18 Items in This Collection
1) New York World's Fair and Maine, 1940--Unobskey family--home movies. Reel 5
1940 home movie reel from the Unobskey family, including a trip to the New York World's Fair and a girl's birthday party in Maine.;New York World's Fair footage, Theme Center, Transport...   more
2) [Unobskey--home movies] Reel 10
Amateur footage. Can notes in quotes. Reel numbers are NHF assigned. Reel 10. (400 ft., col.) '1952. Martha's trip to Europe. From boarding train in St. Stephens to Calais, France.' ;NH...   more
3) [Unobskey--home movies] Reel 16
Amateur footage. Donor's notes in quotes. Reel numbers are NHF assigned. 16. (250 ft., col.) 'Film of 1957. Uncle Charlie in Israel. Fixing walls of A and P building 1959. Spring of 195...   more
4) [Unobskey--home movies] Reel 2
Amateur footage. Can notes in quotes. Reel numbers are NHF assigned. Reel 2. (300 ft., b&w) '1939. Charlie's trip.'; NHF cataloguer's notes, 3/97: Women and men dancing in bathrobes on...   more
5) [Unobskey--home movies] Reel 6
Amateur footage. Donor's notes in quotes. Reel numbers are NHF assigned. 6. (400 ft., b&w) '1940. Henry Holland's graduation. Sidney's birthday. Sylvia's graduation 1944. Building A and...   more
6) [Unobskey--home movies] Reel 11
Amateur footage. Can notes in quotes. Reel numbers are NHF assigned. Reel 11. (325 ft., col.) 'Calais, France to Calais, Maine. Daddy and Martha in Washington--fall 1952. Sidney at Ando...   more
7) [Unobskey--home movies] Reel 1
Amateur footage. Can notes in quotes. Reel numbers are NHF assigned. Reel 1. (400 ft., b&w) '1929. Honeymoon. Fishing trips';NHF cataloguer's notes, 3/97: Woman with stole. Palm trees....   more
8) [Unobskey--home movies] Reel 4
Amateur footage. Can notes in quotes. Reel numbers are NHF assigned. Reel 4. (300 ft., b&w) '1946. Fishing trip with Charlotte, Sid goes to Camp Lown, Paul McMillan, Joe at Peekskill, S...   more
9) [Unobskey--home movies]
[Unobskey--home movies] are scenes of Jewish family life in Calais, ME, spanning four decades. Footage includes graduations, birthday parties and other family celebrations, ice skating...   more
10) [Unobskey--home movies] Reel 15
Amateur footage. Donor's notes in quotes. Reel numbers are NHF assigned. 15. (250 ft., col.) 'Sidney leaves for service with Fred, Mother, Joe and Arthur to see him off 1957. (Fire in C...   more
11) New York World's Fair and Maine, 1940--Unobskey family--home movies. Reel 5
1940 home movie reel from the Unobskey family, including a trip to the New York World's Fair and a girl's birthday party in Maine.;New York World's Fair footage, Theme Center, Transport...   more
12) [Unobskey--home movies] Reels 7-9
Amateur footage. Can notes in quotes. Reel numbers are NHF assigned. 7. (400 ft., b&w) Visit to Desert of Maine, visit to Bangor--Judge Pines et al. in Calais, Algonquin Store Party...   more
13) [Unobskey--home movies] Reel 13
Amateur footage. Donor's notes in quotes. Reel numbers are NHF assigned. Reel 13. (300 ft., b&w and col.) '1954. Martha's engagement. Wedding Party 1955. Trip to Puerto Rico and Virgin...   more
14) [Unobskey--home movies] Reel 14
Amateur footage. Donor's notes in quotes. Reel numbers are NHF assigned. 14. (400 ft., col.) 'Joe in Navy, 1955. Dorothy Wolman. Leave for Nashville, F and M in Ford 1955 summer. Arthur...   more
15) [Unobskey--home movies] Reel 3
Amateur footage. Can notes in quotes. Reel numbers are NHF assigned. Reel 3. (400 ft., b&w) 'Uncle Bill and Aunt Ev on a trip after their marriage in Calais. Bert and Alice Unobskey, Un...   more
16) [Unobskey--home movies] Reel 17
Amateur footage. Donor's notes in quotes. Reel numbers are NHF assigned. 17. (150 ft., b&w) 'Fire in Calais. March 5, 1958.' ;NHF cataloguer's notes for Reel 17: Pan of businesses. 'St....   more
17) [Unobskey--home movies] Reel 12
Amateur footage. Can notes in quotes. Reel numbers are NHF assigned. Reel 12. (325 ft., col.) 'Fall 1953. Dotty (Hirshberg) Wolman and MIT boys in Calais for holidays, Andover football....   more
18) Joseph Unobskey's Family Maine Experience - Joseph Unobskey - home movies. Reels 1-92
Reel #1: c. 1972, Malou and Joe Unobskey in Acapulco, Mexico Reel #2: c. 1978, Laura's Birthday; Bat Mitzvah Entire Family in Michigan; Al Taubman; Bangor Mall just being built; People...   more
Unobskey Collection
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Primary Format and Extent
video (approx. 3,000 min.) : si., b&w ; 1/2 in.
Collection Date Range
1928 – 1959
Summary
Collection contains [Unobskey--home movies] with intertitles showing scenes of Jewish family life spanning four decades. Footage includes graduations, birthday parties and other family celebrations, ice skating and summer picnics, boating, trips to the tropics and Europe, and community parades.
Biographical/Historical Notes
Joseph and Sarah Unobskey immigrated to New England from Russia in 1903. Working first in Boston, they relocated to Eastport, Maine, and finally settled in Calais, Maine, in 1911. After Joseph's death in 1922, Sarah and her three sons expanded the family business, which was based on clothing stores and real estate, and helped to revitalize the Calais economy. The family also ran the State Theater in Calais. VHS tapes are copies of original 16 mm. films. Video intertitles were inserted by Martha Goldner, a Unobskey family member. "Crossing lines: histories of Jews and Gentiles in three communities" by Judith S. Goldstein, contains a chapter on the Unobskey family. WorldCat
People and Organizations
Martha Unobskey Goldner
Genre(s)
Amateur
Place(s)
Repository
Northeast Historic Film
Availability
Access is restricted; consult repository for detail.
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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