Pittsfield Public Library Collection
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Collection Date Range
1940 - 1969
Summary
Collection contains home movies from the late 1940s and 1950s showing snowstorms, parades, flower gardens, coastal scenes, and a short sequence of Captain Donald MacMillan departing on the Argo for a northern expedition in 1949. The 16 mm. print in this Collection is "Quiet Frontier," a promotional film by Everett Foster about the Bangor, Maine, area produced for the Maine Department of Economic Development and sponsored by the Bangor Chamber of Commerce. The Collection also contains "New England Holiday" and "Yellowstone National Park," which are Castle Films. See also Everett Foster Collection.
Biographical/Historical Notes
These materials are from the collections of the Pittsfield Public Library. Captain Donald MacMillan, resident of Cape Cod with his wife Miriam, led numerous Arctic expeditions.
People and Organizations
Donald MacMillan
Genre(s)
Amateur
Place(s)
Items in this collection: 14
Showing 1 - 10 of 14:
1) [unidentified--home movies] NHF Reel 001
Amateur footage. Reel number is NHF-assigned. Can notes as follows: 1. [first segment into reel has dc 1948] 'Sept. fishing scene. Snow storm May 11, 1945. Snow storm February 1949. [Sn...more
2) [unidentified--home movies] NHF Reel 002
Amateur footage. Reel number is NHF-assigned. Can notes as follows: 2. [first segment into reel has dc 1954] 'Parade May 30, 1949. Scenes in the garden and back yard. McMillan going nor...more
3) [unidentified--home movies] NHF Reel 003
Amateur footage. Reel number is NHF-assigned. Can notes as follows: 3. [first segment into reel has dc 1954] 'Sunst 1951 film. Manson Park [Pittsfield] and fall leaves and picture above...more
4) [unidentified--home movies] Reel 4
Label on can: '1952, 1953.' // Footage of Maine including Belfast, Harpswell, trains and mountains.more
5) [unidentified--home movies] NHF Reel 005
Amateur footage. Reel number is NHF-assigned. Can notes as follows: 4. [first segment into reel has dc 1954] 'Picnic and [Berkshire] Mountains.'more
6) [unidentified--home movies] NHF Reel 006
Amateur footage. Reel number is NHF-assigned. Initial frames are shots of flowers. No date code.more
7) [unidentified--home movies] NHF Reel 007
Amateur footage. Reel number is NHF-assigned. Initial frames have dc 1957. No reel/can notes.more
8) [unidentified--home movies] NHF Reel 008
Amateur footage. Reel number is NHF-assigned. Can notes as follows: 8. [first frames have dc 1948] 'Mountains.'more
9) New England Holiday! (NHF Reel 009)
Reel number is NHF-assigned. Date code 1948.more
10) Yellowstone National Park (NHF Reel 010)
Reel number is NHF-assigned. Date code 1954.more
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