[Raymond Cotton—home movies] Reel 1

Intertitle: “Raymond O. Cotton presents TIME MARCHES ON. August 1937. Hiram Buys a Fire Engine. HIRAM FIRE DEPARTMENT IN ACTION.” The fire department in Hiram was started in 1937, and the creator of the film was a member of the fire department. Man goes to a fire call box on a pole, and turns the […]

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[Philip W. Hussey–home movies] Reel 8, Accession 2523

Intertitle: “Winter Sports ’37-‘38” Donor notes: “Winter Sports – ‘37+’38.” Title card curtain falls. Intertitle: “Dartmouth ’37 Winter Carnival.” Donor notes: “Dartmouth Carnival – ’37.” Shots of men gathered at a finish line at the bottom of a ski slope. Downhill skiing with view of crowds gathered around course. Shots of skiers leaving the start. […]

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[Philip W. Hussey–home movies] Reel 6, Accession 2523

Man works on trailer hitch. Men gather around outside of a storefront with ads in windows, smoke cigars, work together to move a sailboat out of a storefront door, put the boat onto the wooden trailer. Man tips hat to camera. Men working on a small bridge. View of large wooden building structure. View of […]

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[Philip W. Hussey–home movies] Reel 4, Accession 2523

Intertitle: “Events About Town ’37 (Reel No. 1)” followed by shot of men with their cars, men playfully fight. Shot of three children posing for the camera (two boys, one girl). Shot of men with truck, side of truck reads: Hussey MFG. CO. Structural Steel No. Berwick, ME. Intertitle: “Class of ’37 goes to Washington, […]

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[Nashua, NH Films] Reel 4

A shot of some wreckage. Footage of fireman spraying water on a burning building in winter interspersed with shots of an icicle covered fire engine with its ladder extended. Intertitle: “May” Extensive footage of the fire that struck Nashua, NH, in May of 1930 and the damage it caused including shots of a burning bridge […]

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[Milton Dowe—home movies] Reel 2

Intertitle: “Fire, 1938. Baker Farm”;14:02- 15:48 Shots of farmhouse fully engulfed in flames, flames shooting out windows, then smoldering ruins of burned out building with chimney standing. Vertical scratches.;15:48-16:24 Fire aftermath, with people standing around, some salvaged furniture seen, and people packing items on truck to take away.;16:25-16:44 End of the fire, as framed walls […]

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[Joshua W. Curtis, Jr. – home movies] Reel 7

Man shovels snow in front yard. Cabin burning. Searsport fire truck. Firemen hose fire. Tractor picks up dirt. Woman picks flowers. Wharf. Men in front of campus building. A stone house. Buildings on Bowdoin College campus, including King Chapel. Man walking through outdoor brick entrance. Man riding horse during the fall. Couple hunting. Young man […]

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[Harvard Forest Films] Reel 26

Footage of a forest fire starting from sunlight magnified by a glass bottle and fire fighters putting out the resulting blaze with intertitles. Footage of forest fires and fire fighters attempting to put them out with intertitles. Footage of fire fighters using and monitoring various instruments with intertitles. A shot of a fire truck leaving […]

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