Author Archives: Northeast Historic Film

Uncovering the real filmmaker behind the Abbott Collection

Sometimes when we dig deeply into a collection we find out that the information that we had was not correct.  For this project NHF had to identify which of our collections had been filmed by women, which was more difficult than it seemed.  I learned this the hard way with one of the first collections

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The trouble with Lipstick

By Karin Carlson-Snider, Northeast Historic Film The Jane Morrison Collection is one of the collections that Northeast Historic Film has been able to process thanks to the generous support of CLIR .  A majority of the collections that we are contributing to the project are home movies that were filmed by amateurs, but Jane Morrison

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Discovering Dorothy Stebbins Bowles

by Karin Carlson Northeast Historic Film One of the best parts of processing a film collection is learning about the person who shot it. It is captivating to see old footage of exotic and familiar places and to watch families grow up on film. Watching a family’s home movies is a glimpse into the others’

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