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Smithsonian-Bredin Belgian Congo Expedition, 1955, reels 16-17; film transfer with wet gate; 3/4" U-matic videotape; July 6, 1995; 53:00 minutes

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Collection name:
Waldo L. Schmitt Papers, 1907-1978
Physical Description:
Reference copy: 1 digital .wmv file (53 minutes)
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Motion pictures (visual work)
Congo, Democratic Republic of the
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The motion picture documents Waldo Schmitt's work during the Smithsonian-Bredin Belgian Congo Expedition, 1955. The 53 minute film exists as reel 16 and 17, a film transfer with wet gate; 3/4" U-matic videotape in July 6, 1995, and a digital file. It depicts Waldo Schmitt and colleagues in the field, lava fields, sights (monuments), mountain vistas, Ferries of Congo, Egyptian ruins, agricultural fields, insect specimens, and plant and seed specimens.
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Accession #:
SIA RU007231
Access Information:
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See more records from this collection:
Waldo L. Schmitt Papers, 1907-1978
See more records associated with this person:
Schmitt, Waldo L. (Waldo Lasalle), 1887-1977
See more records associated with this expedition:
Smithsonian-Bredin Belgian Congo Expedition (1955)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Field Book Project