10 Items in This Collection
1) Summer picnics, veteran, 1939-1942--Cameron A. Rae--home movies. Reel 1
"Family";Compiled reel of black-and-white and color home movies including scenes of summer picnics, one of them a Rotary Club gathering.;Black-and-white section: A waterside picnic, swi...   more
2) Stocking trout, clambake, boat parade, 1940-1941--Cameron A. Rae--home movies. Reel 2
"Sunsets, Clambake, Fish, Durke" ;Compiled reel of black-and-white and color home movies including scenes of a festive boat parade, a clambake, and trout stocking in Massachusetts.;Blac...   more
3) Family, Christmas, Vinalhaven, Maine, 1940-1942--Cameron A. Rae--home movies. Reel 3
"Family V. Haven";Compiled black-and-white and color home movies including scenes of extended family at Christmas, summer shore and boating scenes shot from the Penobscot Bay ferry W.S....   more
4) Family, ice races, baby Maureen, circa 1943--Cameron A. Rae--home movies. Reel 4
"Steel Hill Inn/Ice Races/Skiing/Some Family/Baby Maureen";Color home movies of summer, fall, and winter scenes, including a visit to Steele Hill Inn, New Hampshire, neighborhood skiing...   more
5) Summer, family gatherings and road trip, 1969--Cameron A. Rae--home movies. Reel 5
Color home movie featuring family gatherings, picnics, and summer activities, including a road trip.;Opens with waves crashing on rocks, boy in parka at picnic table, girl at water's ed...   more
6) Sunsets, building on fire, boat parade, 1939-1949--Cameron A. Rae--home movies. Reel 6
Compiled reel of various color home movie scenes shot circa 1939-1949, including many sunsets, a building on fire, family scenes, and a festive boat parade.;Sunset scenes. Cut to dayli...   more
7) Sara, Edie, and Donald, 1970--Cameron A. Rae--home movies. Reel 7
"Sara, Edie + Donald 1970";Color home movie including scenes of children waiting for schoolbus, family camping, and a lobsterman baiting, lowering, and raising traps.;Opens on eggs fryi...   more
8) Vinalhaven, Maine, and Mt. Sunapee, New Hampshire, 1946-1948--Cameron A. Rae--home movies. Reel 8
Compiled reel of color home movies including scenes at Vinalhaven, Maine, and Mt. Sunapee, New Hampshire, and footage of a bridge construction project.   more
Rae, Cameron, Dr. and Mrs., Collection
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Credit: Dr. and Mrs. Cameron Rae Collection, Northeast Historic Film.
Credit: Cameron A. Rae home movies. Excerpt from "Stocking trout, clambake, boat parade, 1940-1941." 16 mm. film. From the Dr. and Mrs. Cameron Rae Collection at Northeast Historic Film, Bucksport, ME. MP4 video, 2:06.
Primary Format and Extent
9 film reels
Collection Date Range
1939 – 1969
Summary
The Dr. and Mrs. Cameron Rae Collection contains eight reels of amateur 16 mm. film and one commercial 16 mm. film print. The home movies, shot between 1939 and 1969, capture the Raes and their extended family and friends at homes in Maine and on travels throughout New England and Canada. Of particular interest are scenes of a summer clambake; a festive children's boat parade; and the Massachusetts Department of Fisheries and Game stocking trout in 1940. Many reels contain scenic views of the Maine coast, particularly at sunset.
Biographical/Historical Notes
Dr. Cameron A. Rae was born in Brockton, Massachusetts. A one-time resident of Lincolnville, Maine, he practiced dentistry in Vinalhaven and Falmouth before retiring. He was a 1924 graduate of Harvard University Dental School, a talented artist of pencil sketches, an avid gardener, poet, and chess player. With his wife Martha Vuilleumier Rae, he raised a daughter, Sarah, and son, Cameron.
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://oldfilm.org/content/stock-footage-licensing for more information.
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