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Chinle and Canyon de Chelly ca. 1926

Catalog Data

Physical description:
reference 1 video cassette (32 minutes) silent b&w DVD
master 1 videocassette (32 minutes) silent b&w Digital Betacam
archival original 2 film reels (771 feet) silent b&w 16mm
Motion pictures (visual works)
North America
United States
New Mexico
ca 1926
title supplied by Archives staff (unpublished work)---archival collection
Supplementary materials: annotation
Donated by Tully Seymour in 2014
Full film record shot in Chinle and Canyon de Chelly, New Mexico, depicting geologic formations and remains of Anasazi structures in the canyon. Footage follows men and women in European dress on horses traveling through bottom of canyon, including shots of cliff paintings, archaeological ruins, and rock formations. Canyon landscape and surrounding cliffs are viewed from many different angles, and the visitors travel through several apparent elevation changes. Subjects fish, stay at ranches, explore ruins, and perform rope and horse-handling tricks for the camera. Also documented is a trading post and nearby town. Footage captures men and women going about daily business in a town square and surrounding neighborhoods, including several shots focusing on individual children playing or working with horses. Adults prepare food, talk, wait in line, race horses. Footage briefly returns to the Chinle and Canyon de Chelly with a new group of visitors.
Cite as:
Estate of Thomas Hartley Seymour
Repository Loc.:
Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, MD
Ruins--archeological  Search this
Canyons  Search this
Tourism  Search this
Trading posts  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 2014.9.5
Restrictions & Rights:
Information on reproduction and fees available from Human Studies Film Archives
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives