4 Copies of This Film
1) 1428.0027_F16
16mm film; [? ft.]; Silent; Color
2) 1428.0022-.0028_DVD
DVD; 59 min; Silent
3) 1428.0022-.0028_IN3/4
3/4inch-video; 59 min; Unknown
4) 1428.0022-.0028_VHS
VHS; 59 min; Unknown
[Birch Rock camp footage] Reel 27
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circa 1952
Can Descriptions
Amateur footage primarily of camp activities at Birch Rock Camp, Waterford, Me. (and possibly at Kimball Union Academy in Meriden, N.H. (where William Brewster, founder of Birch Rock Camp, was headmaster for many years). NHF Cataloguer's Notes for Reel 27: Boys eating meal at outside tables. Canoes on racks. Two counselors eating with boys. More men join them. Woman serves child in high chair meal. Group shot older men, administrators, counselors. African-American man holds aloft square-shaped cake. Boys in group wave at camera. 34:00. Group of boys congregated around cake. Two men chopping wood. Man on ladder repairing top of door. Foliage, front of house with black shutters. Garage door, evergreen in yard. Parked pickup, tree, sloping roof, home exterior. Grove slender birch trees, shot dark. Man in grove. 37:04. Barn, field, house. Nurse, young man by porch. Nurse has hoe. She caresses doe under chin. Group young boys. One has archery bow. Boy sands box. African-American man smiles. 39:17. Boys in camp uniform, shorts, monogrammed undershirts. Boys with inner tube in water. Grove of trees, embankment. Pan to lake. 41:03. Grove birch trees, woods. Flag. Administrative housing. Man digging clams. Boys watch. Sailboat. Boys digging clams. Boys sitting on rocky ledge. Group of boys on walkway just above shoreline. Boys looking out at water, shoreline. Older boys on walkway looking out. 43:03. Group boys. Two climb boulders. Tent area of camp. Inverted canoe. Boys aiming rifles. Man leans over to instruct boy. (End Reel 27)
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