34 Items in This Collection
1) [DuMais Family--home movies] Reel 1
Detailed content list in collection folder. // 1942 edge code on film. // Also contains Ansco film stock. // Donor notes: Child and adult hold hands in snow. Child and baby play indoors...   more
2) [DuMais Family--home movies] Reel 2
Detailed content list in collection folder. // Donor notes: Children outdoors in wading pool. Boys in bathrobes and pajamas. Boys play with toy golf clubs. 1949 footage of the Portland...   more
3) [DuMais Family--home movies] Reel 3
Detailed content list in collection folder. // Donor notes: Children outdoors in wading pool. Lobster dinner at Sunset Farm in Harpswell. Gardens and boats in harbor. Picnic in backyard...   more
4) [DuMais Family--home movies] Reel 4
Detailed content list in collection folder. // Donor notes: Children outdoors at wading pool. Toy sailboat. Halloween masks and costumes. Birthday party. Boys playing with clay.   more
5) [DuMais Family--home movies] Reel 5
Detailed content list in collection folder. // Donor notes: Play school party in Auburn. Neodak Lodge and Holl's Inn in Inlet, New York. Family vacation. Seaplane at dock. Ausable chasm...   more
6) [DuMais Family--home movies] Reel 6
Detailed content list in collection folder. // Donor notes: North River Road, Auburn. Dick's birthday. Above the dam on the Androscoggin River. Picnic at Ed and Gaetane Beauchamp's home...   more
7) [DuMais Family--home movies] Reel 7
Detailed content list in collection folder. // Date from edge code on film, donor gives 1950 date. // Donor notes: Tobogganing at Beauchamp's. Jean Dennis visiting and leaving from Aubu...   more
8) [DuMais Family--home movies] Reel 8
Detailed content list in collection folder. // Date from edge code on film, donor gives 1950 date. // Donor notes: Cuyago River Valley, Soldiers' and Sailors' monument. Lake Erie Waterf...   more
9) [DuMais Family--home movies] Reel 9
Detailed content list in collection folder. // Date from edge code on film, donor gives 1950 date. // Donor notes: Red cement truck pouring cement in West Auburn. Lewiston Depot, Nation...   more
10) [DuMais Family--home movies] Reel 10
Detailed content list in collection folder. // Date from edge code on film, donor gives 1950 date. // Donor notes: Wayne Pond, Anothoine's camp. Carol's 1st swim. Picnic, Beauchamp's, S...   more
11) [DuMais Family--home movies] Reel 11
Detailed content list in collection folder. // Date from edge code on film, donor gives 1950 and 1951 dates. // Donor notes: Digging driveway base, cement mixer, foundation. Frame, gara...   more
12) [DuMais Family--home movies] Reel 12
Detailed content list in collection folder. // Donor notes: In yard with kite. Paving the driveway. Driving the bulldozer. Al R's arm in cast. Boys on swing set. Mom arriving at Auburn...   more
13) [DuMais Family--home movies] Reel 13
Detailed content list in collection folder. // Donor notes: Clear stream, logs. The Balsams, Dixville Notch. Lake Gloriette. Scenery. Awning truck arriving. Lake Umbagog. Waterfall, blu...   more
14) [DuMais Family--home movies] Reel 14
Detailed content list in collection folder. // Film has 1950, 1951, 1955 edge codes. // Donor notes: Anthoine's car on Veilleux's lawn, tow truck pulling car out. Mom and Dad's Mercury....   more
15) [DuMais Family--home movies] Reel 15
Detailed content list in collection folder. // Film has 1951 edge code. // Donor notes: January-February 1952. Snow. Coasting on Dimsdale. Sleds and saucer sleds. Boys ice skating on ri...   more
16) [DuMais Family--home movies] Reel 16
Detailed content list in collection folder. // Film has 1950 and 1952 edge codes. // Donor notes: Mom leaving by North East Airlines. July 1952, Ogunquit. Mom, lobster. September 1952,...   more
17) [DuMais Family--home movies] Reel 17
Detailed content list in collection folder. // Film has 1956 and 1957 edge codes. // Donor notes: August 1953, Guatemala. Marta with her parrot. Women washing clothes in river. Team of...   more
18) [DuMais Family--home movies] Reel 18
Detailed content list in collection folder. // Film has 1956 and 1957 edge codes. // Donor notes: August 1953, Guatemala. Monasteries. Ruins. Architecture. Fountains. Coffee finca. [Pan...   more
19) [DuMais Family--home movies] Reel 19
Detailed content list in collection folder. // Film has 1957 edge code. // Donor notes: [Panajachel.] Native collecting snails. Cutting grass with machete. Lake. [Pihrana.] Road to Paqu...   more
20) [DuMais Family--home movies] Reel 20
Detailed content list in collection folder. // Film has 1957 edge code. // Donor notes: Wading pool in backyard. February 1954, Mom and deer at Dry Mills, Gray game preserve and fish ha...   more
21) [DuMais Family--home movies] Reel 21
Detailed content list in collection folder. // Film has 1957 edge code. // Donor notes: Memorial Day parade. Lewiston High School band. Cub Scouts. Oscar Hartford, scout leader. Damaris...   more
22) [DuMais Family--home movies] Reel 22
Detailed content list in collection folder. // Film has 1957 and 1958 edge codes. // Donor notes: New York City, April 1954. Pigeons. 4th Avenue and 83rd Street. Car, traffic, cars. Cro...   more
23) [DuMais Family--home movies] Reel 23
Detailed content list in collection folder. // Film has 1957 edge code. // Donor notes: New York City, April 1954. Going to Brooklyn. NBC. Truck, color television. To the Statue of Libe...   more
24) [DuMais Family--home movies] Reel 24
Detailed content list in collection folder. // Film has 1957 and 1959 edge codes. // Donor notes: Summer 1954. Chip in pool in yard. Cosy Harbor. Pratt Island. Sheepscot, Southport. New...   more
25) [DuMais Family--home movies] Reel 25
Detailed content list in collection folder. // Film has 1959 edge code. // Donor notes: Summer 1954. Pratt Island. The Cove. Pratt's store. Boat club. David Island. Hendrick's Head Ligh...   more
26) [DuMais Family--home movies] Reel 26
Detailed content list in collection folder. // Film has 1959 edge code. // Donor notes: Herring catch, Sheepscot, Pratt Island, 1954. Spectators. Bucket of herring. Gulls. Townsend Gut,...   more
27) [DuMais Family--home movies] Reel 27
Detailed content list in collection folder. // Film has 1959 edge code. // Donor notes: Pratt Island 1954. Ob Brewer, harbor master, his boat 'The Liberty.' On way to Pemaquid. Damarisc...   more
28) [DuMais Family--home movies] Reel 28
Date from edge code on film. // Poor focus, color faded. // Compare reel with donor notes to see if it matches any of the last 6 items.   more
29) [DuMais Family--home movies] Reel 29
1959 edge code on film. // Label on box: 'Rochester Minn. Winter 1946-1947. Dupe. // Compare reel with donor notes to see if it matches any of the last 6 items.   more
30) [DuMais Family--home movies] Reel 30
1959 edge code on film. // Label on box: 'March 1955.' // Compare reel with donor notes to see if it matches any of the last 6 items.   more
31) [DuMais Family--home movies] Reel 31
1959 edge code on film. // Label on box: 'Pratt Island May 1955 II.' // Compare reel with donor notes to see if it matches any of the last 6 items.   more
32) [DuMais Family--home movies] Reel 32
1959 edge code on film. // Label on box: 'June 1956.' // Compare reel with donor notes to see if it matches any of the last 6 items. // Boat removed from railroad car.   more
33) [DuMais Family--home movies] Reel 33
1946 edge code on film. // Label on reel: 'Rochester 1947.' // Likely reel 3 in donor notes at end, compare to be certain. // Donor notes: 1946-1947. Helicopter, plane, biplane, Rochest...   more
34) [DuMais Family--home movies] Reel 34
Date from edge code on film. // Heavily damaged, not transferable. // Kids feeding ducks.   more
Du Mais Family Collection
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Collection Date Range
1945 – 1956
Summary
Collection contains [Du Mais--home movies] with a mix of family events such as vacations, holiday rituals, and sporting activities. It also captures regional subjects such as Colby College’s Mayflower Hill campus when it opened, construction activities from the early 1950s, parades, fires, summer camps in Maine, herring catches in the Sheepscot River, travel footage from Guatemala in 1954, New York City scenes, and amateur footage of the Mayo Clinic.
Biographical/Historical Notes
The films are a record of a Lewiston, Maine, family, Alcid F. DuMais, M.D., his wife Natalie Dennis DuMais, and their four children. The collection documents the end of Dr. DuMais’s WWII Navy service, a surgical residency at the Mayo Clinic, and the establishment of a private practice in Lewiston, Maine, where he was Chief of Surgery at St. Mary’s Hospital.
People and Organizations
Du Mais Family
Genre(s)
Amateur
Place(s)
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