Ethel Bean Turner Collection
Primary Format and Extent
film (1,800 ft.) : si., b&w ; 8 mm. reversal pos.
Collection Date Range
1935 to 1955
Collection contains [Margaret Cummings Bean--home movies], footage of summer and winter family activities and events at The Cape, cottages on Thompson Lake, Maine, and surrounding areas. Scenes include fishing and boat rides, children playing in snow, farm life and animals, hunting parties, weddings and barn building. Footage also shows nature scenes: fall foliage, loons and other lake wildlife, and damage from 1938 hurricane. Other subjects include Maine seasonal operations such as ice cutting and log drives, and trips to Boston and Niagara Falls.
Margaret Cummings Bean (1912-1972) was a businesswoman who rented out cottages at Thompson Lake in Otisfield in western Maine. Ethel Bean Turner, her daughter-in-law, still runs this business, known as The Cape, Housekeeping Cottages. The Turner family lives at The Cape, Otisfield.
People and OrganizationsBean Family
Subject(s)Agriculture, Boats and boating, Children, Domestic animals, Families, Holidays, Hunting, Lakes, Logging, Mountains, Natural disasters, Outdoor Life, Recreation, Rivers, Weddings, Wildlife, Wildlife, Women
Encoded archival description
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