George Mulherin Collection
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Primary Format and Extent
film (4,000 ft.) : si. and sd., b&w and col. ; 16 mm. reversal pos.
Collection Date Range
1930 - 1964
Summary
Collection contains [George Mulherin--home movies], scenes from a family trip and world cruise on the Cunard Line in the early 1930s including the American West, tropical islands, the Middle East, Berlin, Paris, the Alps, Greece and Italy. Other footage shows family summer activities, estate and grounds, boating, golfing and children, and scenes of the 1964 Maine Potato Festival in Fort Fairfield, with a parade and beauty pageant featuring Miss Van Buren and Miss Houlton.

Collection also contains industrial works. "The Resource and the Challenge" is a commercially-produced promotional film for the J.R. Simplot Company, specializing in "diversified growth" such as mining, agricultural and timber production. Wikipedia "Machine, Inc. of Maine" features a sand screening equipment company.

Biographical/Historical Notes
George Mulherin lived in Rockland, Maine. He worked as a political activist and an independent filmmaker. As a television producer in the Rockland area, he founded Crusade Television. Fort Fairfield, Van Buren and Houlton are located in northern Aroostook County.
People and Organizations
Mulherin Family
Place(s)
Items in this collection: 5
Showing 1 - 5 of 5:
1) [George Mulherin--home movies] Reels 1-4
NHF cataloguer's notes, 11/94 for Reels 1-4: [NOTE: DIVISION BETWEEN REELS IS NOT CLEAR IN CAT. NOTES.] Seashore, cruise ship, palm trees. Women drinking on a boat in the tropics. Local...more
2) [George Mulherin--home movies] Reels 5-7
NHF cataloguer's notes, 11/94 for Reels 5-7: [NOTE: DIVISIONS BETWEEN REELS IS UNCLEAR IN CAT. NOTES.] Mining operation. Town shots. Big mountains in background (the Rockies?). Sheep co...more
3) The Resource and the Challenge (NHF Reels 8-9)
NHF cataloguer's notes, 11/94 for NHF Reels 8-9: [DIVISION BETWEEN REELS IS UNCLEAR] 'J.R. Simplot Co. Presents The Resource and the Challenge.' Promo film for a mining and agriculture...more
4) Machine, Inc. of Maine (NHF Reel 10)
NHF catlaoguer's notes, 11/94 for NHF Reel 10: 'Machine Inc. of Maine' promo film for a sand screening production equipment company.more
5) [1964 Maine Potato Festival] (NHF Reel 11)
NHF cataloguer's notes, 11/94 for Reel 11: Banquet. Local beauty pageant, Miss Van Buren and Miss Houlton. Parade. Large farm equipment.more
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