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Kahn Family Film Collection, 1926-1957

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Creators:
Kahn family
Creator:
Bergman, Harry M
Donor:
Kahn, Kimberly
Subject:
Bergman family
Godwin Construction Company
Chrysler Building (New York, N.Y.)
Physical description:
Original motion pictures: Film on reels, 16mm, silver gelatin or dye, acetate
Reference copies: Videotape cassettes, 1/2 in., VHS
3.0 cu. ft. : 7 boxes
Type:
Home movies
Collection descriptions
Pictorial works
Travelogs
Videotapes
Motion pictures (visual works)
Place:
New York (State)
New York
Europe
New York (N.Y.)
Date:
1926
1926-1957
20th century
Notes:
Construction company which built the Chrysler Building in New York City, among other New York buildings.
Summary:
16mm motion picture film (mixed: some black-and-white silent, some color with sound) : (a) documenting the construction activities of Godwin Construction Company in New York City, late 1920s-early 1930s, and (b) home movie footage documenting the family celebrations, travel, and leisure activities of the Bergman and Kahn families. Harry M. Bergman worked for Godwin Construction Company. Among the buildings shown during construction is the Chrysler Building.
VHS videotape copies for reference use.
Travel films include documentation of trips to Canada, the U.S. West, and numerous trips to Europe.
Cite as:
Kahn Family Film Collection, 1920s-1930s, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Architecture
Travel photography
Travelogues (Motion pictures)
Travel
Amateur films
Family
Construction
Local number:
2000.3019 (NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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