27 Items in This Collection
1) [Robert M. Hume, Sr.--home movies] Reel 2
Pan of ocean, shipyard, shoreline, with hotels, horses in streets, CUs of ship approaching shore, woman in carriage speaking, games on deck (shuffleboard), waves and whitecaps, Statue o...   more
2) [Robert M. Hume, Sr.--home movies]. Reel 7: Shriners Parade, Mountains
Box notes: 'Shriner's Parade. Mts. 1935 June.' NHF cataloguer's notes: Shot June 1935. Pan of mountains. Marching men in [Shriners'] hats circling field in formation. Girl on bicycle.   more
3) [Robert M. Hume, Sr.--home movies]. Reel 10a
Box notes: 'Misc 1932 & East Dover Sebec Lake. Andy, Harriet, Mooneys.' NHF cataloguer's notes: Man and woman in spectacles speaking to camera, family gathering, lake shore, boy sleepin...   more
4) [Robert M. Hume, Sr.--home movies]. Reel 10b: Thanksgiving
Can notes: 'Thanksgiving 1931. (Walkers) (Children) Bowdoin & Maine, Nevins, Woodward, Seelye, Stockwell 1930.' Cataloguer's notes: Thanksgiving CUs of family members laughing and perfo...   more
5) [Robert M. Hume, Sr.--home movies]. Reel 5: American Legion County Convention
Box notes: 'Legion County Convention. May 19, 1940.' NHF cataloguer's notes: May 1940 scenes of parade. Marching band.   more
6) [Robert M. Hume, Sr.--home movies]. Reel 8: Grand Lake
Box notes: 'Grand Lake 1933.' NHF cataloguer's notes: Float plane taking off, boys feeding crow, women and men play-fighting, group of men posing for picture, boy with harmonica, motori...   more
7) [Robert M. Hume, Sr.--home movies] Reel 6: 1913 S 20th Reunion
Box notes: '1933 reunion.' NHF cataloguer's notes: Adults and children dressed in white [Navy?] uniforms, bulldog CU with tongue out, band (men in kilts), men smoking, pan of stadium, b...   more
8) [Robert M. Hume, Sr.--home movies] Reel 11: N.T. Dam Picnic
Box notes: '1933 NT Dam Picnic. Emery Yong, Fahey McLean, Smiths, OConnor.' NHF cataloguer's notes: Dam, group on shore, dinnertime portraits, boys chopping trees.   more
9) [Robert M. Hume, Sr.--home movies]. Reel 12: Soordnahunk, Grumleys, Mt. Katahdin from Daisey Pond, Flowers
Box notes: 'Flower.' NHF cataloguer's notes: CU of flowers, gardens, grounds   more
10) [Robert M. Hume, Sr.--home movies]. Reel 13
Box notes: '1937. Grumley. St. John. Mt. Washington. Rest of film bad.' NHF cataloguer's notes: Two men dancing, stones on beach, [poor quality section], horseback riding.   more
11) [Robert M. Hume, Sr.--home movies]. Reel 14
Box notes: 'Soordnahunk. Grumleys. Mt. Kat. from Daisey Pond. Flowers 1937.' NHF cataloguer's notes: Women slipping, waterfall, man holding woman's slip, pan of mountains, flowers.   more
12) [Robert M. Hume, Sr.--home movies] Reel 15
Box notes: '1939 Feb Caribbean Cruise.' NHF cataloguer's notes: Birds in flight, seagulls CU, steamship, motorboat filmed from above, [bamboo?] trees, canopy over road.   more
13) [Robert M. Hume, Sr.--home movies] Reel 16
Box notes: '1939 Cruise #2.' NHF cataloguer's notes: Large snake, iguana, lions at zoo, wolves, sloth (being held), stone bridge. Panama? Continental Divide. Turtles, Statue of Liberty,...   more
14) [Robert M. Hume, Sr.--home movies]. Reel 17
Box notes: 'Johnsons. Katahdin. Ripogenus [Dam].' NHF cataloguer's notes: Boat, [a fin of some sort] surfacing, yachting, mountain river, dam, falls, flowers.   more
15) [Robert M. Hume, Sr.--home movies] Reel 18
Box notes: 'Major--Bill--Stone Dam. 1944-45.' NHF cataloguer's notes: Boy in uniform, falls, logs floating down river, [paper?] mill, woman and dog.   more
16) [Robert M. Hume, Sr.--home movies] Reel 19
Box notes: 'Bob--Bill--Miramachi. April 1947.' NHF cataloguer's notes: Young men in uniform (army), river scenes, campfire, poling upstream, fishing, 'MCNAMEE' lodge, train engine appro...   more
17) [Robert M. Hume, Sr.--home movies.] Reel 4: Snowplow
Box notes: 'Snow Plow. Feb 1934.' NHF cataloguer's notes: February 1934 shots of huge, Caterpillar-like snowplow moving deep snow. Kids on snowshoes.   more
18) [Robert M. Hume, Sr.--home movies]. Reel 20: Christmas
Box notes: 'Orono Xmas 1949. Bob III & Bill.' NHF cataloguer's notes: Christmas: tree, presents, children.   more
19) [Robert M. Hume, Sr.--home movies]. Reel 21: Fall Foliage, Tulips
Box notes: 'Fall foliage 1950. Tulips 1951.' NHF cataloguer's notes: Flowers, foliage, bees.   more
20) [Robert M. Hume, Sr.--home movies] Reel 22
Can notes: 'Bermuda 1932. Kodacolor needs filter.' NHF cataloguer's notes: 'Elbow Beach.' Pan of ocean, white sand beach, sunbathers, pan of garden. Bermuda? 'Town St. George.' Children...   more
21) [Robert M. Hume, Sr.--home movies] Reel 9
Box notes: '1934 Winter Snow. Party Dobsis Lake. Tuttle, Joyce.' NHF cataloguer's notes: Man walking through shoveled path in snow piled 12 feet, men shoveling, railroad/summer shorelin...   more
22) [Robert M. Hume, Sr.--home movies] Reel 3: Health Parade
Box notes: 'Health Parade 1932 also E. Dover.' NHF cataloguer's notes: Children in parade, signs: Katahdin Ave. School, Eat Cereal, Eat Vegetab, Oxford St. Health Kingdom. Child (Health...   more
23) [Robert M. Hume, Sr.--home movies] Reel 23
Box notes: '1937 South Amaerica Cruise (Panama, Santa Marta). 1937 Jamaica Cruise.' NHF cataloguer's notes: Underside of lifeboats hanging from steamship, pan of ocean, harbor, pan of m...   more
24) [Robert M. Hume, Sr.--home movies] Reel 24
Can notes: 'California Trip Pt. 1. 1946.' Typed shot list for 'California Trip Reel 1': 'United Airlines Mainliner at Boston 9/19/46. Sunrise over Nevada. Sierra Nevada Mts. Flying 1400...   more
25) [Robert M. Hume, Sr.--home movies] Reel 25
Can notes: 'California Pt. 2. 1946.' NHF cataloguer's notes: Statues. California, Paramount Pictures, swimming pool, palm trees, hotel, Grand Canyon, pan of fields, lakes from train, Ni...   more
26) [Robert M. Hume, Sr.--home movies]. Reel 1: Cutting Pulpwood
Can note: 'Cutting Pulpwood 1933. Woodsaw. Bermuda 1932. All Film Black & White.' NHF cataloguer's notes: Man with ax cuts down tree, man with frame saw; man uses ax to limb wood, throw...   more
27) East Dover Days
July 3, 1989 town celebration. People in period costume ride in old car. Parade on Brickyard Hill. Flag raising. Group gathered around clown. Sack and three-legged races and children's...   more
Hume, Robert M. Sr. Collection
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Primary Format and Extent
film (3,700 ft.) : si., b&w and col. ; 16 mm. reversal pos.
Collection Date Range
1930 – 1950
Collection contains home movies shot by Robert M. Hume, Sr. "Cutting Pulpwood" (1933) shows logging and paper mill operations. Other films show Hume family and friends in various activities and seasons. Titles include: "Thanksgiving (1930-1931), "Grand Lake" (1932), and "Fall Foliage, Tulips" (1950). Footage shows community events such as 1932 Millinocket Health Parade, 1935 Shriner's Parade, and 1940 Millinocket American Legion County Convention.
Biographical/Historical Notes
Robert M. Hume, Sr. (1893-1966) was superintendent of the Great Northern Company mill in Millinocket from 1926 to 1952, and made a number of motion pictures in that period. His wife Blanche (1896-1984) was a registered nurse and appears in the films, along with other family members and friends. Great Northern Company is a paper mill based in Millinocket, central Penobscot County. Company president Whitcomb in 1933 requested a film about basic processes in the paper industry to be made for company employees. "Cutting Pulpwood" shows this footage.
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