17 Items in This Collection
1) [Adelaide Pearson--home movies] Florida/Panama to Tahiti
1936 edge code on film. // Reel label: 'Florida to Tahiti.' Can label: 'Panama to Tahiti 1936-1937.' // View of waves from ship. Life jacket drill on ship. Panama Canal passage as viewe...   more
2) [Adelaide Pearson--home movies] Coronation of King George VI
1936 edge code on film. // Mix of amateur color and b&w reversal footage and commercially-produced b&w footage, possibly from Castle Films. // First portion is color Kodachrome, slightl...   more
3) [Adelaide Pearson--home movies] Calcutta to Bangkok
Street scenes in India. Beggars. Architecture. Garden. Boats with standing oarsmen. Craftspeople. Temples with monks. Buddhas. River traffic. Rubber palms being tapped. Loading the crui...   more
4) [Adelaide Pearson--home movies] Jaipur to Delhi
Weavers or rug makers, cemetery, buffalo working wheel. Tourists boarding an elephant. Street vendors, musicians, barbers, market. More street scenes, architecture and animals.   more
5) [Adelaide Pearson--home movies] Delhi to Elwins
Group of children and women working in a village. Architecture. Men sawing log with odd shaped saw. Taj Mahal. Shore from river, many bathers. Procession or march-possibly communist ral...   more
6) [Adelaide Pearson--home movies] Elwins to Calcutta
Mahatma Gandhi at Sevagram ashram near Wardha, India, where he lived from April 1936 to near the end of his life.   more
7) Asiatic Potters, India 1938-1939
Titled amateur film: 'Asiatic Potters India 1938-39.' 'Our first Hindu Potter...' etc. Amritsar. 'Miss Paddock, judging the workmanship of the ware.' Good CUs. // Original footage is ap...   more
8) [Adelaide Pearson--home movies] Peking to Blue Hill
Imperial palace and Temple of Heaven in Peking (Beijing). Street scenes. Camel caravan. Carvings. Large square. Japan. Scenic views of lake, bridges, gardens. Procession of small childr...   more
9) [Adelaide Pearson--home movies] Bangkok to Angkor
Temples. Klongs. Elephants. Water wheel. Ruins of Temples. Carvings on Temples.   more
10) [Adelaide Pearson--home movies] Fiji to Ceylon
1936 edge code on film. // Can label: 'Fiji to Ceylon Stella Polaris 3 1938.' // Native dancers. Dancing and Kava-Kava ceremony. Parade of people, bearers with umbrellas. Concert with d...   more
11) [Adelaide Pearson--home movies] Ceylon to Liberia
Native dancers. Elephants working on river bank. Tigers. Street dancer, children, line dance. Monkeys in tree. Rickshaw driver in costume does dance with 'The COO-EE, Teas, Grills' in t...   more
12) [Adelaide Pearson--home movies] Tahiti to Fiji
1936 edge code on film. // Can label: 'Tahiti to Fiji Stella Polaris 2 1937.' // Dancers including three women and one man performing what appears to be a hula. A luau in the making; sh...   more
13) [Adelaide Pearson--home movies] Angkor to Peking
Musicians and dancers perform. Deer in a field. People working in fields. Junks. Nurses and infants in a hospital or clinic. Chinese children behind barbed wire. Street scenes, trolleys...   more
14) [Asiatic Potters, 1938-1939]
Appears to be part of 0291.0015. // Film on Puri leper potters and their methods. Japan. Calcutta. Pegu, Burma; Kuala Lumpur, Bienhoa, French Indochina; Annam. // Original footage is 24...   more
15) Visit of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth to Canada and the United States, The
Castle Films production documenting the visit to Canada and the United States by King George VI and Queen Elizabeth in 1939. The royal couple were in the United States from June 7-12.   more
16) [Adelaide Pearson--home movies] Blue Hill to Jaipur
Ferris wheel and fair scenes in front of Blue Hill horse race. On board cruise ship, waves, white cliffs (of Dover?). Farm. Sheep. Scenic English countryside, railyard, pan of town incl...   more
17) [Adelaide Pearson--home movies] Elwins to Calcutta (Release Print)
Mahatma Gandhi at Sevagram ashram near Wardha, India, where he lived from April 1936 to near the end of his life.   more
Pearson, Adelaide/Blue Hill Public Library Collection
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Biographical/Historical Notes
Adelaide Pearson lived in Blue Hill, Maine, and founded Rowantrees Pottery (Blue Hill) still in operation. In 1921 she wrote a children's book, "The Laughing Lion and Other Stories." Archive.org
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