Robert M. Hume, Sr. Collection
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Primary Format and Extent
film (3,700 ft.) : si., b&w and col. ; 16 mm. reversal pos.
Collection Date Range
1930 - 1950
Collection contains home movies shot by Robert M. Hume, Sr. "Cutting Pulpwood" (1933) shows logging and paper mill operations. Other films show Hume family and friends in various activities and seasons. Titles include: "Thanksgiving (1930-1931), "Grand Lake" (1932), and "Fall Foliage, Tulips" (1950). Footage shows community events such as 1932 Millinocket Health Parade, 1935 Shriner's Parade, and 1940 Millinocket American Legion County Convention.
Biographical/Historical Notes
Robert M. Hume, Sr. (1893-1966) was superintendent of the Great Northern Company mill in Millinocket from 1926 to 1952, and made a number of motion pictures in that period. His wife Blanche (1896-1984) was a registered nurse and appears in the films, along with other family members and friends. Great Northern Company is a paper mill based in Millinocket, central Penobscot County. Company president Whitcomb in 1933 requested a film about basic processes in the paper industry to be made for company employees. "Cutting Pulpwood" shows this footage.
People and Organizations
Hume Family
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