Category Archives: collections

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Baldwin, Joan Thurber Collection

Collection includes fall scenes of Maine in Ogunquit and “Sea Mark,” filmed on Monhegan Island. “Some Glimpses of ‘Our Town’” spoofs the Thornton Wilder play. “The Face of Fall” is an anti-hunting drama, and “Just Golf” documents a golf game between Baldwin and a friend. “A Certain Xmas” portrays Christmas Day rituals. The collection also

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Clark, Walter J. Collection

Collection contains [Walter J. Clark–home movies], a record of community activities and public spaces in and around Ellsworth, Maine, with some scenes of family activities and travel. The majority of the content depicts local events in Ellsworth, Maine, during the 1930s including fairs, parades, building construction and dedications, the Ellsworth fire of 1933, and prisoners

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