20 Items in This Collection
1) [Estella Doughty--home movies] Reel 1
Box notes: Julie's 1965 ;A little girl and little boy sit at a table in a kitchen eating bowls of ice cream. Adults sitting on the couch in the living room eating bowls of ice cream....   more
2) [Estella Doughty--home movies] Reel 2
Box notes: 'At Julia's, Julie and Teedie' ;A little boy (Shawn Raven) walking on the lawn. A woman (Dee raven) gives him a volleyball. Two women (June and Dee Raven) playing badmint...   more
3) [Estella Doughty--home movies] Reel 3
Box notes: 'Chuck, Dee Dee, Teedie, Auntie and Earl at Alna, Shaw St. Strawberries at Julia's' ;A woman (Dee) riding a horse bareback. A car backs up and drives away. Dee on the hor...   more
4) [Estella Doughty--home movies] Reel 4
Box notes: 'Earl Auntie and oxen, Susan at Julia's' ;A woman in a blue dress in a field (Julia Bryant). An Ox in a field walking toward the camera. CU of the ox. A man (Earl Bryant)...   more
5) [Estella Doughty--home movies] Reel 5
Box notes: 'Maine & Seth's Family Aug. 1966, Chek weighing clams' ;A puppy tied to a tree sits looking at the camera. A teenage boy (Rob) walks toward a trailer. A teenage girl (...   more
6) [Estella Doughty--home movies] Reel 6
Box notes: 'Teedie's Family, Julia's, cookout at Joe's' ;A woman (Harriet) taking meat off a grill and setting food up on a picnic table. A man (Harold) comes out of the front door of...   more
7) [Estella Doughty--home movies] Reel 7
Box notes: 'In Ala, July, 1967, Seth's Truck' [Box doesn't match film content] ;The water shot from a beach, the camera zooms in on a boat. Kids and some adults clamming on the beach....   more
8) [Estella Doughty--home movies] Reel 8
Box notes: 'Seth & [?] at Julia's, Teedie & Bob ' ;Grainy, dark shot of two men in the front yard of a neighborhood shooting arrows. Long shot of the men walking across a fiel...   more
9) [Estella Doughty--home movies] Reel 9
Box notes: Teedie's Horse and Pony show 1969 ;Dark footage of a yard. A brown and white painted horse in a paddock. A blond girl (Susan?) puts a bridle on it and leads it out of the...   more
10) [Estella Doughty--home movies] Reel 10
Box notes: 'Doris Dee and girls, 1972' ;A woman (Doris) on a grey horse with boy walking beside her. She rides the horse up and down the road. The boy rides the horse. The horse is...   more
11) [Estella Doughty--home movies] Reel 11
Box notes: 'Far House and Horses at Julia's, Teedie & Hi';Two horses hooked up to a mower with a man driving. They go around the edge of the field cutting bushes. A woman (Jean) o...   more
12) [Estella Doughty--home movies] Reel 12
Box notes: Me 1976;A woman (Karen) riding a horse in a paddock. The horse on a lead with Karen riding it and a man (Mark) holding the lead. Two girls (Karen and Jean) on donkeys. C...   more
13) [Estella Doughty--home movies] Reel 13
Box notes: 'Parade at Freedom June 18, 1977, Bruce on the Honda July 11, 1977';Tacking up the horses at the farm in Freedom. A woman (Jean) gets on a horse and other woman with her blo...   more
14) [Estella Doughty--home movies] Reel 14
Box notes: At Julia & Eunices 1977;Two dogs tied up in the yard: a German Shepard and an Irish Setter. A woman (Julia) comes out of a house and gets into a red car with another wom...   more
15) [Estella Doughty--home movies] Reel 15
Box notes: '[ALA] July, 1979';A little girl wearing a pink motorcycle helmet runs at the camera. A dog in the yard. Shots of the neighborhood: houses, cars, the road, lawns. A man (B...   more
16) [Estella Doughty--home movies] Reel 16
Box notes: 'At Julia's Aug. '79, ''Not Good''';[Whole reel is over exposed and faded blue] People riding horses with some foals and dogs around them. Some footage of a person on a min...   more
17) [Estella Doughty--home movies] Reel 17
Box notes: 'Ruthie, Julie, Fishing, Julia, Ruthie & Ben';California: A white truck drives into a cul-du-sac. A man (Seth) gets out. A woman (Kay) comes out of the house and then d...   more
18) [Estella Doughty--home movies] Reel 18
Box notes: 'Shaw St., At Julia's';Out of focus footage of horses. A man leads a horse out of the barn. A man and woman tack up the horse. The woman leads a horse out and puts a bridl...   more
19) [Estella Doughty--home movies] Reel 19
Box notes: 'Moose';[Most of the reel is very dark] Two women walking in the street in town. A woman (Dee) riding a horse in a field. Dark, out of focus, and long shots of a moose in...   more
20) [Estella Doughty--home movies] Reel 20
Dark, grainy shot of a woman getting into a car and driving away. A horse in a paddock. A horse rolling around in hay. Rabbits in an enclosure. A family gets out of a station wagon...   more
Doughty, Estella Collection
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Credit: Estella Doughty Collection, Northeast Historic Film. Elmer "Chek" Doughty loading bushels of clams into the bed of his truck. Maine, 1966
Primary Format and Extent
film (1,050 ft.) : si., col. ; 8mm
Collection Date Range
1965 – 1982
The Estella Doughty Collection consists of 20 reels of amateur 8mm shot primarily by Estella Doughty between 1965-1982. The films document Estella's grown children and their families including family activities, horse shows, horse back riding, clamming, and picnics. They take place mostly in Freedom and Bath Maine, and on trips to visit family in California and Alabama. Of particular interest are reels documenting local events, including a parade in Freedom.
Biographical/Historical Notes
Estella Doughty was born in 1906 and died in 2000. She was married to Seth Doughty. They lived in Bath, Maine and had nine children: Seth Nelson Jr.(Sonny), Harold Emery (Teedie, married to Harriet), Elmer (Chek, married to Francis), Eunice (married to Robert Coombs), June (married to Armand Southard), Rose Barter, Julia (married to Floyd Raven), Doris Black, and Ruth (married to Ben Peyregne). All of the children, except Rose and Doris, appear in the films with their spouses and many of their children. Estella's sister Julia married Earl Bryant and also appears in the films. They lived in Dresden, Maine. Ruth (Ruthie) lived in Alabama with her husband Ben, and June lived in California with her husband Armand. The rest of the children lived in Maine. Harold, his wife Harriet and their children Harold Jr. (Bud), Carmen, and Susan appear many times in the films. Julia Raven, the donor, also appears in the film with her family. She was married to Floyd Raven and they lived on a farm in Freedom near his mother, Ellurra Buzzell. Ellurra had a shetland pony farm and many of the ponies and the Raven's horses appear in the films. Julia and Floyd had seven children, who all appear prominently in the films: Estella (Dee Dee), June, Floyd Jr. (Manny), Mark, Karen Seehafer, Jean Scott, and Shawn.
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://oldfilm.org/content/stock-footage-licensing for more information.
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