James Marsh Collection
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Creator(s)
Howard Kane
Primary Format and Extent
film (26,490 ft.) : si., b&w and col. ; 16 mm. reversal pos.
Collection Date Range
1927 - 1945
Summary
Collection contains [Howard Kane--home movies], scenes of logging operations and the town of Machias, Machias Seal Islands and the Machias Lumber Company mill. Also shown are airplanes, the Goodyear blimp, Maine lakes and coastline, Bowdoin College and various cities in the U.S. and around the world. Collection also contains unedited footage related to Kane's medical practice. See also Fogler Library Collection.
Biographical/Historical Notes
Howard Kane (1887-1946) graduated from Bowdoin College in 1909, received his medical degree from George Washington University and practiced obstetrics in Washington, D.C. He filmed logging processes for Alfred Ames, owner of the Machias Lumber Company mill, who used this footage in "From Stump to Ship." James Marsh is Kane's nephew.
Place(s)
Items in this collection: 115
Showing 1 - 10 of 115:
1) [Howard Kane--home movies] Reels 1-5
Can/box annotations and titles appear in quotes. Original times refer to old tape. Times on new dub vary. // Reel 1: (350 ft., dc 1927) 'Central Italy, Rome, Aqua Claudia and Via Appia....more
2) [Howard Kane--home movies] Reels 6-12
NHF cataloguer's notes as follows. Can/reel/box annotations appear in quotes. Reel 6: (400 ft) 'FDR, cherry blossoms, White House, Washington monuments 1929-30.' Washington DC. Capitol...more
3) [Howard Kane--home movies] Reel 79
NHF notes as follows. Can/reel/box annotations appear in quotes. Reel 79: (50 ft., dc 1935) Barnett Bros. three-ring circus. Two men lead elephant from tent and make print of its fo...more
4) [Howard Kane--home movies] A Trip to Machias Seal Islands
NHF cataloguer's notes: 'A Trip to Machias Seal Islands.' 'The Harbor, Cutler, Maine' hand lettered titles. Pan of pier covered with white sea birds. 'Seining for herring.' Herring flap...more
5) [Howard Kane--home movies] Medical Reel 42
NHF notes as follows. Can/reel/box annotations appear in quotes. Reel 42: (50 ft., dc 1933) 'Titles and drawings.' Infant cadavers. Simple animation. Woman posing.more
6) [Howard Kane--home movies] Medical Reel 46
NHF notes as follows. Can/reel/box annotations appear in quotes. Reel 46: (200 ft., dc 1933) 'Skull.' Experiments on fetal head.more
7) [Howard Kane--home movies] Medical Reel 51
NHF notes as follows. Can/reel/box annotations appear in quotes. Reel 51: (100 ft., dc 1934) Fetal head studies/experiments.more
8) [Howard Kane--home movies] Medical Reel 54
NHF notes as follows. Can/reel/box annotations appear in quotes. Reel 54: (100 ft., dc 1934) 'Skulls.' Fetal head studies/experiments.more
9) [Howard Kane--home movies] Medical Reel 55
NHF notes as follows. Can/reel/box annotations appear in quotes. Reel 55: (100 ft., dc 1934) Fetal head studies/experiments.more
10) [Howard Kane--home movies] Medical Reel 56
NHF notes as follows. Can/reel/box annotations appear in quotes. Reel 56: (100 ft., dc 1934) Fetal head studies/experiments.more
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