Goodall Mills Collection
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Collection Date Range
1926 - 1939
Summary
Collection contains two promotional industrial films created for the Sanford Mills in Sanford, Maine, as well as two reels of home movies with footage of a company picnic. The collection documents the heyday of the textile industry in southern Maine's York County, home to one of the nation's most successful woolen manufacturers. Titles of the industrial films are: "The Story of Chase Velmo: The Perfected Mohair Velvet" and "The Goodall Summertime: The Story of Warm Weather Profits."
Biographical/Historical Notes
The Sanford Mills were started in Sanford, Maine by the Goodall Family in 1867. The Sanford Mills and Goodall Worsted Company quickly became one of the largest and most successful textile enterprises in the country, producing a plush, mohair fabric used as upholstery in railroad cars, hotels, and automobiles.
People and Organizations
George B. Goodall
Genre(s)
Industrial
Place(s)
Items in this collection: 10
Showing 1 - 10 of 10:
1) The Goodall Summertime: The Story of Warm Weather Profits
Cited in Dressing Down: Modernism, Masculinity, and the Men's Leisurewear Industry in California, 1930--1960 by William Ramsey Scott, Berkeley PhD Dissertation, 2007more
2) The Story of Chase Velmo: The Perfected Mohair Velvet
Date from edge code. // With intertitles. Kodascope tinted stock. Was originally on 3 reels (numbered 5-7 by NHF) // Promotional industrial film created for the Sanford Mills in Sanford...more
3) [Goodall Mills--home movies] (Release Print)
Date range from edge codes on original film. // With some red and Kodachrome tints. // Was originally on 2 reels (numbered 8-9 by NHF). // Can for reel 1: 'Wells / Sanford Mills Picnic,...more
4) The Story of Chase Velmo : The Perfected Mohair Velvet (Edited Version)
Edited version of original (acc. 1801.0002) created in 2003. See collection folder for shot list. Tape stored in reference vault. // Promotional industrial film created for the Sanford...more
5) The Story of Chase Velmo: The Perfected Mohair Velvet (Duplicate Negative)
Date from edge code on original print. // Duplicate negative created from original (1801.0002) at Colorlab, 09/2002 as part of NFPF grant.more
6) The Story of Chase Velmo: The Perfected Mohair Velvet (Release Print)
Date from edge code on original print. // Release print created from duplicate negative (1801.0002.01) at Colorlab, 09/2002 as part of NFPF grant. // With intertitles. // Promotional in...more
7) The Goodall Summertime: The Story of Warm Weather Profits (Release Print)
Date from edge code on original film. // With intertitles. // Was originally on 4 reels (numbered 1-4 by NHF). // Promotional industrial film created for the Sanford Mills in Sanford.more
8) The Goodall Summertime: The Story of Warm Weather Profits (Duplicate Negative)
Date from edge code on original print. // Duplicate negative created from original (1801.0001) at Colorlab, 09/2002 as part of NFPF grant.more
9) [Goodall Mills--home movies] (Duplicate Negative)
Date range from edge codes on original film. // Duplicate negative created from original (1801.0003) at Colorlab, 09/2002 as part of NFPF grant.more
10) [Goodall Mills--home movies]
Reel 8 Goodall Mills company picnic: women prepare sandwiches in large room, waxed paper bags. children in trucks, York Utilities Company bus. Men in a line looking at camera At th...more
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