Charles Gilbert Collection
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Collection Date Range
1928 - 1944
Summary
Collection contains [Charles Gilbert--home movies] and several commercial short films. The amateur footage is well shot and covers a mix of family events such as vacations, holiday rituals, and sporting activities. Portions of the Collection contain footage of circus parades and shows from 1929; a golf tournament; University of Maine football games at Orono in 1929; footage of the Wyman Dam under construction across the Kennebec River at Bingham, Maine, in 1929; a detailed record of a trip around the world in 1928; an aerial show in 1929; and winter logging with horses. The 9.5 mm. films in the Collection are Empire commercial shorts including animation and short features such as Charlie Chapin films. Collection also contains 400 35 mm. slides which correspond to the travel footage.
Biographical/Historical Notes
Charles Gilbert graduated from the University of Maine, Orono in 1894. He worked as an engineer for Great Northern Paper until his retirement in 1924. Mr. Gilbert lived in Bangor, owned a home in Castine, and took several trips around the world.
People and Organizations
Gilbert Family
Genre(s)
Amateur
Place(s)
Items in this collection: 49
Showing 1 - 10 of 49:
1) ['Fighter Squadron' footage] NHF Reels 41-42
'Fighter Squadron' footage. Seven segments now on two reels. ONSITE REFERENCE ONLY.more
2) [Charles Gilbert--home movies] NHF Reel 001
Filmed by Tudor Gardiner, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Tudor_Gardiner Gardiner was elected as a member of the Maine House of Representatives in 1920. He held that position for...more
3) [Charles Gilbert--home movies] NHF Reel 003
NHF cataloguer's notes as follows. Intertitles in quotes; film box notes/dates in parentheses. Reel numbers are NHF-assigned. Reel 3: (Circus). (1929). (10:17). Two women sitting on edg...more
4) [Charles Gilbert--home movies] NHF Reel 009
NHF cataloguer's notes as follows. Film box notes/dates in parentheses. Reel numbers are NHF-assigned. Reel 9: (Circus.) (1929.) (37:32) Circus parade, animals in wagons. Trolley tracks...more
5) [Charles Gilbert--home movies] NHF Reel 012
NHF Cataloguer's notes as follows. Intertitles in quotes; film box dates/notes in parentheses. Reel numbers are NHF-assigned. Reel 12: (Football Maine vs. Colby). (1929). (51:00). Unive...more
6) [Charles Gilbert--home movies] NHF Reel 014
NHF Cataloguer's notes as follows. Intertitles in quotes; film box dates/notes in parentheses. Reel numbers are NHF-assigned. Reel 14: (Firemen's Parade). (1929). (0:00) Marching band l...more
7) [Charles Gilbert--home movies] NHF Reel 020
The Alice S may be cabin cruiser from Sullivan Harbor, Maine, "seen in Bar Harbor waters," as cited in The Motor Boat: Devoted to All Types of Power Craft, Volume 6, 1909, edited by Fr...more
8) [Charles Gilbert--home movies] NHF Reel 021
NHF Cataloguer's notes as follows. Intertitles in quotes; film box notes/dates in parentheses. Reel numbers are NHF-assigned. Reel 21: (Victoria Falls) (31:30). '`MOSIOATUNYA' the Smoke...more
9) [Charles Gilbert--home movies] NHF Reel 027
NHF Cataloguer's notes as follows. Film box notes in parentheses. Reel numbers are NHF-assigned. Reel 27: (19:05) Overview of calm water and low hills. Shaky pan, hazy and not very clea...more
10) [various commercial shorts] NHF Reel 29
NHF Cataloguer's notes: Reel 29: (1. Lindbergh: 0:00-5:00; 2. Beau Brummel: 5:00-9:20; 3. 'Charlie and His Dog': 9:20-13:25; 4. Charlie's Big Fight; 13:30-17:15; 5. Charlie's Lucky Day...more
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