Philip Thompson Collection
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Collection Date Range
1926 - 1992
The Collection contains [Henry P. Rines--home movies] and [Philip Thompson--home movies]. Several early reels in the Rines films capture activities of The Settlers Club in Portland, Maine. The remaining Rines footage covers personal travels including footage of a women’s college graduation, a fair and circus on an estate in the White Mountains, toddlers playing on the shore in sailor suits, sports such as tennis and croquet, international travel to Cairo, Egypt, and several European cities, and a Cunard line cruise stopping at St. Petersburg. Thompson footage from the 1970s and 1980s includes street scenes and aerial views of Portland, Maine, giant puppet parades in Portland, ice skating at Deering Oaks in Portland, the Ringling Bros. Circus at the Portland waterfront, and Mary Rines Thompson speaking about the history of radio.
Biographical/Historical Notes
The Settlers Club was a group of Portland businessmen who met regularly with an annual picnic at Delano Park, the home of Lyman Chipman, in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. Henry P. Rines, a member of The Settlers Club, was also owner of the WCSH radio and television stations in Portland. His son-in-law, Philip Thompson, was a physican in the greater Portland area.
Items in this collection: 46
Showing 1 - 10 of 46:
1) [Philip Thompson--home movies] Reel 012
Label: 'Maine State Pier--Waterfront Park Boston--Haymarket Square [Boston]--Ringling Bros. Circus--Portland Waterfront. 1980.' (5:08.51). Maine Pier. Harbor. Ships docks. Waterfront bu...more
2) [Philip Thompson--home movies] Reel 9
Label: 'Hawaii 1986.' // Rapid time-lapse style photography of children playing on hillside. Waves crashing on rocky shoreline. Time-lapse footage of what appears to be a garage sale ou...more
3) [Philip Thompson--home movies] Reel 12
Label: 'Super 8mm Reel 6.' // Interior of airport. People waitng in chairs, airport gift shop in rear. Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) ticket counter and airplane at gate...more
4) [Philip Thompson--home movies] Reel 1
Label: 'European Trip.' 'London Cambridge Paris Evian Turin Florence Rome.' // Film has several burn marks throughout. Severe perf damage at head removed.more
5) [Philip Thompson--home movies] Reel 2
Label: 'Maine Coast, Misc NE Scenes.' // Outdoor fishing footage. Christmas. Fishing and camping. Skiing. Family trip.more
6) [Philip Thompson--home movies] Reel 3
Label: 'Family July 63-July 64.' // Date range from edge codes on film. // Footage of boys' amateur drama/play. Boys fight. Water park/amusement park. Sailing. Travel. Double exposure f...more
7) [Philip Thompson--home movies] Reel 4
Label: 'Misc 1965-6.' // Leader between reels says 'August 1967.'more
8) [Philip Thompson--home movies] Reel 5
Footage of Boston Red Sox baseball game. Intertitle: 'Tut and Tut Productions' - short documentary on pollution. Montreal Expo (?). Children play baseball. Lake scenes. Ice storm.more
9) [Philip Thompson--home movies] Reel 6
Label: 'Family 83-84-85.' // Film has 1981 date code.more
10) [Philip Thompson--home movies] Reel 7
Label: 'Family 83-4-5 Nat's Grad Etc.' // Film has 1973, 1981, 1984 date codes. // Severe perf damage at one point.more
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