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

Found in 291 Collections and/or Records:


Identifier: Film Collection no. 220
Scope and Contents Filmed during the Morden Expedition to Africa and Asia, 1922-1924. William James Morden's Ceylon is a travelogue of Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) in the 1920s. Tamil and Sinhalese people, ancient Buddhist ruins, tropical landscapes, and day to day activities are shown in great detail on tinted stock. Buddhist Sinhalese and Hindu Tamil men, women, and children are seen in a variety of activities throughout the film. In one scene, a group of Sinhalese women wearing wrapped skirts called comboys bathe...
Dates: 1922-1924

Children of Africa

Identifier: Film Collection no. 152
Scope and Contents Filmed during the AMNH Martin Johnson African Expedition, 1924-1928. Children of Africa is comprised of outtakes from a Martin and Osa Johnson film made during the AMNH Martin Johnson African Expeditions, 1924-1928. Agnes G. Kelly Saunders, AMNH Department of Education, edited, titled, and distributed the film. The film consists of footage taken in east and central Africa, beginning with Cairo, Egypt, where children tend goats, fish, and make faces for the camera. The scene then shifts to...
Dates: 1937

Children of Asia

Identifier: Film Collection no. 153
Scope and Contents Edited from footage taken during the AMNH Faunthorpe-Vernay Indian Expedition to India, Nepal, and Burma, 1922-1923, the AMNH First Asiatic Zoological Expedition to Yunnan, China, 1916-1917, and the AMNH Third Asiatic Expedition to China and Mongolia, 1921-1930. Agnes G. Kelly Saunders created Children of Asia by editing footage focusing on children found in films taken during three AMNH expeditions to Asia, the First and Third Asiatic Expeditions, and the Faunthorpe-Vernay Indian...
Dates: 1937

Children of Mexico

Identifier: Film Collection no. 154
Scope and Contents Filmed during the AMNH Educational Expedition to Mexico, 1940. Grace Fisher Ramsey of the AMNH Department of Education made a series of short films in 1940, during the Educational Expedition to Mexico This particular film is an introduction to the children of Mexico The film opens with Mexican mothers carrying their babies by tucking them into their shawls. Footage of children playing is seen, some of them girls with their dolls. New schools are visited where primary and intermediate...
Dates: 1940

China and Tibet

Identifier: Film Collection no. 164
Scope and Contents Filmed during a Field Museum of Natural History expedition to China, Tibet, and Vietnam, 1929. This expedition film is a record of a collecting trip organized under the auspices of the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. The expedition team of Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., his brother Kermit, and Charles Suydam Cutting went to China and Tibet in order to collect indigenous animals, in particular, the giant panda. The film, however, is primarily a record of the people, many of whom are not...
Dates: 1929

Christmas around the world ; Oil well #5

Identifier: Film Collection no. 119
Scope and Contents SEGMENT 1: Christmas Around the World. In a remote broadcast from a Benedictine convent in Bethlehem, Connecticut, a valuable collection of miniature cr̊che figures, fifteenth century Italian wood carvings are seen. Arranged for the story of Christmas, the entire collection of 150 carvings is presented, representing Christmas figures from all races and cultures. SEGMENT 2: Oil Well #5. The second segment is the fifth and last report on the oil well in Purcell, Oklahoma. Robert Northshield is...
Dates: 1955


Identifier: Film Collection no. 156
Scope and Contents This footage is comprised of outtakes of the Warner Brothers feature film The Congo but there is no information on it in the Warners' archives. The print was given to the museum by Norman Moray, of Warners, in 1947, on behalf of Harry M. Warner. The film was made in the Congo region that is now Zaire and provides a survey of landscapes (waterfalls, and the Lualaba River), as well as the wildlife (an elephant and a lion), and the people of the region (pygmies and Mubira people). The footage...
Dates: 1940

Craftsmen of Mexico

Identifier: Film Collection no. 158
Scope and Contents Filmed during the AMNH Educational Expedition to Mexico, 1940. This film by Grace Fisher Ramsey, associate curator of the AMNH Department of Education, opens in color with images of Otomi women near Popocatapetl making twine from maguey fibers; they perform this task while walking along the road. A marketplace is seen with Indian craftsmen at work: plates are decorated with paints made from various earths; a man makes bracelets of braided reeds and silk. In the city of Tlaguepagua potters...
Dates: 1940

Crossroads of the deep

Identifier: Film Collection no. 162
Scope and Contents This film records a big game fishing trip in the converging waters of the mineral-rich Ecuadorian and Humboldt currents off the coast of Peru. The proliferous plankton, which lives off of these minerals, provides an attractive feeding ground for large game fish. After boarding their craft, the Don Fredy, at an Indian fishing village, Alfred Glassell Jr. and his crew fight and eventually haul in marlin and broadbill swordfish. Footage of the tuna fishing boats from the Oceanic Co. follows,...
Dates: 1952

Cruising north (bird islands)

Identifier: Film Collection no. 235
Scope and Contents Filmed during the Finley-Church Expedition to the Northland, 1926. This film was taken during the Finley-Church Expedition to the Northland in 1926. It opens on Campbell Church's yacht, the Westward, with footage of the cook baking bread, the staff dining, and shots of the crew. Later, small skiffs are shown transporting the expedition party to land. The camera follows the party as they climb ragged cliffs to reach the avian inhabitants. Rhinoceros auklets are taken from their nests to be...
Dates: 1926