20 Items in This Collection
1) [Lester Adams, M.D.--home movies] Reel 1 (Release Print)
Release print created from duplicate negative (acc. 1361.0001.01) at Film Technology, 10/1999. // Original can note: 'Western Maine sanitarium 1933.' // Western Maine Sanatorium Fourth...   more
2) [Lester Adams, M.D.--home movies] Reel 4 (Duplicate Negative)
This b&w negative was created from 16mm original (acc. 1361.0004) at Film Technology, 10/1999.   more
3) [Lester Adams, M.D.--home movies] Reel 5 (Answer Print)
Answer print created from duplicate negative (acc. 1361.0005.01) at Film Technology, 10/1999. // Original can note: '1937.' // Winter parade, winter sports. Ice skating. Hockey. Obstacl...   more
4) [Lester Adams, M.D.--home movies] Reel 2
Can note: '#2--1934.' // 1934 Fourth of July celebration. Credits at head. Main entrance of Western Maine Sanatorium. Scenic shots of Sanatorium buildings and mountains. Sign over one d...   more
5) [Lester Adams, M.D.--home movies] Reel 3
Can note: 'July 4th 1935 in Colors.' // First 350 feet are severely faded color - image is completely red. All preservation elements were made in b&w. // Fourth of July parade at Wester...   more
6) [Lester Adams, M.D.--home movies] Reel 4 (Release Print)
Release print created from duplicate negative (acc. 1361.0004.01) at Film Technology, 10/1999. // Original can note: 'Winter Sports W.M.S. Feb 22 1935.' // Igloo. Snowshoe race on obsta...   more
7) [Lester Adams, M.D.--home movies] Reel 2 (Answer Print)
Answer print created from duplicate negative (acc. 1361.0002.01) at Film Technology, 10/1999. // Original can note: '#2--1934.' // 1934 Fourth of July celebration. Credits at head. Main...   more
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Collection Date Range
1933 – 1937
Summary
Collection contains a factual work on Western Maine Sanatorium in Hebron, Maine. Tuberculosis patients are shown primarily outdoors, playing games, roughhousing, acting out skits, and enjoying winter sports. The Fourth of July parade on the grounds includes a blackface minstrel band. Bedridden patients appear in scenes filmed on the screen porch of the sanatorium. This material, filmed at one of four sanatoriums in Maine, records the philosophy of isolating TB patients and providing a healthy environment to encourage recovery.
Biographical/Historical Notes
The films were found among the possessions of Dr. Lester Adams, longtime director of the sanatorium, who kept many of the records when the facility closed in 1959.
Subject(s)
Health, Hospitals
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