Family of man
Scope and Contents
The "Family of Man" exhibition of photographs at the Museum of Modern Art is discussed by Edward Steichen, noted photographer and curator at the Museum of Modern Art, and guests Eleanor Roosevelt, Carl Sandburg, and Harry L. Shapiro, AMNH Department of Anthropology. Roosevelt narrates the first segment of the program which tells the basic family story around the world through photographs of mothers, fathers, children, lovers, marriage and birth. Shapiro shows images (of man laboring, tilling the soil, and playing) to illustrate how men relate to the earth. People's relationship with one another is the subject of third segment, presented by Sandburg. Viewers see the darker side of life, including scenes of war, death, hunger, loneliness, cruelty, and religion. A series of views of children subtitled "Childhood Magic" examines how mankind regenerates itself with each new generation.
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Conditions Governing Access
Not available through interlibrary loan. Contact AMNH Library Special Collections for terms of access.
1 Film Reel (30 minutes) : sound, black and white ; 16 mm.
1 Videocassette (U-Matic (30 minutes)) : sound, black and white ; 3/4 in.
Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
3/4 in., U-Matic, viewing copy
Original format: 16mm kinescope.
Originally aired June 19, 1955 as part of the CBS/AMNH Adventure television series.
Joseph Scibetta, director; Robert Northshield, producer; Jac Venza and Shelby Gordon, assistant producers; Frank de Felitta, script editor; David Ebin, writer; Joan Woodward, associate director; Perry Miller; film research; Ted Pearson, narrator; Eugene Cines, music; Bernard Birnbaum and Jerome Bender, film editors; Carl Schutzman, technical director; Paul Davis, program assistant; Dee Chandler, program coordinator.
- Family of man, 1955
- Iris Lee
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Part of the Museum Archives at the Gottesman Research Library Repository
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