54 Items in This Collection
1) [Maxim--home movies] Reel 24
Amateur footage. Content description for Can N24; can numbers are donor-assigned. 24. 'Log of 'Moby Dick' No. 8. 1929 Cruise with Puss.' Reel note: 'Yachting.' (UNEDITED) NHF Cataloguer...   more
2) [Maxim--home movies] Reel 22
Amateur footage. Content description for Can N21; can numbers are donor-assigned. (UNEDITED) NHF Cataloguer's notes for Reel 22. 37:06. Intertitle: '2nd reel. Our 1928 fishing trip. The...   more
3) [Maxim--home movies] Reel 5
Amateur footage. Content description for Can N5 in quotes below; numbers are donor-assigned. (UNEDITED) NHF Cataloguer's notes for Reel 5: Intertitle: 'Reel No. 6 [NHF Reel 5] 1925 Euro...   more
4) [Maxim--home movies] Reel 8
Amateur footage. Content description for Can N8 in quotes below; numbers are donor-assigned. (UNEDITER) NHF Cataloguer's notes for Reel 8: Large bullseye target. Center expands. Letters...   more
5) [Maxim--home movies] Reel 43
Amateur footage. Content description Can N40; can numbers are donor assigned. No notes on can or reel. (UNEDITED) NHF catalogers notes for Reel 43: 01:00. CU infant wearing snowsuit. He...   more
6) [Maxim--home movies] Reel 6
Amateur footage. Content description for Can N6 in quotes below; numbers are donor-assigned.Cataloguer's notes. (UNEDITED) NHF Cataloguer's notes for Reel 6: 17:23. Intertitle: 'The str...   more
7) [Maxim--home movies] Reel 30
Amateur footage. Content description for Can N29B; can numbers are donor-assigned. NHF Cataloguer's note for Reel 30:47:22. Screen intertitle: 'Kodak Cinegraph. New releases each month....   more
8) [Maxim--home movies] Reel 35
Amateur footage. Content description for Can N32; can numbers are donor assigned. No notes on reel or can. NHF cataloguer's notes for Reel 35: (34:07) Man, woman aboard boat as it wafts...   more
9) [Maxim--home movies] Reel 49
Amateur footage. Content description for Can N45; can numbers are donor assigned. No notes on can or reel. (UNEDITED) NHF cataloguer's notes for Reel 49: 05:06. Family members at home e...   more
10) [Maxim--home movies] Reel 36
Amateur footage. Content description for Can N33; can numbers are donor assigned. Can Note: 'Family April 1938/1939.' NHF cataloger's notes for Reel 36: (01:04) Intertitle: 'Experiments...   more
11) [Maxim--home movies] Reel 15
Amateur footage. Trick film. Content description for Can N15A; can numbers are donor-assigned. (UNEDITED) NHF Cataloguer's notes for Reel 15: 01:23. Screen intertitle:'Member Amateur Ci...   more
12) [Maxim--home movies] Reels 54-78
Amateur footage. Can notes as follows: Reel 54 The Family Album Second Reel, 1925 (dc 1925) Reel 55 Attean Fishing Trip, 1st reel (dc 1925) Reel 56 Attean Fishing Trip, 2nd reel (...   more
13) [Maxim--home movies] Reel 14
Amateur footage. Content description for Can N14 in quotes below; numbers are donor-assigned. (UNEDITED) NHF Cataloguer's notes for Reel 14: 38:00. Intertitle: 'Reel No. 4. 'The Master'...   more
14) [Maxim--home movies] Reel 23
Amateur footage. Content description for Can N23; can numbers are donor-assigned. 23. 'The John G. Lee Family Album. Vol. 3. Dull - Xmas. Aunt Louise, (UNEDITED) NHF Cataloguer's not...   more
15) [Maxim--home movies] Reel 52
Amateur footage. Content description for Can N48; can numbers are donor assigned. Box note: 'Small fry.' (UNEDITED) NHF cataloguer's notes for Reel 52: (This reel is in color.) 16:34. Q...   more
16) [Maxim--home movies] Reel 34
Amateur footage. Content description for Can N31; can numbers are donor assigned. Can note: 'WOHL.' NHF cataloguer's notes for Reel 34: (22:15) This reel is in full color. Family gather...   more
17) [Maxim--home movies] Reel 45
Amateur footage. [Content description for Can N42; can numbers are donor assigned.] Can note: 'WOHL.' (UNEDITED) NHF cataloguer's notes for Reel 45: (This reel is in color.) 33:01. Woma...   more
18) [Maxim--home movies] Reel 25
Amateur footage. Content description for Can N25; can numbers are donor-assigned. 25. 'John Lee Family No. 4. Pussy - [?] Wharf. 1930-1933 - Bayshore.' (UNEDITED) NHF Cataloguer's notes...   more
19) [Maxim--home movies] Reel 19
Amateur footage. Content description for Can N18; can numbers are donor-assigned. (UNEDITED) NHF Cataloguer's notes for Reel 19: 38:30 Intertitle: 'Here and there.' This in white letter...   more
20) [Maxim--home movies] Reel 51
Amateur footage. Content description Can N47; can numbers are donor assigned. Box note: '1946.' (UNEDITED) NHF cataloguer's notes for Reel 51: 14:23 (This reel is in color.) Woman sits...   more
21) [Maxim--home movies] Reel 38
Amateur footage. Content description for Can N35; can numbers are donor assigned. No notes on can or reel. NHF cataloger's notes for Reel 38: (41:27) Winter scene. Girl 12 or 13 years o...   more
22) [Maxim--home movies] Reel 42
Amateur footage. Content description for Can N39; can numbers are donor assigned. Can note: 'Includes Xmas.' NHF (UNEDITED) NHF cataloguer's notes for Reel 42: 37:36. (This reel is tint...   more
23) [Maxim--home movies] Reel 44
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....   more
24) [Maxim--home movies] Reel 53
Amateur footage. Content description for Can N49; can numbers are donor assigned. Can note: 'First pictures through Nan's wedding - June 1959.' (UNEDITED) NHF cataloguer's notes for Ree...   more
25) [Maxim--home movies] Reel 31
Amateur footage. [Content description for Can N30A; can numbers are donor assigned. No notes on reel or can.] NHF cataloguer's notes for Reel 31: (01:08) Infant rests against pillow in...   more
26) [Maxim--home movies] Reel 18
Amateur footage. Content description for Can N17; can numbers are donor-assigned. (UNEDITED) NHF Cataloguer's notes for Reel 18: Intertitle: 'The Batchelder-Lee Wedding.' 29:21. 'The Ro...   more
27) [Maxim--home movies] Reel 17
Amateur footage. Content description for Can N16; can numbers are donor-assigned. Reel note: 'Marshall Field Co.' (UNEDITED) NHF Cataloguer's notes for Reel 17: 14:08. Intertitle: 'Fami...   more
28) [Maxim--home movies] Reel 10
Amateur footage. (UNEDITED) NHF Cataloguer's notes for Reel 10: Intertitle: 'A Comparison with New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland, Made April 16-21, 1926.' 12:21. 'We look at the other...   more
29) [Maxim--home movies] Kodachrome promotional reel. Reel 29
Content description for Can N29A; can numbers are donor-assigned. NHF cataloguer's notes for Reel 29: (41:54) Beginning of reel is in color. Artist's easel has word 'Kodachrome' in...   more
30) [Maxim--home movies] Reel 21
Amateur footage. Content description for Can N20; can numbers are donor-assigned. (UNEDITED) NHF Cataloguer's notes for Reel 21:19:01. Intertitle: 'Up the Moose River in 1928. Hiram Per...   more
31) [Maxim--home movies] Reel 27
Amateur footage. Content description for Can N27; can numbers are donor-assigned. 27. 'Lee Family Album No.5. Maxim, Bill Hill, Deburys, nan's first pictures. Appleton house 1931-1934.'...   more
32) [Maxim--home movies] Reel 9
Amateur footage. Content description for Can N9 in quotes below; numbers are donor-assigned. (UNEDITED) NHF Cataloguer's notes for Reel 9: 01:26. Intertitle: 'Member of the Amateur Cine...   more
33) [Maxim--home movies] Reel 11
Amateur footage. Content description for Can N11 in quotes below; numbers are donor-assigned. 11. 'Lee - Maxim Wedding.' (UNEDITED) NHF Cataloguer's notes for Reel 11: 28:55. Intertitle...   more
34) [Maxim--home movies] Reel 1
Amateur footage. Content description for Can N1 in quotes below; numbers are donor-assigned. 1. 'The Family Album, No. 1. Our first film showing Jess, Percy, Hester, John, HPM, Miss Pow...   more
35) [Maxim--home movies] Reel 33
Amateur footage. [Content description for Can N30C. No notes on reel or can.] NHF Cataloguer's notes for Reel 33:19:48. Screen intertitle: 'These scenes from Kodak Cinegraphs, new relea...   more
36) [Maxim--home movies] Reel 26
Amateur footage. Content description for Can N26; can numbers are donor-assigned. 26. 'Gaspe trip - 1935.' (UNEDITED) NHF cataloguer's notes for Reel 26:Intertitle: 'Member of Amateur...   more
37) [Maxim--home movies] Reel 2
Amateur footage. Content description for Can N2 in quotes below; numbers are donor-assigned. 2. 'The Family Album, No. 2. ...' (UNEDITED) NHF Cataloguer's notes for Reel 2: Intertitle:...   more
38) [Maxim--home movies] Reel 28
Amateur footage. Content description for Can N28; can numbers are donor-assigned. 28. 'Lee Album No. 6. First color, [?], Jack, Puss, Nan. Last Xmas - 1935.' Reel note: European Trip.'...   more
39) [Maxim--home movies] Reel 4
Amateur footage. Content description for Can N4 in quotes below; numbers are donor-assigned. (UNEDITED) NHF Cataloguer's notes Reel 4: 45:00. Intertitles: Reel No. 5. [NHF Reel 4] Our 1...   more
40) [Maxim--home movies] Reel 16
Amateur footage. Content description for Can N15B; can numbers are donor-assigned. (UNEDITED) NHF Cataloguer's notes for Reel 16: 05:29. Intertitle: 'Member Amateur Cinema League' proje...   more
41) [Maxim--home movies] Reel 39
Amateur footage. Content description for Can N36; can numbers are donor-assigned. Can note: '1944 Family.' NHF cataloger's notes for Reel 39: (01:08) Family stands in yard. Boy wears so...   more
42) [Maxim--home movies] Reel 12
Amateur footage. Content description for Can N12 in quotes below; numbers are donor-assigned. 12. '1926 Technology Club Outing.' (UNEDITED) NHF Cataloguer's notes for Reel 12: 01:04. In...   more
43) [Maxim--home movies] Reel 48
Amateur footage. Content description for Can N44; can numbers are donor assigned.] Can note: 'January 1939. Black & white, also color 1940 or 1941. Jimmie Brennick.' (UNEDITED) NHF cata...   more
44) [Maxim--home movies] Reel 50
Amateur footage. Content description Can N46; can numbers are donor assigned.] Box note: '1949.' (UNEDITED) NHF cataloguers notes for Reel 50: 09:51. (This reel is in color.) Lady in ba...   more
45) [Maxim--home movies] Reel 37
Amateur footage. Content description for Can N34; can numbers are donor assigned. Can Note: 'Quarry 1937-1939.' NHF catalogers notes for Reel 37: (23:02) Pleasure craft. Bare tree and s...   more
46) [Maxim--home movies] Reel 46
Amateur footage. Content description for Can N43; can numbers are donor assigned.] Can note: 'Pink. Howes and Lees - shore.' (UNEDITED) NHF cataloguers notes for Reel 46: 43:47. (This r...   more
47) [Maxim--home movies] Reel 32
Content description for Can N30B. No notes on reel or can. // Color is very red. // Notes for Reel 32:10:22. Infant rests against pillow in wicker rocking chair. (Shot is a bit grainy....   more
48) [Maxim--home movies] Reel 20
Amateur footage. Content description for Can N19; can numbers are donor-assigned. (UNEDITED) NHF Cataloguer's notes for Reel 20: Intertitle: 'John G. Lee Family Album, Vol. 2. 01:02. Mo...   more
49) [Maxim--home movies] Reel 41
Amateur footage. Content description for Can N38; can numbers donor assigned. Can note: 'Pink (good of kids). Howes and Lee - home (many breaks).' NHF catalogers notes for Reel 41: (20:...   more
50) Mag the Hag
Amateur footage. Content description for Can N7 in quotes below; numbers are donor-assigned. (UNEDITED) NHF Cataloguer's notes for Reel 7: 26:23. Intertitles: 'The Hell's Bells Players...   more
51) [Maxim--home movies] Reel 13
Amateur footage. Content description for Can N13 in quotes below; numbers are donor-assigned. 13. 'Log of Sea Gull. 3rd reel.' (UNEDITED) NHF Cataloguer's notes for Reel 13: 21:06. Inte...   more
52) [Maxim--home movies] Reel 40
Amateur footage. [No content description available for Can N37.] Can note: '1944-1945.' NHF cataloger's notes for Reel 40: (10:52) Horse draws small toboggan with youngsters aboard thro...   more
53) [Maxim--home movies] Reel 3
(UNEDITED) NHF Cataloguer's notes for Reel 3: 29:20. Intertitle: 'Family album. Third Reel. Mrs. Lee, John and Francis Hartford, November 16, 1924.' Two women, man by touring car or con...   more
54) [Maxim--home movies] Reel 75
Reel 75 Here and There, scarf dance, mule, cow, Sir Hiram, Hudson kodachrome (dc 1925-1935) ;Scarf Dance is a short (approx. 1 min 28 second) trick film of Percy Maxim and her mother...   more
Maxim, Hiram Percy Collection
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Credit: Hiram Percy Maxim Collection, Northeast Historic Film. Scarf Dance, 1930. 16mm
Primary Format and Extent
film (25,300 ft.) ; si. , b&w and col. ; 16mm. reversal pos. and prints;film (25,300 ft.) ; si. , b&w and col. ; 16mm. reversal pos. and prints
Collection Date Range
1924 – 1959
Summary
Collection contains [Hiram Percy Maxim--home movies] and home movies by and about the members of the Maxim and Lee families. Along with footage of family weddings, holidays and travel, the Maxims created several edited and intertitled productions. "Mag the Hag: A Dripping Melodrama," stars Hiram Percy's daughter, Percy, as Percy Proudfoot, the aimless scion of a wealthy old family. Other films include a trip to Maine's Attean Lake in 1928, "Winter in Connecticut," a seasonal portrait, and "The Sea," filmed in Gloucester Harbor. Travels include a trip to Europe aboard the Mauretania, tours in North America to the mid-Atlantic states, sailing excursions in the waters of Connecticut and New York, and drives to the Maritime Provinces. Collection also includes Kodachrome and Kodak Cinegraph promotional reels.
Biographical/Historical Notes
Hiram Percy Maxim (1869-1936) was an engineer and inventor. His father, Hiram S. Maxim, from Sangerville, Maine, invented the Maxim automatic gun. Hiram P. Maxim was founder and first president of the Amateur Cinema League, which was formed in 1926.
People and Organizations
Maxim Family
Genre(s)
Amateur, Fiction
Place(s)
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