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Filming The Deerslayer

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In the fall of 1911 the Vitagraph Company filmed Cooper's The Deerslayer on Cooperstown's Lake Otsego, where the story is set. We show here a "Lunch Break" still taken during the filming, and a series of contemporary post cards showing "scenes" from the film.


Lunch Break During the Filming of The Deerslayer in 1911. Principal cast members are as follows:
Harry Morey (Deerslayer) -- at left, standing, with fur cap
Florence Trimble (Judith Hutter) -- standing at back, in kerchief
Evelyn Dominicis (Hetty Hutter) -- standing at right in black coat
Hal Reid ("Hurry Harry" March) -- seated at left with fur cap
William Wallace Reid (Chingachgook) -- seated at front left
Larry Trimble (Director) -- standing at far right


Watching Deerslayer Paddle Away from Council Rock


Deerslayer Kills His First Indian


Muskrat Castle, the Hutters' Home on "Sunken Island"


At Council Rock

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