Fuller, Mortimer B., Jr. Collection

Fuller, Mortimer B., Jr. Collection
Credit: Mortimer B. Fuller Collection, Northeast Historic Film. Mortimer B. Fuller Jr. and friends on boat to Europe, 1927.
45 film reels
1926 – 1961
Jackson, WY, USA
England, UK
Potsdam, Germany
Budapest, Hungary
Pennsylvania, USA
The Mortimer B. Fuller Jr. Collection contains 45 reels of amateur 16 mm shot primarily by Mortimer B. Fuller Jr. between 1926 and 1966. Mr. Fuller was a lifelong resident of Northeastern Pennsylvania who was especially interested in nature and wildlife. He worked for the International Salt Company, and after becoming president of the company he established the Antilles Salt Co. in the West Indies. The films record Mortimer Fuller's travels around the world and his family at home in Pennsylvania. His collection includes several reels from East African safaris in 1930 and 1973, a hunting trip to Canada in 1926, various trips around the United States from the 1920s-1960s, horse shows and training, and a business trip to Bonaire in 1960 to set up a solar salt factory.
Mortimer Bartine Fuller Jr. was born in 1907 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and grew up on his family estate, Overlook, in Lackawanna County. He married Frances Mears Acker in 1932. Mrs. Fuller was an accomplished horsewoman, who had won many championships throughout her school years. After marriage she continued to ride competitively, often teamed with her husband. They had three children: Mortimer III, Patricia, and Frances (Fay). Fuller was a resident of northern Pennsylvania his whole life, and died in Scranton in 1989 at the age of 82. He was president of International Salt Co., and after his retirement in 1972 he established the Antilles Salt Co. in the West Indies. Fuller was also the director of several banks in Pennsylvania and an elected delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1956 and 1960. In addition to these accomplishments he was especially interested in nature and wildlife and was an avid traveler, hunter, and fisherman. He went on a pioneering safari to Africa in 1930, which is documented in this collection. In 1982 he donated his trophies from this expedition to the Everhart Museum and they are currently on display at the Overlook Estate in Dalton, PA.
Northeast Historic Film
The Collection is open for research.
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45 Items in this collection