Davis Baird Collection
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Collection Date Range
1950 - 1960
Summary
Home movies shot by Walter Baird, the donor’s father, on summer vacations in Maine in the 1950s. Well filmed with steady, long shots showing scenes on board a sailboat sailing off the Maine coast. Crew seen opening and eating oysters, fixing sails, looking through binoculars. Shots of abandoned island houses, US Coastguard office, lighthouses, waterskiing, seagulls swarming fishing boat, sunsets. Baby Davis seen at the yacht’s helm.

Scenes in Arizona at airfield and hangar with light aircraft. Aerial shots of Tucson, Arizona, and driving Tucson streets.

Genre(s)
Amateur
Place(s)
Items in this collection: 11
Showing 1 - 10 of 11:
1) [Davis Baird--home movies] Reel 1
Notes from film cans and boxes: 'Crow's Nest; Maine; Isle of Shoals.' // Shots of life on a sailboat; man opening and eating oysters; lobsterman tending his traps; shots of lighthouses;...more
2) [Davis Baird--home movies] Reel 2
Notes from film cans and boxes: 'DWB walks; Crow's Nest.' // Baby walking in yard; baby being pushed in stroller; baby onboard boat.more
3) [Davis Baird--home movies] Reel 3
Foggy coast, boats, town in shot; family on shore; life onboard boat; lighthouses; seagulls swarming fishing boat; swimming; baseball game; airplanes on ground; aerial shots of water, l...more
4) [Davis Baird--home movies] Reel 4
Notes from film cans and boxes: 'Maine coast; boats; swimming.' // Men standing in front of airplanes, airplane hangar; beach, ocean, mountains.more
5) [Davis Baird--home movies] Reel 5
'Boats on Maine Coast.' // Swimming; boats along coast; family gathering outside (dressy clothes); coastline shots; life onboard boat.more
6) [Davis Baird--home movies] Reel 6
Boat on water; parade; Little League baseball game.more
7) [Davis Baird--home movies] Reel 7
Poor focus at beginning. // Begins with images too blurry to identify; onboard boat shots; shore, harbor shots.more
8) [Davis Baird--home movies] Reel 8
Little League baseball game.more
9) [Davis Baird--home movies] Reel 9
Onboard boat scenes; boats in harbor; shore shots; sailboats sailing.more
10) [Davis Baird--home movies] Reel 10
'Thanksgiving and Tucson.' // Kids sitting on adults' shoulders; cacti in suburban landscape; swimming pool scenes.more
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