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1) Erwin
statehouse and factory   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) Grandpa Tripp's Logging Film
No description available   more
4) Monson Ice Roller
No description available   more
5) Canoe Race, Bangor
'H. Wheeler' on label   more
6) 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
7) 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
8) All But Forgotten: Holman Francis Day, Filmmaker
Holman Day was a Colby College graduate and Vassalboro native. He made films that were distributed internationally. This film traces the story of his film company headquartered on Sewal...   more
9) [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
10) ['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
11) Crotch Island
No description available   more
12) Childfind
No description available   more
13) Childfind
No description available   more
14) Childfind
No description available   more
15) Childfind
No description available   more
16) Childfind
No description available   more
17) Jasper
No description available   more
18) Jasper
'Personal Service Banks'   more
19) Kentucky Jubilee
No description available   more
20) Central Maine Power
Narration   more
21) Central Maine Power
No description available   more
22) Bicentennial, Horizons
Colonial reenactment. Large white house. Man with horsr in front. Man in tricorner (minuteman) hat, mounts horse and rides away.   more
23) Bicentennial, Horizons
No description available   more
24) Heritage Bicentennial
Fort. 'September 1775.' Man's hands writing with quill pen. He looks out window. Three or four men at winter camp, in costume.   more
25) Erwin
No description available   more
26) Erwin
No description available   more
27) Erwin
Sync footage, pix only.   more
28) Erwin
'Convention'   more
29) Erwin
Two 30 sec. commercials and orig material.   more
30) Mark Gartley
Candidate for Congress (Maine).   more
31) I Remember James Dean
Voices in sequence.   more
32) Mark Gartley
No description available   more
33) Mark Gartley
No description available   more
34) Mark Gartley
No description available   more
35) Mark Gartley
No description available   more
36) Mark Gartley
No description available   more
37) Mark Gartley
3 political commercials. Box label reads, 'Order on the reel: MG-6 Identity; MG-10, Record s/s; MG-8, Core Constit.'   more
38) Mark Gartley
No description available   more
39) Mark Gartley
No description available   more
40) Mark Gartley II
No description available   more
41) Mark Gartley
No description available   more
42) Deering
TV commercial: clams and shrimp.   more
43) Deering
Two 30 sec. TV commercials.   more
44) Maine Sesquicentennial/Decanter
Re commemorative ceramic bottle for Maine's sesquicentennial in 1970.   more
45) Maine Sesquicentennial/Monmouth (?)
No description available   more
46) Maine Sesquicentennial/Monmouth (?)
Finished commercial.   more
47) Highway Bonds
Various elements and complete commercial.   more
48) Highway Bonds
Five finished commercials.   more
49) Highway Bonds
Two finished commercials.   more
50) Highway Bonds
No description available   more
51) Highway Safety
No description available   more
52) 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
53) Scandja
No description available   more
54) Scandja
No description available   more
55) Scandja
Imperial Sauna   more
56) Guarding Me.
Location material.   more
57) Scandja
Imperial Sauna   more
58) National Commission on Aging (N.C.O.A.)
'Gulhemp Original.'   more
59) National Commission on Aging (N.C.O.A.)
No description available   more
60) National Commission on Aging (N.C.O.A.)
No description available   more
61) National Commission on Aging (N.C.O.A.)
'Age and Ability to Work.'   more
62) 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
63) A Very Delicate Balance
For D.E.P.; logo and pollution footage.   more
64) A Very Delicate Balance
For D.E.P., bad air.   more
65) A Very Delicate Balance
For D.E.P.   more
66) A Very Delicate Balance
No description available   more
67) A Very Delicate Balance
For E.P.A. LC list 1991, Air quality management--Maine. not in LC collection.   more
68) A Very Delicate Balance
for E.P.A.   more
69) A Very Delicate Balance
No description available   more
70) A Very Delicate Balance
No description available   more
71) Right to Read
Dept. of Education (Maine, Massachusetts).   more
72) 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
73) Right to Read
Massachusetts narration for finished spot.   more
74) Guarding Me.
No description available   more
75) Right to Read
30 sec. spot, Maine.   more
76) Right to Read
30 sec. spot, Maine.   more
77) Catholic Charities
3 commercials.   more
78) Catholic Charities
2 commercials.   more
79) Health and Welfare
Various commercials: Rabies (4), Eye care (1), Dental Health (3), 'Love is Not Enough-Immunization (5).   more
80) Health and Welfare
Commercial on Eyecare.   more
81) Health and Welfare
Commercial, Immunization.   more
82) Health and Welfare
Epilepsy.   more
83) Health and Welfare
2 commercials, 'Love is not Enough.'   more
84) Health and Welfare
Rabies, Commercial #1, 'David', 2 copies.   more
85) Health and Welfare
Rabies, Commercial #2, 'Raccoon,' 2 copies.   more
86) Health and Welfare
Rabies, Commercial #4, 'Dogs,' 2 copies.   more
87) Dawn of America
No description available   more
88) Dawn of America
Scenics and panoramas.   more
89) Dawn of America
Historical drawings and museum shots.   more
90) Dawn of America
Historical landmarks.   more
91) 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
92) Dawn of America
No description available   more
93) Dawn of America
No description available   more
94) Dawn of America
No description available   more
95) Dawn of America
Intro promo opt. track, 60 secs.   more
96) Dawn of America
Scenics.   more
97) 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
98) Dawn of America
Music track.   more
99) Dawn of America
D.C. parade.   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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