Keene Reel 14, Water Recreation, Hunting, Trapping, High School Football, Family, and Smoke Footage

Title

Keene Reel 14, Water Recreation, Hunting, Trapping, High School Football, Family, and Smoke Footage

Identifier

2021-1.14 AV (Keene Reel 14)

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, mainly of water recreation, hunting and trapping animals, high school football, family gatherings, and a smoke-filled sky.

A dog swims and fetches a stick in a body of water, possibly a lake; A remote control boat rides in a river, bridge in background; Footage of a flat area possibly flood damaged, possibly a dry riverbed; Men build some sort of structure on the ground outdoors; Keene catching snakes; Keene with a dead boar hanging upside down at a campsite; Bird flying; A snake eating another snake; A store window display featuring Keene’s taxidermized animals and animal skins (sign next to window reads: Shaffer’s); Snake moving along grass (video may be upside down); Keene exiting his car with a mountain lion carcass tied to top of car; caged mountain lion (video upside down); Two snakes in a wooden box; Man running with a rifle in hand to examine something on the ground; Waterfall closeup; Belligerent, possibly drunk, man stands in the street in Downtown Ventura, talks into the camera, interacts with another man, examines an animal skin, and smokes a cigar; House and garage exterior; Bird flying; Dogs chasing a possum up a tree and a man shoots the possum down; Snake being chased with a stick; People gathered outside—many closeup shots of people; Damaged film not viewable (8:23-9:31); Kids gather together for a photo; Exterior shot of a home with a car pulling up; Large tree; Elderly group of people visit a home and walk outdoors; Gathering at an airport (Santa Paula Airport); High school football game and melee, where a large group of boys run onto a football field and try to tie each other up with ropes; Smoke in the sky, view of mountains through smoke.

Creator

Unknown

Date

No date

Format

Black and White Film
Home Movie
15 min., 44 sec.

Subject

Hunting
Trapping
Puma
High school athletes
Football players
Taxidermy
Hides and skins
Dogs
Family
Family reunions
Santa Paula Airport
Smoke

Coverage

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

15:44 at 18 fps

Citation

Unknown, “Keene Reel 14, Water Recreation, Hunting, Trapping, High School Football, Family, and Smoke Footage,” Research Library at The Museum of Ventura County, accessed July 28, 2021, https://photographs.venturamuseum.org/items/show/3824.