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Wheeler Footage of Guatemala and Mexico 1940

Catalog Data

Creator:
Wheeler, Mrs. John L photographer  Search this
Physical description:
400 ft (15 min) silent color video
Type:
Projected media
Collection descriptions
Place:
Central America
Date:
1940
Summary:
Footage of Mexico and Chichicastenango, Guatemala. Shots of interest in Mexico include scenes in a major plaza in Mexico City and of the water taxis, canals, and <chinampas> floating gardens of Xochimilco. Shots in Guatemala were taken in the locales of Chichicastenango and Santiago. These include markets showing local vendors, market women in colorful dress, and local potters taking their wares to market; women working backstrap looms and washing clothes; outside a local church; a bullfight; and the Guatemalan army near Lake Atitlan, southwestern Guatemala.
Repository Loc.:
Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, MD
Local number:
HSFA 1985.10.2
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_219130