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We Mourn the Passing of Terry Rankine

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We mourn the passing of Terry Rankine of South Thomaston, Maine, who left this earth in March 2013. Northeast Historic Film and Terry met through Alan McClelland, an NHF board member, when both were associated with the Owl’s Head Transportation Museum.


Early Maine Home Movies Found in Georgia

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The only known films of famous early Broadway star Annie Russell were found in the Pebble Hill Plantation Collection in Thomasville, Georgia. Annie Russell and her actor husband Oswald Yorke had a house on Johns Bay near Pemaquid, Maine which is featured in one of the reels of rare 28mm film. We often find film taken in faraway places and it is nice to get confirmation that the reverse is also true. For more details see the press release from the UGA Media Archives.

2013 William S. O'Farrell Fellowship Call for Applications

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We are now accepting applications for the 2013 William S. O'Farrell Fellowship! For more information about how to apply please visit: http://oldfilm.org/content/william-s-ofarrell-fellowship


Visit us at the Blue Hill Fair!

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After a 20 year hiatus we are back at the Blue Hill Fair!   Find us in the former Beano building across from the Fair Office.  Come see your old favorites like Dead River Rough Cut and From Stump to Ship on the big screen.  We will have our DVD line, Videos of Life in New England, for sale and staff on hand to answer questions about transferring your home movies or how to care for your film.  As a special surprise we will show home movie footage of past Blue Hill Fairs from the collections of Adelaide Pearson/Blue Hill Library, Charles S. Clark and Sheldon Weiss Productions.  Our focus this year is sharing not only films from all over northern New England but showcasing selections featuring Hancock County.  Thank you to the Maine Community Foundation for making this possible! 


Longines-Wittnauer 8mmm Camera, Cine-twin Model WD400, 1959

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Northeast Historic Film: A Camera Is Its Own Projector. The Longines-Wittnauer 8mm Cine-twin Model WD400.

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