Philip J. Abbott Collection
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Primary Format and Extent
film (4,800 ft.) : si., b&w and col. ; 16 mm. reversal pos.
Secondary Format and Extent
film (1600 ft.) : si., b&w ; 9.5 mm. print.
Collection Date Range
1926 - 1941
Collection contains [Cushman family--home movies] consisting primarily of summer activities in Maine, including golfing, picnics, a wedding, fishing on Moosehead Lake, and the dedication of Carlton Bridge in Bath, with some intertitles. "The Ladies Travel South" is four reels of an automobile trip to Florida in 1928, and visits to North Carolina and Washington D.C. in 1933. Members of the Cushman family and the Ault family appear. Collection also contains educational/cultural works: prints of commercial productions "The Falls of Yosemite Park" and "Pathe Presents Memorials of a Nation." Collection also contains various Pathe feature films: 32 reels of 9.5 mm. film starring Harold Lloyd, Paul Parrot and Will Rogers; titles include "Over the Fence," "Winner Take All," and "Just Passin' Thru."
Biographical/Historical Notes
Philip Abbott is related to the Cushman family. Charlie Cushman owned the Cushman Hollis Company, which in the 1920s was the largest shoe manufacturer under one roof, making white canvas shoes. After a significant strike in 1933-1934, the company ceased manufacturing and became an investment firm. Subsequently, the Charles Cushman Company manufactured shoes in Auburn into the 1960s. Lena Cushman died in 1929.
People and Organizations
Cushman Family
Items in this collection: 22
Showing 1 - 10 of 22:
1) [Cushman family--home movies] The Ladies Travel South, Reel 3
Amateur: Travel scenes in Florida resort towns. NHF cataloguer's notes, 1/96: (11 min.; film has red tint) Shipwreck. Women pretend to scream. Hurricane aftermath: trees blown down, lim...more
2) [Cushman family--home movies] Reel 06
NHF cataloguer's notes, 1/96, for REEL 6: (5 min.) Boys all in uniform of white oxford shirts under black sweaters with gray pants, walking in snow. Snowball thrown across camera frame....more
3) [Cushman family--home movies.] State of Maine Dedicates Carlton Bridge
Amateur. First 17 ft. perf. damage and brittle, so not transferred. 1928 footage, with Title 'Opening the Bake,' man selects corn and clams from large pit clambake. About 12 people look...more
4) [Cushman family--home movies]. Wrights Manor and Poland Spring
Amateur. Title, 'Summertime in Maine.' 'Wright's Manor, Norway' [Maines]. Man in plus-fours on road. Cars parked near stone house. Dog on lawn. Rapid pan of landscape. Women in cloche h...more
5) Falls of Yosemite Park, The Pathe Presents Memorials of a Nation
Sepia colored stock 1) Fine Arts Production Presents The Falls of Yosemite Park 2) Pathe presents Memorials of a Nationmore
6) [Cushman family--home movies] The Ladies Travel South, Reel 1
'Cushman southern No. 1' First of four reels on a trip to the South. NHF cataloguer's notes, 1/96: (10 min.) 'The Ladies Travel South, a four reel picture of scenes from Pinehurst, N.C....more
7) [Cushman family--home movies] The Ladies Travel South, Reel 2
Travel scenes from Florida towns. NHF cataloguer's notes, 1/96: (12 min.) Alligator and ostrich farm. Alligators sliding down slides, creeping through shadows. Ostriches running toward...more
8) [Cushman family--home movies] The Ladies Travel South, Reel 4
'No. 4. Tallahassee, New Orleans, Miss. Riverboat to NY.' NHF cataloguer's notes, 1/96: (7 min.) Tallahassee to Mississippi Delta. 'Tobacco planters.' Group in the distance. Pigs runnin...more
9) [Cushman family--home movies] State House, Augusta, Maine
Amateur footage. NHF cataloguer's notes, 1/96: (20 min.) Augusta, Me. State House. Lisbon Street, Lewiston. Mill. River. Pan to bridge. Waterfall, dam. 'Bowdoin Pines.' Pan of trees up...more
10) [Various Pathe 9.5mm]
32 reels of 9.5 mm center perf. film. All purchased including shots with Harold Lloyd, Will Rogers. Various golf and boxing tutorial reels. Donated to NHF (although not on donor form) f...more
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