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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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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.

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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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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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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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.

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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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=””>Wikipedia</a> Vivian Milner Akers, an

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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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