archival original 2 film rolls (1,850 feet) silent b&w 16mm
Motion pictures (visual works)
title supplied by Archives staff (unpublished work)---archival collection
Supplementary materials: Family biographical information
Percy Bernard Eckhart was born in 1877 in Lake Forest, Illinois and died in 1969 in Lake Placid, New York. He studied at the University of Chicago and Harvard Law School. He was a lawyer including being legal counsel for the Art Institute of Chicago, a prolific oil painter and supporter of the arts.
Donated by Wendy Williams in 2017
Footage from cruise of the Caribbean and Mediterranean that began in March 1926. Activities depicted include cruise ship life; landscapes and harbors; monumental buildings and ruins, including interior shots; and brief shots of local people on streets, at leisure, and at work. Much of Mediterranean footage is touristic; historic sites and monuments, crowded street scenes in port cities, and companions at leisure in restaurants or on the cruise ship. Caribbean footage is notable for its sustained interest in locals and serves as a record of daily life in rural villages and homes as well as cities. Filming locations as listed on reels and in intertitles include: Puerto Rico, Martinique, Barbados, Trinidad, Caracas (Venezuela), the Panama Canal, Kingston (Jamaica), Malta, Cyprus, Bethlehem and Jerusalem (Israel/Palestine).
Percy B. Eckhart
Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, MD