari 1930.";1930 safari badly out of sequence. Should probably be [reels] 18, 16, 14, 17, 13. Please revise, when ok'ed add Reel 45 (1973 safari) and as far as possible put on same...   more
14) Africa safari, 1930--Mortimer B. Fuller, Jr.--home movies. Reel 14
"Safari 1930.";1930 safari badly out of sequence. Should probably be [reels] 18, 16, 14, 17, 13. Please revise, when ok'ed add Reel 45 (1973 safari) and as far as possible put on same...   more
15) Salt Company golf tournament, 1930--Mortimer B. Fuller, Jr.--home movies. Reel 15
"Salt Co. Golf tournament, 1930, Scr. CC. Rodeo movie" [Amateur drama per Pat Fuller 8/10/00];Salt Co. golf tournament   more
16) Africa safari, 1930--Mortimer B. Fuller, Jr.--home movies. Reel 16
"Safari 1930.";1930 safari badly out of sequence. Should probably be [reels] 18, 16, 14, 17, 13. Please revise, when ok'ed add Reel 45 (1973 safari) and as far as possible put on same...   more
17) Africa safari, 1930--Mortimer B. Fuller, Jr.--home movies. Reel 17
"Safari 1930.";1930 safari badly out of sequence. Should probably be [reels] 18, 16, 14, 17, 13. Please revise, when ok'ed add Reel 45 (1973 safari) and as far as possible put on same...   more
18) Africa safari, 1930--Mortimer B. Fuller, Jr.--home movies. Reel 18
Reel 18: "Byc. Rider 10. Natives [at Pashgar?] Develop before Jan. 1931.";1930 safari badly out of sequence. Should probably be [reels] 18, 16, 14, 17, 13. Please revise, when ok'ed a...   more
19) Mortimer B. Fuller, Jr.--home movies. Reel 19
"January 1931.";Jumping, KSF, Mrs. White, MBF, Jr.   more
20) Wedding, birthday party, 1932--Mortimer B. Fuller, Jr.--home movies. Reel 20
"George & Polly's wedding. Ritchie masquerade. 1932." Addressed to Edward L. Fuller, P.O. Drawer 511, Scranton, PA. ;Brooks Wedding, Kitchie, birthday party   more
21) Wedding, children--Mortimer B. Fuller, Jr.--home movies. Reel 21
On can: "Wedding FAF / MBF and children. 1932";MBF/FAF wedding, Pat birth[day]-2?   more
22) Baby--Mortimer B. Fuller, Jr.--home movies. Reel 22
Brief black-and-white home movie fragment of baby in home interior.;Kitchie learning to walk   more
23) Horse races, 1937--Mortimer B. Fuller, Jr.--home movies. Reel 23
On can: "1937. Dupe #2646.";Horse Racing   more
24) Fay's third birthday, 1939--Mortimer B. Fuller, Jr.--home movies. Reel 24
On can: "Fay's 3rd. 1939.";Color home movies of Fay Fuller's third birthday party, including scenes of family, children at play, and Mortimer Fuller giving rides in a donkey cart.;Carib...   more
25) Hunt club, snow ride, amateur drama, 1940--Mortimer B. Fuller, Jr.--home movies. Reel 25
On can: "Hunt Club 1940. Snow ride ELF's";Compiled color home movies of a hunting party, children in a two-horse sleigh, and "on location" scenes of another amateur filmmaker's dramatic...   more
26) Hunting party and hound trials, 1940--Mortimer B. Fuller, Jr.--home movies. Reel 26
On can: "Harry - Front sail. Harrisburg, Hound Trial. Hunt at Sweeneys.";Color home movies of a hunting party and hound trials near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.;Fox hunt [should follow hun...   more
27) Cape Cod, Patsy's seventh birthday--Mortimer B. Fuller, Jr.--home movies. Reel 27
On can: "Cape Cod 1939, Patsy's 7th birthday. 1940.";Compiled color home movies of family scenes at Cape Cod over 1939 and 1940.;Title: “Patsy’s 7th Birthday” (hand-written card) Cla...   more
28) Mortimer B. Fuller, Jr.--home movies. Reel 28
"Lake [?] picnic, Woodline schooling. Children's Red Bug, 1942." Postmarked Chatham, MA. ;Lake, schooling, red bug, Fay's birthday   more
29) Children, birthday, 1942--Mortimer B. Fuller, Jr.--home movies. Reel 29
"1942, Children, riding, Peaches, egg hunt." Addressed to M.B. Fuller, Jr., Box 511, Scranton, PA. ;Kitchie, Susie, Pat on Peaches, Fay's birthday 1941?   more
30) Scrantons' pool--Mortimer B. Fuller, Jr.--home movies. Reel 30
" N.G. Develop before May 1942." ;Scrantons' pool   more
31) Mortimer B. Fuller, Jr.--home movies. Reel 31
"West / date? I? 1948.";West? Bucking, stern-wheeler   more
32) Horses, hunter trials--Mortimer B. Fuller, Jr.--home movies. Reel 32
"Horses, hunter trials, & etc. 1949.";Before 1936. Parents, grandparents, foal, hunt cup?   more
33) Indian dance--Mortimer B. Fuller, Jr.--home movies. Reel 33
"1955? Postmarked August 19, 1955.";Indian dance   more
34) Mortimer B. Fuller, Jr.--home movies. Reel 34
Addressed to M.B. Fuller, Jr., Box 511, Scranton, PA. Postmark June 14, 1955. ;1956? Carmel, Mort, Ivy Lee, Peter Lee, big fish, Tahoe, hunting/ Dr. Howell, tropics   more
35) Grand Canyon--Mortimer B. Fuller, Jr.--home movies. Reel 35
"3." Addressed to M.B. Fuller, Jr., Box 511, Scranton, PA. Postmarked July 19, 1955. ;Grand Canyon   more
36) Grand Canyon--Mortimer B. Fuller, Jr.--home movies. Reel 36
"2." Addressed to M.B. Fuller, Jr., Box 511, Scranton, PA. Postmarked July 19, 1955.;Grand Canyon   more
37) Horses, football--Mortimer B. Fuller, Jr.--home movies. Reel 37
Develop before October 1959.;Horses, Lawrenceville football   more
38) Mortimer B. Fuller, Jr.--home movies. Reel 38
"Bocce? Chatham? 1959? No. 3 Reg.";Cape: Bocce   more
39) Cape Cod, Rutgers University, horses, 1960-1961--Mortimer B. Fuller, Jr.--home movies. Reel 39
"Allison, Cape 1960. Rutgers, P. Freshman 1960. Dressage 3/61.";Cape: babies   more
40) Horses, 1961--Mortimer B. Fuller, Jr.--home movies. Reel 40
"Dressage 3/61. 2.";Indoor riding   more
41) Saint Thomas, 1960--Mortimer B. Fuller, Jr.--home movies. Reel 41
"St. Thomas, 2/15/1960-3/13/1960";St. Thomas 1960?   more
43) Bonaire, Curacao, 1960--Mortimer B. Fuller, Jr.--home movies. Reel 43
"Bonaire 1960.";Bonaire, Curacao, Bahamas? looking for solar salt locations   more
44) Bonaire, 1960--Mortimer B. Fuller, Jr.--home movies. Reel 44
Bonaire/ acquisition of solar salt facility closing (combine with [reel] 43)   more
45) Africa trip, 1973--Mortimer B. Fuller, Jr.--home movies. Reel 45
Trip to Africa 1973. Combine with 1930 trip Fullers, Sorsbies, Arnolds.;Man by a pool, yard with bird feeder and fountain. Loading a car in Africa for the safari. Antelope by the wate...   more
Fuller, Mortimer B., Jr. Collection
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Credit: Mortimer B. Fuller Collection, Northeast Historic Film. Mortimer B. Fuller Jr. and friends on boat to Europe, 1927.
Primary Format and Extent
45 film reels
Collection Date Range
1926 – 1961
Summary
The Mortimer B. Fuller Jr. Collection contains 45 reels of amateur 16 mm shot primarily by Mortimer B. Fuller Jr. between 1926 and 1966. Mr. Fuller was a lifelong resident of Northeastern Pennsylvania who was especially interested in nature and wildlife. He worked for the International Salt Company, and after becoming president of the company he established the Antilles Salt Co. in the West Indies. The films record Mortimer Fuller's travels around the world and his family at home in Pennsylvania. His collection includes several reels from East African safaris in 1930 and 1973, a hunting trip to Canada in 1926, various trips around the United States from the 1920s-1960s, horse shows and training, and a business trip to Bonaire in 1960 to set up a solar salt factory.
Biographical/Historical Notes
Mortimer Bartine Fuller Jr. was born in 1907 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and grew up on his family estate, Overlook, in Lackawanna County. He married Frances Mears Acker in 1932. Mrs. Fuller was an accomplished horsewoman, who had won many championships throughout her school years. After marriage she continued to ride competitively, often teamed with her husband. They had three children: Mortimer III, Patricia, and Frances (Fay). Fuller was a resident of northern Pennsylvania his whole life, and died in Scranton in 1989 at the age of 82. He was president of International Salt Co., and after his retirement in 1972 he established the Antilles Salt Co. in the West Indies. Fuller was also the director of several banks in Pennsylvania and an elected delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1956 and 1960. In addition to these accomplishments he was especially interested in nature and wildlife and was an avid traveler, hunter, and fisherman. He went on a pioneering safari to Africa in 1930, which is documented in this collection. In 1982 he donated his trophies from this expedition to the Everhart Museum and they are currently on display at the Overlook Estate in Dalton, PA.
People and Organizations
Mortimer B. Fuller, Jr.
Genre(s)
Weddings, Children
Subject(s)
Travel, Airplanes
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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