6 Copies of This Film
1) 0151_F16
16mm film; 900 ft.; Silent; b&w
2) 0151_VHS
3) 0151_IN3/4
4) 0151_BSP
5) 0151_F16
16mm film; 900 ft.; Silent; b&w
6) nhf-0151_0001_01 18fps 2336x1752 ProRes4444.mov
King of All Fur Bearers (Gordon Silver Black Fox)
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Can Descriptions
Opening of film shows old Lincoln House hotel on right, then Odd Fellows Hall in center and Methodist Church on left. First shots of foxes taken at Gordon's Silver Black Fox Ranch #1. Farm was on the Transalpine Road. View of Mt. Katahdin in distance. Preparing food for foxes. Men building fox house in carpentry shop. Woman wearing fur coat holding a fox. Tail leader reads 'Theatre use, Inflammable Film.' Picture-Eastman Kodak. Towards the end of the reel there is a section where stock says AGFA & EASTMAN. 'Gordon Silver Black Fox Ranches, These Pictures taken at ranch #1. These pictures photographed, directed and produced by Daniel M. Maher. Maine's pioneer industrial and educational moving picture producer, Bangor, Maine.' decorative-'50 miles north of Bangor lies the town of Lincoln.' Winter view of Lincoln, main street-church, trees, horses. Horse sleigh on street. View from hill. decorative-'On the way to the ranches we get a beautiful view of Mt. Katahdin 60 miles away.' 'Sign boards along the way guide thousands of tourists in the summertime.' Gordon Fox Farms, One Mile-signboard. Farm building. Front Gate-Gordon Fox Ranches. Man on sleigh, horse drawn, goes by camera. views of fields, fences. Discolored pan fromfety title. 'Preparing Food for the Foxes.' Men chop up meat, emerge from building, walk to building with sign 'entrance, Gordon Fox Ranches', foxes jump up and down. Fox hutch, animal comes out, goes in. LS foxes. Through chain link fence, foxes in pens. Two women and a man look at the foxes, look at camera. Safety title. 'Men in carpenter shop busily engaged building fox houses at beginning of the mating season.' Men saw and hammer. 'How the fox dens are constructed.' Woman carries a fox, someone in a shed. Carpenter and another person. Someone patrolling a fence, has a rifle. Dark shot of sun setting on fox pens. Front porch-woman stylishly dressed-with fox neck wrap. Turns around, walks to car-woman inside with fox fur around neck, woman outside with fox fur around neck. Mrs. Frank H. Gordon, 47 Essex St., Bangor 04401. One of the Gordons from Winn, Maine. Frank Gordon was father-in-law, moved, died. Fred was brother. Fred moved to California and died. Ivan Gordon of Mattawamkeag may be other connection. No more fox farm. It closed way back-long article in paper recently, -?. Sometime in the 1920's. It was very successful. People interested in farm. It got too big, Gordons keep control. Very prosperous. Hampden printing company had a long article about the history of the fox farm. Paper -? 1984 had article. Penobscot section. Husband lived in Bangor since her time-didn't visit farm.
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