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Central Asiatic Expeditions : maps, staff and transportation

 Collection
Identifier: Film Collection no. 148
Filmed during the AMNH Third Asiatic Expedition to China and Mongolia, 1921-1930. The film opens with animated maps tracing the routes of the expeditions. Members of the expedition staff are introduced as they work in the field: Roy Chapman Andrews, leader; Walter Granger, chief paleontologist; Albert Thomson, assistant paleontologist; Leslie Erskine Spock, geologist; Alonzo W. Pond, archaeologist; and Captain W. P. T. Hill, topographer. The next segment shows the problems the expedition caravan had in crossing rough terrain: the obstreperous conduct of camels, the cars and trucks mired in mud, and the caravan traversing the dunes of the Gobi Desert. Merin, the caravan leader, is seen sewing a piece of rubber over an open sore on the pad of a camel.
Scope and Contents This film, documenting the AMNH Third Asiatic Expedition to China and Mongolia, includes animated maps tracing the routes of the expeditions. Several members of the expedition staff are seen at work in the field, including Roy Chapman Andrews, paleontologists Walter Granger and Albert Thomson, Leslie Erskine Spock, Alonzo W. Pond, and topographer Captain W.P.T. Hill. The problems the expedition caravan had in crossing rough terrain are shown including the obstreperous conduct of camels, and cars and trucks mired in mud.

Dates

  • 1922-1928

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

Not available through interlibrary loan. Contact AMNH Library Special Collections for terms of access.

Extent

1 Film Reel (29 minutes) : silent, black and white ; 35 mm.

1 Videocassette (U-Matic (29 minutes)) : silent, black and white ; 3/4 in.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

3/4 in., U-Matic, viewing copy

General

Original format: 35 mm. negative; incomplete.
General James Barnes Shackelford, photographer.
Title
Central Asiatic Expeditions : maps, staff and transportation, 1922-1928
Author
Iris Lee
Date
2018
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Research Library Special Collections Repository

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