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Essence of Life

Date produced: 1955

Filmmaker(s):

G. Clifford Carl

Description:

"The dependence of all living things on water. The physical properties of water; water as a habitat for such creatures as insects, birds, beavers, frogs; use and abuse of water resources by man." (BC Archives)


[Edwards Gardens]

Date produced: 1964

Description:

"Film features trees and leaves, ducks, water, a statue, 2 women wearing coats, a bridge and some house-like structures. The garden was filmed in the spring/summer and fall" Archives of Ontario.


Gloire à L’eau

Date produced: 1935

Filmmaker(s):

Albert Tessier

Description:

"A background film, to be used to 'point up' a lecture (or sermon) on the benefits Nature disposes upon us" American Cinematographer, May, 1938, 204.

"The Abbé Tessier, who is a lecturer at Laval University, Quebec, made this film for use in connection with his own educational work. The film should be viewed with this in mind" American Cinematographer, April, 1938, 170.


Deerslayers, The

Date produced: 1926

Filmmaker(s):

Thomas Archibald (Archie) Stewart

Description:

"Structured around a hunting trip to Maine made by Archie Stewart and Howard Kendall. The two men travel to Perry, Maine, from New York state by train, then drive a car to a lake where they transfer their luggage to a motor boat on Grand Lake Stream and ride through heavy fog on rough water to West Grand Lake. They then carry a canoe to Lower Sysladobsis Lake, load the canoe with their rifles and supplies, and paddle off. After reaching their camp along the lake's shore, they check their rifles and eat before hunting." oldfilm.org


Vacation, A

Date produced: 1937

Filmmaker(s):

Cyrus Pinkham

Description:

"A Vacation with Lucy Carlisle, Margaret Pinkham, Virginia Carlisle." oldfilm.org


Alewife Fishery on the Sheepscot River

Date produced: 1938

Filmmaker(s):

Milton Dowe

Description:

"A process film with interititles about the spring capture of alewives, an andromadous fish." oldfilm.org


Nequasset Bridge

Date produced: 1957

Filmmaker(s):

Walter Mitton

Description:

"Title, 'Nequasset Bridge is on new location of Route 1 near the famous ship-building city of Bath.'" oldfilm.org


Toll of Time, The

Date produced: 1948

Filmmaker(s):

Walter Mitton

Description:

"Brickett Bridge, Andover Maine was built in 1871 of native spruce lumber. It served its purpose well until 1948 when it was replaced with steel and concrete." oldfilm.org


Opeechee Stream Bridge, Searsport

Date produced: 1949

Filmmaker(s):

Walter Mitton

Description:

"Bridge construction, Meadow Brook Bridge, Maine. 'Opeechee Stream Bridge, Searsport' 'The Gypsie Bridge Builders enjoy the summer breezes of Penobscot Bay while replacing one of the few stone bridges remaining on Route 1.' Detailed documentation of bridge building in rural Maine." oldfilm.org


From Stump to Ship

Date produced: 1930

Filmmaker(s):

Alfred Ames

Howard Kane

Description:

"Depicts the year-round activities of the Machias Lumber Company on the Machias River in Washington County, Maine. Includes scenes of winter logging in the forest with hand tools and horses, as well as the spring log drive, with loggers using peaveys to break up log jams on icy rivers as the logs are moved from the forest to the mill. Includes footage of lumber loaded onto schooners in Machias for transport to New York and schooner being towed to sea by sardine boat." oldfilm.org


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