Filming The Deerslayer
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 photograph taken during the filming, and a series of contemporary post cards showing scenes from the film.
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
Select the small images to cycle views.
- Watching Deerslayer Paddle Away from Council Rock
- Deerslayer Kills His First Indian
- Muskrat Castle, the Hutters’ Home on “Sunken Island”
- At Council Rock