Category Archives: collections

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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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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Denny-Brown, Sheila Collection

Collection contains [Elizabeth Thompson Reed–home movies] of Hancock Point, Maine, summer activities such as tennis, sailing and swimming as well as winter campus scenes and a graduation. Collection also contains footage of the arrival of the Bar Harbor Express, a train meeting the ferry that ran between Hancock and Mt. Desert Island. See also Hancock

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Eustis, Gertrude Jane (Hay) Collection

Collection contains [Gertrude Jane Hay Eustis–home movies] showing family activities and events in and around New Jersey and the Boothbay Harbor area in Maine. Highlights of the collection include parades and family games, clam and lobster bakes, the Winter Harbor Ferry, Princeton football games, and scenes of New York City, including the George Washington Bridge

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Hollins, Mariette Collection

This Collection consists of 4 16mm films shot by Margaret May McGrew Hunter between 1928 to 1963. Margaret and her husband were missionaries from New Haven Connecticut. A majority of the footage was taken in England, California, and Hawaii and depicts family activities, a boar hunt and pig roast, fishing and parades.

Lapointe, Daniel Collection

The Daniel Lapointe Collection consists of a single 16 mm. film, “Movie Queen,” made ca. 1936 as part of a local talent production. The film consists of shots of the town’s businesses and people. The so-called movie queen is a local girl who visits business proprietors in and around Van Buren, obtaining goods and services

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Movie Queen, Bar Harbor Collection

The Movie Queen Bar Harbor Collection consists of a single 16 mm. film called “Movie Queen,” made in Bar Harbor, Maine. It was produced as part of a local talent production and consists of a young woman arriving by boat, meeting local dignitaries, visiting the town’s businesses, followed by a short comedic kidnapping. The film

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