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The golden age of whaling

Identifier: Film Collection no. 144
Scope and Contents The last voyage of the Charles Morgan, an old whaling ship out of Mystic, Connecticut, is the topic of discussion for the program. Edouard Stackpole, curator of the Mystic Seaport Whaling Museum, traces the ship's final journey in 1921 to the south seas where viewers see sailors facing tropical storms and a frightening "Nantucket sleighride" on a whale that is eventually harpooned. The program reviews the history of whaling in America and the importance of the industry in the eighteenth and...
Dates: 1956

The Hopi Indians ; Balance of nature

Identifier: Film Collection no. 69
Scope and Contents SEGMENT 1: The Hopi Indians. This documentary deals with the culture and acculturation of the Hopi who live in virtual isolation from the white man's world on a group of mesas 100 miles northeast of Phoenix, Arizona. The program was prepared with the cooperation of Oliver La Farge, President of the Association of American Indian Affairs and renowned novelist. The deep religious and intellectual beliefs of the Hopi have brought a unique form of government which has been called "beneficial...
Dates: 1954

The nature of diamonds

Identifier: EXH.023

The romance of the soil

Identifier: Film Collection no. 47
Scope and Contents An in-depth presentation of the physical and chemical properties of soil and man's dependence on it is made by Richard H. Pough, chairman of the AMNH Department of Conservation and Plant Ecology. One segment of the program shows plant growth through time-lapse photography, with unusual views of underground roots drinking up water from the surrounding earth. This film was made by Irving Milgate and co-produced by the National Film Board of Canada and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The...
Dates: 1953

The sea hunters

Identifier: Film Collection no. 65
Scope and Contents

This remote broadcast from the Gilgo Beach Marine Laboratory of the AMNH, surveys the techniques of marine hunters. Eugenie Clark, research associate for the museum's Department of Animal Behavior, narrates two films: an underwater sequence that shows a struggle between a moray eel and an octopus and another which includes both a polar bear hunting a seal, and a native spear fisherman battling a shark off the coast of Haiti.

Dates: 1954

The sixtieth anniversary endowment of the American Museum, 1929

Identifier: DR 160
Scope and Contents

The sixtieth annual report of the Trustees for the year 1928. Also includes three copies of the preliminary abstract from the report.

Dates: 1929

The story of cortisone

Identifier: Film Collection no. 86
Scope and Contents The subject of the program is the discovery of cortisone as a treatment for arthritis. Studies indicate that symptoms of arthritis can be traced back to prehistoric dinosaurs. Dinosaur fossils from the Jurassic period of more that 150 million years ago, show signs of arthritis. A painful disease for both men and women through the ages, arthritis continues to afflict modern man. It was not until chemist Edward Calvin Kendall and physician Philip Showalter Hench discovered cortisone that...
Dates: 1954

The story of Marco Polo ; Campa ; Drums

Identifier: Film Collection no. 76
Scope and Contents SEGMENT 1: The Story of Marco Polo. Eleanor Roosevelt is the honored guest on this Adventure broadcast. She narrates a documentary on Marco Polo's expeditions, and recounts her own experiences in the Orient. She also presents illustrations of what Marco Polo encountered during his travels. SEGMENT 2: Campa Indians. Harry Tschopik, assistant curator of ethnology at the American Museum of Natural History, describes the careful negotiations which take place with native people to record their...
Dates: 1954

The Sudan

Identifier: Film Collection no. 51
Scope and Contents This show begins by examining the type of African films presented to the public, presenting as examples a clip of Simba, King of Beasts and Hollywood versions of African life. The main presentation, however, is an excerpt from The Pagan Sudan, a film made by Edgar Monsanto Queeny, AMNH trustee and chairman of the board of Monsanto Chemical Company. The film carefully depicts the country and its inhabitants, including the Madis and the Dinkas. The Madis are seen spearing a hippopotamus in a...
Dates: 1953

The Tomas of West Africa ; Birdwatching ; Troy

Identifier: Film Collection no. 80
Scope and Contents SEGMENT 1: The Tomas of West Africa. The Tomas of Liberia and Sierra Leone, Africa are depicted in a film based on the book Sacred Forest, with special emphasis on their rituals and sacrifices, including male and female initiations. Another film on the Toma people is shown. Made by missionaries, this film depicts weaving, playing games, fishing, preparing food, playing music, parading for an inauguration, and dancing for various ceremonial rituals. Joseph Moore, an anthropology professor at...
Dates: 1954

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