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Moving Images

Subject Source: Local sources
Scope Note: To identify items in the Moving Image data set.

Found in 273 Collections and/or Records:

The story of Marco Polo ; Campa ; Drums

Identifier: Film Collection no. 76
Scope and Contents SEGMENT 1: The Story of Marco Polo. Eleanor Roosevelt is the honored guest on this Adventure broadcast. She narrates a documentary on Marco Polo's expeditions, and recounts her own experiences in the Orient. She also presents illustrations of what Marco Polo encountered during his travels. SEGMENT 2: Campa Indians. Harry Tschopik, assistant curator of ethnology at the American Museum of Natural History, describes the careful negotiations which take place with native people to record their...
Dates: 1954

The Stouts in Africa

Identifier: Film Collection no. 280
Scope and Contents

Traveling to sites in Kenya, such as the Shima Hills, Tsavo River, Samburu, and Lake Nakuru, Gardner D. Stout, AMNH President from 1968 to 1975, and his wife, Clare, filmed many birds and mammals indigenous to the area. There is extensive, well-photographed footage of the birds and mammals of the region.

Dates: 1972

The Sudan

Identifier: Film Collection no. 51
Scope and Contents This show begins by examining the type of African films presented to the public, presenting as examples a clip of Simba, King of Beasts and Hollywood versions of African life. The main presentation, however, is an excerpt from The Pagan Sudan, a film made by Edgar Monsanto Queeny, AMNH trustee and chairman of the board of Monsanto Chemical Company. The film carefully depicts the country and its inhabitants, including the Madis and the Dinkas. The Madis are seen spearing a hippopotamus in a...
Dates: 1953

The Templeton Crocker Expedition

Identifier: Film Collection no. 161
Scope and Contents Filmed during the Templeton Crocker Expedition to the Solomon Islands, 1933. The objective of the Templeton Crocker Expedition, led by Crocker, was to conduct a preliminary medical, ethnological and natural history survey of the Solomon Islands. This film consists predominantly of ethnographic footage depicting the native clothing, trade, rituals and everyday activities on the various islands. The expedition traveled from island to island in Crocker's ship, the Zaca. The following islands...
Dates: 1933

The time of man

Identifier: Film Collection no. 281
Scope and Contents Time of Man ends with AMNH anthropologist Harry L. Shapiro, renowned primatologist and author, posing the question of man's ability to develop a wisdom which will allow him to maintain his environment and survive. The main question being presented here is, "Can man survive?" The film opens with primates in the jungle and cuts to shots of automobiles in crowded cities choked by air pollution. The film presents man as an endangered species and, through film clips and interviews with AMNH...
Dates: 1968

The Tomas of West Africa ; Birdwatching ; Troy

Identifier: Film Collection no. 80
Scope and Contents SEGMENT 1: The Tomas of West Africa. The Tomas of Liberia and Sierra Leone, Africa are depicted in a film based on the book Sacred Forest, with special emphasis on their rituals and sacrifices, including male and female initiations. Another film on the Toma people is shown. Made by missionaries, this film depicts weaving, playing games, fishing, preparing food, playing music, parading for an inauguration, and dancing for various ceremonial rituals. Joseph Moore, an anthropology professor at...
Dates: 1954

The Vernay-Cutting Expedition to Burma

Identifier: Film Collection no. 167
Scope and Contents Filmed during the Vernay-Cutting Expedition to Burma, 1938. The Vernay-Cutting Expedition to Burma was organized for the purpose of collecting zoological and botanical specimens for the AMNH, the New York Botanical Garden, the Kensington Museum of London (probably the British Museum of Natural History), Kew Gardens, and the Bombay Natural History Society. The international staff included co-leaders and AMNH trustees Arthur Stannard Vernay and Charles Suydam Cutting, AMNH mammalogist Harold...
Dates: 1938

The Vernay deer group

Identifier: Film Collection no. 284
Scope and Contents Partly filmed during the AMNH Faunthorpe-Vernay Indian Expedition, 1922-1923. The scenes at the opening of The Vernay Deer Group were edited from footage taken by filmmaker George M. Dyott during the AMNH Faunthorpe-Vernay Indian Expedition to create Jungle Life in India. However, several of the opening shots, including those of does, a stag, gazelles, a cheetah, and a muntjac appear only in this film, and not in Jungle Life in India. In the swamps of the Oudh plains, howdah and pad...
Dates: 1923-1927

The Vernay-Hopwood Chindwin expedition

Identifier: Film Collection no. 285
Scope and Contents Arthur Stannard Vernay, field associate in the museum's Department of Mammalogy, led the expedition to upper Burma to collect animal specimens and ethnographic artifacts. In the opening scenes, Vernay and hunter G. S. Rowley arrive by plane in Rangoon, where they join the rest of the expedition staff for the train trip to Mogaung and Nanyaseik. There the huge expedition company of 6 staff members, 52 assistants, and 110 mules prepare for the journey. At the jade mine at Lonkhin, a Burmese...
Dates: 1935

The Viking

Identifier: Film Collection no. 286
Scope and Contents The Viking is an epic of the Newfoundland sealers including a melodramatic love subplot. The love triangle is the story of two sealers, Luke and Jed, who love the same woman. The main theme of the film is the life and work of sealers, including techniques for freeing the ship from the ice. Men are seen on the ice trying to free the ship by dynamiting the ice floes. The men jump from ice block to ice block and use their coats as sails to propel the ice. There are scenes of vast expanses of...
Dates: 1931