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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...

A. A. Allen photographic slides

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Identifier: PSC 5
Scope and Contents Field photographs of North American birds in nature.

American Museum of Natural History North American Mammal Hall photographic slides, undated.

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Identifier: PSC 63
Abstract Dioramas and close up views of mammals displayed in the AMNH North American Mammals Hall.

American Museum of Natural History photographic slide collection of North American National Parks, circa 1970s-1980s.

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Identifier: PSC 612
Abstract Photographs of various National Parks in North America, mostly United States and Canada. Professional quality photographs.

C. Schuberth photographic slide collection, 1959-1964.

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Identifier: PSC 430
Abstract Photographs of landscapes, glacial deposits, storm damage, and rock formations in various parts of the United States. Some areas include Bronx Park (New York), Yosemite, Queens (New York), Long Island (New York), Central Park, Wyoming, Arizona, New Mexico, and South Dakota.

Camping among the Indians

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Identifier: Film Collection no. 22
Scope and Contents Filmed during the AMNH-Woodcraft Indian Trip to the Southwest, 1927. The AMNH Woodcraft Indian trip was led by Ernest Thompson Seton, the author, and George Clyde Fisher (AMNH curator of visual instruction). The film depicts a variety of dances (the buffalo, hood, war, eagle, corn, deer and snowbird) performed by Indians of the Tesuque, Taos, Acoma and Santa Clara Pueblos. Fisher also filmed other activities of the local people during the trip, most notably an intertribal ceremony in Gallup,...

Charles M. Bogert photographic slide collection

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Identifier: PSC 135
Scope and Contents Field photographs consisting mostly of reptiles, amphibians including frogs, toads, turtles, snakes, salamanders and lizards. Collection also includes photographs of California Indians.

Charles Vaurie photographic slide collection, 1949.

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Identifier: PSC 533
Abstract Photographs taken mostly in Bimini Islands and Cuba of landscapes, seascapes, fish, and other marine life. Also includes travel photography of Upper Falls, Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Lake, Devil's Tower, Waterton Lakes National Park, and Banff National Park.

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