5 Copies of This Film
1) 0916_F35
35mm film; [2180 ft. total for acc. 0916]; Silent; b&w
2) 0916_F35
35mm film; [2180 ft. total for acc. 0916]; Silent; b&w
3) 0916_VHS
4) 0916_IN3/4
5) nhf-0916_0001.mov
[Presque Isle scenes, ca.1920] (NHF Reel 1)
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Can Descriptions
Aroostook County footage. General description: One shows downtown Presque Isle on the town's centennial in 1920, and includes shots of businesses on Main Street such as the Opera House, potato and apple harvesting, hunting camps, nearby Grand Falls, and the Aroostook Valley Railroad, an electric trolley line. A.R. Gould, a businessman and politician, and W.W. Thomas, responsible for Swedish immigration to Aroostook County, are shown in the footage. NHF cataloguer's notes as follows. Intertitles in quotes. Reel 1: [Presque Isle scenes ca.1920, 875 ft.] First scene: horse drawn cart with potato barrels, in front of warehouses (scratched). Potato field, tractor. Title: 'Riverside Farm, largest seed farm in Maine, produces 50,000 bushels annually. Hoyt and Wheeler, proprietors.' Field. Dumping barrels of potatoes. 'Loading cars.' Apples, women, man leaning over branches. Two old men in hats showing apples in trees. 'Digging and picking, 300 bushels to the acre.' Potatoes. Men in background with two barrels. Foreground men lean over ground. Tree in far distance. 'Street scenes.' Horse and cart outside D.A. Stevens (dry goods), Haskell shoes. Child in street. Open car on right. Pan of strret? Left to right. Frame buildings, dirt road. 'R.J. Smith and Co. House Furnishings.' ('B.M.P.C.' appears on letter in each corner of title.) Exterior of furniture store. Two women in back seat, man driving by in open car. 'F.B. Thompson, monuments.' Stove, sign in window: 'Rock of Ages, Quality First.' Sign, with monuments. Mr. Thompson, lifts hat. Crowd in front of store stove. Grocer's clothing, a smoke sale now going on. 'Come In! Chance of a lifetime to buy up to date wearing apparel right in the [?] of the season at a great savings.' Signs, men out front. 'Jacques the Tailor' upstairs. 'Dauntless Camp.' Log cabin with people. Sports and dogs. Man takes aim with rifle. 'Cast of Characters.' (film deteriorating) Bob Walsh and Dan Muller, Hunters. Barney Tombstone, Tenderfoot. 'Barney dances to the tune of Bob's revolver.' Views of camp with shamrock sign. Gun firing, man dancing. 'The decide to take Barney hunting.' 'September Morn.' Toned blue stock. Men on horses. Sepia image. 'This county abounds in scenic beauty and recreation resources. Presque Isle, Me.' Toned river view. Toned group on rocks by river including women. Toned poor image quality. Toned Dauntless Camp. Toned Shamrock Camp.
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