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Elliott, Harris M. Collection
Credit: Harris M. Elliott Collection, Northeast Historic Film.
28 film reels
1938 – 1959
Credit: Harris M. Elliott home movies. Excerpt from "Vacation, 1939." 8 mm. film. From the Harris M. Elliott Collection at Northeast Historic Film, Bucksport, ME. MP4 video, 3:24.
The Harris M. Elliott Collection consists of 27 reels of amateur 8 mm. film and one commercial 8 mm. film print. The amateur films in the collection were shot by Harris Elliott and document his family and children over the years from 1938 to 1959 at home and on vacation at locations including Little Sebago Lake, Maine, and Lake Champlain. Of particular interest are reels documenting noteworthy events and activities in the region, including a survey of 1938 hurricane damage in Western Massachusetts; the first annual Aerial Roundup in 1941 at the Scarboro Airport in Portland, Maine; the laying of an underground toll phone cable from Portland, Maine, to Boston, Massachusetts, in 1941; and the shipwreck of the freighter Oakey L. Alexander off the coast of Maine in 1947.
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28 Items in this collection