Du Mais Family Collection
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Collection Date Range
1945 - 1956
Summary
Collection contains [Du Mais--home movies] with a mix of family events such as vacations, holiday rituals, and sporting activities. It also captures regional subjects such as Colby College’s Mayflower Hill campus when it opened, construction activities from the early 1950s, parades, fires, summer camps in Maine, herring catches in the Sheepscot River, travel footage from Guatemala in 1954, New York City scenes, and amateur footage of the Mayo Clinic.
Biographical/Historical Notes
The films are a record of a Lewiston, Maine, family, Alcid F. DuMais, M.D., his wife Natalie Dennis DuMais, and their four children. The collection documents the end of Dr. DuMais’s WWII Navy service, a surgical residency at the Mayo Clinic, and the establishment of a private practice in Lewiston, Maine, where he was Chief of Surgery at St. Mary’s Hospital.
People and Organizations
Du Mais Family
Genre(s)
Amateur
Place(s)
Items in this collection: 2
Showing 1 - 2 of 2:
1) [DuMais Family--home movies] Reel 6
Detailed content list in collection folder. // Donor notes: North River Road, Auburn. Dick's birthday. Above the dam on the Androscoggin River. Picnic at Ed and Gaetane Beauchamp's home...more
2) [DuMais Family--home movies] Reel 15
Detailed content list in collection folder. // Film has 1951 edge code. // Donor notes: January-February 1952. Snow. Coasting on Dimsdale. Sleds and saucer sleds. Boys ice skating on ri...more
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