Maher Collection
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Primary Format and Extent
film (4,000 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. print.
Secondary Format and Extent
film (2,450 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. reversal pos.
Collection Date Range
1919 - 1960
Collection contains factual works including "King of All Fur Bearers," a film about the Gordon Silver Black Fox Ranch in Lincoln, and [Maine Catholics], with 1920 footage of Bishop Louis S. Walsh and his 1924 funeral in Bangor attended by Cardinal Hayes. "NRA Parade, Bangor" shows the 1933 parade marking local participation in the National Recovery Act. Collection also contains [Maher--home movies] with scenes of family activities and celebrations, including recreational sports and a wedding. Collection also contains promotional films for Kodachrome and Caterpillar tractors, and a Kinograms newsreel segment about Charles A. Lindbergh's 1927 transatlantic flight. See also Ellsworth Historical Society Collection.
Biographical/Historical Notes
Daniel M. Maher, Sr. was a newsreel cameraman who worked for major news companies including Pathe, Fox and Universal. He also worked as a still photographer for the Bangor Daily News newspaper. He is the model for the Northeast Historic Film logo. The silent newsreel Kinograms was introduced shortly after World War I; it was highly successful for several years but declined in the late 1920s and went into receivership in 1931.
People and Organizations
Bishop Louis S. Walsh
Items in this collection: 31
Showing 1 - 10 of 31:
1) Maine Catholics, 1920-24
Death of Bishop Louis S. Walsh. Cardinal Hayes arrives. Priests and 4th degree Knights of Columbus honor guard. Train arrives with Cardinal. Late Bishop in Bangor, May 30, 1920. Funeral...more
2) NRA Parade, Bangor
Dated October 1933. 'The pictures of the Bangor Brewer NRA Parade are brought to you through the efforts of Bangor Publix Theatres.' LS front of library? Bands, military, Independent Re...more
3) [Peaks Island aerial footage]
NHF cataloguer's notes: 5004-01-MAHR-19 (nitrate): 'A pleasing glimpse of Peaks Island from an altitude of 1,500 ft.' Islands and water, houses on island. (Very scratched, nitrate, 1920...more
4) [DeVry advertisement]. Reel 3. A Modern Baby Book
DeVry motion picture camera ad. Shows camera and projector, 35 mm. /16 mm,. 'baby's first album,' Shots showing growth of girl.more
5) [Kodak promotional film, Maher Collection reel 9]
Kodachrome promotional film. Colorful shots including neon signs at night. Edits in the reel.more
6) [Maher--home movies]. Reel 14. Northern Logging
Can note: 'Northern Logging. Lumberman's Museum. Caterpillar crawlers hauling.' Caterpillar company promotional film showing caterpillar tractors in action in the woods in winter.more
7) [NHF Compilation: selections 4/27/89]
1989 NHF compilation of Maher Collection selections. Tape contains: acc.0150: Lucerne, Maine (1928) acc.0153: [Peaks Island aerials and other footage] (1919-1924) acc.0147: Maine Cathol...more
8) [Ballroom dancing footage]
NHF cataloguer's notes: 5004-02-MAHR-?? (Dupont 11, nitrate, very dark.) Ballroom dancing.more
9) [Dirt track racing footage]
NHF cataloguer's notes: 5004-03-MAHR-24 (360 ft., Kodak Safety, 1924) Dirt track racing. (scratched, fuzzy) open car going away from camera. Man in white shirt, bare head. Houses around...more
10) [Sailing and sunset footage]
NHF cataloguer's notes: 5004-04-MAHER-23 (Kodak safety, 1923, 1925 by d.c.) Sailing, various boats in lake, sailboat and sunset. Windjammer?more
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