Patricia W. Messler Collection
Messler family--home movies, 1733
Credit: Patricia W. Messler Collection, Northeast Historic Film. Bartlett Island, Maine, 1940.
Primary Format and Extent
15 film reels
Collection Date Range
1939 to 1942
The Patricia W. Messler Collection consists of fifteen reels of amateur 16 mm. film. The collection was shot in black-and-white and color between 1939 and 1942 and documents the extended Messler and Whitney families at locations in Maine, New York, and Canada. Scenes of flowering gardens and winter snow are depicted at length over several reels, with many of the winter scenes based Ellsworth, Maine. Other Maine locations in Penobscot and Hancock counties are depicted, including Bartlett Island, Blue Hill, and the Penobscot Indian Island Reservation. Activities recorded include hunting, ice fishing for smelt, boating, and horseback riding. The Indian Island footage is of particular interest, documenting in color a 1940 Penobscot Indian procession.
Patricia Messler is a resident of Rockport, Maine.
Subject(s)Boats and boating, Children, Families, Hunting, Native Americans, Winter, Animals, Gardens
Northeast Historic Film
The Collection is open for research.
Condition Governing Reproduction and Use
Authorization to reuse and/or reproduce must be obtained from Northeast Historic Film. See http://oldfilm.org/content/stock-footage-licensing for more information.
Encoded archival description
Items in this collection: 15
Showing 1 - 10 of 15:
1) Gardens--Messler family--home movies. Reel 1
Color home movies surveying gardens and flowering trees in bloom around New York residence, circa 1940-1941.more
2) Gardens--Messler family--home movies. Reel 2
Color home movies surveying gardens and flowering trees in bloom.more
3) Gardens, St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada--Messler family--home movies. Reel 3
Color home movies of gardens, family scenes, and St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada.more
4) Bartlett Island, Maine--Messler family--home movies. Reel 4
Color home movies of scenes at Bartlett Island, Maine, including a lumberyard, saltwater farm, training of a paint horse foal, and ice fishing.more
5) Children, gardens, WAVES--Messler family--home movies. Reel 5
Color home movies including scenes of children and of women in Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service (WAVES) uniform.more
6) Penobscot Indians, horseback riding--Messler family--home movies. Reel 6
Color home movies of Penobscot Indian pageant and horseback riding.more
7) Children and family in New York--Messler family--home movies. Reel 7
Color home movies of extended family and children outside home in New York.more
8) Hunting, Dutchess County, New York--Messler family--home movies. Reel 8
"Bobby - Dogs - Puppies - Hunting pheasants, Dutchess County NY"more
9) Will Phillips, Ellsworth, Maine--Messler family--home movies. Reel 9
"[?] boy, Will Phillips - Church - Will's last [sunny?] mink etc."more
10) Snow, Ellsworth, Maine--Messler family--home movies. Reel 10
Black-and-white home movies of snow scenes in Ellsworth, Maine.more
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