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100 Times Around the Sun photographic slides, 1969

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Identifier: PSC 88
Abstract Slides of sky show 100 Times Around the Sun, organized by the Hayden Planetarium, 1969. Images include the AMNH 77th Street entrance.

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.

A Celebration of Birds: Louis Agassiz Fuertes and His Art photographic slides, 1983.

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Identifier: PSC 89C
Abstract Slides of artwork displayed in the temporary exhibition A Celebration of Birds: Louis Agassiz Fuertes and His Art, held at the American Museum of Natural History, 1983.

A. Miller photographic slide collection, undated.

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Identifier: PSC 355
Abstract Photographs of animals and flowers in nature. Two photographs of a giant panda and giraffe at the New York Zoological Park (Bronx Zoo).

A Naturalist and His Artists: Daniel Giraud Elliot exhibition photographic slides

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Identifier: PSC 103C
Scope and Contents Views of the temporary exhibition A Naturalist and His Artists: Daniel Giraud Elliot, held at the American Museum of Natural History, 1973-1974. Includes museum vistors looking at displays and reading wall text.

Admiralty Islands

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Identifier: Film Collection no. 63
Scope and Contents Margaret Mead, AMNH anthropologist, discusses the sociological, economic, cultural, and political changes that have taken place on Manus in the Admiralty Islands in the twenty-five years between her first and second visits. Photographs and artifacts from the first trip are shown, along with a film taken in 1953 which includes newsreels of American troops landing on the island.

Adventure

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Identifier: Film Collection no. 109
Scope and Contents The topic of discussion for this broadcast is the concept of adventure. After a brief examination of the various meanings of the word, three feature films are shown to illustrate different types of adventure. Robert Cushman Murphy, AMNH ornithologist, joins host Charles Romine to narrate the program. The first film shows carnivorous plants indigenous to bogs and marshes, especially the Venus's fly trap and pitcher plant, devouring insects. This film was made by Dr. Harlow of the New York State...

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