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1940 Arizona expedition

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Identifier: Film Collection no. 250
Scope and Contents Filmed during the AMNH Arizona Expedition, 1940. Richard Archbold, AMNH research associate in mammalogy, organized this six-month-long expedition to collect all the elements for an Arizona group for the museum's Hall of North American Mammals. Animal behavior experiments were also conducted. Archbold was accompanied by A. L. Rand, AMNH research associate in ornithology, and photographer J. Lichtenfels. Expedition staff members are introduced in the film's opening sequence. Scenes of the...
Dates: 1940

The $2,000,000 J.P. Morgan gem collection ; Lampreys ; Antarctic animals

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Identifier: Film Collection no. 32
Scope and Contents SEGMENT 1: The $2,000,000 J. P. Morgan Gem Collection. Brian Mason, AMNH curator of physical geology and mineralogy, describes the museum's collection of gems, which consists of diamonds, rubies, sapphires and emeralds. Mason discusses how these gems were cut and polished, using films produced by DeBeers Consolidated Mines Ltd. and E. J. Mauther. The reasons why the stones are so valuable are also examined. SEGMENT 2: Lampreys. Lampreys and their detrimental effect on the fishing industry in...
Dates: 1953

A day with John Burroughs

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Identifier: Film Collection no. 171
Scope and Contents John Burroughs (1837-1921), author and naturalist, is filmed going about his daily routine at his home, Woodchuck Lodge, in the Catskill Mountains. This film is unique for the time as it was filmed in color; it is the earliest color film in the collection. It was made using a process called "prizma" color, in which both sides of the positive film were coated with emulsion; one side was dyed blue and green, the other side red and yellow. When projected together the image is in natural color...
Dates: 1919

A little journey through Iran

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Identifier: Film Collection no. 183
Scope and Contents A Little Journey through Iran is a record of the Dyers' travels through that country. Included in the film are magnificent shots of the Tomb of Cyrus the Great at Pasargadae, and the tombs of the other Achaemeni kings, Darius I, Darius II and Xerxes, and the nearby ruins of Persepolis. The Dyers also visited and filmed Esfahan, Shiraz, and the port city of Bandar Abbas, where the Sea of Oman and the Persian Gulf meet. Footage of Persian women in brightly colored clothes and veils, an oasis...
Dates: 1971

Abyssinia

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Identifier: Film Collection no. 163
Scope and Contents Filmed during the Field Museum-Chicago Daily News Abyssinian Expedition, 1926-1927. The film was made by Charles Suydam Cutting, with the assistance of scientist Alfred M. Bailey. The expedition party also included Louis Agassiz Fuertes, the noted ornithologist and artist, who was killed shortly after this expedition in a tragic automobiletrain collision. The film opens with Arussi Galla women washing themselves and their clothes in the river Awash. Scientists are seen in camp and, as James...
Dates: 1926-1927

Admiralty Islands

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Identifier: Film Collection no. 63
Scope and Contents

Margaret Mead, AMNH anthropologist, discusses the sociological, economic, cultural, and political changes that have taken place on Manus in the Admiralty Islands in the twenty-five years between her first and second visits. Photographs and artifacts from the first trip are shown, along with a film taken in 1953 which includes newsreels of American troops landing on the island.

Dates: 1954

Adventure

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Identifier: Film Collection no. 109
Scope and Contents The topic of discussion for this broadcast is the concept of adventure. After a brief examination of the various meanings of the word, three feature films are shown to illustrate different types of adventure. Robert Cushman Murphy, AMNH ornithologist, joins host Charles Romine to narrate the program. The first film shows carnivorous plants indigenous to bogs and marshes, especially the Venus's fly trap and pitcher plant, devouring insects. This film was made by Dr. Harlow of the New York...
Dates: 1955

Afghanistan archaeology ; Chicken egg embryo

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Identifier: Film Collection no. 34
Scope and Contents SEGMENT 1: Afghanistan Archaeology. Walter Ashlin Fairservis, archaeologist at the AMNH, discusses archaeological findings in Afghanistan. While on an archaeological tour in Afghanistan, he and his wife, Jan, discovered considerable evidence of ancient civilization in this region. Films of Afghan desert life include a contemporary analysis of harems. Jan Fairservis is seen in the television studio discussing various pieces of a harem costume. SEGMENT 2: Chicken Egg Embryo. In this segment...
Dates: 1953

African safari

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Identifier: Film Collection no. 100
Scope and Contents Harold E. Anthony, chairman and curator of the museum's Department of Mammals, and Charles Collingwood, narrator, take television viewers on a safari to Africa in this broadcast. Anthony, a noted animal collector, stresses the importance of safari techniques that bring back live animals for scientific study. Dioramas in the Akeley Hall of African Mammals at the museum are presented during the discussion. Several film excerpts are shown, including the lion spearing episode from Simba, King of...
Dates: 1955

African villages and music

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Identifier: Film Collection no. 140
Scope and Contents This segment, hosted by Charles Collingwood, discusses the use of music in African villages, especially music samples of the Babembe (i.e. Bembe) found in the Middle Congo of French Equatorial Africa (now Congo). Typical Babemic instruments, such as an earth bow, two-man bow, mouth harp, drums, sanza, calabash, ocarina, ngonfi, and nasambi (a lute-like instrument) are shown in films produced by Jurgen Beach of Denmark and Herbert Pepper, chairman of the Musicology Department of the...
Dates: 1956

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National Film Board of Canada 1
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Wang, Hao-t'ing 1
Weyer, Edward Moffat, 1904-1998 1
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Woodcraft Indian Trip to the Southwest of the American Museum of Natural History (1927) 1
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