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The Central Asiatic Expeditions : Mongols

 Collection
Identifier: Film Collection no. 149
Scope and Contents China and Mongolia, 1921-1930. The first sequence concentrates on daily life in a Mongol camp near Tsagan Nor (or White Lake). The camp is a complex of Mongolian tents (yurts) with men, sheep, and dogs milling about; yaks pull heavy logs; and a camel is being trained. The film moves to Urga (now Ulan Bator) where Khalka women with elaborate headresses are seen; a Mongol affected with gigantism enters the city and is photographed with Roy Chapman Andrews. The film then shifts back to the...
Dates: 1922-1925

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  • Subject: Scientific X
  • Subject: Film Collection X
  • Subject: Scientific expeditions -- Mongolia X
  • Subject: Khalkha (Mongolian people) X
  • Names: American Museum of Natural History X
  • Repository: Research Library Special Collections X