Richard Crawford Collection
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Primary Format and Extent
film (600 ft.) : si., col. ; 16 mm. print.
Collection Date Range
1956
Summary
Collection contains a factual work titled "Golden Moment" about a Maine state soap-box derby contest held in Brewer. Includes scenes of the boys who competed, the race from start to finish, crowds watching the race and picnicking, a parade band and flag bearers, and the winners accepting their prizes and trophies. The first place winner also got a ride in a red convertible Corvette. Many of the cars displayed names of businesses and towns they were representing, including Rockland, Bangor, Old Town, Bucksport, Millinocket and Castine.
Biographical/Historical Notes
Richard Crawford lives in the Bangor-Brewer area. He participated in the 1956 soap-box derby national championship in Akron, Ohio. He appears in the film receiving an award for the Brewer race. He was 14 years old. A soap-box derby is a race between gravity-powered homemade vehicles. Wikipedia The contest in Brewer was cosponsored by General Motors and the Bangor Daily News.
People and Organizations
Richard Crawford
Genre(s)
Documentary
Place(s)
Items in this collection: 1
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1) Golden Moment
NHF cataloguer's notes, 11/94: Shot of harbor. Boys and preparations for the race, getting ready and the start. Crowds--signing up. 'Held in Bangor Route 1A.' Sponsored by Bangor Daily....more
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