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Moving Images

Subject Source: Local sources
Scope Note: To identify items in the Moving Image data set.

Found in 273 Collections and/or Records:

History of life on earth #1

Identifier: Film Collection no. 45
Scope and Contents This is the first of a series of four broadcasts on the history of life on earth. George Gaylord Simpson, AMNH paleontologist, and Norman Dennis Newell of the Department of Fossil Invertebrates discuss the history of life and man's place in it. The program begins with electron microscope views of single-celled organisms and includes a discussion of fossils and a film entitled Birth of a Baby, produced by the Association of Medical Colleges and George Washington University. The Simplest...
Dates: 1953

Hook : a hawk's life

Identifier: Film Collection no. 131
Scope and Contents Ernest Thomas Gilliard, an ornithologist at the AMNH, is introduced on this broadcast as a guest expert on the life cycle of the hawk. Featured in this broadcast is a film entitled Hook. A fictional biography of a hawk, the short story was written by Walter Van Tilburg Clark, author of The Ox-Bow Incident. The film traces the hawk's life cycle through the eyes of a hawk. The new type of motion picture animation used in this film created a series of optical effects by moving the camera over...
Dates: 1956

Hopi Indians of the Southwest

Identifier: Film Collection no. 192
Scope and Contents The first part of this film is a study of weaving. Every action, from the carding of wool, through spinning it on a spindle, mounting yarn into warps, and weaving a sash using an upright loom are seen, all being performed by a Hopi man. This is followed by a ceremony leading up to a foot race by the priests as part of a maize celebration. Priests are seen blessing a kiva, a ceremonial underground chamber, with bullroarers and cloth "lightning." An antelope priest digs a sipapu (a symbolic...
Dates: 1925

How life begins

Identifier: Film Collection no. 193
Scope and Contents The AMNH purchased this film from Katherine F. Carter of the Exhibitors Booking Agency in 1917. George E. Stone, who had been an official U.S. Government photographer in France during World War I, collaborated with J. A. Long, assistant professor of embryology at the University of California, to make this early sex education film in an attempt to help combat venereal disease. Through captions, diagrams, and motion pictures, the film explains the processes involved in the development of...
Dates: [1916?]

Huaca Prieta

Identifier: Film Collection no. 194
Scope and Contents Filmed during the Institute of Andean Research Viru Valley Project in Peru, 1946-1947. The Viru Valley Project was a series of archaeological excavations in the Andes sponsored by the Institute for Andean Research. The AMNH co-sponsored one such excavation with the Institute at Huaca Prieta, a site dating between 3,100 B.C. and 1,300 B.C. in the Chicama Valley on the northern coast of Peru. Junius Bouton Bird, AMNH archaeologist, excavated and filmed this site with the help of his family....
Dates: 1946-1947

Hummingbird flight technique

Identifier: Film Collection no. 195
Scope and Contents

This brief film, made by Crawford Hallock Greenewalt, AMNH trustee, is a study of hummingbird flight. A contributor of many photographs to the museum, Greenewalt made this film to be shown as part of an exhibition on bird flight in the museum's Corner Gallery. With a film speed of 1,500 frames per second, the hummingbird's flight technique can be seen in slow motion. The film also contains footage showing the birds feeding, alighting, and flying.

Dates: 1955

Imprinting period

Identifier: Film Collection no. 134
Scope and Contents Scientific experimentation with the imprinting period, the phase of an animal's life when its mind is most open to stimuli, is the topic of discussion. In a remote broadcast remote from McDonough, Md., Eckhardt Hess, professor of psychology at the University of Chicago, explains and demonstrates a number of imprinting experiments. Also interviewed for this program is a staff member at the McDonough School, Mr. Ramsey. Most of the experiments have previously been performed on birds. A duck...
Dates: 1956

In the shadow of the Ruwenzori and the Ituri forest

Identifier: Film Collection no. 181
Scope and Contents While on vacation in Uganda and Zaire, Walter Gurnee and Betty Dyer filmed their trip and made sound recordings of the people and places they encountered. Their trip took them to Queen Elizabeth National Park, Lake Kivu, the Semliki River, the Semliki flats and the Ituri Forest. Shown are the daily activities of the inhabitants of a Mbuti (i.e. Bambuti) village in the Ituri Forest; a Walese (i.e. Lese) village and several fishing villages; Watutsi (i.e. Batutsi) dancers in action; laborers...
Dates: 1972

India : Bombay to Cape Comorin

Identifier: Film Collection no. 182
Scope and Contents The Dyers made this film while traveling through India. It opens with footage of Bombay Harbor; the fishermen of the seacoast town of Manori are then observed at work, and the town itself is explored through street scenes and a shot of the Tomb of Rabia-ud-Daurani, which closely resembles the Taj Mahal. Preparations for the Pongal Festival, celebrating the seasonal change from winter to summer, are observed in Mysore. A survey of Indian temples includes a discussion of Hinduism, as well as...
Dates: 1966

Indian communication : sign language of the North American Indian

Identifier: Film Collection no. 196
Scope and Contents Filmed during the Wanamaker Historical Expeditions, 1908-1913. In 1908, 1909, and 1913, Rodman Wanamaker financed expeditions to study North American Indians. The expeditions were led by Joseph Kossuth Dixon, and filmed by his son Rollin Lester Dixon. "In undertaking these expeditions to the North American Indian," Wanamaker wrote in The Vanishing Race in 1913, "the sole desire has been to perpetuate the life story of the first Americans and to strengthen in their hearts the feeling of...
Dates: 1908-1913