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1) 0164.0001_BSP
2) 0164.0001_F16
16mm film; [400 ft.]; Silent; b&w
Maine Centennial, 1920
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Can Descriptions
Film shot during the 1920 Maine Centennial Week celebrations in Portland. Footage includes scenes at clambake on Peaks Island and naval officers from the USS Utah in uniform walking outdoors on sidewalk, followed by group of officers from Portugal and England. Governor Carl E. Milliken poses outdoors with military guests of honor. Footage of the battleship USS Utah taken at sea and sailors and civilians mingling on board the ship. Also features Centennial Week celebrations in Deering Oaks Park where members of the Passamaquoddy and Penobscot Indian tribes perform ceremonial dances in war attire. Governor Milliken is brought to shore in canoe and presented with a bow and arrow by the chiefs of the tribes and is given a tour of their tepees and encampment. Followed by a parade on downtown Portland streets featuring military officers, marching band, members of the Portland Fire Department, horse-drawn fire pump wagons, fire chief in a car, and fire engines. Governor Milliken and other state officials watch parade from stand in front of Portland City Hall.
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