Unobskey Collection

Unobskey Collection
    video (approx. 3,000 min.) : si., b&w ; 1/2 in.
    1928 – 1959
    Calais, Maine
    Collection contains [Unobskey--home movies] with intertitles showing scenes of Jewish family life spanning four decades. Footage includes graduations, birthday parties and other family celebrations, ice skating and summer picnics, boating, trips to the tropics and Europe, and community parades.
    Joseph and Sarah Unobskey immigrated to New England from Russia in 1903. Working first in Boston, they relocated to Eastport, Maine, and finally settled in Calais, Maine, in 1911. After Joseph's death in 1922, Sarah and her three sons expanded the family business, which was based on clothing stores and real estate, and helped to revitalize the Calais economy. The family also ran the State Theater in Calais. VHS tapes are copies of original 16 mm. films. Video intertitles were inserted by Martha Goldner, a Unobskey family member. "Crossing lines: histories of Jews and Gentiles in three communities" by Judith S. Goldstein, contains a chapter on the Unobskey family. WorldCat
    Northeast Historic Film
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