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The $2,000,000 J.P. Morgan gem collection ; Lampreys ; Antarctic animals

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Identifier: Film Collection no. 32
Scope and Contents SEGMENT 1: The $2,000,000 J. P. Morgan Gem Collection. Brian Mason, AMNH curator of physical geology and mineralogy, describes the museum's collection of gems, which consists of diamonds, rubies, sapphires and emeralds. Mason discusses how these gems were cut and polished, using films produced by DeBeers Consolidated Mines Ltd. and E. J. Mauther. The reasons why the stones are so valuable are also examined. SEGMENT 2: Lampreys. Lampreys and their detrimental effect on the fishing industry in...

Antarctica exhibition photographic slides, 1993.

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Identifier: PSC 79
Abstract Preparation, installation and finished exhibit views from the temporary exhibition Antarctica, held at the American Museum of Natural History, 1993. Includes images of painters preparing murals.

Antarctica exhibition photographic slides, 1993.

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Identifier: PSC 586A
Abstract Preparation and finished exhibit views from the temporary exhibition Antarctica, held at the American Museum of Natural History, 1993. Includes images from the studio and mural painting.

Bottom of the world

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Identifier: Film Collection no. 18
Scope and Contents Filmed during the AMNH South Georgia Island Expedition, 1912-1913. Robert Cushman Murphy, AMNH ornithologist, introduces this film; he presents a map of Antarctica and explains that he went to South Georgia in 1912 for the AMNH while a staff member of the Brooklyn Museum. In South Georgia's Cumberland Bay, a whaling station is filmed, as well as humpback whales swimming in the surrounding sea. Jolly penguins are shown and their life is described by Murphy. Also seen are Cape pigeons, sooty...

The Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition exhibition photographic slides

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Identifier: PSC 659
Scope and Contents Views of the temporary exhibition The Endurance: Shakleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition, held at the American Museum of Natural History, April 10-October 11, 1999. The exhibition featured more than 150 compelling photographs by expedition photographer Frank Hurley in the most extensive presentation ever mounted on this dramatic journey. Many of the images were on view for the first time, displayed alongside diary excerpts and expedition artifacts, including the actual lifeboat used in the...

Richard Skroban photographic slides of Antarctica, 1955-1956.

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Identifier: PSC 444
Abstract Photographs taken in Antarctica. Images include penguins on ice, huskies, a Weddell seal, and a killer whale. Also includes landscape photographs and some views of the Scott campsite.

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