Video Archive: Bagley Family in 1932 and 1937

Duluth’s 50-acre Bagley Nature Area gets its name from Dr. William R. Bagley, who gifted the land to the University of Minnesota-Duluth. Dr. Bagley’s hobby was nature photography. He was known to use a camera mounted on the stock of a gun in pursuit of wild animal photos. His family home movies, however, were probably not shot using wooden parts from weaponry.

The film embedded above was shot in 1932 and 1937 in Duluth.

Video Timeline
0:00 – Chester and Helen Oppegaard
0:45 – Todler Kilmer Bagley jr.
1:05 – Kilmer Bagley and Elizabeth Holloway
1:40 – Margaret and Elizabeth Holloway
1:55 – Bill Bagley
2:15 – Antoinette Bagley and little Kilmer
3:45 – Toddler Kilmer walking around
4:45 – Throwing rocks into lake superior- William Bagley
5:15 – Lake Superior Picnic
6:05 – ~1937 Ring Around the Rosie – Cousins
7:00 – Elizabeth Holloway with a puppy

This second film was shot circa 1930 at Elbow Lake, about 185 miles southwest of Duluth.

Video Timeline
0:00 William R. Bagel and Kilmer Bagley Sr.
0:30 William Bagley fishing
0:45 Marion Miller Bagley
1:30 Boating on Elbow Lake
2:15 Swimming in Elbow Lake

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