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An African Safari
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...
The Central Asiatic Expeditions : fauna
Identifier: Film Collection no. 146
Scope and Contents Filmed during the AMNH Third Asiatic Expedition to China and Mongolia, 1921-1930. The expedition collected zoological specimens throughout Mongolia, but the main collecting was done in the Gobi Desert. This film shows some of the animals that were collected for scientific purposes, as well as those kept as pets. The animals collected includes swans, nightjars, ruddy shelducks, grebes, ducks, gazelles, wild asses, and jerboas. Next are seen the animals "kept" by members of the expedition: an...
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...
Central Asiatic Expeditions : maps, staff and transportation
Identifier: Film Collection no. 148
Scope and Contents Filmed during the AMNH Third Asiatic Expedition to China and Mongolia, 1921-1930. The film opens with animated maps tracing the routes of the expeditions. Members of the expedition staff are introduced as they work in the field: Roy Chapman Andrews, leader; Walter Granger, chief paleontologist; Albert Thomson, assistant paleontologist; Leslie Erskine Spock, geologist; Alonzo W. Pond, archaeologist; and Captain W. P. T. Hill, topographer. The next segment shows the problems the expedition...
The Central Asiatic Expeditions : Peking
Identifier: Film Collection no. 150
Scope and Contents Filmed during the AMNH Third Asiatic Expedition to China and Mongolia, 1921-1930. Film brought from the U.S. was intended for recording the expedition, but some precious film was used to photograph Peking (now Beijing), the site of the expedition's headquarters. Because of the need to conserve film, this film is choppy, but provides a record of the city in the 1920s. The varied modes of transport are shown: trolleys, ox carts, sedan chairs, rickshaws, camels, wheelbarrows, horsedrawn...
Frontiers of a forbidden land
Identifier: Film Collection no. 151
Scope and Contents Filmed during the AMNH First Asiatic Zoological Expedition to Yunnan and Fukien, China, 1916-1917. This is the record of the AMNH First Asiatic Zoological Expedition to eastern and southwestern China (Fukien and Yunnan provinces), the purpose of which was to collect zoological specimens and visual ethnographic records. Roy Chapman Andrews, was accompanied by his wife, Yvette Borup Andrews, who served as photographer, and Edmund Heller, collector and explorer, who served as specimen...
The Central Asiatic Expeditions : Mongols
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...
- Scientific expeditions -- Gobi Desert (Mongolia and China) 3
- Gobi Desert (Mongolia and China) -- Description and travel 2
- Scientific expeditions -- Asia, Central 2
- Scientific expeditions -- Mongolia 2
- Africa, Central -- Description and travel 1
- Beijing (China) -- Description and travel 1
- Ethnology -- Africa, Central 1
- Extinct mammals -- Gobi Desert (Mongolia and China) 1
- Jungle animals -- Africa, Central 1
- Khalkha (Mongolian people) 1
- Maasai (African people) -- Social life and customs 1
- Mongolia -- Antiquities 1
- Mongols -- Dwellings 1
- Natural history -- Asia, Central. 1
- Naxi (Chinese people) 1
- Neolithic period -- Mongolia 1
- Scientific expeditions -- Africa, Central 1
- Scientific expeditions -- China 1
- Shan (Asian people) 1
- Shan (Asian people) -- Dwellings 1
- Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia) -- Description and travel 1
- Vertebrates, Fossil -- Gobi Desert (Mongolia and China) 1
- Yurts -- Mongolia 1 ∧ less
- Central Asiatic Expeditions Films (1921-1930) 6
- Andrews, Roy Chapman, 1884-1960 5
- Central Asiatic Expeditions (1921-1930) 5
- Shackelford, James B. 5
- Andrews, Yvette Borup 1
- Asiatic Zoölogical Expedition (1st : 1916-1917) 1
- Central African Expedition of the American Museum of Natural History (1947-1948) 1
- Clark, James L. (James Lippitt), 1883-1969 1
- Deusing, Murl 1
- Heller, Edmund, 1875-1939 1
- Nelson, N. C. (Nels Christian), 1875-1964 1
- Olsen, George, d. 1939 1
- Wang, Hao-t'ing 1 ∧ less