Abbott, Philip J. Collection

Abbott, Philip J. Collection
      film (4,800 ft.) : si., b&w and col. ; 16 mm. reversal pos.
      film (1600 ft.) : si., b&w ; 9.5 mm. print.
      1926 – 1941
      Androscoggin Lake, ME
      Auburn, ME
      Augusta, ME
      Bangor, ME
      Brunswick, ME
      Bath, ME
      Dingley Island, ME
      Harpswell Center, ME
      Moosehead Lake, ME
      Norway, ME
      Poland, ME
      Wayne, ME
      Westbrook, ME
      Yosemite National Park, CA
      Collection contains [Abbott family--home movies] which were most likely shot by Edward Farrington Abbott. They consist primarily of summer activities in Maine, including golfing, picnics, a wedding, fishing on Moosehead Lake, and the dedication of Carlton Bridge in Bath, with some intertitles. "The Ladies Travel South" is four reels of an automobile trip to Florida in 1928, and visits to North Carolina and Washington D.C. in 1933. Members of the Cushman family and the Ault family appear. Collection also contains educational/cultural works: prints of commercial productions "The Falls of Yosemite Park" and "Pathe Presents Memorials of a Nation." Collection also contains various Pathe feature films: 32 reels of 9.5 mm. film starring Harold Lloyd, Paul Parrot and Will Rogers; titles include "Over the Fence," "Winner Take All," and "Just Passin' Thru."
      Edward Farrington Abbott, Sr., Philip Abbott's grandfather, was born in 1882 in Colorado and died in Auburn Maine in 1952. He attended Bowdoin College and upon graduation in 1903 he went to work for his uncle's shoe company. Charles L. Cushman was president of the Cushman Hollis Company, which in the 1920s was the largest shoe manufacturer under one roof, making white canvas shoes. Charles and Lena Cushman had no children, but they were very close to Lena’s sister’s children, especially Edward his brother Charles Cushman Abbott. Following Charles Cushman's death in 1914 his nephews, Edward and Charles Cushman took over the Company. After a significant strike in 1933-1934, the company ceased manufacturing and became an investment firm. Subsequently, Edward Farrington Abbott started the Charles Cushman Company manufactured shoes in Auburn into the 1960s. Edward Farrington Abbott married Mary Hale Dana in 1906 and they had 6 children.
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