Wright, Walter Woodman Collection

      film (3,000 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. reversal pos.
      1929 – 1948
      Paris, ME
      Chocorua, NH
      Jersey City, NJ
      Cambridge, MA
      Concord, MA
      Sudbury, MA
      Elizabeth, NJ
      Haverford, PA
      Wright, Walter Woodman Collection
      Credit: Walter Woodman Wright Collection. Northeast Historic Film. Filming a solar eclipse, 1932.
      The collection consists of 28 reels of film. The Elizabeth Woodman Wright--home movies consist primarily of scenes of summer activities at Windy Ledge Farm in Paris, Maine. Footage has intertitles and shows plowing and harvesting with horse-powered equipment, working in the orchard, picnic outings, family pets, cutting trails and shingling the barn. Fiddler Mellie Dunham appears, playing outdoors. Wikipedia
      The properties shown in the film, in Paris, Maine, were held by two adjacent titles: one farm by L.E. ("Uncle El") Thayer, the other, Windy Ledge Farm, by Prof. C.H.C. Wright.

      Elizabeth Woodman Wright, (1885-1961) married to Charles Henry Conrad Wright, (1869-1957) did most of the filming with a Kodak camera she purchased in 1928. The Wright family lived in Cambridge, Massachusetts, most of the year, spending the summer in Maine. Elizabeth Woodman Wright and C.H.C. Wright had three sons: Walter Woodman Wright, (1915-1995) Charles Conrad Wright (1917-2011) and Brooks Wright. (1922-2005) Walter Woodman Wright would go on to study at Harvard and Columbia University, before working as a librarian at a variety of universities. He married Aagot Horn (1915-2008) in 1941.

      Wright Family Papers, 1826-2003 Massachusetts Historical Society includes papers of professor C. H. C. Wright (husband), the papers of Elizabeth Woodman Wright (creator), and the papers of Walter Woodman Wright (son and donor).

      Vivian Milner Akers, (1866-1966) an artist from Norway, Maine, is shown painting a portrait. Mellie Dunham (1853-1931) was a fiddle player, also from Norway, Maine.
      Northeast Historic Film
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