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Kahn Family Film Collection

Creator:
Bergman, Harry M.  Search this
Kahn family  Search this
Kahn, Kimberly  Search this
Names:
Chrysler Building (New York, N.Y.) -- Pictorial works  Search this
Godwin Construction Company.  Search this
Bergman family  Search this
Extent:
3 Cubic feet (5 document boxes

)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Home movies
Motion pictures (visual works)
Travelogs
Videotapes
Place:
New York (N.Y.)
Date:
1926-1957
Summary:
A collection of films shot by Harry B. Bergman documenting Bergman's New York City, New York construction firm Godwin Construction Company. Films document construction of landmark buildings such as The Chrysler Building, New York Port Authority and others. Films also document company "beefsteaks", and Bergman's numerous vacations and pursuits.
Scope and Contents:
The Kahn Family Films document the activities of the Godwin Construction Co. of New York City from 1928-1934. The films also document more than twenty-five years of the Bergman and Kahn family life and travel. The films are silent, 16mm black and white reversal and Kodachrome. Unless otherwise noted, films were arranged in the Archives Center on compilation reels by subject. Some images are deteriorated because of age and film conditions, most noticeably on 722.39. A detailed description of each reel is included under each film title. The collection is divided into five series and arranged in chronological order; Series 1, Godwin Construction Company, 1927-1934; documents the digging, structural support and daily site activities at various Godwin construction jobs around New York City. In the footage taken at the Chrysler Building site, Bergman documented many of the workers who worked on the job as well as the secretaries in the main offices with filmed portrait shots. While the films are primarily focused on documenting construction practices and procedures at the sites, there is also footage of workmen and machinery. The films also document the company=s annual ABeefsteak@ that eventually moved from a banquet hall to one of the islands in Jamaica Bay.

Series 2, Rockaway Park Yacht Club, 1927-1929; documents many of Bergman's yachting activities on the yacht Thora and events at the Rockaway Park Yacht Club (RPYC) from family related activities to some of the Godwin Company's Beefsteaks.

Series 3, Travel and Leisure, 1926-1957, undated; documents many of the Bergman and Kahn family trips to various locations in the United States and Europe. The 1927 trip to Canada and the American West has footage of Hollywood, then just on the verge of adding sound to motion pictures. The 1929 trip to Europe occurred not only during the first year of the Great Depression but is a wonderful travelogue of Europe in the years before WWII. On reel 722.27 there is an interesting shot of a poster, "Ethel et Julius Rosenberg Que Les Assassins, Soient Maudits A Jamais" [trans: Ethel and Julius Rosenberg let the assassins be cursed/condemned forever.] showing a young boy throwing mud on the poster - presumably in protest.

Series 4, Family and Home Life, 1928-1958; Titles of the footage are taken directly from the original film containers. There is footage of many family members and gatherings. There is footage shot at Bergman's onetime home at 120-18 Newport Ave., Rockaway Park, Long Island. There is footage of tennis great Bill Tilden giving a small exhibition match in Florida in 1946 on 722.25.

Series 5, Papers, 1927-1958; are selections of the original paper containers for some of the films with the original notes and identifications written on them. This series also contains a copy of Bergman's 1907 thesis and related papers and architectural drawings.
Arrangement:
5 series.
Biographical / Historical:
Harry Montefiore Bergman (1885-1971) was born on August 3, 1885 in Elmira, New York. He graduated from college in 1907 with a degree in Applied Science from Columbia University's School of Engineering. After graduation, he went to work for Godwin Construction Co. He specialized in structural foundations and was an authority on the soil and bedrock of Manhattan Island, New York. Beginning his employment as a superintendent, he rose to the position of Secretary and General Superintendent of Civil Engineering in June, 1927. In January 1932, Bergman was elevated to Vice-President and finally attained the presidency of the company in 1957. Bergman retired from the company in 1967. He was a member of the Association of American Society of Civil Engineers.

Godwin Construction Company was founded by Philander Hanford Godwin (1877-1936) in the early 20th century. Godwin was one of the pre-eminent civil engineering firms in New York City primarily involved in constructing foundations for large public building projects. The company was responsible for digging and construction of the foundations for the Chrysler Building, 176th St. Telephone Building, the old New York Port Authority Truck Terminal, the old Madison Square Garden at 8th Ave. and 50th St., the Hudson River Bridge, New York Hospital, Knickerbocker Village and others. Godwin Construction Co. was located in New York City, through the years at various locations: by 1915 at 251 4th Ave., by 1932 at 370 Lexington Ave., Rm. 1201 and later at 130 East 44th St.

Bergman, a lifelong bachelor, developed a love of motion picture photography and pursued this hobby with great enthusiasm. He photographed not only Godwin's construction work and work sites at various foundation projects throughout New York City in the 1920s and 1930s but filmed the company picnics, called "Beefsteaks", family leisure time activities and vacations as well. Bergman was also an avid yachtsman and filmed many hours of footage while sailing on Samuel Lauterbach's yachtThora , (the Thora may also have been owned in a partnership between Lauterbach and Bergman) and at the Rockaway Park Yacht Club (RPYC) in Rockaway Park, New York. Bergman, along with Lauterbach, was one of the founders of the RPYC and it was reportedly founded because Jews were not allowed membership in any of the "exclusive" yacht clubs surrounding Manhattan. The yacht club was destroyed during the hurricane of 1938. Many films feature Ruth Perl who was Bergman's favorite niece. They took numerous trips to California, Canada, and Europe. Perl seems to also have taken an interest in motion picture photography as well, often operating the camera herself. Perl married Irving Kahn and had three sons, Donald Kahn, Alan R. Kahn and Thomas G. Kahn, who figure prominently in the later films. Bergman was a lifelong resident of New York. As of 1916, his address was 615 W. 143rd St., New York, NY. For a time he lived at 120-18 Newport Ave. in Rockaway Park, NY. In 1951 he bought a home at 143-17 Cronston Avenue in Belle Harbor. At the end of his life, Bergman is noted as living at 1 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY. Bergman died on August 3, 1971. At the time of his death Bergman was staying at the Florence Nightingale Nursing Home, 175 East 96th St. in New York, New York.

Bergman's employer and the founder of Godwin Construction Co., Philander H. Godwin, was born on September 30, 1877 in New York City, NY. Godwin graduated from Columbia University's School of Engineering with a degree in Applied Science in 1899. After graduation, he married Carrie L. Pye and they had two children. Godwin founded the Godwin Construction Co. in the early 20th century and was the company's president until his death in 1936. As of 1916, his residence address was Cedar and Arch Avenues in Larchmont, NY and by the time of his death he was living at 26 Willow Avenue in Larchmont. He was a member of the Larchmont Yacht Club and perhaps had a great influence on Bergman's taking up the sport. He was an active member of St. John's Episcopal Church, Larchmont and a member of the Union League. Godwin died on March 27, 1936 in Larchmont.

Sources: Records of Columbia University, New York, New York "City Sells 2 Plots for Factory Sites", New York Times, June 6th, 1951, pg. 64. Newspaper Obituary of Harry N. Bergman, Archives Center Control File Conversation and correspondence with Alan and Kimberly Kahn My Life: Edward du Moulin
Provenance:
Donated to the National Museum of American History, Archives Center in 2000 by Kimberly R. Kahn, great-great niece of Harry M. Bergman.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but the original and master (preservation) films are stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Rights:
The National Museum of American History may not authorize publication, reproduction, or distribution by a commercial, for-profit publisher, distributor, media producer, or film maker without the express permission of the Donors.

The term of the requirement for written authorization prior to third party, for-profit, commercial use will last 50 (fifty) years unless agreed to in writing by both the National Museum of American History and the Donors.
Topic:
Travel photography  Search this
Travelogues (Motion pictures)  Search this
Family -- 20th century  Search this
Travel -- Europe  Search this
Construction  Search this
Architecture -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Amateur films  Search this
Genre/Form:
Home movies
Motion pictures (visual works)
Travelogs
Videotapes
Citation:
Kahn Family Film Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0722
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Kahn Family Film Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep85e4873d5-0bf6-43c5-a386-a71df5bcd106
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0722
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Albert Hess Travel Films of the United States and Europe

Creator:
Hess, Albert G.  Search this
Extent:
Film reels (color silent; black-and-white silent, 9.5mm; 8mm)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Travelogues (motion pictures)
Silent films
Place:
North America
United States
Europe
Date:
circa 1940-1960
Scope and Contents:
Amateur film shot in Europe and the U. S. by Dr. Albert G. Hess. Footage spans 40s and 50s.

Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or Anthropology Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.
Provenance:
Received from Marie Brandes in 1996.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Genre/Form:
Travelogues (Motion pictures)
silent films
Citation:
Albert Hess Travel Films of the United States and Europe, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
HSFA.1996.05
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc942f6fd19-ae16-4b7e-b8ee-17acacef32b0
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-hsfa-1996-05

Thayer Soule Travel Lecture Films collection

Creator:
Soule, Thayer  Search this
Extent:
Film reels (black-and-white silent; color silent, 16mm)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Travelogues (motion pictures)
Silent films
Place:
French Polynesia
Africa, Central
Europe
South Africa
East Asia
North America
South America
Date:
1946-1985
Scope and Contents:
Film collection contains 34 travel films from around the world made by Thayer Soule, some of which were made with associates, that he used in presenting travel lectures around the country from 1935 to 1995. He was an associate with Burton Holmes, dean of travel lecturers, from 1946 to 1958.

Collection also includes still photographs, publicity materials and scripts and audio tape recordings of the accompanying lectures for some of the films.

Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or Anthropology Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.
Provenance:
Received from Thayer Soule in 1991.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Genre/Form:
Travelogues (Motion pictures)
silent films
Citation:
Thayer Soule Travel Lecture Films collection, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
HSFA.1991.20
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Thayer Soule Travel Lecture Films collection
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc9fde82ee8-8b58-4911-88cb-8d89f3d54e33
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-hsfa-1991-20

Ruins of Zimbabwe

Extent:
1 Film reel (black-and-white silent; 200 feet, 16mm)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Travelogues (motion pictures)
Silent films
Place:
Africa
Zimbabwe
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
RUINS OF ZIMBABWE, a travelogue.

Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or Anthropology Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.
Provenance:
Received in 2002. Donor unknown.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Genre/Form:
Travelogues (Motion pictures)
silent films
Citation:
Ruins of Zimbabwe, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
HSFA.2002.13
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc9f22dbb89-9942-445c-8fcb-e01ea42fcd95
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-hsfa-2002-13

Marvin Oster films

Creator:
Oster, Marvin L.  Search this
Donor:
Crittenden, Evie  Search this
Oster, Marvin L.  Search this
Extent:
22 Film reels (black-and-white silent reversal; black-and-white silent print; 16,000 feet, 16mm)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Travelogues (motion pictures)
Place:
Africa
Europe
Egypt
Monaco
Date:
circa 1920-1940
Scope and Contents:
Primarily amateur travel films willed to Smithsonian by Marvin L. Oster. Travel includes Egypt, Scotland, Marrakech, Benares, Ankor, Monte Carlo in the late 1920s and 1930s.

Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or Anthropology Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.
Provenance:
Received from Evie Crittenden in 2000.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Genre/Form:
Travelogues (Motion pictures)
Citation:
Marvin Oster films, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
HSFA.2000.04
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc90f96fed3-087c-4a79-8f85-f5b43c11f019
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-hsfa-2000-04

Roy Galloway travel films and home movies

Creator:
Galloway, Roy  Search this
Extent:
53 Film reels (color silent; black-and-white silent; 14,100 feet, 16mm; 8mm)
Sound recordings
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Sound recordings
Travelogues (motion pictures)
Silent films
Place:
North America
Europe
Asia
Date:
circa 1947-1968
Scope and Contents:
Film footage shot primarily by Roy Galloway of family activities and world travels. Galloway was an employee of National Carbon Co. in Calcutta, India, where he, his wife and, eventually, four children lived an American expatriate life. On home leaves they often travelled to other locales on their way to or on their return the United States. In the U.S. they often stayed at Sherwood Forest, a resort community in Maryland, and visited family in other locations. Home movie footage in India includes the Galloways and their first born, a daughter, relocating to India (visit to New Orleans, travel by ocean liner, arrival at Calcutta, Independence day, street scenes); birthdays (one with Chinese dollmaker); christenings; Christmas; swim club (Tetje Royal Calcutta Swimming Club). Footage taken in and around Calcutta includes Durga Puja, Kali Temple, Calcutta water front; American Men's Club, locust swarms, holy man, Camper Down sports meet, Jeriwalla Plant and tiger shoot from elephants. Travel footage includes visiting Darjeeling, Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Benares, Kashmir, Dal Lake (houseboats and water taxis), Srinagar (rug factory), Kashmir, Ceylon, Turkey (Istanbul), Himalayas (flying in the Pilatus Porter aircraft used to supply Hillary expedition), Nepal (Kathamandu), Switzerland (Geneva), France (Nice), Holland, Italy (Naples, Sorrento, Pompeii, Capri, Florence, Genoa), Russia (Moscow, Lenin grad), Belgium (Brussels Fair), Greece (Crete, Rhodes, Delos, Mykonos, Athens), Austria (Vienna), Germany (Heidelberg), Spain, Denmark (Copenhagen); Sweden (Stockholm), England (London, Marlborough Hall, Stratford-on-Avon, Anne Hathaway cottage, Stonehenge), Mexico, New York City (zoo, Times Square), Nova Scotia (Halifax), Hong Kong, Japan, Hawaii, Egypt (Alexandria), Suez Canal, Burma, Thailand, and Lebanon (Beirut). Footage also includes Chesapeake Bay bridge; Washington College graduation; Bennington, VT; travel on the ship SS Biancamano and a solar eclipse.

Supplementary materials: partial annotation by Roy Galloway.

Legacy keywords: Domestic and family life ; Domestic relations ; Transportation ; Resorts ; Architecture ; Tourism ; Rites and ceremonies

Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or Anthropology Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.
Local Numbers:
HSFA 2011.16.1
Related Materials:
8mm film shot in southeast Asia by Roy Galloway in 1940s is in the Screen Archive South East, United Kingdom.
Provenance:
Received from Fred Galloway in 2011.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Genre/Form:
Travelogues (Motion pictures)
silent films
Citation:
Roy Galloway travel films and home movies, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
HSFA.2011.16
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc9a49f84f9-e931-483d-b2af-03f8ff508f2b
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-hsfa-2011-16

J. S. Robinson travel films

Creator:
Robinson, Jesse S. (Jesse Squibb), 1889-  Search this
Extent:
86 Film reels (color silent; black-and-white silent; 36,900 feet, 16mm)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Travelogues (motion pictures)
Silent films
Place:
North America
United States
Europe
Norway
Japan
East Asia
Guatemala
Mexico
Canada
South Africa
Egypt
Fiji
Philippines
Thailand
Southeast Asia
Africa, North
Date:
circa 1930-1965
Scope and Contents:
Amateur travel film shot by Jesse S. Robinson, professor of economics at Carleton College, of his numerous travels throughout the world. Travels include (1930) Norway (fjords), Sweden (Gota Canal), Russia (Leningrad, Moscow, Kiev); (1931) Florida (Clearwater) to Virginia, eastern U.S., Virginia to Halifax, Nova Scotia; (1932) Texas and Mexico; (1934) Italy, France, England (London), Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Germany (Oberammergau); (1935) National Parks (Black Hills, Yosemite, Glacier National Parks, Banff National Park and Lake Louise, Yellowstone); (1936) Gettysburg, Texas Centennial, Arkansas, Carlsbad Caverns and Taos (New Mexico), Mexico; (1937) Hawaii, Fiji, Japan, China, Singapore, Java, Bali, Australia, New Zealand; (1938) Cuba, Valley Forge, Gaspe (Quebec), Niagara, Kenora (Ontario, Canada); and (1948) British Isles, France, Italy, Switzerland, Holland, Belgium. Undated travels include Bermuda, Leeward Islands, Virgin Islands, Saba, St. Kitts, Lesser Antilles, Nevis, Dominica, Martinique, St. Lucia, Barbados, St. Vincent, Trinidad, Tobago, British Guiana, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Brazil, Minnesota, Guatemala, Bermuda, Nassau, Jamaica, Okefenokee Swamp (Georgia), Williamsburg (Virginia), Washington, D.C., Acadia National Park (Maine), Rochester (New York), Provincetown (Rhode Island); Rocky Mountains, South Africa (Johannesburg, Durban, Hluhlule, Kruger, Amboseli), Philippines, Thailand, India, Ceylon, Saigon (Vietnam), Taiwan, Okinawa (Japan), Tahiti, Samoa, Kashmir, Iran, Iraq, Palestine, Morocco (Casablanca, Marrakesh), Egypt.

Legacy keywords: Tourism ; Ruins archeological ; Landscapes ; Cities and towns ; Architecture Religious

Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or Anthropology Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.
Local Numbers:
HSFA 1997.12.1
Provenance:
Received from American Film Institute (National Center for Film and Video Preservation) in 1997.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Genre/Form:
Travelogues (Motion pictures)
silent films
Citation:
J. S. Robinson travel films, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
HSFA.1997.12
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc98f0e9e68-68f2-40c4-a0c7-fff97095fa4c
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-hsfa-1997-12

Elisabeth Ward films

Former owner:
Ward, Elisabeth  Search this
Extent:
2 Film reels (1,000 feet, 16mm)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Travelogues (motion pictures)
Place:
Europe
Denmark
United States
California
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Two travelogues: DENMARK FAIRYTALE LAND and FESTIVAL IN SOLVANG.

Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or Anthropology Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.
Provenance:
Received from Elisabeth Ward 2004.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Genre/Form:
Travelogues (Motion pictures)
Citation:
Elisabeth Ward films, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
HSFA.2004.03
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc9cab7c68d-e201-4dfe-8871-9e4623201b17
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-hsfa-2004-03

Stasia Millett film collection

Creator:
Millett, Stasia  Search this
Extent:
10 Film reels (black-and-white silent tinted prints; 4,000 feet, 16mm)
22 Positive rolls (positive still film strips, 35mm)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Positive rolls
Travelogues (motion pictures)
Silent films
Date:
circa 1920-1930
Scope and Contents:
Ten "travelogue" and "history" titles distributed for the home market (Burton Holmes, Kodak Cinegraph, Pathegram, Empire Safety Film).

Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or Anthropology Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.
Provenance:
Received from Stasia Millett in 2003.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Genre/Form:
Travelogues (Motion pictures)
silent films
Citation:
Stasia Millett film collection, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
HSFA.2003.06
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc9ddea3fb3-10f4-4ccf-bbda-7cf4a379f9c2
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-hsfa-2003-06

Foppe Hooghiemstra films of Namibia

Creator:
Hooghiemstra, Foppe  Search this
Extent:
2 Film reels (59 minutes, color silent; 800 feet, 8mm)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Travelogues (motion pictures)
Silent films
Place:
Africa, Southern
Namibia
Date:
1957-1959
Scope and Contents:
Film footage shot by Foppe Hooghiemstra of the Laurence Marshall family expeditions to Namibia, 1957-58 and 1959. Hooghiemstra was a mechanic and shot his own amateur films of his experience. Film footage includes trucks travelling through various terrains and wildlife encountered. He also captures Ju/'hoansi (N!ai featured in "N!ai, Stor of a !Kung woman", /Gunda Bo, Toma Tsamko and Short /Qui) and other indigeneous groups as well as some expedition members (most likely Robert Gardner and Laurence Marshall).

Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or Anthropology Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.
Local Numbers:
HSFA 2018.11.1
Related Materials:
The Human Studies Film Archives also holds the John Marshall Ju/'hoan Bushman Film and Video Collection.
Provenance:
Received from Gjalt Hooghiemstra in 2018.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
!Kung (African people)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Travelogues (Motion pictures)
silent films
Citation:
Foppe Hooghiemstra films of Namibia, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
HSFA.2018.11
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc92130af4b-6e65-4f3b-85be-83ff76051277
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-hsfa-2018-11

Russell Esterline travel films

Creator:
Esterline, Russell  Search this
Extent:
3 Film reels (color silent; 600 feet, 8mm)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Travelogues (motion pictures)
Silent films
Place:
Asia
Bombay (India)
Penang (Malaysia)
Singapore
Date:
circa 1942
Scope and Contents:
Footage shot by Russell Esterline, ca. 1942 in Bombay, India; Singapore; and Penang, Malaysia. Family lore relates that Esterline was on one of the last boats out of Singapore before the Japanese invaded.

Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or Anthropology Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.
Local Numbers:
HSFA 2009.9.1
Provenance:
Received from Mary Lehn in 2009.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Genre/Form:
Travelogues (Motion pictures)
silent films
Citation:
Russell Esterline travel films, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
HSFA.2009.09
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc91b8b366e-0d5c-42ef-babd-6851c8f407fa
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-hsfa-2009-09

Kate Bigelow Montague films

Creator:
Montague, Kate Bigelow  Search this
Extent:
Film reels (6,000 feet; Kodacolor, black-and-white silent; color silent original reversal, 16mm)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Travelogues (motion pictures)
Silent films
Date:
circa 1920-1940
Scope and Contents:
Amateur footage taken by Kate Bigelow Montague of her travels during the 20s and 30s.

Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or Anthropology Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.
Provenance:
Received from Steven Hunter in 1999.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Rights:
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Genre/Form:
Travelogues (Motion pictures)
silent films
Citation:
Kate Bigelow Montague films, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
HSFA.1999.06
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Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc910e4204a-4416-4aaa-8574-594b3ff8f029
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-hsfa-1999-06

A Land That Time Forgot: East Indies

Creator:
Talking Picture Epics  Search this
Extent:
Film reels (black-and-white sound; 1,000 feet, 35mm)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Travelogues (motion pictures)
Sound films
Place:
Malay Archipelago
Java (Indonesia)
Bali Island (Indonesia)
Date:
1931
Scope and Contents:
A LAND THAT TIME FORGOT: EAST INDIES (1931) Talking Picture epics, Inc. travelog to Java and Bali (AFI/Kit Parker collection).

Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or Anthropology Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.
Provenance:
Received from American Film Institute (National Center for Film and Video Preservation) in 1998.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Rights:
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Genre/Form:
Travelogues (Motion pictures)
Sound films
Citation:
A Land That Time Forgot: East Indies, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
HSFA.1998.15
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc9bc4326c2-2860-45df-9677-2e080a3a8172
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-hsfa-1998-15

Frank L. Kreznar films

Creator:
Kreznar, Frank L.  Search this
Kreznar, Sonia  Search this
Extent:
22 Film reels (color sound; color silent, 16mm)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Home movies
Sound films
Silent films
Place:
Europe, Eastern
Date:
1959-1979
Scope and Contents:
Short films created by amateur filmmaker Frank L. Kreznar.

Collection contains supplementary materials, namely, associated texts, still film, and production logs.

Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or Anthropology Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.
Provenance:
Received from Sonia Kreznar in 1997.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Rights:
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Topic:
Travelogues (Motion pictures)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Home movies
Sound films
silent films
Citation:
Frank L. Kreznar films, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
HSFA.1997.17
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc95f0d7548-20c2-4805-9a59-6f771f0e7ed2
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-hsfa-1997-17

George Findlay films of the Zuid-Grens expedition in Surinam

Creator:
Findlay, George, Sr.  Search this
Extent:
Film reels (black-and-white silent; color silent; 1,005 feet, 16mm)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Travelogues (motion pictures)
Silent films
Place:
South America
Suriname
Date:
1957
Scope and Contents:
1957 amateur film shot by George Findlay, Sr. of the Zuid-Grens expedition in Surinam (Dutch Guinea).

Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or Anthropology Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.
Provenance:
Received from George Findlay, Sr. in 1998.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Rights:
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Topic:
Expeditions  Search this
Genre/Form:
Travelogues (Motion pictures)
silent films
Citation:
George Findlay films of the Zuid-Grens expedition in Surinam, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
HSFA.1998.03
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc91780ff1e-9649-42f2-8cea-18e3a507e082
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-hsfa-1998-03

Garson Huyett travel films

Creator:
Huyett, Garson  Search this
Extent:
Film reels (black-and-white silent; color silent; 7,500 feet, 16mm)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Travelogues (motion pictures)
Silent films
Date:
1930
Scope and Contents:
Amateur film taken by Garson Huyett of his 1930 around-the-world cruise on the S. S. Resolute.

Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or Anthropology Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.
Provenance:
Received from Raymond Schlegel in 1996.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Rights:
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Topic:
Cruise ships  Search this
Genre/Form:
Travelogues (Motion pictures)
silent films
Citation:
Garson Huyett travel films, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
HSFA.1996.07
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc96eb8a3da-c37e-4082-94ec-a7bd45d4bba1
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-hsfa-1996-07

John W. S. and Arthur D. Foster world travel films collection

Creator:
Foster, John W. S.  Search this
Foster, Arthur D.  Search this
Extent:
6 Film reels (63 minutes, black-and-white silent; 2,386 feet, 35mm; 16mm)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Travelogues (motion pictures)
Silent films
Place:
Africa, Central
Southeast Asia
Congo
India
Angkor Wat (Cambodia)
Date:
circa 1927
Scope and Contents:
Incomplete amateur edited film documenting an around-the world trip. The Fosters travel through southern Sudan and the Belgian Congo (Republic of Congo), Africa; Iraq; Thailand; Cambodia; and Calcutta, India. In Africa film records steamship voyage up unidentified tributary of the White Nile through marshy vegetation to British border post of Rejaf and an overland hunting trip from village of Irumu through the Ituri forest. Included are scenes of daily life on barges being pushed upriver by the steamer (men playing cards, head shaving and man playing stringed instrument); aspects of the steamer (wheelhouse, first class bunkhouse on upper deck, and white hunter shooting crocodile from deck); boys swimming in river; Irumu post house; loading expedition equipment on truck; truck crossing river on ferry made from dugout canoes; hunters being carried in primitive "sedan chairs" and workers clearing forest for road through the Ituri forest. Footage of Iraq is consists mostly of film aerial views shot out the window during airplane trip from Basra to Baghdad. Thailand footage includes the birthday celebration of King Rama III with scenes in the royal compound (including guards, nobelmen, children of noble families, King's children, and King and Queen), kite fighting tournament attended by the Royal family and extracting snake venom to make anti-toxins. Cambodian footage includes Angkor Wat.

Legacy keywords: Aerial photography ; Kites ; Royal houses ; Ruins ; Boats ; Crocodiles Africa ; Aerial views ; Tourism ; Palace Thailand ; Hunting Belgian Congo ; Travel ; Language and culture

Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or Anthropology Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.
Local Numbers:
HSFA 1996.8.1
Provenance:
Received from John W. S. Foster, III in 1996 and 2000.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Genre/Form:
Travelogues (Motion pictures)
silent films
Citation:
John W. S. and Arthur D. Foster world travel films collection, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
HSFA.1996.08
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc94819a411-80cf-4b48-bfa9-57acb67dab98
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-hsfa-1996-08
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Leon Vincent films of Alaska

Creator:
Vincent, Leon  Search this
Extent:
Film reels (5,400 feet)
Culture:
Eskimo/Inuit  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Travelogues (motion pictures)
Place:
North America
Alaska
Date:
1941-1948
Scope and Contents:
Film taken by Leon Vincent of Pt. Barrow Alaska and other locations in Alaska. Footage covers activities of Inuits, primarily. Film shot between 1941 and 1948.

Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or Anthropology Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.
Provenance:
Received from Michael Vincent in 1994.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Rights:
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Genre/Form:
Travelogues (Motion pictures)
Citation:
Leon Vincent films of Alaska, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
HSFA.1994.29
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc99502a624-c405-4d8e-a71a-60ba73a170a8
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-hsfa-1994-29

Karl Stein films

Creator:
Stein, Karl E., 1909-2010  Search this
Extent:
16 Film reels (color silent; 25,168 feet, 16mm)
Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Silent films
Place:
South America
Africa, North
Middle East
South Asia
East Asia
Southeast Asia
Brazil
Morocco
Iran
India
Sri Lanka
Korea (South)
Taiwan
Thailand
Date:
1961-1988
Scope and Contents:
Collection consists of 8 travelogue films of the following locales: Morocco, Brazil, Iran, India, Ceylon, Thailand, South Korea, and Taiwan. Collection also contains audiotapes of lectures,still photographs, and publicity brochures.

Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or Anthropology Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.
Biographical / Historical:
Commander Karl E. Stein was a member of several expeditions including the Mitchell Hedges-Richmond Brown Exploratory Expedition and the Snyder Mountain Expedition. His military service during World War II found him in the South Pacific, Arctic and Mediterranean. After the War he turned to creating travel films for the travel-lecture circuit. His wife, Flora M. Stein, recorded the country's music to accompany the presentations.
Provenance:
Received from Karl E. Stein in 1994.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Rights:
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Topic:
Travelogues (Motion pictures)  Search this
Genre/Form:
silent films
Citation:
Karl Stein films, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
HSFA.1994.10
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Karl Stein films
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc989a3af35-dd39-48f4-8ee5-62ba361a8c8e
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-hsfa-1994-10

Mystical Morocco

Collection Creator:
Stein, Karl E., 1909-2010  Search this
Extent:
2 Film reels (88 minutes, color silent; 3171 feet, 16mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Film reels
Date:
1961
Scope and Contents:
Edited film is a travel-lecture film created by Karl E. Stein and documents travel in Morocco presenting how people live, work and play and their homes, schools and industries. Locales visited include Casablanca, Rabat; Safi, the sardine capital of the world; Essaouira, formerly Mogador (marquetry); the walled city of Tiznit; Goulimine's camel market; Tiznit; Marrakesy; Volubilis; Fez (minarets and mosques); and the Sahara Desert . Also filmed are travelling the road across the High Atlas Mountains to Marrakesh (Djemaa-el-Fna square); the Moussem (a religious festival) at Tan-Tan; handicraft school at Azrou; interior of a Moroccan home; Moulay Idriss, a holy place; and the "Kasbah Road" to Erfoud. Scenes also include military displays, belly dancers and other dancing, a fish factory, pottery making, gathering and carving wood, bookbinding, painting, markets, contemporary and historical architecture, beaches, rural areas, churches, castles, fishing trawlers, and tree-climbing goats.

Legacy Keywords: Travelogues (Motion pictures) ; Language and culture ; Animals goats camels fish monkeys snakes Morocco ; Architecture modern ancient Morocco ; Architecture castles Morocco ; Architecture religious mosques churches Morocco ; Art artistry artisans Morocco ; Commerce markets Morocco ; Dance belly-dancing Morocco ; Industry woodwork Morocco ; Industry bookbinding Morocco ; Industry fishing Morocco ; Industry crafts Morocco ; Industry pottery making Morocco ; Industry painting Morocco ; Military displays Morocco ; Moroccans
Local Number:
HSFA 1994.10.1
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Karl Stein films, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Karl Stein films
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc9cb4f19f4-b43e-4e67-9383-5fa7af8db7aa
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-hsfa-1994-10-ref1

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