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Smithsonian-Bredin Belgian Congo Expedition, 1955, reels 18, 20

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Collection name:
Waldo L. Schmitt Papers, 1907-1978
Physical Description:
Reference copy: 1 digital .wmv file (61 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 61 minute motion picture exists as Reels 18, 20; film transfer with wet gate; 3/4" U-matic videotape; July 6, 1995; and a digital file. It shows flora and fauna, native dancers, inland waters (lakes and rivers), dredging for specimens, local communities, insect specimens, sculptures, Waldo Schmitt talking with colleagues (over maps), industrial facilities, local specialized fishing techniques, preparing rodent specimens, and elephants at Gangala-Na-Bodio elephant training station.
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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