Dr. and Mrs. Cameron Rae Collection
Credit: Dr. and Mrs. Cameron Rae Collection, Northeast Historic Film.
Primary Format and Extent
9 film reels
Collection Date Range
1939 to 1969
The Dr. and Mrs. Cameron Rae Collection contains eight reels of amateur 16 mm. film and one commercial 16 mm. film print. The home movies, shot between 1939 and 1969, capture the Raes and their extended family and friends at homes in Maine and on travels throughout New England and Canada. Of particular interest are scenes of a summer clambake; a festive children's boat parade; and the Massachusetts Department of Fisheries and Game stocking trout in 1940. Many reels contain scenic views of the Maine coast, particularly at sunset.
Dr. Cameron A. Rae was born in Brockton, Massachusetts. A one-time resident of Lincolnville, Maine, he practiced dentistry in Vinalhaven and Falmouth before retiring. He was a 1924 graduate of Harvard University Dental School, a talented artist of pencil sketches, an avid gardener, poet, and chess player. With his wife Martha Vuilleumier Rae, he raised a daughter, Sarah, and son, Cameron.
Northeast Historic Film
The Collection is open for research.
Condition Governing Reproduction and Use
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Encoded archival description
Items in this collection: 10
Showing 1 - 10 of 10:
1) Summer picnics, veteran, 1939-1942--Cameron A. Rae--home movies. Reel 1
Black-and-white section: A waterside picnic, swimmers, speedboats, rowers, a plane landed on the water, a Rotary Club gathering at which a group of men pose for a group portrait before...more
2) Stocking trout, clambake, boat parade, 1940-1941--Cameron A. Rae--home movies. Reel 2
Black and white section: Woman in fur collared coat with parcels, man in long coat and pipe, row of cars parked outside a cabin. Cut to a sequence depicting trout stocking and fishing...more
3) Family, Christmas, Vinalhaven, Maine, 1940-1942--Cameron A. Rae--home movies. Reel 3
In black-and-white, four men indoors in suits, boys and girl seated on floor by Christmas tree; cut to outdoors, extended family portrait in winter coats. Cut to color, man in doorway...more
4) Family, ice races, baby Maureen, circa 1943--Cameron A. Rae--home movies. Reel 4
Color home movies of summer, fall, and winter scenes, including a visit to Steele Hill Inn, New Hampshire, neighborhood skiing, and winter harness racing on an icy road.more
5) Summer, family gatherings and road trip, 1969--Cameron A. Rae--home movies. Reel 5
Opens with waves crashing on rocks, boy in parka at picnic table, girl at water's edge. Indoors, boy smiling with black eye. Large group at family picnic, eating watermelon. Burgers,...more
6) Sunsets, building on fire, boat parade, 1939-1949--Cameron A. Rae--home movies. Reel 6
Sunset scenes. Cut to daylight, man and two women posing in long coats with scenic fall backdrop of forest, sea, islands. Cut to dramatic shots of a building on fire, in advanced stag...more
7) Sara, Edie, and Donald, 1970--Cameron A. Rae--home movies. Reel 7
Opens on eggs frying in skillet on camp stove. Children and mother eat at picnic table next to van and tent. Man playing catch with children in the grass. Home scene, children le...more
8) Vinalhaven, Maine, and Mt. Sunapee, New Hampshire, 1946-1948--Cameron A. Rae--home movies. Reel 8
Compiled reel of color home movies including scenes at Vinalhaven, Maine, and Mt. Sunapee, New Hampshire, and footage of a bridge construction project.more
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