Keene Reel 5, Skiing and Camping

Image

Title

Keene Reel 5, Skiing and Camping

Identifier

2021-1.5 AV (Keene Reel 5)

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, some disturbing and graphic, of people skiing, mountain landscapes and wilderness, camping, and rattlesnakes.

People skiing, crowds, skiers with numbers, possible competition, one person's sweater appears to read Utah Ski Club; Waterfalls in large river; Large rock outcroppings; Man on horse with pack horse, sign reading Santa Barbara National Forest and distances to Ojai, Topa Topa Lodge or Ridge, and Sespe River; Mountain landscape, appears to be Sespe backcountry; Man exploring rock formations; Man leading white pack horse; Man and woman eating sandwiches in field; Man opening wrought iron gates, leading horse through; Rattlesnake being caught; Mountain scenery, horses being ridden up a steep hill; Mountain and stream footage, frogs jumping in water; Keene in camp with canvas tent possibly around hot spring; Cars driving through checkpoint with flags flying above road; What appears to be a group campout with picnic tables covered in snow, people clearing the tables and having a snowball fight; Group in snow, cooking on large stone firepit; People skiing down hill; Large crowd climbing steep hill in the snow; Snake in wooden box; Two snakes in wooden box, though they do not fight; Man milking rattlesnake; Rattlesnake in grass; Man smoking cigar; Boy posing on taxidermized mountain lion; Rattlesnake on ground being caught; Man exiting cabin covered in animal pelts.

Creator

Unknown

Date

No date

Format

Black and White Film
Home Movie
12 min., 53 sec.

Subject

Skis and skiing
Mountain life
Sespe Wilderness
Santa Barbara Forest Reserve
Rattlesnakes
Camping
Snow
Boulders

Coverage

California
Ventura County (Calif.)
Ojai (Calif.)
Santa Barbara County (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

12:53 at 18 fps

Citation

Unknown, “Keene Reel 5, Skiing and Camping,” Research Library at The Museum of Ventura County, accessed October 20, 2021, http://photographs.venturamuseum.org/items/show/3817.