Keene Reel 13, Panning for Gold and Gatherings

Image

Title

Keene Reel 13, Panning for Gold and Gatherings

Identifier

2021-1.13 AV (Keene Reel 13)

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 panning for gold, trapped animals, and gatherings both large and small.

People panning for gold on Lena Frazer’s property (San Francisquito Canyon); Roaring river; Trapping and capturing a snake; Footage of a gathering for young men where men and women of various ages are greeting each other and laughing and posing for photos together (one group of men appear to be Japanese as one man wears a sweater that says "Nippon"); airport footage of people gathered and planes taking off (Santa Paula Airport); Damaged bridge over water with two men walking on it; Large Boy Scout gathering where most of the boys are holding hiking sticks; Kitten playing on taxidermized mountain lion; Large lizard in box with snake; Trapped deer shot at close range; man moving dead deer; dark footage of snake in a box; Trapped bobcat being hit with stick; Closeup footage of men, women, and children talking and eating at a formal picnic gathering in a wooded setting with many picnic tables; Picnic attendees gather and sit around some steps and pose for portraits and chat.

Creator

Unknown

Date

No date

Format

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

Subject

Gold panning
San Francisquito Canyon (Calif.)
Boy Scouts
Santa Paula Airport
Young men
Japanese men
Airplanes
Snakes
Trapping
Hunting
Picnics

Coverage

California
Ventura County (Calif.)
Los Angeles County (Calif.)
Santa Paula (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

15:31 at 18 fps

Citation

Unknown, “Keene Reel 13, Panning for Gold and Gatherings,” Research Library at The Museum of Ventura County, accessed October 23, 2021, https://photographs.venturamuseum.org/items/show/3823.