reference one video cassette (11 minutes) silent color 1/2 inch
master one video cassette (11 minutes) silent color BetacamSP
archival original one film reel (318 feet) silent color 16mm
Motion pictures (visual works)
title supplied by Archives staff (unpublished work)---archival collection
Guy W. Leadbetter, Sr. was born in Bangor, Maine, graduated from Bowdoin College in 1916 and attended Johns Hopkins Medical School. He was an orthopedic surgeon in Washington, D.C. and a friend of Mayan archaeologist Sylvanus Morley. Leadbetter also gave lectures on astronomy for the National Park Service.
Donated by Guy Leadbetter, Jr. in 2002
Footage shot by Guy W. Leadbetter of a trip to Mexico includes a visit to Taxco de Alarcón. Footage includes shots of the town from a high vantage point, various buildings including Santa Prisca church, and street scenes. Outside the town the film shows countryside; a cloister like structure; a village with women washing clothes at stream (western dressed woman gives coins to women) and child who is coaxed outside structure to be filmed; and distant views of the volcano Popocatepetl.
Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, MD