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Harry B. Taylor Film Footage: Anking, China ca. 1928-1934

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Physical description:
reference 1 disc silent b&w DVD
preservation digital video file silent b&w digital video file
archival original 1 film reel (434 feet) silent b&w 16mm
Motion pictures (visual works)
ca 1928-1934
title supplied by Archives staff (unpublished work)---archival collection
Harry B. Taylor papers and diaries are in the Special Collections Library at the University of Virginia
Harry B. Taylor, MD was an Episcopal Medical Missionary to Anjing, Anwhei, China from 1905-1951. He received his medical degree from the University of Virginia in 1902.
Donated by Harry Taylor in 2016
Full film record shot in Wuhu, China, ca. 1928-1929, by Episcopal medical missionary Harry B. Taylor, MD. Film records daily life in an American missionary community (Episcopal Diocese of Wuhu renamed the Diocese of Anking) for promotional and fundraising purposes. Depicted are a range of daily activities, largely documenting the local hospital and surrounding town. Footage documents both patients and caretakers at the local hospital; a town parade; agricultural activities; a wedding; and the Taylors' home life. Of note are several group and individual portraits, both casual and formal, depicting a range of local personalities.
Repository Loc.:
Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, MD
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Local number:
HSFA 2016.19.1 - 3
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Harry B. Taylor Film Footage: Angking, China, ca. 1928-1934
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives