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Evolution of the horse

 Collection
Identifier: Film Collection no. 135

Scope and Contents

This broadcast from the Aqueduct Racetrack features horse trainer Sunny Jim Fitzsimmons, trainer of the thoroughbred Nashua. The discussion focuses on the characteristics of a fine horse and on the evolution of the horse. Edwin Harris Colbert, curator of paleontology at the AMNH, is also a guest on this program. He traces the modern horse's evolution back 60 million years to the tiny Eophippus. Films are shown of horses in the Wheatley and Greentree Stables. A new colt being born and the early development and training of race horses are examined. The famous racehorses seen on this show are Misty Morn, Nashua, Bold Ruler, and High Voltage.

Dates

  • 1956

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

Not available through interlibrary loan. Contact AMNH Library Special Collections for terms of access.

Extent

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

General

Original format: 16mm kinescope.

General

Originally aired April 22, 1956 as part of the CBS/AMNH Adventure television series.

General

http://libcat1.amnh.org/record=b1139627

General

Charles Collingwood, host; John Cosgrove and Kenneth Whelan, directors; Charles Romine, producer; Shelby Gordon, assistant producer; Frank de Felitta, script editor; Richard McCracken, writer; Grover Cole, production design; Ed Benford and Sandy Bell, technical directors.

Title
Evolution of the horse, 1956
Author
Iris Lee
Date
2018
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Research Library Special Collections Repository

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