Mary Baxter White Collection
DonorMary Baxter White
Primary Format and Extent
video (15 min.) : si., b&w ; 1/2 in.
Collection Date Range
1931 to 1936
Collection contains home movies of family scenes, winter and summer activities, boating, fishing and mountain climbing. In particular, footage shows climbing on Mt. Katahdin, visit to Bath Iron Works, and scenes of the 1935-1936 floods in Topsham and Brunswick, Maine. Percy Baxter and other family members appear throughout.
Mary Baxter White's uncle, Percival Baxter, was governor of Maine (1921-1923) and gave Baxter State Park to Maine. The park contains Mt. Katahdin, Maine's highest peak, and the northern end of the Appalachian Trail. Bath Iron Works, founded in 1886, is a major shipbuilding facility. Original footage is 16 mm. film.
People and OrganizationsPercival Baxter
Subject(s)Boats and boating, Coasts, Governors--United States, Mountains, Natural disasters, Recreation, Ships
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