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
Items in this collection: 27
Showing 1 - 10 of 27:
1) [Robert M. Hume, Sr.--home movies] Reel 2
Pan of ocean, shipyard, shoreline, with hotels, horses in streets, CUs of ship approaching shore, woman in carriage speaking, games on deck (shuffleboard), waves and whitecaps, Statue o...more
2) [Robert M. Hume, Sr.--home movies] Reel 25
Can notes: 'California Pt. 2. 1946.' NHF cataloguer's notes: Statues. California, Paramount Pictures, swimming pool, palm trees, hotel, Grand Canyon, pan of fields, lakes from train, Ni...more
3) East Dover Days
July 3, 1989 town celebration. People in period costume ride in old car. Parade on Brickyard Hill. Flag raising. Group gathered around clown. Sack and three-legged races and children's...more
4) [Robert M. Hume, Sr.--home movies]. Reel 1: Cutting Pulpwood
Can note: 'Cutting Pulpwood 1933. Woodsaw. Bermuda 1932. All Film Black & White.' NHF cataloguer's notes: Man with ax cuts down tree, man with frame saw; man uses ax to limb wood, throw...more
5) [Robert M. Hume, Sr.--home movies.] Reel 4: Snowplow
Box notes: 'Snow Plow. Feb 1934.' NHF cataloguer's notes: February 1934 shots of huge, Caterpillar-like snowplow moving deep snow. Kids on snowshoes.more
6) [Robert M. Hume, Sr.--home movies]. Reel 5: American Legion County Convention
Box notes: 'Legion County Convention. May 19, 1940.' NHF cataloguer's notes: May 1940 scenes of parade. Marching band.more
7) [Robert M. Hume, Sr.--home movies]. Reel 20: Christmas
Box notes: 'Orono Xmas 1949. Bob III & Bill.' NHF cataloguer's notes: Christmas: tree, presents, children.more
8) [Robert M. Hume, Sr.--home movies]. Reel 10a
Box notes: 'Misc 1932 & East Dover Sebec Lake. Andy, Harriet, Mooneys.' NHF cataloguer's notes: Man and woman in spectacles speaking to camera, family gathering, lake shore, boy sleepin...more
9) [Robert M. Hume, Sr.--home movies]. Reel 7: Shriners Parade, Mountains
Box notes: 'Shriner's Parade. Mts. 1935 June.' NHF cataloguer's notes: Shot June 1935. Pan of mountains. Marching men in [Shriners'] hats circling field in formation. Girl on bicycle.more
10) [Robert M. Hume, Sr.--home movies]. Reel 12: Soordnahunk, Grumleys, Mt. Katahdin from Daisey Pond, Flowers
Box notes: 'Flower.' NHF cataloguer's notes: CU of flowers, gardens, groundsmore
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