[Alexander Forbes—home movies] Reel 9, Accession 1902

Can notes: “December 1934, Elmwood Feb. 1935, Franconia”; Cross country skiers in forested area. Views from top of hill as skiers start down toward open farmland below (underexposed). There is no ski lift. Most are beginners.; Ski area with large hotel in background. Views of an area where people jump moguls, another where people cross […]

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[Alexander Forbes—home movies] Reel 9, Accession 2533

Can notes “Aegean Cruise Corinth Reel 4 b&w” Intertitle: “Homeward bound via Patras, where a diver goes down to stop a leak in the hull.; Views of passengers sitting on the rear deck while Ramah is underway. Views of sails, rail, rigging while underway. A large traditional Mediterranean fishing/sailboat sails away from Ramah and into […]

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[Alexander Forbes—home movies] Reel 8, Accession 1902

Can note: “Lake Placid, Feb. 1932” The Winter Olympics took place in Lake Placid, NY, February 4-15, 1932, with 14 events in 8 sports.; Views of skaters in an outdoor rink, especially one woman practicing. This could be Norwegian Sonja Henie, as she was the first to wear white boots, a short skirt costume, and […]

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[Alexander Forbes—home movies] Reel 8, Accession 2533

Can notes: “Aegean Cruise Patmos-Melos Koda reel 3” Intertitle: “PORT SKALA, PATMOS, and thence through the DODECANESE TO COS and CAPE KRIO, ASIA MINOR.; A dory full of men is being rowed away from Ramah toward a white-stucco building filled town. View of men rowing a traditional fishing/sailing boat. Shots of the village along the […]

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[Alexander Forbes—home movies] Reel 5, Accession 1902

Can label: “Westfield River, April 1936. Kayaking scenes”; The Westfield River has been designated a National Wild & Scenic River, and has Class I-III rapids along its length. Alexander Forbes made 15 trips down the Westfield River between 1914 and 1932, and recorded the height of the water each year for 20 years. He published […]

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[Alexander Forbes—home movies] Reel 6, Accession 1902

Notes from titles: “Boston Skating Club Carnival 1937 and 1938”; Intertitle: “Boston Skating Club Carnival 1937”; Choreographed dance of young women in pink tulle costumes dancing through columns on stage, etc. Ballet on ice by male and female skaters. Several skaters in dragon costume, and soloists in Japanese costumes.; Intertitle: “1938 Carnival”; Group skating, soloists, […]

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[Alexander Forbes—home movies] Reel 6, Accession 2241

Box notes: “1932- Milton- 3 girls dancing on lawn in garden; short bit of 2 riders on horseback” Two young girls wearing gossamer dresses dance in the garden at Milton, leaping, and doing ballet-like moves. They have choreographed their presentation. They run through the garden gate, and jump off the gate posts. Views of the […]

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[Alexander Forbes—home movies] Reel 7, Accession 2533

Can notes: “Aegean Cruise – Corinth Canal- Delphi” Intertitle: “Through the Corinth Canal. Caikes in the Gulf of Athens.; Views of mountainous and rocky coastline from Ramah. Views of the Corinth Canal as Ramah passes through its high walls. In open water, we see traditional Mediterranean fishing/sailing vessels underway against the mountainous coast. A lighhtouse […]

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