88 Items in This Collection
1) [Everett Greaton--home movies] Reel 1, Accession 2114
Home movie documenting Maine marching band visit to the 1939 New York World's Fair.;New York World's Fair footage: Maine school bands marching into World's Fair. Tour bus and souvenir...   more
2) [Everett Greaton--home movies] Reel 2, Accession 2114
Footage of Gilbert’s Lobster Pound, a lobster shack on Pemaquid Beach, including a few shots of the exterior, a worker fishing a lobster out of the water, weighing it, dropping it in th...   more
3) [Everett Greaton--home movies] Reel 3, Accession 2114
Notes on can: “Scenic”;Donor Notes: Locke mills/Katahdin/ New State Picnic Area (wood all cut)/ Appalachian Trail Club at Daicey Pond 1939, Maine Dining Room” ;A few shots of a road al...   more
4) [Everett Greaton--home movies] Reel 4, Accession 2114
Footage of people skiing, including downhill skiing, cross-country skiing through trees and across fields and people on both small and large ski jumps. A few shots of people going down...   more
5) [Everett Greaton--home movies] Reel 5, Accession 2114
Footage of men getting into boats at the dock and going fishing. A shot of a rainbow. A few shots of men showing off the fish they caught and one man holding something framed. Footag...   more
6) Vacation Bicycle Safety Patrol, Accession 2114
Vacation Bicycle Safety Patrol is a film about bicycle safety with intertitles throughout. The footage includes a boy in a Vacation Bicycle Safety Patrol uniform biking up to and posin...   more
7) [Everett Greaton--home movies] Reel 7, Accession 2114
A few shots of a house, including a sign that reads, “The Tenafly Weavers Hand Weaving”. Footage of women taking various looms out of the house, setting them up outside, weaving with t...   more
8) [Everett Greaton--home movies] Reel 8, Accession 2114
Footage of a fair, including shots of the crowd, various rides, attractions and booths and girls buying cotton candy. Footage of a carriage horse race, including jugglers, an acrobat a...   more
9) [Everett Greaton--home movies] Reel 9, Accession 2114
Footage of men on a tractor pulling a disc harrow and a seeder along a field. Several shots of the field taken at various points in time as the seeds grow into corn stalks. Footage of...   more
10) [Everett Greaton--home movies] Reel 10, Accession 2114
A few shots of a field, including some with people and machinery in the background. Footage of men in a field digging out bricks of earth with small plants in them, including a man dis...   more
11) [Everett Greaton--home movies] Reel 11, Accession 2114
A few shots of a small ferry pulling up to a dock and people getting off of the boat. A few shots of men with fishing gear and a woman getting into cars and driving away. Footage of a...   more
12) [Everett Greaton--home movies] Reel 12, Accession 2114
Footage of a river and the surrounding area, including a road passing by the river, water rushing through a small gorge at Snow Falls, animals grazing in a field nearby, people standing...   more
13) [Everett Greaton--home movies] Reel 13, Accession 2114
A truck driving up a road. Road sign: ‘117, 118’. Boat houses along a lake/stream. Various shots of a road along a lake. Shots of road, road signs, houses and the lake. Plants, includin...   more
14) [Everett Greaton--home movies] Reel 14, Accession 2114
A few shots of a plane skywriting “Pepsi Cola”. Footage of a road on a mountain, including people admiring the view. Footage of birds at a bird feeder. A shot of a man holding a bask...   more
15) [Everett Greaton--home movies] Reel 15, Accession 2114
Footage of a crowd of people, including a girl playing a trumpet, seeing off a man getting on a bus marked, “Portland”. After watching the bus leave, many members of the crowd get into...   more
16) [Everett Greaton--home movies] Reel 16, Accession 2114
Footage of men fly fishing, including netting fish, showing off their catch and walking through the woods. A few shots of people looking out over a lake from a house on the shore. A f...   more
17) [Everett Greaton--home movies] Reel 17, Accession 2114
A few shots of a forest. Footage of people dressed in hunting gear unloading cars along the side of the road, cooking food on a small grill and eating, including a man carrying a shotg...   more
18) Making of a Shooter (Reel 2), Accession 2114
Making of a Shooter (Reel 2) is the second reel of a rifle safety film. This reel is about a girl named Mary who competes in the National Rifle Matches at Camp Perry in Port Clinton, O...   more
19) [Everett Greaton--home movies] Reel 19, Accession 2114
Footage of the making of maple syrup, including men in snow shoes tapping a tree with a drill, inserting a nozzle, or spire, hanging buckets on spires, emptying buckets of sap into a ho...   more
20) [Everett Greaton--home movies] Reel 20, Accession 2114
Footage of wildlife, including deer, a large bird, ducks on the water and various kinds of small birds and squirrels in and around bird feeders. Donor Notes: “Birds”   more
21) [Everett Greaton--home movies] Reel 21, Accession 2114
Footage of people fishing from boats intercut with shots of the sun setting. Footage of men on a boat and shots of the view from the boat, including a town along the shore, other boats...   more
22) [Everett Greaton--home movies] Reel 22, Accession 2114
Footage of people relaxing and playing dice on a sailboat. Footage of people swimming and playing in a large, inground pool and sunbathing, including people sunbathing on the grass bes...   more
23) [Everett Greaton--home movies] Reel 23, Accession 2114
Footage of men getting ready to go fishing, including unloading a car by a shack in the woods, paddling a boat and putting together their fishing rods. A shot of mountains. Footage of...   more
24) [Everett Greaton--home movies] Reel 24, Accession 2114
Footage of three men fishing, including unloading their car near a shack in the woods, putting on their waders, assembling their rods, eating lunch and laying out their catch on the doc...   more
25) [Everett Greaton--home movies] Reel 25, Accession 2114
Reel 25 is a film sponsored by the Maine Development Commission about the various recreation activities available to vacationers in Maine with intertitles throughout. The film consists...   more
26) [Everett Greaton--home movies] Reel 26, Accession 2114
A few shots of a pier, including boats in the water, people raising a sail on a sailboat and people walking on the pier. Footage of a sailboat race. Footage of busy streets in a downt...   more
27) [Everett Greaton--home movies] Reel 27, Accession 2114
Footage of trees along roads, by lakes and rivers, on mountains and near farms displaying their autumn foliage, including people eating at a picnic table near a sign that reads, “Lunch...   more
28) [Everett Greaton--home movies] Reel 28, Accession 2114
Footage of workers collecting sea moss, including men shoveling sea moss from rows of boats into wheelbarrows on a dock, rolling the wheelbarrows up the dock, emptying them on the beach...   more
29) [Everett Greaton--home movies] Reel 29, Accession 2114
Footage of men fly fishing in a river, including leaving a house, driving, putting together their fishing rods and lures, reeling in fish and showing off their catch of salmon. A few s...   more
30) [Everett Greaton--home movies] Reel 30, Accession 2114
Footage of the Poland Springs Winter Beauty Contest, including women riding in a large, horse drawn sleigh through the snowy roads, exiting the sleigh with their skis, posing and paradi...   more
31) [Everett Greaton--home movies] Reel 31, Accession 2114
Footage of potato fields, including farmers on tractors plowing the field and spraying the crops and fields of potato blossom flowers. Footage of the Maine Potato Blossom Queen Contest...   more
32) [Everett Greaton--home movies] Reel 32, Accession 2114
A shot of a house. A few shots of a deer in a stream. A few shots of people in boats and on a dock fishing, including a deer in a field of flowers and people laying out their catch on...   more
33) [Everett Greaton--home movies] Reel 33, Accession 2114
Footage of trees along roads, by lakes, on mountains, in residential neighborhoods and along rivers displaying their autumn foliage. Some of the footage is shot from a boat on a river...   more
34) [Everett Greaton--home movies] Reel 34, Accession 2114
Footage of twins of all ages, including Governor Horace A. Hildreth and his twin brother, interacting and posing for cameramen. All twins are wearing yellow ribbons. The footage inclu...   more
35) [Everett Greaton--home movies] Reel 35, Accession 2114
Footage of a small town, including street corners and various buildings. A few shots of a lake with mountains in the distance. A few shots of deserted roads with mountains in the dist...   more
36) [Everett Greaton--home movies] Reel 36, Accession 2114
Footage of the Waldo-Hancock Bridge, including cars driving across the bridge, a sign that reads, “Waldo-Hancock Toll Bridge Stop At Toll House On Verona Island” and a plaque on bridge...   more
37) [Everett Greaton--home movies] Reel 37, Accession 2114
A few shots of houses and tree lined streets in South Paris, ME. Footage of people walking into and out of the Paris Hill Country Club and men playing golf on the golf course. Footage...   more
38) [Everett Greaton--home movies] Reel 38, Accession 2114
A few shots of people in a garden. A few shots of two men standing next to a pickup truck with a bed full of squash. Footage of people walking around. A few shots of a house with 176...   more
39) [Everett Greaton--home movies] Reel 39, Accession 2114
Footage of a young boy and girl dressed as a king and queen stepping out of a horse drawn buggy, posing for photographers and then leaving in the buggy, including a few other people pos...   more
40) [Everett Greaton--home movies] Reel 40, Accession 2114
A few shots of the sun setting intercut with a truck on fire along the side of a road. A few shots of a house and garden. A few shots of people on a dock, including a man putting toge...   more
41) [Everett Greaton--home movies] Reel 41, Accession 2114
A few shots of trees and plants. A few shots of a boy making fly fishing lures. Footage of a man walking in the forest smelling flowers and hugging a tree. A few shots of a small tow...   more
42) [Everett Greaton--home movies] Reel 42, Accession 2114
Footage of several different kinds of flowers growing in various gardens, including a shot of a man inspecting some flowers. Donor Notes: “Garden”   more
43) [Everett Greaton--home movies] Reel 43, Accession 2114
A few shots of trees with flowers in bloom. Footage of various monuments, landmarks and memorials in and around Washington D.C., including the U.S. Capitol building, the Jefferson Memo...   more
44) [Everett Greaton--home movies] Reel 44, Accession 2114
Footage of an urban street. Footage of people milling about a Greyhound bus near a hotel on a road with mountains in the distance. Footage of people atop Grays Peak, including people...   more
45) [Everett Greaton--home movies] Reel 45, Accession 2114
A shot of birds in a road. A shot of a deer in a forest near a stack of logs. A few shots of a town along the water. A few shots of houses and a church. A few shots of a waterfront...   more
46) [Everett Greaton--home movies] Reel 46, Accession 2114
Footage of a flood in Lewiston, ME, including buildings and streets underwater, people watching from dry patches of land, a man rowing out to the WLAM radio station building in a canoe,...   more
47) [Everett Greaton--home movies] Reel 47, Accession 2114
A shot of a lake. A shot of a moving train. A few shots of an industrial area. A few shots of a road, including a sign that reads, “Do Not Drive On Gutter”. A few shots of people lo...   more
48) [Everett Greaton--home movies] Reel 48, Accession 2114
Intertitles: “Maine The Land of Remembered Vacations” “Official State Picture, Maine Development Commission, State House, Augusta, Maine” Reel 48 is a tourist film highlighting the vac...   more
49) [Everett Greaton--home movies] Reel 49, Accession 2114
A few shots of the Greenbrier resort in White Sulpher Springs, WV, including people posing in front of a Greyhound bus in front of the resort. Footage of people walking around various...   more
50) [Everett Greaton--home movies] Reel 50, Accession 2114
Footage of men fly fishing in a river along a gravelly bank, including men reeling in and netting fish, displaying their catch and a man with his line caught in a tree. A few shots of...   more
51) [Everett Greaton--home movies] Reel 51, Accession 2114
Two shots of the sun through the clouds. Footage of people at a hotel along the beach, including a group of older women on the beach. A few shots of streets. Footage of private hotel...   more
52) [Everett Greaton--home movies] Reel 52, Accession 2114
Footage of men fishing in a river, including men reeling in and netting fish and displaying their catch. A few shots of men with fishing rods walking out to a boat on a lake. Footage...   more
53) [Everett Greaton--home movies] Reel 53, Accession 2114
Footage of male and female deer in a field. A few shots of men in a boat. Footage of men digging clams out of the mud with a pitchfork, or clam hoe, and putting them in crates. A few...   more
54) [Everett Greaton--home movies] Reel 54, Accession 2114
Footage of men and boys hiking and climbing up a mountain and hiking through the forest, including people resting on rocks, the view of the surrounding mountains and a lake from the top...   more
55) [Everett Greaton--home movies] Reel 55, Accession 2114
A shot of an industrial area. Footage of a downhill ski race. Footage of a ski jump competition. A few shots of an ice skating race. Footage of ice skaters dancing on the ice alone,...   more
56) [Everett Greaton--home movies] Reel 56, Accession 2114
Footage of a small town, including a farm, a bridge, houses, streets and a road with mountains in the distance. Footage of well-dressed people standing by their cars along the side of...   more
57) [Everett Greaton--home movies] Reel 57, Accession 2114
Footage of people hiking through the woods, including a woman drinking from a stream, the group resting at cabins in the woods, a man banging a large mallet made out of a log, people cr...   more
58) [Everett Greaton--home movies] Reel 58, Accession 2114
Footage of various flowers and trees, including mushrooms, tree moss, a shot of the shore and a shot of a baby in a crib outside with three black hens perched on the crib. Donor Notes:...   more
59) [Everett Greaton--home movies] Reel 59, Accession 2114
Footage of flowers and trees in gardens, including a man chasing a baby in a field and a woman and a child in a car. Footage of a pond filled with lily pads. A few shots of a family i...   more
60) [Everett Greaton--home movies] Reel 60, Accession 2114
Footage of a variety of waterfalls in forests, on mountains and coming from dams in rivers, including a man walking across a log and shots of mountains in the distance. Donor Notes: “W...   more
61) [Everett Greaton--home movies] Reel 61, Accession 2114
A few shots of apple trees with their blossoms in bloom. Footage of Rangeley Lake and the surrounding mountains. A few shots of a car driving down a road through a town along the wate...   more
62) [Everett Greaton--home movies] Reel 62, Accession 2114
Reel 62 is a film about driving safety with intertitles throughout. The footage includes a man driving in the night, children playing marbles and getting in a fight, a driver hitting a...   more
63) [Everett Greaton--home movies] Reel 63, Accession 2114
Intertitles: “Maine The Land Of Remembered Vacations” “Official State Picture, Maine Development Commission, State House, Augusta, Maine.” Reel 63 is a promotional film about fly fishi...   more
64) [Everett Greaton--home movies] Reel 64, Accession 2114
Intertitles: “Maine The Land Of Remembered Vacations” “Official State Picture Maine Development Commission State House, Augusta, Maine” Reel 64 is a promotional film about coastal town...   more
65) [Everett Greaton--home movies] Reel 65, Accession 2114
Intertitles: “Maine the Land of Remembered Vacations” “Official State Picture Maine Development Commission State House Augusta, Maine” Reel 65 is a promotional film about native born M...   more
66) [Everett Greaton--home movies] Reel 66, Accession 2114
Intertitles: “Maine, the land of Remembered Vacations” “Official State Picture Maine Development Commission State House Augusta, Maine” Reel 66 is a promotional film about wildlife in...   more
67) [Everett Greaton--home movies] Reel 67, Accession 2114
Intertitles: “Maine, The Land of Remembered Vacations” “Official State Picture, Maine Development Commission State House, Augusta, Maine” Reel 67 is a promotional film about fly fishin...   more
68) [Everett Greaton--home movies] Reel 68, Accession 2114
Intertitles: “Maine, The Land of Remembered Vacations” “Official State Picture, Maine Development Commission, State House, Augusta, Maine” Reel 68 is a promotional film about fly fishi...   more
69) [Everett Greaton--home movies] Reel 69, Accession 2114
Intertitles: “Maine, The Land of Remembered Vacations” “Official State Picture, Maine Development Commission, State House, Augusta, Maine.” Reel 69 is a promotional film about Maine ap...   more
70) [Everett Greaton--home movies] Reel 70, Accession 2114
Intertitles: “Maine The Land Of Remembered Vacations” “Official State Picture Maine Development Commission State House, Augusta, Maine” Reel 70 is a promotional film about hunting with...   more
71) [Everett Greaton--home movies] Reel 71, Accession 2114
Intertitles: “Maine, the Land of Remembered Vacations” “Official State Picture Maine Development Commission State House Augusta, Maine.” ““And first I will tell you that the very sittin...   more
72) [Everett Greaton--home movies] Reel 72, Accession 2114
Intertitles: Reel 72 is a promotional film about cooking clams and lobsters along the coast of Maine with intertitles throughout. The footage includes shots of beaches, men pulling lob...   more
73) [Everett Greaton--home movies] Reel 73, Accession 2114
Intertitles: “Maine the Land of Remembered Vacations” “Official State Picture Maine Development Commission State House Augusta, Maine.” Reel 73 is a promotional film about a trip on th...   more
74) [Everett Greaton--home movies] Reel 74, Accession 2114
Intertitles: “Maine, The Land of Remembered Vacations” “Official State Picture, Maine Development Commission, State House, Augusta, Maine.” Reel 74 is a promotional film about a sporti...   more
75) [Everett Greaton--home movies] Reel 75, Accession 2114
Intertitles: “Maine, the Land of Remembered Vacations” “Official State Picture, State of Maine, Maine Development Commission, State House, Augusta, Maine” Reel 75 is a promotional film...   more
76) [Everett Greaton--home movies] Reel 76, Accession 2114
Intertitles: “Maine the Land of Remembered Vacations” “Official State Picture Maine Development Commission State House Augusta, Maine” Reel 76 is a promotional film about Maine apples...   more
77) [Everett Greaton--home movies] Reel 77, Accession 2114
Intertitles: “Maine is a Land of Remembered Vacations” Reel 77 is a promotional film about a couple visiting Lakewood, ME, for their honeymoon and the recreational opportunities there,...   more
78) [Everett Greaton--home movies] Reel 78, Accession 2114
Intertitles: “Maine The Land of Remembered Vacations” “Official State Picture, Maine Development Commission, State House, Augusta, Maine” Reel 78 is a promotional film about Maine spor...   more
79) [Everett Greaton--home movies] Reel 79, Accession 2114
Intertitles: “Maine, The Land Of Remembered Vacations” “Official State Picture Maine Development Commission State House Augusta, Maine.” Reel 79 is a promotional film about historic si...   more
80) [Everett Greaton--home movies] Reel 80, Accession 2114
Title; ‘Maine the Land of Remembered Vacations’, ‘Official State Picture Maine Development commission State House Augusta, Maine’, ‘One of the loveliest spots in Maine is Middledam on L...   more
81) [Everett Greaton--home movies] Reel 81, Accession 2114
Intertitles: “Maine, The Land of Remembered Vacations” “Official State Picture, Maine Development Commission, State House, Augusta, Maine” Reel 81 is a promotional film about living in...   more
82) [Everett Greaton--home movies] Reel 82, Accession 2114
Title: ‘MAINE THE LAND OF REMEMBERED VACATIONS’, ‘Official State Picture, Maine Development Commission, State House, Augusta, Maine.’ ‘Have You Planned Your Vacation for This Year?’ ‘Wh...   more
83) [Everett Greaton--home movies] Reel 83, Accession 2114
Intertitles: “Maine The Land Of Remembered Vacations” “Official State Picture, Maine Development Commission, State House, Augusta, Maine” Reel 83 is a promotional film about Kennubunk...   more
84) [Everett Greaton--home movies] Reel 84, Accession 2114
Intertitles: “Maine The Land Of Remembered Vacations” “Official State Picture, Maine Development Commission, State House, Augusta, Maine” Reel 84 is a promotional film about towns alon...   more
85) [Everett Greaton--home movies] Reel 85, Accession 2114
Intertitles: “Maine The Land Of Remembered Vacations” “Official State Picture, Maine Development Commission, State House, Augusta, Maine” Reel 85 is a promotional film about hunting wi...   more
86) [Everett Greaton--home movies] Reel 86, Accession 2114
Intertitles: “Maine, The Land of Remembered Vacations” “Official State Picture, Maine Development Commission, State House, Augusta, Maine” Reel 86 is a promotional film about the drive...   more
87) [Everett Greaton--home movies] Reel 87, Accession 2114
Intertitles: “Maine the Land of Remembered Vacations” “Official State Picture Maine Development Commission State House Augusta, Maine” Reel 87 is a promotional film about summer camps...   more
88) [Everett Greaton--home movies] Reel 88, Accession 2114
Intertitles: “Maine the Land of Remembered Vacations” “Official State Picture Maine Development Commission State House Augusta, Maine” Reel 88 is a promotional film about tuna fishing...   more
Greaton, Everett Collection
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Collection Identifier(s)
[Everett Greaton--home movies], 2114
Credit: Everett Greaton Collection, Northeast Historic Film. Title card from a Maine Development Commission film which promotes the state's attributes to potential visitors.
Credit: Everett Greaton Collection, Northeast Historic Film. Kennebunk Beach clambake shown in a Maine state film promoting tourism.
Primary Format and Extent
film (31,150 feet) : si., col. ; 16 mm.
Collection Date Range
1929 – 1965
Summary
The Everett Greaton Collection consists of 88 reels of film shot by Everett Greaton between 1929 and 1965. The bulk of the films were shot between 1938 and 1959. The vast majority of the footage was shot in Maine and was meant to highlight the scenic beauty of the state and the many recreation opportunities available to visitors and residents alike. Most of them are Greaton’s own home movies, but several of the films were created by Greaton in his official position as first the Executive Director of the Maine Development Commission and then as the Head of Recreation Development for the Department of Economic Development. The films produced by the Maine Development Commission highlight specific attributes of Maine, including the coasts, the mountains, fishing options in Maine’s lakes, rivers and bays, sporting camps throughout the state, bird hunting covers, scenic cities and towns, the apple industry, lobster and clambakes on the seashore, historic locations in Maine and well-known authors. Among these are some of the first color films used to promote the state of Maine. Also included in the collection is footage from vacations Greaton and his family took to the 1939 New York World’s Fair, Ohio, Michigan, Washington D.C., Virginia, West Virginia, Florida, Colorado and Mississippi. The collection contains a few safety films on bicycle safety, proper use of a rifle, and safe driving as well.
Biographical/Historical Notes
Everett Greaton was a resident of Auburn, Maine, who served for forty years in the Maine State Government promoting the state both locally and nationally. Born in 1895, Greaton attended Kents Hill Academy. He remained a faithful alumnus throughout his life sitting on the school’s board of trustees, of which he was president for eight years. After graduating from Kents Hill Academy in 1916, Greaton worked for the Ault Williamson Shoe Company in Auburn, Maine. He married his wife in 1926. In 1928, Greaton began his forty years of service for the state government. He became the Executive Director of the Maine Development Commission in 1930. During his term with the Maine Development Commission, Maine became the first state to appropriate state funds for the purpose of promoting its natural resources. The Development Commission was the precursor to the Department of Economic Development (DED), which was established in 1955. At this time, Greaton became the Head of Recreational Development for the DED and later served as a consultant. He played a vital role in the organization of Maine’s industrial program and tourist industry, serving under ten governors. While promoting the tourist industry in Maine, Greaton made arrangements for celebrities and prominent politicians vacationing in the state, including Presidents Eisenhower and Nixon. He was also affiliated with the National Association of Travel Organizations and served as their third president for two terms. Everett Greaton died in 1968 and is survived by his son, Winston S. Greaton.
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://www.oldfilm.org/research for more information.
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