3 Items in This Collection
1) [unidentified--home movies] Reels 1-3
NHF transfer notes below for Reels 1-3 (reel divisions need clarification): Greenville. Grand Lake Stream canoeing, fishing, sports around camp. Ice fishing. Horse and sleigh on ice, cu...   more
2) [unidentified--home movies] Reel 4
NHF transfer notes below (donor's reel notes in quotes): Reel 4: 'Fishing 1933-1934. 'Birches log cabins.' Wildlife. Dam/Fishway, East Grand Lake?' Title: 'Birches Log Cabins.' Sign: 'M...   more
3) [unidentified--home movies] Reel 5
NHF transfer notes below (donor's reel notes in quotes): Reel 5: '1937-1938. Fishing.' Fishing trip. Camp. Wrestling and fooling around. 'F' hats.   more
Sprague, Ned Collection
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Primary Format and Extent
film (1,600 ft.) : si., b&w and col. ; 16 mm. reversal pos.
Collection Date Range
1933 – 1940
Collection contains home movies, primarily scenes of fishing trips via double-decker steamer boats, the 'Twilight' and 'Katahdin,' on Moosehead Lake, Maine. Footage has intertitles such as "1934, Frank Mack's 5th Annual Fishing Party Moosehead Lake." Group member activities include ax juggling. Also shown are trips to Grand Lake Stream, [Ben Chambers'] camps on West Grand Lake, and a state salmon hatchery.
Biographical/Historical Notes
Ned Sprague's father found these five reels of film. One reel is undated and may have been shot in the 1920s. Moosehead Lake in Maine was a popular destination for fishing tourists who would gather in Greenville via the railroad service to Forest Station, board the steamers, and go across the lake to log cabin camps such as The Birches.
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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