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Marquis Ritchey Cring Collection, 1927-1966

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Collection Identifier: C.2008-02
Preservation Sponsor: Susan Hayes - Preservation Sponsor
Extent of collection
90 reels of 16mm. film totaling 11,935 feet
Inclusive Dates
1927 - 1966
Bulk Dates
1931 - 1958
This 16mm home movie collection documents the Cring family of St. Louis, Missouri. Highlights of the collection include its railroad footage, Brentwood High School football games, an entertaining teenage dance party and a rare glimpse of Charles Lindbergh at a Mexican bull fight. This collection is sponsored by Susan Hayes.
Cring, Marquis Ritchey (created by)
Marquis Ritchey Cring was born in Belle Center, Ohio. He married Irene Ellerbeck and moved to St. Louis, Missouri where he got a job with the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad. He was head of advertising and public relations at the MKT. Susan Cring was his only child. They lived at 20 Stratford Lane in Brentwood, Missouri. Marquis Ritchey Cring was a hobbyist filmmaker and often took his camera with him when traveling with the railroad.
Language of Materials
Access Restrictions
This collection is open to on-site access. Appointments must be made with Chicago Film Archives. Due to the fragile nature of the films, only video copies will be provided for on-site viewing. ** one film Maryanne Hill's Wedding" must not be accessible for 15 years from signing the gift agreement. Nov. 27, 2010
Use Restrictions
Chicago Film Archives owns the rights to the films in this collection.
Collection Item
1931: Baseball
1927 (circa): Charles Lindbergh at Mexican Rodeo
1927 (circa): Rodeo and Bullfight
1930s: Cahill Wedding - San Francisco
1930s: Cuba - Miami