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Wright, Walter Woodman Collection

Collection contains [Elizabeth Woodman Wright–home movies], primarily scenes of summer activities at Windy Ledge Farm in Paris, Maine. Footage has intertitles and shows plowing and harvesting with horse-powered equipment, working in the orchard, picnic outings, family pets, cutting trails and shingling the barn. Fiddler Mellie Dunham appears, playing outdoors. <a href=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mellie_Dunham”>Wikipedia</a> Vivian Milner Akers, an

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Turner, Ethel Bean Collection

Collection contains [Margaret Cummings Bean–home movies], footage of summer and winter family activities and events at The Cape, cottages on Thompson Lake, Maine, and surrounding areas. Scenes include fishing and boat rides, children playing in snow, farm life and animals, hunting parties, weddings and barn building. Footage also shows nature scenes: fall foliage, loons and

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Smith, Janice Collection

The Janice Smith Collection consists of amateur films depicting the life of a family in suburban Quincy, Mass. The camera person was Helen V. (Wilander) Bird, a nurse and avid shutterbug. There is some footage of Helen’s husband Charles A. Bird, a minor league baseball player, on the field with one of the teams for

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Swift, Joanne Collection

The Joanne Swift Collection consists of 9 reels of amateur 8mm and 2 reels of super 8 shot primarily by Joanne Swift between 1957 and 1968 and her father Donald Taylor between 1938 and 1955. The films document Joanne and her twin sister Susan’s childhood in Maine, and continue with Joanne’s family after she is

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Sheldon Museum Collection

Collection contains [Moses Pike–home movies], footage of fishing and hunting activities, coastal scenes, children with toys, and family events including a wedding. Other scenes appear of cruise ship, tropical ports of call, and bullfight. Collection also contains a copy of “Movie Queen, Lubec,” a 1936 film that provides a tour of Lubec with a short

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Rugh, Anne Collection

Collection contains [Moses Pike–home movies], footage of fishing and hunting activities, coastal scenes, children with toys, and family events including a wedding. Other scenes appear of cruise ship, tropical ports of call, and bullfight. Collection also contains a copy of “Movie Queen, Lubec,” a 1936 film that provides a tour of Lubec with a short

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Pearson, Adelaide Collection

Collection contains [Adelaide Pearson–home movies], scenes from “Bluehill” life drawing classes (1939-1945) and from Pearson’s travels around the world. Footage shows community events such as the Blue Hill Fair, religious parades in New York, Florence and Paris, Hopi Indian dances in Arizona, and bull fights in Mexico. Reels of a trip to Asia includes footage

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Norwood Historical Society Collection

The Norwood Historical Society Collection is a single 16 mm. film called “Movie Queen,” made in Norwood, Massachusetts. It was produced as part of a local talent production and consists of a welcome parade and presentation of the key to the city, then a tour of the town’s businesses. The film was shown in association

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Nowell-Clark Collection

The majority of Annie Wood Nowell’s films covered family and local historical events, although their range includes some trick photography as well as trips to Maine, New Hampshire, and a tuberculosis sanitarium in Colorado. Richard J. Clark continued the family tradition of documenting family holidays, vacations, and events with his films.

Morrison, Jane Collection

Collection contains documentaries. “Master Smart Woman” (1985) concerns Maine author Sarah Orne Jewett, “Children of the Northlights” (1976) is about children’s book creators Ingri and Edgar d’Aulaire, and “Rocks Nudes and Flowers” (1975) concerns Maine-based painter Henry Strater. “In the Spirit of Haystack” (1979) describes Haystack School of Crafts, Deer Isle, Maine. Collection also contains

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