Frank Grant Collection
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Collection Date Range
1940 - 1957
Summary
Collection contains two reels of home movies documenting ice industry practices in Presque Isle, Maine, including clearing snow, cutting ice, and loading blocks into train cars. Collection also includes prints of government civil defense and Army Air Force training films from the 1940s: "AAF Combat Weekly," "Behind the Line of Duty," "First Aid for Burns," "The Mission of Air Transport Command," and "Operation Cue." These nationally distributed titles provide context for news and amateur footage in NHF’s holdings related to civil defense practices in Maine.
Biographical/Historical Notes
Joe Gagnon was a civil defense coordinator for Presque Isle. He also was involved in the ice industry supplying ice for potato shipping.
Genre(s)
Amateur, Educational
Place(s)
Items in this collection: 10
Showing 1 - 10 of 10:
1) [Joe Gagnon--home movies] Reel 2
Amateur footage of ice cutting and other scenes in Presque Isle. NHF notes: 2. Ice cutting, 1956-1957.more
2) Operation Cue (NHF Reel 4)
NHF notes: 4. 'Operation Cue,' a presentation of the Federal Civil Defense Administrationmore
3) AAF Combat Weekly Digest #85 (NHF Reel 6)
U.S. federal government civil defense film. NHF notes: 6. AAF Combat Weekly Digest #85, 4 Jun 1945more
4) Behind the Line of Duty (NHF Reel 7)
U.S. federal government film. NHF notes: 7. Behind the Line of Duty, AAF training filmmore
5) The Mission of the Air Transport Command (NHF Reel 8)
U.S. federal government film. NHF notes: 8. The Mission of the Air Transport Command, The World, AAF training filmmore
6) The Day Called X (NHF Reel 9)
U.S. federal government civil defense film. NHF notes: 9. The Day Called X, a presentation of CBS Television and the Federal Civil Defense Administrationmore
7) First Aid for Burns (NHF Reel 10)
NHF notes: 10. First Aid for Burnsmore
8) [Joe Gagnon--home movies] Reel 1
Amateur footage of ice cutting and other scenes in Presque Isle. NHF notes: 1. Ice cutting, wood cutting and family footage, 1956.more
9) AAF Combat Weekly Digest #67 (NHF Reel 5)
U.S. federal government civil defense film. NHF notes: 5. AAF [Army Air Force] Combat Weekly Digest #67, 29 Jan 1945more
10) The Golden Kimono (NHF Reel 3)
NHF notes: 3. The Golden Kimono, a World Horizon Films. Can label: 'length 28:30, Association-Sterling Films (distributor?), released by Maryknoll Fathers, Japan scenery provides a sett...more
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