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Riding the rim rock

Identifier: Film Collection no. 244

Scope and Contents

Filmed during the Pack-Finley Expedition to the Pacific Northwest, 1927. The film opens with canyon scenes in Wyoming, as a mule and rider take in the vista. An adult screech owl and its chick are filmed, followed by footage of a badger digging. Staff members are shown climbing a very tall tree in order to film rough-legged hawk fledglings. The next sequence, filmed in Oregon, features young Pronghorn being captured and relocated via air and ground transportation. The fawns are seen feeding from bottles, followed by aerial views of the herds. Coyote, presented here as an enemy of the antelope, are filmed. Their dens are excavated, and the young coyote are removed by the staff. Footage of Pronghorn on the plains, taken from a blind, completes the film.


  • 1927

Conditions Governing Access

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


1 Film Reel (14 minutes) : silent, black and white ; 16 mm.

1 Videocassette (U-Matic (14 minutes)) : silent, black and white ; 3/4 in.

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

3/4 in., U-Matic, viewing copy


Original format: 16 mm. print.


William Finley, photographer; Arthur Pack (for the American Nature Association), producer.

Riding the rim rock, 1927
Iris Lee
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Repository Details

Part of the Museum Archives at the Gottesman Research Library Repository

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