18 Items in This Collection
1) New York World's Fair and Maine, 1940--Unobskey family--home movies. Reel 5
1940 home movie reel from the Unobskey family, including a trip to the New York World's Fair and a girl's birthday party in Maine.   more
2) [Unobskey--home movies] Reel 10
Amateur footage. Can notes in quotes. Reel numbers are NHF assigned. Reel 10. (400 ft., col.) '1952. Martha's trip to Europe. From boarding train in St. Stephens to Calais, France.'    more
3) [Unobskey--home movies] Reel 16
Amateur footage. Donor's notes in quotes. Reel numbers are NHF assigned. 16. (250 ft., col.) 'Film of 1957. Uncle Charlie in Israel. Fixing walls of A and P building 1959. Spring of 195...   more
4) [Unobskey--home movies] Reel 2
Amateur footage. Can notes in quotes. Reel numbers are NHF assigned. Reel 2. (300 ft., b&w) '1939. Charlie's trip.'   more
5) [Unobskey--home movies] Reel 6
Amateur footage. Donor's notes in quotes. Reel numbers are NHF assigned. 6. (400 ft., b&w) '1940. Henry Holland's graduation. Sidney's birthday. Sylvia's graduation 1944. Building A and...   more
6) [Unobskey--home movies] Reel 11
Amateur footage. Can notes in quotes. Reel numbers are NHF assigned. Reel 11. (325 ft., col.) 'Calais, France to Calais, Maine. Daddy and Martha in Washington--fall 1952. Sidney at Ando...   more
11) New York World's Fair and Maine, 1940--Unobskey family--home movies. Reel 5
1940 home movie reel from the Unobskey family, including a trip to the New York World's Fair and a girl's birthday party in Maine.   more
Unobskey Collection
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Primary Format and Extent
video (approx. 3,000 min.) : si., b&w ; 1/2 in.
Collection Date Range
1928 – 1959
Summary
Collection contains [Unobskey--home movies] with intertitles showing scenes of Jewish family life spanning four decades. Footage includes graduations, birthday parties and other family celebrations, ice skating and summer picnics, boating, trips to the tropics and Europe, and community parades.
Biographical/Historical Notes
Joseph and Sarah Unobskey immigrated to New England from Russia in 1903. Working first in Boston, they relocated to Eastport, Maine, and finally settled in Calais, Maine, in 1911. After Joseph's death in 1922, Sarah and her three sons expanded the family business, which was based on clothing stores and real estate, and helped to revitalize the Calais economy. The family also ran the State Theater in Calais. VHS tapes are copies of original 16 mm. films. Video intertitles were inserted by Martha Goldner, a Unobskey family member. "Crossing lines: histories of Jews and Gentiles in three communities" by Judith S. Goldstein, contains a chapter on the Unobskey family. WorldCat
People and Organizations
Martha Unobskey Goldner
Genre(s)
Amateur
Place(s)
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