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Reid Family Collection

The collection consists of 38 reels of silent, black and white, and color 16 mm film, totaling approximately 12,430 feet. The films are primarily amateur films, shot by Christine, William, and Charles Reid during their travels around the world. These include boating excursions, including a trip on the St. Lawrence River, filmed by William Reid.

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Mitchell, Fran Collection

The collection consists of 750 feet of silent, color, 8 mm film from the 1960’s. The films were shot in Maine and consist of home movies, including footage of a Memorial Day parade, harness racing and construction of a lumber mill smokestack. Also included are scenes of Camp Natarswi, in Millinocket, and a speech given

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Nickerson, Laura Collection

The collection consists of 25 reels of silent, color, Super 8 film. The films are primarily home movies shot by Laura Nickerson, featuring Christmas scenes, weddings, family camping trips, and events at Camp Winniaugwamauk in Brooksville, Maine.

Larock, Marguerite Collection

The collection consists of the [Marguerite Larock–home movies], 20 reels of silent, black and white and color, 8 mm film, totaling approximately 3,810 feet. The films were shot primarily by Marguerite Larock, a lawyer based in Lewiston,Maine, during the 1940s, 50s and 60s. They include scenes of her children and extended family, birthday parties, Christmas

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Edwards, Lillian Collection

The Lillian Edwards collection consists of 9 reels of amateur 16 mm film that were shot by Lillian Edwards and document her family’s travels in Africa, Hawaii, and California, and life at home in Oklahoma. Of particular interest are reels featuring life in Ghana and Senegal.

Hohmann, Nancy Collection

The collection consists of the Hohmann Family Home Movies, which include 54 reels of silent, color, Super 8 film, totaling approximately 4,200 feet. The films, which consist primarily of home movies and travelogues, were shot between 1950 and 1983 by Nancy Hohmann and her father, John Frederick Hohmann. They include scenes of Christmas and birthday

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Dewson, Mary W. Collection

The Mary W. Dewson Collection consists of 8 reels of 16 mm film shot primarily by Mary W. Dewson from 1935-1937 and two reels from a wedding in 1950. These consist of home movies shot in Maine and Washington D.C. including footage of family activities, dog shows, and a garden party at the White House

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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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