archival original 1 film roll (400 feet) silent b&w 16mm
Motion pictures (visual works)
title supplied by Archives staff (unpublished work)---archival collection
Supplementary materials: Family biographical information
Percy Bernard Eckhart was born in 1877 in Lake Forest, Illinois and died in 1969 in Lake Placid, New York. He studied at the University of Chicago and Harvard Law School. He was a lawyer including being legal counsel for the Art Institute of Chicago, a prolific oil painter and supporter of the arts.
Donated by Wendy Williams in 2017
Footage of a variety of shots of daily life in Florida. Of note is the brief footage of Seminole Indians performing daily tasks (sewing, scraping bark off log). Also depicted are public buildings including a race track and mansion, as well as women and families at the beach.
Percy B. Eckhart
Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, MD