49 Items in This Collection
1) [Charles Gilbert--home movies] NHF Reels 31-33
Reel 31: Trip Around the World #1 Reel 32: Trip Around the World #2 Reel 33: Trip Around the World #3 NHF Cataloguer's Notes for Reel 31-33 : Charles Gilbert Collection: 'A Trip Around...   more
2) [Charles Gilbert--home movies] NHF Reel 007
NHF cataloguer's notes as follows. Film box notes/dates in parentheses. Reel numbers are NHF-assigned. Reel 7: (New York and Hot Springs). (1929) (28:30) Skyscrapers with smoke or steam...   more
3) [Charles Gilbert--home movies] NHF Reel 016
NHF Cataloguer's notes as follows. Intertitles in quotes; film box dates/notes in parentheses. Reel numbers are NHF-assigned. Reel 16: (New York). (1929). (9:00) Three groups of planes...   more
4) [Charles Gilbert--home movies] NHF Reel 004
NHF cataloguer's notes as follows. Intertitles in quotes; film box notes/dates in parentheses. Reel numbers are NHF-assigned. Reel 4: (Striley) (Golf Tournament) (14:50) Large crowd on...   more
5) Tennis Form
Pathex catalog number E-6. // Mold.   more
6) Boxing Form
Pathex catalog number E-3. // Heavyweight boxing champion Gene Tunney spars with 59-year-old Jim Corbett.   more
7) Harvest Hands
In two parts. // Label on reels: 'Paul Parrott in 'Harvest Hands.'' // Pathex catalog number C-7.   more
8) [Charles Gilbert--home movies] NHF Reel 008
NHF cataloguer's notes as follows. Film box notes/dates in parentheses. Reel numbers are NHF-assigned. Reel 8: (Arlington and Washington, D.C.) (1929). (33:00) Distant shot across lawn...   more
9) Golf Form
Pathex catalog number E-2. // 2 copies - also see 1229.0054.   more
10) Manhattan Madness
In three parts. // Label on reels: 'Douglas Fairbanks in 'Manhattan Madness.'' // Pathex catalog number D-1.   more
11) [Charles Gilbert--home movies] NHF Reel 019
NHF Cataloguer's notes as follows. Intertitles in quotes; film box dates/notes in parentheses. Reel numbers are NHF-assigned. Reel 19: (1930). (22:25). Summer resort house. Pan of build...   more
12) [Charles Gilbert--home movies] NHF Reel 001
NHF cataloguer's notes as follows. Intertitles in quotes; film box notes/dates in parentheses. Reel numbers are NHF-assigned. Reel 1: 'Ellis Brook Camp, February 1928'. 'Staged by Fred...   more
13) [Charles Gilbert--home movies] NHF Reel 010
NHF cataloguer's notes as follows. Film box notes/dates in parentheses. Reel numbers are NHF-assigned. Reel 10: (Darcy Camp). (1929.) (42:00). Two men paddling a canoe to shore. Woman s...   more
14) [Charles Gilbert--home movies] NHF Reel 040
NHF cataloguer's notes: Reel 40: Trip Around the World #10   more
15) [Charles Gilbert--home movies] NHF Reel 021
NHF Cataloguer's notes as follows. Intertitles in quotes; film box notes/dates in parentheses. Reel numbers are NHF-assigned. Reel 21: (Victoria Falls) (31:30). '`MOSIOATUNYA' the Smoke...   more
16) [Charles Gilbert--home movies] NHF Reel 018
NHF Cataloguer's notes as follows. Reel numbers are NHF-assigned. Reel 18: (18:00) Four men, two white, two black, slowly walking. Older black man walks with two canes, has chest full o...   more
17) ['Fighter Squadron' footage] NHF Reels 41-42
'Fighter Squadron' footage. Seven segments now on two reels. ONSITE REFERENCE ONLY.   more
18) [Charles Gilbert--home movies] NHF Reel 011
NHF Cataloguer's notes as follows. Intertitles in quotes; film box dates/notes in parentheses. Reel numbers are NHF-assigned. Reel 11: (Edgewater Inn). (1929). (46:49). Two women climbi...   more
19) [Charles Gilbert--home movies] NHF Reel 025
NHF Cataloguer's notes as follows. Intertitles in quotes; film box notes/dates in parentheses. Reel numbers are NHF-assigned. Reel 25: (Wyman Dam). (1929). (47:00). Dump truck at dam co...   more
20) [Charles Gilbert--home movies] NHF Reel 024
NHF Cataloguer's notes as follows. Intertitles in quotes; film box notes/dates in parentheses. Reel numbers are NHF-assigned. Reel 24: ('Durban' The Garden City of South African Coast)....   more
21) [Charles Gilbert--home movies] NHF Reel 026
NHF Cataloguer's notes as follows. Film box notes in parentheses. Reel numbers are NHF-assigned. Reel 26: (1930-1947). (Family). (0:00). Man at hay rack. Group of deer feeding and runni...   more
22) [Charles Gilbert--home movies] NHF Reel 012
NHF Cataloguer's notes as follows. Intertitles in quotes; film box dates/notes in parentheses. Reel numbers are NHF-assigned. Reel 12: (Football Maine vs. Colby). (1929). (51:00). Unive...   more
23) Back Stage
Incomplete - only parts 1 and 3. // Label on reels: 'Our Gang in 'Back Stage.'' // Pathex catalog number C-3. // Part 3 has mold.   more
24) [Charles Gilbert--home movies] NHF Reel 013
NHF Cataloguer's notes as follows. Intertitles in quotes; film box dates/notes in parentheses. Reel numbers are NHF-assigned. Reel 13: (Bath, Maine). (55:30). Small elephant eating...   more
25) [Charles Gilbert--home movies] NHF Reel 027
NHF Cataloguer's notes as follows. Film box notes in parentheses. Reel numbers are NHF-assigned. Reel 27: (19:05) Overview of calm water and low hills. Shaky pan, hazy and not very clea...   more
26) Laughing Gas
Incomplete - only 1 of 2 parts. // Label on reels: 'Our Gang in 'Lauging Gas.'' // Pathex catalog number C-26. // Mold.   more
27) [various commercial shorts] NHF Reel 29
NHF Cataloguer's notes: Reel 29: (1. Lindbergh: 0:00-5:00; 2. Beau Brummel: 5:00-9:20; 3. 'Charlie and His Dog': 9:20-13:25; 4. Charlie's Big Fight; 13:30-17:15; 5. Charlie's Lucky Day...   more
28) [Charles Gilbert--home movies] NHF Reel 009
NHF cataloguer's notes as follows. Film box notes/dates in parentheses. Reel numbers are NHF-assigned. Reel 9: (Circus.) (1929.) (37:32) Circus parade, animals in wagons. Trolley tracks...   more
29) [family slides]
Family slides that accompany Charles Gilbert's travel films. NHF retains the original 35 mm. slides (approx. 400) as well as the 3/4 in. video transfer described in this record. Slide b...   more
30) Historic Hearst Zeppelin Flight Around the World (NHF Reel 28)
NHF Cataloguer's notes as follows. Film box/reel notes in parentheses. Reel numbers are NHF-assigned. Reel 28: (Highlights from the News). ('Historic Hearst Zeppelin Flight Around the W...   more
31) Golf Form
Pathex catalog number E-2. // 2 copies - also see 1229.0051.   more
32) [Charles Gilbert--home movies] NHF Reel 022
NHF Cataloguer's notes as follows. Intertitles in quotes; film box notes/dates in parentheses. Reel numbers are NHF-assigned. Reel 22: (1937). (35:55). Boys on lawn. They are playing, w...   more
33) [Charles Gilbert--home movies] NHF Reel 006
NHF cataloguer's notes as follows. Intertitles in quotes; film box notes/dates in parentheses. Reel numbers are NHF-assigned. Reel 6: (Football: Maine vs. Bowdoin). (1929). (24:00) Prac...   more
34) [Charles Gilbert--home movies] NHF Reel 023
NHF Cataloguer's notes as follows. Intertitles in quotes; film box notes/dates in parentheses. Reel numbers are NHF-assigned. Reel 23: (Flowers). (40:30). A park or garden. Flowers out...   more
35) [various commercial shorts] NHF Reel 30
NHF Cataloguer's notes: Reel 30: (1. Felix: All Balled Up: 25:27-29:42; 2. La Rue Comedy Circus/ Circus Series; 29:50-33:45; 3. Felix Follows the Swallows: 33:50-38:00.)   more
36) Billiard Stunts
Label on reel: 'Billiard Stunts.' // Pathex catalog number M-20.   more
37) [Charles Gilbert--home movies] NHF Reel 038
NHF cataloguer's notes: Reel 38: Trip Around the World #8   more
38) Fireman, Save My Dog
In two parts. // Label on reels: 'Paul Parrott in 'Fireman, Save My Dog.'' // Pathex catalog number C-16. ;James Parrott (1897-1939) was first billed as Paul Parrott. http://en.wi...   more
39) Baseball Form
Pathex catalog number E-13.   more
40) [Charles Gilbert--home movies] NHF Reels 34-37
Reel 34: Trip Around the World #4 Reel 35: Trip Around the World #5 Reel 36: Trip Around the World #6 Reel 37: Trip Around the World #7 NHF Cataloguer's notes for Reels 34-37 (Part 1.)...   more
41) Running Form
Pathex catalog number E-20.   more
42) [Charles Gilbert--home movies] NHF Reel 017
NHF Cataloguer's notes as follows. Intertitles in quotes; film box dates/notes in parentheses. Reel numbers are NHF-assigned. Reel 17: (Golf). (13:30) Players teeing off. Cars parked in...   more
43) [Charles Gilbert--home movies] NHF Reel 039
NHF cataloguer's notes: Reel 39: Trip Around the World #9   more
44) [Charles Gilbert--home movies] Reel 15
NHF Cataloguer's notes as follows. Intertitles in quotes; film box dates/notes in parentheses. Reel numbers are NHF-assigned. Reel 15: (Motor Circus Parade). (4:25). Indian with headdre...   more
45) [Charles Gilbert--home movies] NHF Reel 020
NHF Cataloguer's notes as follows. Intertitles in quotes; film box dates/notes in parentheses. Reel numbers are NHF-assigned. Reel 20: (1931). (27:00). Group of people on small pier. Tw...   more
46) [Charles Gilbert--home movies] NHF Reel 002
NHF cataloguer's notes as follows. Intertitles in quotes; film box notes/dates in parentheses. Reel numbers are NHF-assigned. Reel 2: (Hardy Orchard). (1929). (8:00) Tree loaded with ap...   more
47) [Charles Gilbert--home movies] NHF Reel 005
NHF cataloguer's notes as follows. Intertitles in quotes; film box notes/dates in parentheses. Reel numbers are NHF-assigned. Reel 5: (Golf Tournament, Part II). (1929). (19:25) Crowd m...   more
48) [Charles Gilbert--home movies] NHF Reel 014
NHF Cataloguer's notes as follows. Intertitles in quotes; film box dates/notes in parentheses. Reel numbers are NHF-assigned. Reel 14: (Firemen's Parade). (1929). (0:00) Marching band l...   more
49) [Charles Gilbert--home movies] NHF Reel 003
NHF cataloguer's notes as follows. Intertitles in quotes; film box notes/dates in parentheses. Reel numbers are NHF-assigned. Reel 3: (Circus). (1929). (10:17). Two women sitting on edg...   more
Gilbert, Charles Collection
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Collection Date Range
1928 – 1944
Summary
Collection contains [Charles Gilbert--home movies] and several commercial short films. The amateur footage is well shot and covers a mix of family events such as vacations, holiday rituals, and sporting activities. Portions of the Collection contain footage of circus parades and shows from 1929; a golf tournament; University of Maine football games at Orono in 1929; footage of the Wyman Dam under construction across the Kennebec River at Bingham, Maine, in 1929; a detailed record of a trip around the world in 1928; an aerial show in 1929; and winter logging with horses. The 9.5 mm. films in the Collection are Empire commercial shorts including animation and short features such as Charlie Chapin films. Collection also contains 400 35 mm. slides which correspond to the travel footage.
Biographical/Historical Notes
Charles Gilbert graduated from the University of Maine, Orono in 1894. He worked as an engineer for Great Northern Paper until his retirement in 1924. Mr. Gilbert lived in Bangor, owned a home in Castine, and took several trips around the world.
People and Organizations
Gilbert Family
Genre(s)
Amateur
Place(s)
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