17 Items in This Collection
1) Florida/Panama to Tahiti, 1936-1937--Adelaide Pearson--home movies. Reel 1
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 viewed from the cruise ship, incl...   more
2) [Coronation of King George VI]
Mix of amateur color and b&w reversal footage and commercially-produced b&w footage, possibly from Castle Films. First portion is color Kodachrome, slightly faded, some twist....   more
3) Calcutta to Bangkok, 1936-1937--Adelaide Pearson--home movies. Reel 9
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) Jaipur to Delhi, 1938-1939--Adelaide Pearson--home movies. Reel 6
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) Delhi to Elwins, 1938--Adelaide Pearson--home movies. Reel 7
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) Elwins to Calcutta, 1938--Adelaide Pearson--home movies. Reel 8
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) Peking to Blue Hill, 1938-1939--Adelaide Pearson--home movies. Reel 12
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) Bangkok to Angkor--Adelaide Pearson--home movies. Reel 10
Temples. Klongs. Elephants. Water wheel. Ruins of Temples. Carvings on Temples.   more
10) Fiji to Ceylon, 1939--Adelaide Pearson--home movies. Reel 3
Can label: 'Fiji to Ceylon Stella Polaris 3 1938.' ;Native dancers. Dancing and Kava-Kava ceremony. Parade of people, bearers with umbrellas. Concert with dancer. Lily pads. More dance...   more
11) Ceylon to Liberia, 1938-1939--Adelaide Pearson--home movies. Reel 4
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) Tahiti to Fiji, 1937--Adelaide Pearson--home movies. Reel 2
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; shots of village with thatched...   more
13) Angkor to Peking, 1938-1939--Adelaide Pearson--home movies. Reel 11
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) Blue Hill to Jaipur, 1938-1939--Adelaide Pearson--home movies. Reel 5
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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