3 Copies of This Film
1) 0914_VHS
VHS; 20 min.; Silent; Color
2) 0914_BSP
BetaCamSP; Unknown
3) nhf-0914a.mov
A Portrait of Our People, Mid-Coast Maine, 1940
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Knox County life in 1940. Starts with quick shots of community activities such as bicycling, skiing, parades, eating. The S.S. America ship in Penobscot Bay. Troops parade through Rockland and Thomaston. Maine Central Railroad terminal, station and people saying good bye to departing troops. Train leaves, People wave. Still photos of Wilbur Senter, aged man who took this film with his 16mm camera. Rockland firefighters slide down pole, head to burning Masonic lodge. Central Maine Power Company building is seen. New radio tower outside Thomaston. Men quarrying lime, lifting it by crane, drilling, being lifted out by crane. Train hauling limestone. Lime packages. Dragon Company, maker of Portland Cement: blasting limestone. Plant interior: conveyor belt, furnace. Smokestacks. Springtime: burning of blueberry fields, harvest, children and adults raking blueberries, blueberry plants, products on belt. Woman serves blueberry pie to Governor Louis O. Barrows. Knox Woolen Mill, Camden: Feltmaking, carding, spinning, workers. Making blankets. Rockland-Courier Gazette: Office and plant. Linotype, page layout, printing. First National Bank in Rockland: workers. Camden: town sign and Mt. Battie in background. Windjammers. Boats: Morse Yard in Thomaston. Wooden boatbuilding. Friendship boatyard. Sailboats. Seaplane, Aerial of area. Winter: Vinalhaven's waterfront and main street. Owl's Head covered with snow. Lobstermen fishing, measuring lobsters, blue lobster. Scallop dragging. Shucking mussels. Ice harvesting in Rockland. Ice on belt. Skiing, hockey, skating, ice dancing. Ragged Mountain and Camden Snow Bowl's rope tow. Skiing backwards. Sled dog racing. Chinook dogs of Waldoboro's Harry Green. Snow Bowl Queen Lucy Dickens sitting on her ice throne. Summer: Scofield-White Park softball games. Rockport regatta with first lend-lease destroyer for British navy in background. Swimming races. High diving. Burling (rolling floating log with your feet), jumping rope on top of floating log. Knox County Fair in Union including downed airplane, cows, Cowgirl Rockettes dancers, harness racing, fireworks. Fall: Rockland vs. Bath football and crowd. Coast and sunset.
Wilbur F. Senter
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