20 Items in This Collection
1) [Marguerite Larock--home movies] Reel 1
Marcia at 5 months. Playing with balloons in the bathroom at 419 Main St., Lewiston, lying on her bathinette. Daddy “boos” at her. Daddy holds her. Then Mummy takes over. My it’s w...   more
2) [Marguerite Larock--home movies] Reel 2
January 1943. 17 months old. On Main st., Lewiston. By Daddy’s store. Marcia’s red velvet hat & blue gabardine snow suit. Giving my baby a ride & it’s hard pushing. On Elm...   more
3) [Marguerite Larock--home movies] Reel 3
Taken through a window at 31 Elm St. so no one knew they were being watched. Rocky’s rope gets in the way. A bottle for Dolly? Just before Daddy went away to war. Lovin’! Female is...   more
4) [Marguerite Larock--home movies] Reel 4
Christmas at 417 Main & at Charlotte’s, 1944. The Goudeys, Collins’ & 2 Larocks. Christmas music 1945, dancing “au natural.” Marcia’s 4th birthday party one rainy day at camp....   more
5) [Marguerite Larock--home movies] Reel 5
At Rangeley with the 4 Frosts. Marcia, Fisherwoman! Daddy got a bite? Marcia’s 5th birthday one rainy day at the Goudeys - & Connie Bolduc, too. Christmas 1946 at Grandma’s in Mc...   more
6) [Marguerite Larock--home movies] Reel 6
One foggy day in July ’47, Boiling Springs, Pa. with Vernard & Phyl at “Sparton Manor.” Ambulance Super Duper. With Joan at Camp. Peek a boo! The parade. Dad, Earl, Dr. Gross’ p...   more
7) [Marguerite Larock--home movies] Reel 7
Denny one year old. Red Cloutier plus the waste can. Flying Dutchman? The first snow of Christmas 1948. Early in the morning at 417 Main st., 14 months old. Br-r-r-r cold stuff. G...   more
8) [Marguerite Larock--home movies] Reel 8
At Moosehead Lake with Grandpa & Grandma. The Farm. Gramp going for Berries. Grandma knitting a stitch, & Denny doing what comes naturally. At Camp. Denny can almost swim. And...   more
9) [Marguerite Larock--home movies] Reel 9
Denny tryking up Main St. Vernard & Phyllis at Vernard’s Graduation, June 1950? Last Day of School at Wallace School. Denny, Daddy & Marcia at East Grand Lake in a “glass” boat....   more
10) [Marguerite Larock--home movies] Reel 10
Marcia and Denny, last of April 1951. Tommy our Clerk. Down back, giving Normie a ride. (almost 5 months old) Denny’s Car (with Teddy) 2 brothers out for a ride. One looks drunk. What a...   more
11) [Marguerite Larock--home movies] Reel 11
Summer 1951. Team of big horses advertising Budweiser Beer. At the Spears Farm, Auburn, Marcia celebrating her Birthday with the Goudey kids riding the horses. Even Denny takes a whirl...   more
12) [Marguerite Larock--home movies] Reel 12
Early Summer 1952 at Sabbathday Lake. “At a Cook Out.” Daddy is the Chef. 1952 Last Day of School at Wallace School. Hi Denny! & Jeepy Cram & Marcia & Linda Norman Carpenter...   more
13) [Marguerite Larock--home movies] Reel 13
Spring 1953 By the kitchen window at 417 Main St. Cindy & Normie “franternizing”! On the bed with Daddy Lee. Growing up, sitting up & “bubbling.” And standing up! “A bit moth-ea...   more
14) [Marguerite Larock--home movies] Reel 14
Summer 1953;Reid State Park. Normie & Denny. Marcia & Linda. Summer 1953. Daddy’s brave. Mommy & Cindy look on. Fall 1953. Daddy Lee chasing wasps & hosing them ou...   more
15) [Marguerite Larock--home movies] Reel 15
Reel #14 – Patty’s film [15?] Patty leading the Lewiston High School band. At Sabbathday Lake for Patty’s shower. Patty in the stern of the canoe. Norman hiking to shore. Cindy taking a...   more
16) [Marguerite Larock--home movies] Reel 16
Jack Collins;Children and adults seated at tables, posing for the camera. [End of Reel]   more
17) [Marguerite Larock--home movies] Reel 17
A girl (Cynthia, “Cindy”) on a carousel. Children sledding. People ice skating. A parade with marching bands, men in military uniform, and boy scouts. (Film changes to black and white)...   more
18) [Marguerite Larock--home movies] Reel 18
Reel #17 [18?] Spring 1958. Junior-senior with Tommy Porter, Julie Winkle & Bill Edwards. Kissin’ cousins! Last day of school. Tammy & a snake swallowing a frog. Ugh! Gramm...   more
19) [Marguerite Larock--home movies] Reel 19
Florida;Reel #17+ [19?] Florida Film, 1959. At Silver Springs through the floor of a glass bottomed boat watching the fish. Flamingos at Ross Allen’s Animal Farm. Poinsettias at Week...   more
20) [Marguerite Larock--home movies] Reel 20
Reel #18 [20?] (Bob Elie, Scarlet Cadets) Memorial Day 1960. Denny, Jordan [Junior High School] drummer. Last day of school 1960. At Small Point July 1960. Armistice Day 1960. Wint...   more
Larock, Marguerite Collection
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Credit: Marguerite Larock Collection, Northeast Historic Film. Lionel, Marcia and Marguerite Larock, when Lionel was home on furlough, Maine 1944.
Primary Format and Extent
film (3810 ft.) : si., b&w and col. ; 8mm
Collection Date Range
1941 – 1962
Summary
The collection consists of the [Marguerite Larock--home movies], 20 reels of silent, black and white, and color, 8 mm film, totaling approximately 3,810 feet. The films were shot primarily by Marguerite Larock, a lawyer based in Lewiston, Maine, during the 1940s,1950s and 1960s. They include scenes of her children and extended family, birthday parties, Christmas celebrations, and trips to Sabbathday Lake, Maine. The collection also includes a Kodak Moviedeck 435 projector and a Mansfield "Little Gem" Model 950 editor.
Biographical/Historical Notes
Marguerite Larock was born in Union Mills, New Brunswick, in 1912. Her family, made up of her parents (Albert and Evis Frost), two sisters (Lola and Charlotte) and two brothers (Raymond and Vernard), moved back to Maine, where she attended Mechanic Falls High School. She graduated at the age of 16, whereupon she took a job as a secretary, and later law apprentice to Judge Edward Parent. She passed the Maine Bar Exam in 1937, and would continue to practice law throughout her life.

In 1939 she married Lionel "Lee" Larock. The couple lived in Lewiston, Maine, where they raised four children: Marcia, Dennis "Denny", Norman, and Cynthia "Cindy" Larock, who donated the collection. The family frequently vacationed at nearby Sabbathday Lake, accompanied by other members of their extended family.

Marguerite taught law at Bliss College and worked as a secretary at Bates College for many years, all while continuing to practice law. She also worked as a secretary for the Androscoggin County Bar Association and served on the boards of the Lewiston-Auburn Child and Family Service Association, Child and Family Mental Health Services, and Tri-County Mental Health.

Marguerite Larock passed away on February 19, 2002.

Marguerite's husband, Lee, ran a general store in Lewiston, Maine (Lee's Variety Store, 417 Main Street). He passed away in 1961 at the age of 47. Lee and his two brothers-in-law all served in the military during World War II. Raymond Frost enlisted in the Army Air Force in 1942 and was honorably discharged in 1946. He married Dorothy Hall on September 12, 1955. Raymond passed away in May 23, 2013. Vernard Frost served in the Army. He would later graduate from Pennsylvania State University and marry Phyllis Mowery. Vernard passed away on June 27, 2015.
Place(s)
Repository
Northeast Historic Film
Availability
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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