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Walter Link's Travel Footage: Caribbean and South America ca. 1940

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Physical description:
reference 1 video cassette (40 minutes) silent b&w 1/2" VHS
master 1 video cassette (40 minutes) silent b&w betacamSP
preservation 1 film reel (1,000 feet) silent b&w 16mm
archival original 1 film reel (1,000 feet) silent b&w 16mm
Motion pictures (visual works)
South America
Dominican Republic
ca 1940
title supplied by Archives staff (unpublished work)---archival collection
Donated by Joan Link Coles, Peter K. Link, David Andrew Link and Katharine Coles in 2004
Film footage, shot in the Caribbean and South America by oil explorer and geologist Walter Link, records daily life in a variety of locations as well as shots of tourist locations. Locations are not identified except by signs within the film marking Santo Domingo; footage appears to include Peru as well. Much of the footage is given to individual and group portraits of a diverse selection of locals, many of whom interact with the cameraman. Activities and scenes captured in a range of rural and urban locations include: dancing and drumming; river travel and activities such as washing, bathing, and fording; transporting goods on head and by pack animal; market scenes; the arrival of a cargo plane; and traditional rural homes as well as architecture of cities. Also included are panoramas of cities and villages, as well as several shots of tourist destinations including the Continental Church of the Franciscan Order, the Alcázar de Colón, and other grand structures.
Repository Loc.:
Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, MD
dance  Search this
Drumming  Search this
Percussion instruments  Search this
Cities and towns  Search this
Domestic and family life  Search this
River boats  Search this
Architecture--Religious  Search this
Architecture, Domestic  Search this
Marketplaces  Search this
Transportation  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 2004.22.4-1
Restrictions & Rights:
Information on reproduction and fees available from Human Studies Film Archives U:0
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Walter Link Film Collection, ca. 1930-1969
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives