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WENDELL ENDICOTT (1880-1954). Motion Picture Film; 1927, 1930. 3 reels, 16mm.

Wendell Endicott was born in Massachusetts in 1880. He attended Harvard from 1899 until 1901 and then became a partner in the Endicott-Johnson Shoe Company. He became Vice President of the company in 1919, but later sold his share to Johnson and became director of Sears, Roebuck and Company in Chicago. An avid sportsman, Endicott was a member of several sporting clubs, and traveled to many places on hunting and fishing trips. These included two trips to Alaska, one in 1927 and the other in 1930. He also wrote several books about his hunting adventures, including one about his trips to Alaska entitled Adventures in Alaska and Along the Trail. He died in 1954.

The collection consists of three reels of copied film taken during Wendell Endicott's hunting trips to Southeastern Alaska. The films show hunting camps and activities, scenery, towns and villages, natives, wildlife, and ships.

The collection was acquired by the archives from the Endicott Family through the Alaska Department of Natural Resources in 1983. The copyright on the films is retained by the family.

Film list:

1927 TRIP (CAN #1 - 24 MINUTES):

Elapsed Time in Minutes and Seconds (min.:sec.): Subject.

00:00 Train/Seattle
00:54 Ship at southeast waterway
02:16 Passing ship
03:06 Juneau
04:06 Native children
05:00 Cape St. Elias
05:25 Liberty Falls
05:38 Pleasant Lake Camp and fox farm
07:02 Copper Center Roadhouse
07:42 Native family
07:50 Sourdough Lodge
08:35 Wagons and dogs
09:02 Paxson--double team of horses and wagon
09:40 Mrs. Endicott fishing
09:45 Glacier & alluvial plain
10:16 Summit Lake
10:25 Gulkana Glacier
10:40 Cars on Richardson Highway crossing stream
11:00 Timber bridge
11:55 Richardson flooded - cars - name?
12:14 Ferry at Big Delta
12:39 John Hajdukovich's motor launch
13:55 Signal Corps building
14:14 Launch-Butch Stock's cabin in upper right of film
14:39 Clearwater Cabin - Charlie Maxfield & Ed ? Smith
15:18 Dog houses
16:00 Fur cache
16:14 Camping scene
16:27 Going upriver
16:42 Cabins
16:51 Natives
17:20 Roadhouse & ferry - steamboat across river
17:57 Foxes @ Rika's?
18:52 Rabbits
19:02 Cabins and frame tents
20:00 Smoking
20:12 Stagecoach
20:32 Horseback trip
20:42 Stagecoach with horses
20:55 Steamship
21:16 Dock scenes
21:49 Fjords
21:00 Tidewater glacier
22:00 Fishing boat
22:10 Birds
22:28 Glacier
22:56 Fjord
23:16 Passing freighter
23:25 Mountains
23:55 End

1930 TRIP (CAN #1 - 34 MINUTES):

(Reel #1 - Original print small reels)

00:08 Mountain
00:22 Fox
00:30 List of personnel in camping party and crew
00:44 Mountain
00:53 Seattle waterfront
01:25 Endicott & Co. aboard ship
01:50 Lighthouse
02:30 Village (in B.C.?)
02:39 Lighthouse
03:50 Navigation aid
04:00 Float plane
05:05 Ketchikan
06:02 Island
06:12 Houses at Wrangell?
06:28 Wrangell Narrows
07:40 Grave marker on island
07:45 Three-stack steamer
08:36 Petersburg
09:12 Steamer
09:29 A.J. Mill
10:12 Port Althorp

(Reel #2)

11:04 Cape St. Elias
11:20 Loading copper ore at Cordova
11:35 S.S. Yukon
12:16 Fjords
13:49 Seward
14:27 Cordova - spruce hens
14:39 Eyak Lake, Cordova
15:45 Copper River Railroad
15:57 Childs Glacier
16:15 Million Dollar Bridge
17:27 Childs Glacier calving
19:07 Miles Glacier
19:41 Inspection car on train track wheels
20:30 Tunnel
20:37 Falls Creek
20:52 Gilahina Trestle
21:00 Bears playing
21:32 Liberty Falls
22:00 Copper Center Roadhouse
22:20 Native cemetery
22:24 Ferry at Big Delta
22:45 Rika Wallen at Bid Delta Roadhouse
23:09 Caribou

(Reel 3)

23:22 Three men on horseback
23:47 Hunting camp
23:56 26-Mile Cabin, Mt. Hayes and Cathedral Mtn.
24:42 Cabins
25:00 Food cache
25:15 John Hajdukovich?
25:42 Pack horses and sleds
27:30 Spotting Caribou
29:02 John Hajdukovich's cabin at Macomber Creek
29:30 Ptarmigan
30:20 St. Anthony's Pass
32:19 Bear sighting
32:38 Baby caribou and caribou herd
33:49 End

1930 TRIP (CAN #2 - 21.5 MINUTES):

(Reel 4)

00:00 Pack horses - continuing
00:46 Caribou
01:03 Bradford Creek
01:18 Camp (tents)
01:29 Fording river
01:56 Sunday morning shave & haircut
02:44 Packing horses
03:38 Dall Sheep
03:45 Tent camp
04:30 Mine tailings dump
04:34 Bear
05:00 Caribou
05:10 Dall Sheep
05:55 Rolling meat down the hill
05:58 Treed porcupine
06:30 Caribou herd
06:40 Bear
07:23 Caribou
08:15 Silver foxes
08:41 Cabin
09:05 Caribou

(Reel 5)

09:30 Early snow
10:03 Bear
10:31 Camp at Johnson River Bars
11:09 Bear
11:40 On mountain ridges in snow
12:00 Dall sheep
13:15 John Hajdukovich
14:00 Packing out the meat
14:20 Caribou
14:30 John Hajdukovich
14:55 Moose - John Hajdukovich
16:21 Caribou calf
17:45 Pack horses coming down hill
18:20 Dall sheep
19:15 Herd of Dall sheep
20:48 Campfire
21:19 End