Lee Dassler Collection
[Dassler--home movies], 95-40
Credit: Lee Dassler Collection, Northeast Historic Film. Mount Rushmore, 1940.
Credit: Dassler family home movies. Excerpt from “Dassler-Lichte wedding, Cornell University, home at 307 Arbor Lane.” 8 mm. film. From the Lee Dassler Collection at Northeast Historic Film, Bucksport, ME. MP4 video, 3:20.
Primary Format and Extent
56 film reels and 3 audio reels
Collection Date Range
1934 to 1972
The Lee Dassler Collection contains fifty-five reels of 8 mm. film, one reel of 16 mm. film, and three audio reels shot and recorded primarily by her father, John Carl Dassler, between 1934 and 1972. The home movie collection depicts the extended Dassler family over several decades, through documentation of family events and celebrations, including weddings, holidays, and birthdays, but also through scenes of family members at home, seen reading, dining, sewing, listening to the radio, or playing with the dog. The family recorded their many trips to Isle Royale in Michigan, and throughout the Great Lakes region on the cabin cruiser "Awinita," seen here from its construction and christening in 1936. Other highlights include travel throughout the United States and abroad, in particular a 1940 trip to the New York World's Fair and a 1954 Mediterranean cruise on the S.S. Jesse Lykes, compiled over three reels, with accompanying narration recorded on separate audio reels.
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Encoded archival description
Items in this collection: 3
Showing 1 - 3 of 3:
1) The Yellow Peril Goes West, 1940--Dassler--home movies. Reel 16
Main titles: “The Yellow Peril Goes West 1940/Photography by Dale Dassler” Intertitle: “Loading the car” Intertitle: “Lunch on the desert near Chamberlain S.D.” Intertitle: “Centurie...more
2) Saint Ignace Island on Lake Superior, 1940--Dassler--home movies. Reels 14-15
Title card: "SAINT IGNACE ISLAND in LAKE SUPERIOR *** J.C. Dassler 1940" Intertitle: “We spent a few days in Tobins Harbor, Isle Royale.” Intertitle: “Here - Early Sunday morning most...more
3) New York World's Fair, 1940--Dassler--home movies. Reel 13
In black-and-white, footage shot on a cool, wet day, beginning with crowds entering the main New York World's Fair grounds through the Amusement Zone, near the Home Furnishings Building...more
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