Originally split onto two 16mm film reels, this short scene from the 1930s shows poet Robert Frost conversing and playing tennis at Bread Loaf, where he taught at the School of English for more than 40 years. We only get to see the Pulitzer Prize winner hit one groundstroke before the clip ends, leading us to suspect (and hope) there's more footage of Frostian athletics that still lies undiscovered in the College's 16mm archives.
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Compilation and original 16mm films in the Middlebury College Archives.
Filename: Robert Frost Tennnis (compiled s6ff.robert.frost.etc, s6ff.misc01_winter spring sports).mp4