Reid Family Collection

Reid Family Collection
Credit: Reid Family Collection, Northeast Historic Film. Christine Reid mountain climbing, western USA 1931.
      film (12430 ft.) : si., b&w and col. ; 16mm
      1928 – 1941
      Lake Tahoe, California
      Yellowstone National Park, USA
      Yosemite National Park, USA
      Cortina D'Ambruzzo, Veneto, Italy
      United Kingdom
      Versailles, France
      Banff National Park, Canada
      Glacier National Park
      Mount Rainier, Washington
      Crater Lake, Oregon
      San Francisco, California
      Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
      Matterhorn, Switzerland
      The collection consists of 38 reels of silent, black and white, and color 16 mm film, totaling approximately 12430 feet. The films are primarily amateur films, shot by Christine, William, and Charles Reid during their travels around the world. These include boating excursions, including a trip on the St. Lawrence River, filmed by William Reid. Charles Reid filmed a road trip to various US and Canadian national parks, and a bicycling tour of the United Kingdom. Christine filmed two amateur documentaries about mountain climbing and skiing, filmed in Italy and Switzerland, as well as other work filmed around the United States.
      William T. Reid Jr. (1878- 1976) married Christine Lincoln Williams in 1902. They had four children: Christine Lincoln Reid (1906-1990), Charles W. (1914-), William T. "Patrick" Reid III, (1903-1987) and Edith Williams (1904-). The family lived in Boston, where William T. Reid Jr. coached football at Harvard, while also spending time at their grandparents' home near Lake Tahoe. Christine Reid was an avid mountain climber, skier and writer. She summited mountains in the United States, Canada, and Europe, including Piz Popena, where a route up the south wall, the 'Via Christine,' is named for her. Christine made films and wrote articles about mountaineering and skiing for publications like the 'American Alpine Journal'. She was a member of the New England Explorers Club and Women's Travel Club.

      Other records of Christine L. Reid are also held by the New England Ski Museum, the American Alpine Club, the Appalachian Mountain Club, and the Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University. 
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