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Central Asiatic Expeditions (1921-1930)

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Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

CAE II 100th Anniversary Rephotography Mission Image collection

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Identifier: MA.2021.010
Content Description Images and progress reporting produced by J. Kelly Cluer and M. Saandar during the CAE II 100th Anniversary Rephotography Mission project. Bulk of the material is born-digital, with the exception of some analog poster-sized printouts of comparison shots. Material includes original rephotographs, compiled images in pdf format comparing the historic photograph with the rephotograph, powerpoint presentations and a progress report. AMNH Research Library collection images from the Second Asiatic...

The Central Asiatic Expeditions : fauna

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Identifier: Film Collection no. 146
Scope and Contents Filmed during the AMNH Third Asiatic Expedition to China and Mongolia, 1921-1930. The expedition collected zoological specimens throughout Mongolia, but the main collecting was done in the Gobi Desert. This film shows some of the animals that were collected for scientific purposes, as well as those kept as pets. The animals collected includes swans, nightjars, ruddy shelducks, grebes, ducks, gazelles, wild asses, and jerboas. Next are seen the animals "kept" by members of the expedition: an ass...

The Central Asiatic Expeditions : Mongols

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Identifier: Film Collection no. 149
Scope and Contents China and Mongolia, 1921-1930. The first sequence concentrates on daily life in a Mongol camp near Tsagan Nor (or White Lake). The camp is a complex of Mongolian tents (yurts) with men, sheep, and dogs milling about; yaks pull heavy logs; and a camel is being trained. The film moves to Urga (now Ulan Bator) where Khalka women with elaborate headresses are seen; a Mongol affected with gigantism enters the city and is photographed with Roy Chapman Andrews. The film then shifts back to the...