4 Copies of This Film
1) 1428.0006_F16
16mm film; [100 ft.]; Silent; b&w
2) 1428.0001-.0014_DVD
DVD; 60 min; Unknown
3) 1428.0001-.0014_IN3/4
3/4inch-video; 60 min; Unknown
4) 1428.0001-.0014_VHS
VHS; Unknown
[Birch Rock Camp footage] Reel 6
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Viewing Notes
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: (22:01) MS lake with overhanging foliage. Young men in wooden boat. One stands up in front and uses long stick as paddle. Man or boy sits in stern of boat paddling. MS campfire, two pails hanging on sticks. MS young man placing object in woooden chest. More paddling. LS boat on lake. MS one young man alone in canoe moored near shore. CU smiling young man standing while paddling canoe, other young man sitting in bow smiles. Both row. LS young men standing on shoreline. One casts fishing line into lake. More fishing. (24:04) MS churning, bubbling water where young man has cast his line. Group of young men on shoreline. Campfire. Some shots are overexposed. CU young man holding a stick with a fish on it. Two young men, one with a fish on a stick. Young men assembled near high wire fence. One turns somersaults. Intertitle: 'Phil Gariss, The World's Champion Tumbler.' Phil tumbles, performs somersaults in area outside of fence. He does flips. Men watch. More gymnastics. (26:02) Pan silhouette of hilly area. Intertitle: 'Lake McWain From The Hill.' Pan of lake and nearby mountains. LS man on float in middle of lake. Boys swimming in lake. Canoe approaches. Man with megaphone kneels at platform's edge. CU smiling young man. LS several young men diving off wooden platform in lake then swim toward shore. CU young man holding aloft long curved object with tip. Two boys in wooden boat. One wears hooded jacket. MS young man diving off platform. Two boys paddling canoe. More diving. Silhouette of divers on platform, diving into water and swimming. Group of young men on wooden landing at water's edge. One in the center has a megaphone. CU young man waving. Pan of group of people gathered on embankment. (28:02) MS lake, toy sailboat floats along with another toy boat with white sails.
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