Maine Department of Agriculture Collection
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Primary Format and Extent
film (6,000 ft.) : si. and sd., col. ; 16 mm. print.
Collection Date Range
1961 - 1976
Collection contains Maine state promotional films such as "Adventures in Eating," which compares a chicken barbeque in Belfast with a clam/lobster bake in Boothbay Harbor and "Maine Summer Festival," which shows agricultural fair displays. Collection also contains educational/cultural works, including: "Potato Eaters," the story of the Irish potato; "Maine's Brazilian Partner" concerning Maine's South American sister state; "Down East Dairyman" about the work of the dairy farmer; "Living with Flowers" about flower landscaping and "Nature's Blueberryland" with scenes of blueberry harvesting and cookery. See also Jean Hawes Collection.
Biographical/Historical Notes
The Maine Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources, headquartered in Augusta, formerly distributed promotional and educational films.
Items in this collection: 11
Showing 1 - 10 of 11:
1) Nature's Blueberryland
Concerns blueberry cultivation and cookery. 'Wild, low bush blueberries are a product of nature, assisted by man. Shown are the traditional blueberry 'burn,' and other unique aspects of...more
2) Potatoland
Informational film on potato growing. Notes by NHF intern: Woman talking in her kitchen, showing potato dishes. Men getting potatoes. Tractors in field. Field with mountains. Tractors s...more
3) Maine's Better Seed
'The State of Maine is a national leader in both the production and sale of seed potatoes. Constant, untiring, exhaustive testing is carried on in Maine and at Homestead, Florida on Mai...more
4) Maine Products Afloat
[No viewing notes available at present.]more
5) Maine Summer Festival
Concerns agricultural products shown at summer fairs. 'Maine, long known for its summer festivals, is also famous for its fine agricultural products. This film shows how these commoditi...more
6) Adventures in Eating
Title on film: 'The State of Maine Department of Agriculture Presents 'Adventures in Eating.'' // Print is A-wind, has moderate twist, 2 splices with blooping ink. // Film shows the Bel...more
7) Downeast Dairymen
Promotional film about dairy farming in Maine. Discusses the cattle used by Maine dairy farms, hay crop harvest, corn harvest. Dairy products also featured.more
8) Living with Flowers
Concerns landscaping with flowers. 'Floral growth has healthful, economic, social and even moral significance. When, with the enrichment of blossoming color, our parks, buildings, and h...more
9) Maine Show Afloat
Maine Maritime Academy's cruise to Caribbean waters carrying a products show.more
10) Maine's Brazilian Partner
Rio Grande Do Norte, Maine's sister state in northeast Brazil.more
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