Earle G. Shettleworth, Sr. Collection
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Primary Format and Extent
film (2,780 ft.) : si., b&w and col. ; 8 mm. reversal pos.
Collection Date Range
1934 - 1956
Collection contains [Earle Shettleworth, Sr.--home movies], with scenes including family trips to Europe and South America, 1938 flood damage in Hartford, New York World's Fair (1939), Portland shipyard in 1942. Family members are shown in various winter and summer outdoor activities. Collection also contains animation: a small amount of cartoon footage spliced into the film.
Biographical/Historical Notes
Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr. lives in Gardiner, Maine, and is the long time head of the Maine Historic Preservation Commission and author of many books on Maine architecture. He attended Deering High School in Portland, Colby College, and Boston University. At the age of thirteen, Shettleworth became interested in historic preservation through the destruction of Portland's Union Station in 1961. A year later he joined the Sills Committee which founded Greater Portland Landmarks in 1964. In 1971 he was appointed by Governor Curtis to serve on the first board of the Maine Historic Preservation Commission, for which he became architectural historian in 1973 and director in 1976. (biographical notes from an online copy of "Rediscovering S. P. Rolt Triscott: Monhegan Artist and Photographer." )

Earle Shettleworth, Sr., lived from 1899-1986.

People and Organizations
Shettleworth Family
Amateur, Animation
Northeast Historic Film
Access is restricted; consult repository for detail.
Condition Governing Reproduction and Use
Authorization to reuse and/or reproduce must be obtained from Northeast Historic Film. See http://oldfilm.org/content/stock-footage-licensing for more information.
Items in this collection: 40
Showing 1 - 10 of 40:
1) [Earle G. Shettleworth, Sr.--home movies] Reel 1
Very surreal beach vacation double exposure with approximately 10 ft. of a Krazy Kat cartoon spliced on the end. more
2) [Earle G. Shettleworth, Sr.--home movies]. Winter Scenes and City Scenes, Reel 2
Excellent winter scenes with ski-jumping, ice skating, dog sleds, horse drawn sleds. Views of coastal Maine(?), including mansions, rail yards, amusement park, then Ausable Chasm, New Y...more
3) [Earle G. Shettleworth, Sr.--home movies]. Ski-Jumps and Parades, Reel 3
Good shots of ski-jumping and ice skating. Footage of large parade in unknown city. Also footage of a small town parade and horse show. more
4) [Earle G. Shettleworth, Sr.--home movies]. Family Scenes, Reel 4
Very dark reel. Woman and man sitting inside. Couple sitting on the couch, man tries to kiss woman. Several medium shots of people sitting in the house, at the kitchen table, and in...more
5) [Earle G. Shettleworth, Sr.--home movies]. Football and Flying, Reel 5
Can: "Danish Village. Airplanes." Begins with place the film can identifies as Danish Village. Then some good plane shots at air show. High school football.more
6) [Earle G. Shettleworth, Sr.--home movies] Portland Shipyard and Flooding, Reel 6
Can: "1) Danish Village complete 2) Portland Headlight 3) Flooding" Good footage around Portland harbor and docks including lighthouse. Short winter scenes at home, then long look at...more
7) [Earle G. Shettleworth, Sr.--home movies]. South American Vacation, Pt. #1, Reel 7
Sign on building in shipyard: "Holland-America Liner...Rotterdam via Plymouth and Boulogne. Shot of New York from the boat. Ticker tape being thrown from the dock. People on the boat...more
8) [Earle G. Shettleworth, Sr.--home movies]. South American Vacation, Pt. #2, Reel 8
Identified as Venezuela, Porto Rico, and Jamaica in titles cards in reel 20 more
9) [Earle G. Shettleworth, Sr.--home movies]. South American Vacation, Pt. #3 and New York City, Reel 9
Shots of the ocean and an old military fort. Looks like Caribbean or some tropical locale. This maybe the end of the South American vacation? Statue of Liberty and Manhattan skyline...more
10) [Earle G. Shettleworth, Sr.--home movies] Reel 10
Older man and woman walking toward camera from in front of a house. Then a different older couple walking towards the camera from the front of a different house.more
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