Walter J. Clark Collection
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Collection Date Range
1930 - 1950
Collection contains [Walter J. Clark--home movies], a record of community activities and public spaces in and around Ellsworth, Maine, with some scenes of family activities and travel. The majority of the content depicts local events in Ellsworth, Maine, during the 1930s including fairs, parades, building construction and dedications, the Ellsworth fire of 1933, and prisoners shoveling snow as well as street scenes and pedestrians in town. Some reels show travel in Maine: Perry's Nut House of Belfast, Maine, and Admiral Peary's schooner "Bowdoin" at Bar Harbor in 1933. Other reels include travel outside the state including footage of Boston's 300th anniversary parade in 1930 and the 1939 New York World’s Fair. Mr. Clark's films include printed intertitles and a clip at the beginning of many reels showing Mr. Clark with a movie camera and the credit "Photography by Clark, The Printer, Ellsworth."
Biographical/Historical Notes
Walter J. Clark, Jr. was a printer in Ellsworth, Maine, who enjoyed documenting notable events and people in his area. He was active in community organizations and served as Hancock County treasurer for many years. Clark died in 1942. The collection was donated by his grandson, Stephen Ashley.
People and Organizations
Walter J. Clark
Northeast Historic Film
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Condition Governing Reproduction and Use
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Items in this collection: 3
Showing 1 - 3 of 3:
1) [Walter J. Clark--home movies] Reels 1-29
Reel 13 from DVDs of 16mm transferred October 1999. Action presumably takes place in June as there are school graduations. Lightly edited if at all, and some sequences seem out of ord...more
2) [Walter J. Clark--home movies] Reel 8
Reel 8: Inner box labeled - G L Parade Jan 26, '34. Outer box labeled No Good, addressed to W.J. Clark, Water Street, Ellsworth, ME.more
3) New York World's Fair, 1939--Walter J. Clark--home movies. Reel 20
New York World's Fair footage: Turnstiles at entrance to the Fair. Visitors on buses, "Greyhound thru the New York [World's Fair]." Footage of the Fair shot from the bus. Looking towa...more
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