12 Items in This Collection
1) Air show, 1940--Gilbert Pond--home movies. Reel 1
Air show meet with planes in air, parachutists, people posing by parked planes, walking around planes. Planes doing acrobatics, announcer at microphone describing the scene. Views of...   more
2) Airport, 1939--Gilbert Pond--home movies. Reel 2
Various single-engine, one-man military planes in camouflage taxiing and taking off from runway at small commercial airport. Many of the planes are of the same type.;"No Good PW Air…an...   more
3) Airport, circa 1939-1941--Gilbert Pond--home movies. Reel 3
Various military planes parked at small airport. Visitors and enthusiasts look them over, and several taxi onto runway and take off. Views of parked planes and others taxiing.;"Planes...   more
4) Baby Dana Gregory, circa 1940-1941--Gilbert Pond--home movies. Reel 4
Baby (Dana Gregory Pond) in playpen looking at the camera. The baby sits, lies and crawls on a blanket with his mother. Older couple walking on dock with dog.;"D.G. and Prisc. 1941"    more
5) Dana Gregory and Priscilla, circa 1940-1941--Gilbert Pond--home movies. Reel 5
Toddler (Dana Gregory Pond) now walking, sitting on grass, climbing up and down a hill, and walking with mother on a dirt road down a hill to a wooden sidewalk where he meets a toddler...   more
6) Airplane, baby, circa 1939-1942--Gilbert Pond--home movies. Reel 6
All poor quality shots. Plane landing toward camera, views from plane over landscape below, shots of plane taking off, baby in carriage.;"Airplane Particially [sic] no good"   more
7) Air meet, circa 1940-1941--Gilbert Pond--home movies. Reel 7
Aerials over city with river running through it. Shots of single engine plane landing. Views of spectators at the air meet, LAS of plane doing acrobatics, announcers describing the eve...   more
8) Baby Dana Gregory, airport, 1940--Gilbert Pond--home movies. Reel 8
Baby in carriage being fed milk, crawling on a blanket outdoors with mother and dog. Pan a small airport with people on runways, several planes parked, some near airport buildings.;"D....   more
9) Dana Gregory and Priscilla, circa 1940-1941--Gilbert Pond--home movies. Reel 9
Dana Gregory as boy playing on grass with dog and mothers. Boy being led to look at camera, going down a sidewalk, playing with dog. In a few shots, he is carried by his father.;"D.G....   more
10) Dana Gregory, Priscilla, skiing, 1941--Gilbert Pond--home movies. Reel 10
Mother and Dana Gregory as toddler out in snow. The child wears a snow suit, playing with dogs as the mother looks on. Long views of ski area with people skiing down the hill. Pans o...   more
11) Portland, Maine, airport, 1940--Gilbert Pond--home movies. Reel 11
Small single-engine planes, and a larger Air Force plane take off from the runway at Portland. Truck plows snow on the runway, passengers exit a passenger plane and walk toward automob...   more
12) Dana Gregory, winter, circa 1940-1941--Gilbert Pond--home movies. Reel 12
Interior views of Dana Gregory as toddler playing in playpen. Exterior views of toddler playing in playpen, and walking outdoors wearing snow suit.;"D.G. 1940."   more
Pond, Dana Gregory Collection
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Collection Identifier(s)
[Gilbert Pond--home movies], 0865
Gilbert Pond
Credit: Dana Gregory Pond Collection, Northeast Historic Film. Camouflaged plane preparing for takeoff at small airport, ca. 1939-1941.
Credit: Gilbert Pond home movies. Excerpt from "Airport, 1939." 16 mm. film. From the Dana Gregory Pond Collection at Northeast Historic Film, Bucksport, ME. MP4 video, 3:48. Camouflaged planes preparing for takeoff, 1939.
Primary Format and Extent
12 film reels
Collection Date Range
1939 – 1941
The Dana Gregory Pond Collections contains 12 reels of 16 mm. film shot by Gilbert Pond between 1939 and 1941. Footage depicts family scenes of Mrs. Pond and Dana Gregory Pond as a baby, and some winter scenes of sledding and skiing. The collection offers views of air shows, plane acrobatics, spectators, parachuting, and depicts a variety of single engine and Air Force planes flying in and out of the Portland, Maine, airport.
Biographical/Historical Notes
Gilbert Pond was a pilot for the Portland Press Herald, working for Guy Gannett. Dana Gregory Pond, son of Gilbert Pond, donated the films after having them transferred in 1991.
People and Organizations
Dana Gregory Pond
Airplanes, Families
Northeast Historic Film
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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