Hancock County: A Century of Archival Film

Aug
21
Submitted by David
We are very pleased to launch an on-line project of 80 videos covering Hancock County, Maine, over the last 100 years.  Its been exciting to fire up our new digitizing equipment and use social media platforms to get more of our holdings out and seen.  You'll find quite a range of locations and topics covered.  Examples include:  visiting neighbors in Blue Hill in 1916, a Downie Brothers circus parade in Ellsworth in 1934, aftermath of  the 1947 Jackson Lab fire, deer hunting in Aurora in 1954, a plane crash in Trenton in 1976, an interview with the first female student at Maine Maritime Academy in 1974, baseball in West Gouldsboro in 1936, Doug's Shop N Save opening in Bucksport in 1967, and downtown Bar Harbor in 1941.
 
This project was funded by a generous grant from the Hancock County Fund of the Maine Community Foundation. This was a fun project to research but it quickly became clear how much we don't know about some of these clips. We're hoping you can help us fill in some blanks.
So head to YouTube and then please re-post, tweet, blog, link to, and "like" anything you like!