Keene Reel 6: Family Gathering Footage

Title

Keene Reel 6: Family Gathering Footage

Identifier

2021-1.6 AV (Keene Reel 6)

Source

Herman Keene Collection, 2021
Funding support for the digitization of this material was generously provided by The Schwemm Family Foundation.
Accession No.: 2021-1

Description

Black-and-white footage of a family gathering, featuring men and mostly women of a variety of ages, along with occasional footage of orchards, a shooting range, and a chicken farm.

The footage opens with a gathering of men and women in formal clothing, standing in a field and, later, in front of a home. They play with a dog, pose before cars, throw small balls or fruit to each other, and wash a baby in a birdbath. Some of these family members later visit a zoo (possibly Goebel's Jungleland in Thousand Oaks), and feed an African lion cub and deer. Two young children embrace an elderly woman, two others stand in uniforms (one perhaps a Boy Scout), and several other children ride what look like early skateboards downhill, seated. Elsewhere, a young man fires a pistol at a board, and another man examines a tree in an orchard. The footage closes with several farmworkers loading crates of chickens onto a wagon.

Creator

Unknown

Date

1900-1940

Format

Black and White Film
Home Movie
13 min., 31 sec.

Subject

Animal feeding
Farmyards
Lions
Zoos
Skateboarding

Coverage

California
Ventura County (Calif.)
Thousand Oaks (Calif.)

Publisher

Museum of Ventura County

Rights

The copyright to this film has not been determined. These images are intended for personal or research use only. Please contact library staff for rights determinations and additional uses.

Type

Image

Language

English

Original Format

16mm film reel

Duration

13:31 at 18 fps

Citation

Unknown, “Keene Reel 6: Family Gathering Footage,” Research Library at The Museum of Ventura County, accessed November 29, 2021, http://photographs.venturamuseum.org/items/show/3815.