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Central Asiatic Expeditions : fossils and artifacts

Identifier: Film Collection no. 147
Scope and Contents Filmed during the AMNH Third Asiatic Expedition to China and Mongolia, 1921-1930. The film records the paleontological finds of the expedition. The most important is shown first: the discovery of the "perfect dozen" nest of dinosaur eggs by George Olsen, paleontologist, at the Flaming Cliffs of Shabarakh Usu in the Gobi Desert. Bones of Baluchitherium, one of the largest land mammals, a hornless relative of today's rhinoceros, and Embolitherium, an Oligocene mammal, are also seen being...
Dates: 1925

Central Asiatic Expeditions records

Identifier: Mss .C446
Scope and Contents This collection is a record of the Museum’s explorations undertaken during the 1920s in the Gobi Desert under the leadership of Roy Chapman Andrews. A list of the men who participated in the CAE can be culled from the expeditions’ letterheads used by museum personnel in New York. All but three of the men cited on these letterheads are represented here. Those not found are Mont Reid, a physician, James Wang, an interpreter and G. Horwath of motor transport. The variety of other correspondents...
Dates: 1916-1940; Majority of material found within 1921-1933

Nels Nelson field photographs

Identifier: PPC .N45
Scope and Contents

Field photographs from New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona, Kentucky, Utah, Florida, Montana, Pennsylvania. Includes photographs from the National Geographic Expedition.

Dates: 1912-1935

Nels Nelson Peking photographs

Identifier: PPC .N452
Scope and Contents

Field photographs of men working, eating at a street restaurant, and spraying water on a dirt road. Legacy envelope indicates Camera Craft Co., Peking. Four additional photographs of people eating.

Dates: circa 192-

Nels Nelson photographs of Maine and New Hampshire

Identifier: PPC .N451
Scope and Contents

Mostly snapshots of houses, hotels, main streets and women in Maine and New Hampshire. Other locations include a California Mission in San Diego (1912), San Cristobal (1912), and Edgewater, New Jersey.

Dates: 1912-1940

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