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Hamlin, Carl Collection
film (3,800 ft.) : si., b&w and col. ; 16 mm. reversal pos.
film (200 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. print.
mid 20th century
Collection contains [Carl Hamlin--home movies], scenes of outdoor activities including hunting, fishing, boating, camping and winter sports in Maine. Also shown are family portraits and events such as Easter and Christmas festivities, weddings, graduation, and parades. Footage shows a plane taking off on land, snow and water as well as aerial views. Footage also shows hauling, dynamiting and working with lumber by the Dowlin Lumber Co. on the Pleasant and Sebec rivers, a 1940s stock car and daredevil show, an American Indian show, and a family vacation in Florida. Collection also contains animation and a feature produced by Castle Films: a cartoon, "Nutty Pine Cabin" (1942) about beavers and a short Hopalong Cassidy film called "Border Town."
Carl Hamlin, resident of Milo, Maine, worked for Dowlin Lumber Co. from 1940 to 1955. He and his cousin flew planes for the company, and Carl took the aerial footage in this collection. The Penobscot Development Company, which drove pulpwood on the Piscataquis River, was bought by the James River Company, a pulp and paper company. Castle Films was formed in 1924 and distributed 16 mm. and 8 mm. short films for sale to the home market. The company was sold to Universal in 1947.
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