Donald Sawyer Collection
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Primary Format and Extent
film (1,625 ft.) : si., b&w and col. ; 8 mm. reversal pos.
Collection Date Range
1937 - 1960
Summary
Collection contains [Sawyer--home movies], with logging footage shot by Omar Sawyer in the Bingham area and other footage of family summer and winter activities, trips and events such as Donald Sawyer's wedding. Children and other family members appear. Included are several reels of film with scenes of World War II German soldiers marching on foot, moving military equipment and airplanes, and marching in a military band.
Biographical/Historical Notes
Omar Sawyer (1886-1969) was manager of woodlands for the Hollingsworth and Whitney Company of Waterville; he also managed cutting on Ball Mountain. He moved to Bingham in 1912. His son Donald was born there in 1920 and became a World War II Navy pilot in 1942. He moved to Florida and then returned to Waterville. Footage of German war scenes was given to Donald Sawyer by a friend living in Waterville.
People and Organizations
Sawyer Family
Genre(s)
Amateur
Place(s)
Items in this collection: 41
Showing 1 - 10 of 41:
1) [Sawyer--home movies] Reel 004
NHF cataloguer's notes as follows (box/reel notes in quotes, reel numbers are NHF-assigned). Reel 4: 'Bowtown, bulldozer, loading logs, Bill Donahue ; 1938'. Length :53. b&w. Man on bul...more
2) [Sawyer--home movies] Reel 014
NHF cataloguer's notes as follows (box/reel notes in quotes, reel numbers are NHF-assigned). Reel 14: 'Donnie wheeling wood ; 1944'. Length 2:44 col. Donnie helping load wood onto littl...more
3) [Sawyer--home movies] Reel 034
NHF cataloguer's notes as follows (box/reel notes in quotes, reel numbers are NHF-assigned). Reel 34: Length: 2:37. b&w. People walking up to house and being greeted. Children playing i...more
4) [Sawyer--home movies] Reel 041
NHF cataloguer's notes as follows; reel numbers are NHF-assigned: Reel 41: Length 1:20. b&w. Camp life and children swimming and boating. Girl and boys playing touch football, and playi...more
5) [Sawyer--home movies] Reel 002
NHF cataloguer's notes as follows (box/reel notes in quotes, reel numbers are NHF-assigned). Reel 2: 'Fred Preble eating beans 1938'. Length 0:23. b&w. Lunch at a logging camp.more
6) [Sawyer--home movies] Reel 003
NHF cataloguer's notes as follows (box/reel notes in quotes, reel numbers are NHF-assigned). Reel 3: 'Football in Hebron and Ira skiing ; 1938'. Length 2:46. b&w. Football game and marc...more
7) [Sawyer--home movies] Reel 005
NHF cataloguer's notes as follows (box/reel notes in quotes, reel numbers are NHF-assigned). Reel 5: 'Speed boat, Eleanor, Sunset, Bar Harbor yachts, Jo picking sweet peas ; ca. 1939'....more
8) [Sawyer--home movies] Reel 006
NHF cataloguer's notes as follows (box/reel notes in quotes, reel numbers are NHF-assigned). Reel 6: 'Jo and John in boat, rainbow, Mt. Washington, air circus ; ca. 1939'. Length 2:48....more
9) [Sawyer--home movies] Reel 007
NHF cataloguer's notes as follows (box/reel notes in quotes, reel numbers are NHF-assigned). Reel 7: 'German band & Planes ; 1941'. Length 5:45. b&w. Musical band of German soldiers giv...more
10) [Sawyer--home movies] Reel 008
NHF cataloguer's notes as follows (box/reel notes in quotes, reel numbers are NHF-assigned). Reel 8: 'Don's Wedding, Pensacola, Fla. ; Dec. 20, 1942'. Length 2:46. col. Man in military...more
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