Keene Reel 1, Wildfire, Trapping, Fishing, and Rattlesnakes

Image

Title

Keene Reel 1, Wildfire, Trapping, Fishing, and Rattlesnakes

Identifier

2021-1.1 AV (Keene Reel 1)
2021-1.2 AV (Keene Reel 2)
2021-1.3 AV (Keene Reel 3)

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 a wildfire and burned areas, trapping, hunting, fishing, rattlesnakes, skinning animals, camping, and a dead body of a child being pulled from water. There are 3 of the same film, with very minor differences.

Keene cooking in camp; Wildfire; Burned Murietta La Carpa Trail/Billiard Flats signs; Burned deer carcasses; Soot or oil in creek, water is black; Dead fish in mud; Mountain lion in trap, still alive; Horse being led down steep and very rocky terrain, sheer cliff; Live mountain lion in net on horseback; Keene fishing; Boat on ocean, sportfishing; Rattlesnake being caught and milked; Rattlesnake striking at booted foot; Gnarled tree; Keene skinning animal, possibly coyote; Unknown taxidermized animals in tree; Keene smoking pipe by car; Raccoon with collar climbing tree, dogs barking at it; Crowd watching swimmers pull dead body of child from water; Mountains and trees; Bear running away; Team of 6 horses hauling equipment; Cat killing squirrel; Camping scene with taxidermized mountain lion; Loose rattlesnake; Keene washing face in creek; Keene removing boots, pretending to sleep, releasing snake, and then hitting it with boot; Keene shooting mountain lion with bow and arrow; Two snakes put in box together to fight; Car driving up steep hill; Keene drinking out of a water bottle outside cabin, exterior of cabin covered in stretched animal hides; Still shot of photograph; Woman and two children exiting house to greet Keene at his car, Keene takes dead mountain lion from the trunk of the car and shows to family.

Creator

Unknown

Date

No date

Format

Black and White Film
Home Movie
15 min., 56 sec.

Subject

Wildfires
Los Padres National Forest (Agency : U.S.)
Trapping
Fishing
Hides and skins
Rattlesnakes
Drowning victims
Camping

Coverage

California
Ventura 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

15:56 at 18 fps

Citation

Unknown, “Keene Reel 1, Wildfire, Trapping, Fishing, and Rattlesnakes,” Research Library at The Museum of Ventura County, accessed December 1, 2021, http://photographs.venturamuseum.org/items/show/3818.