This collection contains 156 reels of 8mm home movies filmed by Albert G. Dietrich and Mary Miller Dietrich and and one reel of 16mm home movies filmed my Mary’s father Alton Miller. The footage was shot primarily around Maine and includes family activities and vacations with their three children, and an exchange student from Finland
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The collection consists of a total of 16,150 feet of 16mm film than spans from 1926 to 1976. These consist of home movies shot in mainly in New Hampshire and Connecticut with vacation footage through the United States. Jeannette Peabody Cannon shot the first 20 reels of film from 1926-1942 and her son LeGrand Cannon
The Belfast Historical Society Collection consists of a video transfer of two reels of 16 mm. film including fragments from “Movie Queen,” made in Belfast, Maine. The original film reels are from the Robert Hall Collection at Belfast Historical Society. The Belfast Lions Club sponsored a musical comedy called “Movie Queen” at the Colonial Theatre
The Bath Historical Society Collection consists of a single 16 mm. film called “Movie Queen,” made in Bath, Maine. It was produced as part of a local talent production and consists of a welcome parade and a presentation of the key to the city, shots of the town’s businesses and people, followed by a short
Collection contains “Movie Queen, Lincoln,” a fictional short production about a film star who arrives by train to her home in Lincoln, Maine. She tours the town and receives gifts from local merchants. The movie queen is kidnapped and then rescued. Scenes include a parade, streets and retail businesses, townspeople, and automobiles. The footage provides
The Anna Harris Collection consists of 37 reels of 8mm film made in and around Manchester, Vermont. The collection is a record of outdoor activities with African American friends and includes group excursions for picnics and fishing. Destinations include Hapgood Pond and East Arlington’s covered bridge. The people of color in the film, all adults,
The Mary Anna Fox collection consists of one 8mm reel documenting Mary Anna Fox’s trip to Alaska in 1963. The film consists of travel footage in Alaska and Yukon with footage of people, landscapes, and buildings.
The Clara F. Dinsmore/ Chantal Hodges Collection contains 31 home movies shot on Martha’s Vineyard, primarily in Edgartown, during the summer of 1925 by Clara Dinsmore and her brother William Dismore Jr. The films document Clara, Bill, and their friends and family during summer activities on Martha’s Vineyard including sailing, picnics at the beach, driving
The Estella Doughty Collection consists of 20 reels of amateur 8mm shot primarily by Estella Doughty between 1965-1982. The films document Estella’s grown children and their families including family activities, horse shows, horse back riding, clamming, and picnics. They take place mostly in Freedom and Bath Maine, and on trips to visit family in California
The Jacqueline Clancey Collection consists of two reels of 8mm home movies shot from 1959-1960. Footage includes a honeymoon in Florida and Cuba and waterskiing.