41 Items in This Collection
1) [Sawyer--home movies] Reel 001
NHF cataloguer's notes as follows (box/reel notes in quotes, reel numbers are NHF-assigned). Reel 1: 'Beaver ; 1937'. Length :52. b&w. Beaver walking on river bank.   more
2) [Sawyer--home movies] Reel 002
NHF cataloguer's notes as follows (box/reel notes in quotes, reel numbers are NHF-assigned). Reel 2: 'Fred Preble eating beans 1938'. Length 0:23. b&w. Lunch at a logging camp.   more
3) [Sawyer--home movies] Reel 003
NHF cataloguer's notes as follows (box/reel notes in quotes, reel numbers are NHF-assigned). Reel 3: 'Football in Hebron and Ira skiing ; 1938'. Length 2:46. b&w. Football game and marc...   more
4) [Sawyer--home movies] Reel 004
NHF cataloguer's notes as follows (box/reel notes in quotes, reel numbers are NHF-assigned). Reel 4: 'Bowtown, bulldozer, loading logs, Bill Donahue ; 1938'. Length :53. b&w. Man on bul...   more
5) [Sawyer--home movies] Reel 005
NHF cataloguer's notes as follows (box/reel notes in quotes, reel numbers are NHF-assigned). Reel 5: 'Speed boat, Eleanor, Sunset, Bar Harbor yachts, Jo picking sweet peas ; ca. 1939'....   more
6) [Sawyer--home movies] Reel 006
NHF cataloguer's notes as follows (box/reel notes in quotes, reel numbers are NHF-assigned). Reel 6: 'Jo and John in boat, rainbow, Mt. Washington, air circus ; ca. 1939'. Length 2:48....   more
7) [Sawyer--home movies] Reel 007
NHF cataloguer's notes as follows (box/reel notes in quotes, reel numbers are NHF-assigned). Reel 7: 'German band & Planes ; 1941'. Length 5:45. b&w. Musical band of German soldiers giv...   more
8) [Sawyer--home movies] Reel 008
NHF cataloguer's notes as follows (box/reel notes in quotes, reel numbers are NHF-assigned). Reel 8: 'Don's Wedding, Pensacola, Fla. ; Dec. 20, 1942'. Length 2:46. col. Man in military...   more
9) [Sawyer--home movies] Reel 009
NHF cataloguer's notes as follows (box/reel notes in quotes, reel numbers are NHF-assigned). Reel 9: 'Donnie ; Mar. 1943'. Length 2:46. col. Donnie is nephew of Donald Sawyer. Their son...   more
10) [Sawyer--home movies] Reel 010
NHF cataloguer's notes as follows (box/reel notes in quotes, reel numbers are NHF-assigned). Reel 10: 'Donnie in China, Maine ; June 1943'. (Omar Sawyer's summer place.) Length 2:52. co...   more
11) [Sawyer--home movies] Reel 011
NHF cataloguer's notes as follows (box/reel notes in quotes, reel numbers are NHF-assigned). Reel 11: 'Donnie in China, Me. ; Sept. 1943'. Length 2:51. col. Child playing. Playing with...   more
12) [Sawyer--home movies] Reel 012
NHF cataloguer's notes as follows (box/reel notes in quotes, reel numbers are NHF-assigned). Reel 12: 'Don, U.S.N., China, Me. ; 1942'. Length 2:46. col. Don and his wife sailing. Don i...   more
13) [Sawyer--home movies] Reel 013
NHF cataloguer's notes as follows (box/reel notes in quotes, reel numbers are NHF-assigned). Reel 13: 'Donnie, Chair, Gramp ; 1944'. Length 2:51. b&w. Donnie shoveling snow. Donnie help...   more
14) [Sawyer--home movies] Reel 014
NHF cataloguer's notes as follows (box/reel notes in quotes, reel numbers are NHF-assigned). Reel 14: 'Donnie wheeling wood ; 1944'. Length 2:44 col. Donnie helping load wood onto littl...   more
15) [Sawyer--home movies] Reel 015
NHF cataloguer's notes as follows (box/reel notes in quotes, reel numbers are NHF-assigned). Reel 15: 'Donnie and children, swimming, horseback ; ca. 1945'. Length 2:38. col. Donnie on...   more
16) [Sawyer--home movies] Reel 016
NHF cataloguer's notes as follows (box/reel notes in quotes, reel numbers are NHF-assigned). Reel 16: 'Church circle, Donnie ; 1946'. Length 2:51. b&w. (Church circle is women's group,...   more
17) [Sawyer--home movies] Reel 017
NHF cataloguer's notes as follows (box/reel notes in quotes, reel numbers are NHF-assigned). Reel 17: Sailboat race, China, Me., Donnie tricycle, China, Me., Donnie-Waterville & Bing. w...   more
18) [Sawyer--home movies] Reel 018
NHF cataloguer's notes as follows (box/reel notes in quotes, reel numbers are NHF-assigned). Reel 18: 'Monkeys, Parrot ; 1947'. Length: 2:45. b&w. People playing shuffleboard, probably...   more
19) [Sawyer--home movies] Reel 019
NHF cataloguer's notes as follows (box/reel notes in quotes, reel numbers are NHF-assigned). Reel 19: 'Dannie and Donnie, summer ; 1947'. Length: 2:52. b&w. Children playing, family wal...   more
20) [Sawyer--home movies] Reel 020
NHF cataloguer's notes as follows (box/reel notes in quotes, reel numbers are NHF-assigned). Reel 20: 'Dannie, Donnie birthday ; 1947-48'. Length: 2:44. b&w. Baby playing in snow. Baby...   more
21) [Sawyer--home movies] Reel 021
NHF cataloguer's notes as follows (box/reel notes in quotes, reel numbers are NHF-assigned). Reel 21: 'Dan-Norma [1948].' Length: 1:27. b&w. Family cookout; playing softball.   more
22) [Sawyer--home movies] Reel 022
NHF cataloguer's notes as follows (box/reel notes in quotes, reel numbers are NHF-assigned). Reel 22: [1948] Length: 2:17. b&w. Man pulling children on sled, boy walking on snowshoes. T...   more
23) [Sawyer--home movies] Reel 023
NHF cataloguer's notes as follows (box/reel notes in quotes, reel numbers are NHF-assigned). Reel 23: 'Danny, Annie, snow, [church] circle out to China ; Jan. 1950'. Length: 2:47. col....   more
24) [Sawyer--home movies] Reel 024
NHF cataloguer's notes as follows (box/reel notes in quotes, reel numbers are NHF-assigned). Reel 24: 'Xmas at Bath, Danny's birthday 6 yrs. old ; [1952]'. Length: 2:46. col. Family at...   more
25) [Sawyer--home movies] Reel 025
NHF cataloguer's notes as follows (box/reel notes in quotes, reel numbers are NHF-assigned). Reel 25: 'Donald, Dad and Danny ; [1952]'. Length: 2:02. col. Men walking around looking at...   more
26) [Sawyer--home movies] Reel 026
NHF cataloguer's notes as follows (box/reel notes in quotes, reel numbers are NHF-assigned). Reel 26: 'Donnie, Danny, Pammy, skiing Sugarloaf ; 1956'. Length: 2:44. col. People and chil...   more
27) [Sawyer--home movies] Reel 027
NHF cataloguer's notes as follows (box/reel notes in quotes, reel numbers are NHF-assigned). Reel 27: 'Graduation ; 1959'. Length: 2:41. col. Graduation procession and graduates congrat...   more
28) [Sawyer--home movies] Reel 028
NHF cataloguer's notes as follows (box/reel notes in quotes, reel numbers are NHF-assigned). Reel 28: 'Folks, Alan [Robinson] and Ruby [Robinson], Ariz. ; 1959'. (Filmed by Omar Sawyer)...   more
29) [Sawyer--home movies] Reel 029
NHF cataloguer's notes as follows (box/reel notes in quotes, reel numbers are NHF-assigned). Reel 29: 'Sugarloaf family skiing ; April 1960'. Length: 1:20. col. Family skiing and going...   more
30) [Sawyer--home movies] Reel 030
NHF cataloguer's notes as follows (box/reel notes in quotes, reel numbers are NHF-assigned). Reel 30: 'ski jumping at Rumford, McMillan's voyage ; no date'. Length: 2:44. col. Ski jumpi...   more
31) [Sawyer--home movies] Reel 031
NHF cataloguer's notes as follows (box/reel notes in quotes, reel numbers are NHF-assigned). Reel 31: 'Seaquarium, Pam, folks, polo, porpas [porpoise] ; no date'. Length: 2:52. col. Sea...   more
32) [Sawyer--home movies] Reel 032
NHF cataloguer's notes as follows (box/reel notes in quotes, reel numbers are NHF-assigned). Reel 32: 'Gulf stream ; no date'. Length: :57. b&w. Shots of a camp in a field. Man shooting...   more
33) [Sawyer--home movies] Reel 033
NHF cataloguer's notes as follows (box/reel notes in quotes, reel numbers are NHF-assigned). Reel 33: Length: 2:16. col. Girl on swing and with wheelbarrow. Woman planting in garden. Tw...   more
34) [Sawyer--home movies] Reel 034
NHF cataloguer's notes as follows (box/reel notes in quotes, reel numbers are NHF-assigned). Reel 34: Length: 2:37. b&w. People walking up to house and being greeted. Children playing i...   more
35) [Sawyer--home movies] Reel 035
NHF cataloguer's notes as follows (box/reel notes in quotes, reel numbers are NHF-assigned). Reel 35: Length: 3:40. col. Cars driving through flooded road. Monkeys and birds at zoo. Fam...   more
36) [World War Two footage] Reel 036
NHF cataloguer's notes as follows; reel numbers are NHF-assigned: Reel 36: Length 1:33. b&w. Shows German soldiers building a track in the woods in order to move a piece of equipment on...   more
37) [World War Two footage] Reel 037
NHF cataloguer's notes as follows; reel numbers are NHF-assigned: Reel 37: Length 2:53. b&w. German soldiers on foot and on horses. Horse drawn wagons carrying military equipment. Motor...   more
38) [World War Two footage] Reel 038
NHF cataloguer's notes as follows; reel numbers are NHF-assigned: Reel 38: Length 2:52. b&w. Soldiers marching on foot. Horse drawn wagons and carts.   more
39) [World War Two footage] Reel 039
NHF cataloguer's notes as follows; reel numbers are NHF-assigned: Reel 39: Length 2:12. b&w. German soldiers marching through rural village. Close ups of soldiers' faces. Soldiers bathi...   more
40) [Sawyer--home movies] Reel 040
NHF cataloguer's notes as follows; reel numbers are NHF-assigned: Reel 40: Length 1:20. col. Mother and son playing with dog. Man gardening. Mother and children tossing a football.   more
41) [Sawyer--home movies] Reel 041
NHF cataloguer's notes as follows; reel numbers are NHF-assigned: Reel 41: Length 1:20. b&w. Camp life and children swimming and boating. Girl and boys playing touch football, and playi...   more
Sawyer, Donald Collection
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Primary Format and Extent
film (1,625 ft.) : si., b&w and col. ; 8 mm. reversal pos.
Collection Date Range
1937 – 1960
Summary
Collection contains [Sawyer--home movies], with logging footage shot by Omar Sawyer in the Bingham area and other footage of family summer and winter activities, trips and events such as Donald Sawyer's wedding. Children and other family members appear. Included are several reels of film with scenes of World War II German soldiers marching on foot, moving military equipment and airplanes, and marching in a military band.
Biographical/Historical Notes
Omar Sawyer (1886-1969) was manager of woodlands for the Hollingsworth and Whitney Company of Waterville; he also managed cutting on Ball Mountain. He moved to Bingham in 1912. His son Donald was born there in 1920 and became a World War II Navy pilot in 1942. He moved to Florida and then returned to Waterville. Footage of German war scenes was given to Donald Sawyer by a friend living in Waterville.
Genre(s)
Amateur
Place(s)
Condition Governing Reproduction and Use
Authorization to reuse and/or reproduce must be obtained from Northeast Historic Film. See http://oldfilm.org/content/stock-footage-licensing for more information.
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