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An African Safari

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Identifier: Film Collection no. 3
Scope and Contents Filmed during the AMNH Central African Expedition, 1948. Starting at Cape Town and going round the southern tip of Africa up to Mombasa, Kenya, the AMNH Central African Expedition, led by AMNH director of preparation and installation James Lippitt Clark, then traveled through Nairobi, the Mountains of the Moon in the Ruwenzori Range in Uganda and Zaire, Ripon Falls (Uganda), Bagasson (Congo) and Stanleyville (now Kisangani in Zaire), all north of Lake Victoria, then to Uganda, the Belgian...
Dates: 1948

And so ... we went to Africa

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Identifier: Film Collection no. 6
Scope and Contents David A. Lowry, a donor to the museum, and his wife Barbara went on safari in 1959 with professional hunter Sidney Downey. The film documents the Lowrys' vacation trip, starting from Nairobi, through Amboseli National Park and Garba Tula in Kenya to Tanzania's Lake Manyara National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Unit, and Serengeti National Park. The Lowrys hired professional filmmaker Allen Bendig and editor Charles R. Senf to make a film of the safari. Excellent views of a wide variety of...
Dates: 1959

The Bernheim-Conant Expedition

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Identifier: Film Collection no. 14
Scope and Contents Filmed during the AMNH Bernheim-Conant Expedition to northern Africa, 1953-1954. This film is a good overall record of an expedition which covered 16,000 miles in northern Africa, showing Moslem architecture and the great variations in people and terrain of the region. Given the size of the Sahara Desert (roughly the size of the continental United States) and the people inhabiting it, attention is not focused on any one group. The expedition film was made partially due to the urging of Harry...
Dates: 1953-1954

Carl and Mary in Africa

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Identifier: Film Collection no. 24
Scope and Contents Filmed during the AMNH Eastman-Pomeroy-Akeley East African Expedition, 1926. In the opening sequence, Carl Ethan Akeley (associate in the AMNH Department of Mammalogy, and associate curator and adviser in the AMNH Department of Preparation) watches artist William R. Leigh painting habitat studies for the background of the klipspringer group, one of the dioramas now in the museum's Akeley Hall of African Mammals. At the campsite, located in the Lukenia Hills 40 miles east of Nairobi, Leigh...
Dates: 1926

Spiders ; A day in the life of a lion

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Identifier: Film Collection no. 28
Scope and Contents SEGMENT 1: Spiders. This segment is concerned with the world of spiders and includes a presentation of a live tarantula and other smaller specimens. John C. Pallister, research associate in the AMNH Department of Insects and Spiders, opens the segment with a discussion on the difference between tarantulas and small spiders. He examines live spiders in the television studio and presents a film about spiders, and their attempts to obtain prey both with and without webs. Different types of webs...
Dates: 1953

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