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Roy Galloway Travel Films and Home Movies ca. 1947-1968

Catalog Data

Physical description:
partial reference 1 DVD (10 minutes) silent color DVD
archival original 51 film reels (14,000 feet) silent color b&w 16mm
archival original 2 film reels (100 feet) silent color S8mm
Type:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Collection descriptions
Home movies
Place:
International
India
United States
Maryland
Vermont
Nepal
Turkey
Switzerland
France
Holland
Italy
Russia
Belgium
Greece
Austria
Germany
Spain
Denmark
Sweden
England
New York (N.Y.)
Mexico
Canada
Thailand
Burma
Hawaii
Egypt
Japan
Lebanon
Suez Canal (Egypt)
Date:
ca 1947-1968
Notes:
title supplied by Archives staff (unpublished work)---archival collection
title from credits (published work)--archival collection
Supplementary materials: partial annotation by Roy Galloway
Donated by Fred Galloway in 2011
Summary:
Film footage shot primarily by Roy Galloway of family activities and world travels. Galloway was an employee of National Carbon Co. in Calcutta, India, where he, his wife and, eventually, four children lived an American expatriate life. On home leaves they often travelled to other locales on their way to or on their return the United States. In the U.S. they often stayed at Sherwood Forest, a resort community in Maryland, and visited family in other locations. Home movie footage in India includes the Galloways and their first born, a daughter, relocating to India (visit to New Orleans, travel by ocean liner, arrival at Calcutta, Independence day, street scenes); birthdays (one with "Chinese" dollmaker); christenings; Christmas; swim club (Tetje Royal Calcutta Swimming Club). Footage taken in and around Calcutta includes Durga Puja, Kali Temple, Calcutta water front; American Men's Club, locust swarms, holy man, Camper Down sports meet, Jeriwalla Plant and tiger shoot from elephants. Travel footage includes visiting Darjeeling, Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Benares, Kashmir, Dal Lake (houseboats and water taxis), Srinagar (rug factory), Kashmir, Ceylon, Turkey (Istanbul), Himalayas (flying in the Pilatus Porter aircraft used to supply Hillary expedition), Nepal (Kathamandu), Switzerland (Geneva), France (Nice), Holland, Italy (Naples, Sorrento, Pompeii, Capri, Florence, Genoa), Russia (Moscow, Lenin grad), Belgium (Brussels Fair), Greece (Crete, Rhodes, Delos, Mykonos, Athens), Austria (Vienna), Germany (Heidelberg), Spain, Denmark (Copenhagen); Sweden (Stockholm), England (London, Marlborough Hall, Stratford-on-Avon, Anne Hathaway cottage, Stonehenge), Mexico, New York City (zoo, Times Square), Nova Scotia (Halifax), Hong Kong, Japan, Hawaii, Egypt (Alexandria), Suez Canal, Burma, Thailand, and Lebanon (Beirut). Footage also includes Chesapeake Bay bridge; Washington College graduation; Bennington, VT; travel on the ship SS Biancamano and a solar eclipse.
Repository Loc.:
Human Studies Film Archives Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, MD
Topic:
Domestic and family life  Search this
Domestic relations  Search this
Transportation  Search this
Resorts  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Tourism  Search this
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 2011.16.1
Restrictions & Rights:
Information on reproduction and fees available from Human Studies Film Archives OK:0
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_366415