Ben Blodget Collection
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Primary Format and Extent
video (22 min.) : si., b&w ; 3/4 in.
Collection Date Range
1930 - 1959
Collection contains [Ben Blodget--home movies], summer and winter scenes of family activities in and around Bucksport. Scenes include picnics, a Bucksport Memorial Day parade (ca. 1935), ice sculptures and a graduation at the University of Maine, Orono. Also shown is the summer fair at the Elm Street Congregational Church in Bucksport, Maine (ca. 1953), and scenes of a Florida vacation, including a zoo, Marine Studios and Cypress Gardens as well as the 1939 New York World's Fair and the U.S. Embassy in Nicosia. Collection also includes "Felix the Cat" cartoon.
Biographical/Historical Notes
Ben Blodget, a resident of Bucksport, worked for the U.S. government as a telecommunications officer. Benjamin P. Blodget was Ben (the donor's) grandfather; Hazel M. Blodget was his daughter. Original footage is 16 mm. film.
People and Organizations
Blodget Family
Northeast Historic Film
Access is restricted; consult repository for detail.
Condition Governing Reproduction and Use
Authorization to reuse and/or reproduce must be obtained from Northeast Historic Film. See for more information.
Items in this collection: 6
Showing 1 - 6 of 6:
1) Maine family activities and travels, circa 1930-1950-- Ben Blodget--home movies. Reel 1
New York World's Fair footage: United States Building and Lagoon of Nations with fountains. Government Zone Pavilions including Romania Pavilion. Union of Soviet Socialist Republics P...more
2) The Coronation of King George / The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth
3/4 in. copy stored in vault. 16mm in Blue Hill [?--not checked]more
3) [Blodget--home movies]
Betacam SP copy made from 16mm film deposited at NHF, 16mm returned to Mr. Blodget. Home movies of winter and summer scenes in and around Bucksport shot primarily by Benjamin P. Blodget...more
4) [Blodget--home movies]
Felix the Cat cartoons and home movie. Can labeled: Felix, B.B.B.more
5) [Blodget--home movies]
Home movies of winter and summer scenes in and around Bucksport shot primarily by Benjamin P. Blodget (1863-1957), resident of Bucksport. NHF cataloguing notes, 2/93: 01:00:17 Hamlin Me...more
6) [Blodget--home movies]
Video transfers of 8 mm. and 16mm. home movies. 8 mm. home movies contain Memorial Day Parade, Bucksport 1935; Old Home Week Parade, 1940s and USCGS Eastwind.more
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