5 Copies of This Film
1) 1521.0044_VHS
2) 1521.0044_IN3/4
3) 1521.0044_F16
16mm film; 350 ft.; Silent; Color
4) 1521.0044-.0046, .0048-.0052_DVD
DVD; Unknown
5) nhf-1521_0044-nhf- Hiram Percy Maxim-Uncompressed 10-bit .mov
[Maxim--home movies] Reel 44
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Can Descriptions
Amateur footage. Content description for Can N41; can numbers are donor assigned. No notes on can or reel. (UNEDITED) NHF cataloguer's notes for Reel 44: Woman, family on porch. 19:22. She examines small item. She talks, smiles. She puts pipe in mouth. Puts tobacco in bowl. Pretends to smoke. Girl, two boys in swimming. Boy has inner tube float. (This reel is in color.) Two of the children grasp inner tube. 20:01. Children swim. One child still grasps inner tube. Older boy grasps opposite end. Younger child kicks water behind him. Child encircles swimmer with inner tube. A third joins them. Parked car. Ladies are all dressed in white. Other women who are also well-dressed. Two of the women have umbrellas. Two women talking. Two white-clad women walk side by side. Woman carries umbrella, parasol. Ladies talking. 21:00. Man talking with women. (Film is now blue-tinted.) Ladies walk in garden. Profusion of flowers in bloom. One woman kisses another. Ladies walk about garden. One man is present. Exterior of home. Trees in background. Man pushes wheelbarrow in yard. He pushes wheelbarrow uphill. Front of compact home. Boy in bathing trunks. Other boys dressed the same. Exterior of home. Side windows. Trees. 22:00. Family. (Color is a bit more natural now.) Boy eats snack. Woman with papers under arm watches from side. Other woman smooths hair with hand. Family assembled near car. Rear exterior of car. Family. Man raises hands which are pressed together. Woman in back seat. She is eating snack. She waves as car departs. Parlor of home. Extended couch area with supply of pillows. Sink. 23:01. Bed made-up. Woman walks down to wharf. Motorboat moored in water. Water surface. Boulders, rocks adjacent to dock. Water surface in motion. Woman walks along dock. Children by home exterior. Winter. Boy almost slips on ice. Man, youngsters in yard. More family members emerge from home. A building either being raised or being torn down. 24:00. Side of this structure. Someone on roof. (Cataloguer posits theory that this building is being erected or built.) Back of building. People moving about. (Shot is rather shadowy.) Back of building. Side. Man working on roof. 25:01. Side, once again. Planks lie diagonally in window. Side. Infant lying in woman's lap. CU infant. Woman holds infant in lap. 'Chucks' or tickles him under his chin. She makes her finger move fast before him. CU infant. He smiles faintly. He laughs heartily. 26:06. He smiles. Opens mouth. Infant sits up, rocks back and forth. Sprawls back and sits up again. Continues to rock back and forth. CU infant's face. Moves back and forth. 27:01. Infant lying on stomach. He looks upward. More rocking. He lies back. Woman holds infant by her finger. 28:03. She grasps him by his hand. He smiles. He rocks back and forth. Woman wipes his nose. He rocks once more. Water surface. Mountain side extending thereto. Lushly-foliaged mountain side. Parked car. Woman walks in moderately-debrised area. Random chunks of lumber lie on the ground. Foliage. Poles stuck in ground. Rocky shoreline. Tide is coming in bringing foamy waves. Foliaged cliff side. Foam dashing over boulders. 29:00. Waves increase in their intensity. Mountain side juts out over highway. Wooden guard posts of highway. Silhouette of jutting mountain side. Highway sign: 'Courbe Masquee. Gardez La Orote. Blind Curve. Keep to the right.' Window of parked car. Lighthouse on hill. A smaller highway sign. This is the Gasp'e peninsula. We are in Quebec. Mountain side. Long wharf. Highway. Fence. Homes near highway. Water surface. Mountain side. Foliage. Viewed from window of car. 30:03. Scenic pan. tracks to the right. Mountain side. Foliage. Water surface. Three boys with a dog. Older one at right pats dog. C. U. dog. Quick scan of boy's faces. Highway. Copious foliage. Mountain side. Water surface. More of same. Slight breeze wafts tree branches. Long fish swimming under the water. Water clear and ripply. Stones on bottom surface. 31:07. Light spots reflected on and in water surface. Boy, woman and dog on wooden bridge. Clouds in sky, evergreen trees. Shoreline homes. Water surface. Sparse evergreen. Highway. Evergreen trees at the side. 'Gaspe' sign with arrow pointing to the right. It is outside of home. Shoreline buildings. 'Perce' sign with large arrow pointing to the right. Boat on water surface. Shot dominated by overhanging evergreen branches. Opposite mountain side. Foliage. Guard rail for highway. Water surface. Foliaged rocks jutting out into water. Looks like small island. Cows grazing. 32:03. Copious foliage behind them. They are not far from shoreline. Sparkling water surface. Varied water craft. Evergreen trees. Opposite cliffs. Water surface. Homes along shoreline. Man wearing captain's hat holds infant in his arms. Man in doorway. Lone cliff jutting out into the water. Water surface. Woman waits as boat moves shoreward. Water surface. (End of Reel 44.)
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