54 Items in This Collection
1) [Maxim--home movies] Reel 24
Amateur footage. Content description for Can N24; can numbers are donor-assigned. 24. 'Log of 'Moby Dick' No. 8. 1929 Cruise with Puss.' Reel note: 'Yachting.' (UNEDITED) NHF Cataloguer...   more
2) [Maxim--home movies] Reel 22
Amateur footage. Content description for Can N21; can numbers are donor-assigned. (UNEDITED) NHF Cataloguer's notes for Reel 22. 37:06. Intertitle: '2nd reel. Our 1928 fishing trip. The...   more
3) [Maxim--home movies] Reel 5
Amateur footage. Content description for Can N5 in quotes below; numbers are donor-assigned. (UNEDITED) NHF Cataloguer's notes for Reel 5: Intertitle: 'Reel No. 6 [NHF Reel 5] 1925 Euro...   more
4) [Maxim--home movies] Reel 8
Amateur footage. Content description for Can N8 in quotes below; numbers are donor-assigned. (UNEDITER) NHF Cataloguer's notes for Reel 8: Large bullseye target. Center expands. Letters...   more
5) [Maxim--home movies] Reel 43
Amateur footage. Content description Can N40; can numbers are donor assigned. No notes on can or reel. (UNEDITED) NHF catalogers notes for Reel 43: 01:00. CU infant wearing snowsuit. He...   more
6) [Maxim--home movies] Reel 6
Amateur footage. Content description for Can N6 in quotes below; numbers are donor-assigned.Cataloguer's notes. (UNEDITED) NHF Cataloguer's notes for Reel 6: 17:23. Intertitle: 'The str...   more
7) [Maxim--home movies] Reel 30
Amateur footage. Content description for Can N29B; can numbers are donor-assigned. NHF Cataloguer's note for Reel 30:47:22. Screen intertitle: 'Kodak Cinegraph. New releases each month....   more
8) [Maxim--home movies] Reel 35
Amateur footage. Content description for Can N32; can numbers are donor assigned. No notes on reel or can. NHF cataloguer's notes for Reel 35: (34:07) Man, woman aboard boat as it wafts...   more
9) [Maxim--home movies] Reel 49
Amateur footage. Content description for Can N45; can numbers are donor assigned. No notes on can or reel. (UNEDITED) NHF cataloguer's notes for Reel 49: 05:06. Family members at home e...   more
10) [Maxim--home movies] Reel 36
Amateur footage. Content description for Can N33; can numbers are donor assigned. Can Note: 'Family April 1938/1939.' NHF cataloger's notes for Reel 36: (01:04) Intertitle: 'Experiments...   more
11) [Maxim--home movies] Reel 15
Amateur footage. Trick film. Content description for Can N15A; can numbers are donor-assigned. (UNEDITED) NHF Cataloguer's notes for Reel 15: 01:23. Screen intertitle:'Member Amateur Ci...   more
12) [Maxim--home movies] Reels 54-78
Amateur footage. Can notes as follows: Reel 54 The Family Album Second Reel, 1925 (dc 1925) Reel 55 Attean Fishing Trip, 1st reel (dc 1925) Reel 56 Attean Fishing Trip, 2nd reel (...   more
13) [Maxim--home movies] Reel 14
Amateur footage. Content description for Can N14 in quotes below; numbers are donor-assigned. (UNEDITED) NHF Cataloguer's notes for Reel 14: 38:00. Intertitle: 'Reel No. 4. 'The Master'...   more
14) [Maxim--home movies] Reel 23
Amateur footage. Content description for Can N23; can numbers are donor-assigned. 23. 'The John G. Lee Family Album. Vol. 3. Dull - Xmas. Aunt Louise, (UNEDITED) NHF Cataloguer's not...   more
15) [Maxim--home movies] Reel 52
Amateur footage. Content description for Can N48; can numbers are donor assigned. Box note: 'Small fry.' (UNEDITED) NHF cataloguer's notes for Reel 52: (This reel is in color.) 16:34. Q...   more
16) [Maxim--home movies] Reel 34
Amateur footage. Content description for Can N31; can numbers are donor assigned. Can note: 'WOHL.' NHF cataloguer's notes for Reel 34: (22:15) This reel is in full color. Family gather...   more
17) [Maxim--home movies] Reel 45
Amateur footage. [Content description for Can N42; can numbers are donor assigned.] Can note: 'WOHL.' (UNEDITED) NHF cataloguer's notes for Reel 45: (This reel is in color.) 33:01. Woma...   more
50) Mag the Hag
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Maxim, Hiram Percy Collection
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Primary Format and Extent
film (25,300 ft.) ; si. , b&w and col. ; 16mm. reversal pos. and prints; film (25,300 ft.) ; si. , b&w and col. ; 16mm. reversal pos. and prints
Collection Date Range
1924 – 1959
Summary
Collection contains [Hiram Percy Maxim--home movies] and home movies by and about the members of the Maxim and Lee families. Along with footage of family weddings, holidays and travel, the Maxims created several edited and intertitled productions. "Mag the Hag: A Dripping Melodrama," stars Hiram Percy's daughter, Percy, as Percy Proudfoot, the aimless scion of a wealthy old family. Other films include a trip to Maine's Attean Lake in 1928, "Winter in Connecticut," a seasonal portrait, and "The Sea," filmed in Gloucester Harbor. Travels include a trip to Europe aboard the Mauretania, tours in North America to the mid-Atlantic states, sailing excursions in the waters of Connecticut and New York, and drives to the Maritime Provinces. Collection also includes Kodachrome and Kodak Cinegraph promotional reels.
Biographical/Historical Notes
Hiram Percy Maxim (1869-1936) was an engineer and inventor. His father, Hiram S. Maxim, from Sangerville, Maine, invented the Maxim automatic gun. Hiram P. Maxim was founder and first president of the Amateur Cinema League, which was formed in 1926.
People and Organizations
Maxim Family
Genre(s)
Amateur, Fiction
Place(s)
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