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1) The Knight of the Pines
Short drama: 'The Knight of the Pines directed by Edgar Jones, photographed by Eugene French, distributed by Arrow Film Corp.' Studio dance hall sequences (Sewall Street) feature August...   more
2) Cupid, Registered Guide
16mm reduction print made from 35mm. // Short romantic drama. // Short romantic drama shot in Maine in 1921 and starring Edgar Jones and Edna May Sperl. Doctor Allan Lang is on a campin...   more
3) Cupid, Registered Guide (Negative)
16mm reduction negative made from 35mm. // Short romantic drama. // Short romantic drama shot in Maine in 1921 and starring Edgar Jones and Edna May Sperl. Doctor Allan Lang is on a cam...   more
4) [Holman Day outtakes]
About 75 scenes, outtakes from several Holman Day Productions. Slates throughout read 'H. Day Prods., Carle/Gandolfi' with various scene and take numbers. Reel is not organized by film,...   more
5) ['All But Forgotten: Holman Francis Day' outtakes]
Footage shot by Everett Foster of the making of 'One on One,' a film that centers around members of a local basketball team. This footage became the opening segment to his film 'All But...   more
6) Grandpa Tripp's Logging Film
No description available   more
7) Winter and Auto Trip Around Gaspé Peninsula--Walter V. Mitton--home movies. Reel 10
Viewing notes from VHS, February 2012. No slate at head of access copy. Views from train of river in winter, people standing by ice dam. At Greenville,Maine, train station, crowds....   more
8) Air Circus Bangor--Walter V. Mitton--home movies. Reel 11
Title, 'Aerial Circus at Bangor airport, May, 1939,' b&w: planes, hangar with Bangor painted on roof. Cars parked along field. Planes doing rolls. Title, 'Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker, B...   more
9) Stonington & Deer Isle--Walter V. Mitton--home movies. Reel 12
Pan of field, trees, water, land, mountains. Shot of three women, one man, one boy, and a baby girl; car going over Deer Isle causeway; lobster boats and sailboats in Stonington, Maine,...   more
10) Municipal Operations, Brewer--Walter V. Mitton--home movies. Reel 13
Title, 'Municipal Operations, City of Brewer, Maine, 1939.' col.: people walking into brick building. Interior, women around desk. b&w, men getting into, and driving, trucks in town. T...   more
11) Rockland Buildings--Walter V. Mitton--home movies. Reel 14
Title, 'Rockland has many fine Federal, County and City public buildings in well kept and attractive settings.' Color, White house with columns around front door and balcony above front...   more
12) Swanville Farm Apple Trees--Walter V. Mitton--home movies. Reel 15
Title, 'Hardy-stock apple trees are selected and varieties top-grafted,' man working with small tree, wrapping a graft. Title, 'Prior to the trees reaching bearing age commercial crops...   more
13) Hurricane, Alewives, Maple Syrup, Turnpike--Walter V. Mitton--home movies. Reel 16
b&w. Title, 'W.V. Mitton Production' in script. Man walking down tree-lined street, two people talking by door, views of treetops with wind blowing, garage missing door; tree fallen on...   more
14) Wedding and Hula Hoop Girls--Walter V. Mitton--home movies. Reel 17
Color logo of the Amateur Cinema League followed by titles, 'Thayer and Macdonald,' 'April 26, 1952,' 'I pronounce you man and wife.' Faded color. Bride and groom walk out of church, th...   more
15) Niagara Falls--Walter V. Mitton--home movies. Reel 18
Title, 'Canadian Falls,' looking across to top of falls, shot looking over falls, falls with heavy mist in foreground, ice-covered rocks near falls, man looking up at falls. Title, 'Ame...   more
16) Snow plowing, rivers and travel--Walter V. Mitton--home movies. Reel 19
Title, 'Muse Grams, 1948' with Maine state seal; Title, 'Oscar 1 1/2 h.p., 1 dog starter,' man and dog near small lawnmower-sized snowplow. Titles: 'February 14, 1948,' 'February 29, 19...   more
17) For Better Roads, MGRA--Walter V. Mitton--home movies. Reel 20
Titles, 'For Better Roads, M.G.R.A.,' 'Maine Good Roads Association have a fall convention called ladies day. Prizes are given for golfing, putting, fishing, boating, contract bridge, a...   more
18) Autos of Yesteryear, Winthrop, Maine--Walter V. Mitton--home movies. Reel 21
Title: '1955 Autos of Yesteryear, Winthrop, Maine' Tourists watch pre-1930 cars drive by. Stanley Steamer arrives. LS numerous cars on dirt track. Several pans of 40-50 parked cars. Yo...   more
19) Stickney Brook Bridge--Walter V. Mitton--home movies. Reel 22
Construction. Long pan of stream (Stickney Brook) and workers constructing new bridge. Several short shots of stream running under bridge. Workers beginning to move materials. Numerous...   more
20) Meadow Brook Bridge--Walter V. Mitton--home movies. Reel 23
Bridge construction, Meadow Brook Bridge, Maine. Title, 'Opeechee Stream Bridge, Searsport' Title, 'The Gypsie Bridge Builders enjoy the summer breezes of Penobscot Bay while replacin...   more
21) The Toll of Time--Walter V. Mitton--home movies. Reel 24
Title, 'Brickett Bridge, Andover Maine was built in 1871 of native spruce lumber. It served its purpose well until 1948 when it was replaced with steel and concrete.' Overhead shot of B...   more
22) Searsmont Bridge Construction--Walter V. Mitton--home movies. Reel 25
Documents construction of a bridge in Searsmont, Maine. Mostly black and white with very good exposures. Field with cars. A wooden bridge being replaced by modern bridge (steel and c...   more
23) Nequasset Bridge--Walter V. Mitton--home movies. Reel 26
Title, 'Nequasset Bridge is on new location of Route 1 near the famous ship-building city of Bath.' View of bridge. Lumber piled up in snow, shoveling machine moving through snow. Vario...   more
24) Erwin
Sync footage, pix only.   more
25) Erwin
Erwin political film. Sync sound. Home, Capital, announcement of candidacy.   more
26) Childfind
No description available   more
27) Jasper
No description available   more
28) Jasper
No description available   more
29) Mark Gartley
Candidate for Congress (Maine).   more
30) Deering
TV commercial: clams and shrimp.   more
31) Maine Sesquicentennial/Monmouth (?)
Finished commercial.   more
32) Maine Sesquicentennial/Monmouth (?)
No description available   more
33) Maine Sesquicentennial/Decanter
Re commemorative ceramic bottle for Maine's sesquicentennial in 1970.   more
34) Mark Gartley
No description available   more
35) Scandja
'Scandja presents The Unwinder: a Family Affair.' Short sales film promoting a Maine-built portable sauna. Shot in 16 mm. and converted to Super 8 mm. Sponsor, Scanja Corporation.   more
36) National Commission on Aging (N.C.O.A.)
'Gulhemp Original.'   more
37) A Very Delicate Balance
A documentary film on the environment and its air quality. Sponsor, Maine Department of Environmental Protection. Shows people and scenics.   more
38) A Very Delicate Balance
For D.E.P.; logo and pollution footage.   more
39) A Very Delicate Balance
No description available   more
40) Right to Read
Dept. of Education (Maine, Massachusetts).   more
41) Dawn of America
Celebration of Maine's sesquicentennial (150th) anniversary, shows history of Maine from its discovery and role in nation's development. French settlement at St. Croix Island, Pemaquid...   more
42) Catholic Charities
3 commercials.   more
43) Health and Welfare
Various commercials: Rabies (4), Eye care (1), Dental Health (3), 'Love is Not Enough-Immunization (5).   more
44) Monmouth Theatre
No description available   more
45) Wheeler - Grants
No description available   more
46) Highway Safety
No description available   more
47) National Commission on Aging (N.C.O.A.)
No description available   more
48) Scandja
No description available   more
49) A Very Delicate Balance
For D.E.P., bad air.   more
50) A Very Delicate Balance
For D.E.P.   more
51) A Very Delicate Balance
For E.P.A. LC list 1991, Air quality management--Maine. not in LC collection.   more
52) Mark Gartley
No description available   more
53) Mark Gartley
No description available   more
54) [Highway], Transportation 1973
3 minute film.   more
55) Guarding Me.
Location material.   more
56) Erwin
'Convention'   more
57) Highway Bonds
Various elements and complete commercial.   more
58) Cohen II
Political bio and spots.   more
59) National Commission on Aging (N.C.O.A.)
No description available   more
60) Dawn of America
No description available   more
61) Bicentennial Festival
'ARCO' ? American Bicentennial Revolution Commission?   more
62) Canal Bank
No description available   more
63) Jordan's Meats
No description available   more
64) Maine State Library
Dated 5-9-75.   more
65) Bob Porteous for Congress
No description available   more
66) Kentucky Jubilee
No description available   more
67) Cohen
G.O.P. convention opening, etc.   more
68) Dawn of America
No description available   more
69) National Guard, Your National Guard (reel 1)
No description available   more
70) National Guard, Your National Guard (reel 2)
No description available   more
71) Monson Ice Roller
No description available   more
72) Is it Always Right to be Right?
Academy Award, best cartoon 1970.   more
73) Dan Duryea on National Guard
No description available   more
74) [ARCO bicentennial outtakes]
75) Sun Federal
No description available   more
76) I Remember James Dean
Short nostalgic film about a 1951 Chevrolet automobile. Bronze medal winner in the 1978 International Film and TV Festival in New York.   more
77) I Remember James Dean
No description available   more
78) Guarding Me.
No description available   more
79) National Commission on Aging (N.C.O.A.)
'Age and Ability to Work.'   more
80) National Guard, Air Guard-Men and Jobs
No description available   more
81) National Guard, Air Guard-Aircraft
No description available   more
82) Dawn of America
No description available   more
83) Crotch Island
NHF cataloguer's notes, 12/95: Pan of construction site out to water (bay), girders, metal frames rusting. Silo, field, flowers. Quarry. Corregated roof metal, demolished house beside s...   more
84) Scandja
No description available   more
85) Dawn of America
D.C. parade.   more
86) Canoe Race, Bangor
'H. Wheeler' on label   more
87) Republican TV Show
No description available   more
88) Dawn of America
No description available   more
89) Dawn of America
Scenics and panoramas.   more
90) Dawn of America
Historical drawings and museum shots.   more
91) Dawn of America
Historical landmarks.   more
92) Mark Gartley
No description available   more
93) Mark Gartley
No description available   more
94) Central Maine Power
No description available   more
95) Crotch Island
No description available   more
96) Jordan's Meats
No description available   more
97) Erwin
Two 30 sec. commercials and orig material.   more
98) A Very Delicate Balance
No description available   more
99) People's Bank
No description available   more
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Foster, Everett Collection
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Credit: Walter V. Mitton home movies, Everett Foster Collection, Northeast Historic Film. Mitton building a model of Brickett Bridge, Andover, Maine, 1949.
Primary Format and Extent
film (1,850 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. print.
Secondary Format and Extent
film (100,800 ft.) : si. and sd., b&w and col. ; 16 mm. print.
Collection Date Range
1920 – 1980
Collection contains factual works, including "All But Forgotten: Holman Francis Day, Filmmaker" (1978) by Everett Foster about Maine author/film producer Holman Day, "Dawn of America" with Maine footage shot for the Maine Sesquicentennial Commission, and "A Very Delicate Balance" concerning ecology. Collection also contains fiction and unedited footage: Holman Day material including 1920 two-reelers produced with Edgar Jones titled "Knight of the Pines" and "Cupid, Registered Guide" and fragments (1,450 ft.) of Holman Day films. Collection also contains political spots, advertising, and promotional works: footage shot by Everett Foster of William S. Cohen and other Maine Republicans running for public office in the 1970s; and, promotional films for various Maine-produced consumer products as well as for literacy and the National Guard. Collection contains the 16 mm. films by Walter V. Mitton shot from 1936-1955, with scenes of the Maine Turnpike and other public works, Mitton family members, and travels to Niagara Falls and the Gaspé Peninsula. Mitton was a member of the Amateur Cinema League (editing ACL titles on several of his films) and of the Androscoggin Camera Club. The Mitton films were acquired by Everett Foster. See also British Film Institute Collection.
Biographical/Historical Notes
Everett Foster was an independent filmmaker based in Maine: Gardiner (1970-1979) and Portland (1979-1986). In 1986 he left Maine to work at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. Holman Francis Day was an author who produced over twenty of his stories as two-reel films in Maine in the early 1920s; he founded Holman Day Productions and worked with filmmaker Edgar Jones. Walter V. Mitton (1889-1961) was a civil engineer who filmed bridge building and public works projects in Maine including the Maine Turnpike. He was born in New Brunswick, Canada, and moved to Augusta, Maine, where he founded a construction company, Walter V. Mitton, Inc. He was president of the Associated General Contractors of Maine.
People and Organizations
William S. Cohen
Northeast Historic Film
The Collection is open for research.
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.
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