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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:

Indian dances

Identifier: Film Collection no. 260
Scope and Contents Outtake material from Edgar Monsanto Queeny's film Sunrise Serenades was incorporated in this film made by the museum's Department of Education. Designed primarily for use by schools, the film was intended to teach observation and understanding by depicting the Indian as a skillful observer of nature. In the museum's Felix M. Warburg Memorial Hall (Man and Nature), the film's opening sequence focuses on the relationship between the blue jay and the fox in the Autumn at Stissing Mountain...
Dates: 1951

Indian pottery making in the village of San Ildefonso, New Mexico

Identifier: Film Collection no. 197
Scope and Contents This film depicting the unique process of pottery making at the San Ildefonso Pueblo was made by George Clyde Fisher, curator in the AMNH Department of Education, Clark Wissler, curator-in-chief of the AMNH Department of Anthropology, and Kenneth Chapman of the Laboratory of Anthropology in Santa Fe, New Mexico Renowned potter Maria Martinez demonstrates the technique of her unique method of firing pottery. Before starting, she tosses blue cornmeal over the earth as a blessing. She and...
Dates: 1932

Jungle life in India

Identifier: Film Collection no. 198
Scope and Contents Filmed during the AMNH Faunthorpe-Vernay Indian Expedition to India, Nepal and Burma, 1922-1923. This film was made by Commander George M. Dyott, a professional cinematographer, whose main purpose was to show the environment of India, Nepal, and Burma, and therefore be valuable to the hall preparators designing the dioramas for the AMNH Hall of South Asiatic Mammals. The co-leaders of the expedition were Colonel John Champion Faunthorpe and AMNH trustee Arthur Stannard Vernay, both...
Dates: 1922-1923

Jurgens' Guatemala

Identifier: Film Collection no. 199
Scope and Contents This unedited footage was produced to document life in the Chuchumatanes highlands of Guatemala. The Mayan people of Atitlan were chosen by Victor J. Jurgens, a professional filmmaker, because they seemed to have maintained their traditional ways and to be independent of the cultures around them. This same tendency, however, caused them to be so aloof as to make filming with any intimacy virtually impossible. The film opens with a family burning incense on a hill to ensure a good crop. One...
Dates: 1954


Identifier: Film Collection no. 200
Scope and Contents Filmed during the AMNH Andrews Korean Whaling Expedition, 1912. Roy Chapman Andrews, assistant curator in the Department of Mammalogy and Ornithology, went to Korea in 1912 to collect various species of whales. Although he took a lot of motion picture footage, this little film is all that remains. Shown at first are Keijo (now Seoul), then under Japanese rule and called Chosen, and its surrounding hills, the South Gate (for which the city was named), trolleys, and bullock carts. Koreans in...
Dates: 1912


Identifier: Film Collection no. 261
Scope and Contents Filmed during the AMNH Queeny African Expedition, 1950. This film depicts the Latuko (i.e. Lotuko) a tribe residing in the province of Equatoria, Sudan. The scenes were unrehearsed but organized thematically around the coming of age of the young man Lonuha. The story takes place in the village of Tirangole, home of the Iago clan, and the daily life of the Latuko is meticulously and beautifully filmed. The women, adorned with goat-skin lappets and ornamental scars on the skin, industriously...
Dates: 1950

Lie detection ; Primitive art vs. modern

Identifier: Film Collection no. 74
Scope and Contents SEGMENT 1: Lie Detection. The pursuit of truth is the subject of the first segment of this broadcast, which features demonstrations of scientific methods of lie detection and hypnosis. Fred Inbau, criminology professor at Northwestern University Law School, and Jerome Schneck, a psychiatrist, use on-camera examples of polygraph tests and examples of how police officials attempt to use hypnosis to get at the truth. A film on hypnosis techniques and the use of ink blot tests is also shown....
Dates: 1954

Life in Greenland

Identifier: Film Collection no. 50
Scope and Contents Commander Donald B. MacMillan, who accompanied Robert Peary on his expedition to the North Pole in 1909, is interviewed by Charles Collingwood. MacMillan, 79 years old, recalls the expedition through photographic records and film footage of Arctic life. Junius Bouton Bird, curator of archaeology at the AMNH, narrates films that depict polar bears, aerial views of the Arctic, and aspects of Eskimo life, including an examination of their daily life and culture; Eskimo kayaking, hunting,...
Dates: 1953

Life in the sea

Identifier: Film Collection no. 42
Scope and Contents Eugenie Clark, of the AMNH Department of Animal Behavior, and Albert E. Parr, Director of the museum, are introduced by host Charles Collingwood as experts on the subject of marine biology. Clark and Parr discuss the movement of the ocean and life in the sea in a remote broadcast from Gilgo Beach, Jones Beach State Park, New York. Scenes from Under the Red Sea, a film made by Austrian marine biologist Hans Haas, show coral reefs, types of coral, collecting underwater animals with a spear...
Dates: 1953

Life in Tibet

Identifier: Film Collection no. 93
Scope and Contents Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas describes life in Tibet to Charles Collingwood in this program. The extreme differences between poverty and nobility in this region are examined. An isolated region, there was little communication between the Tibetans and the rest of the world and since Tibet was taken over by China, all communications had stopped. Douglas attributes the easy conquest of Tibet by the Chinese to the Tibetans' cultural beliefs that something better lies on the horizon;...
Dates: 1955