Ben Blodget Collection
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Primary Format and Extent
video (22 min.) : si., b&w ; 3/4 in.
Collection Date Range
1930 to 1959
Summary
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
Genre(s)
Amateur
Place(s)
Repository
Northeast Historic Film
Availability
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 http://oldfilm.org/content/stock-footage-licensing for more information.
Encoded archival description
Items in this collection: 2
Showing 1 - 2 of 2:
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) [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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