1 Film reel (black-and-white and color reversal; 670 feet, 16mm)
Scope and Contents:
Film footage shot in Cape Town (South Africa), Khartoum (Sudan), Tsavo National Park (Kenya), and Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe).
The first film roll includes scenic views; a sign: "Groot Constantia die geskiedkundige van der stel woning toeganklik vir die publiek" ("Groot Constantia which historian Van der Stel made accessible to the public"); Musa Zulu, the manager of Stoneycroft farm, who accompanied Ramah and David Sharpstone on this trip as their driver, speaking with a group of Masai; panoramic shots of the area around Mount Longido; a building with writing "Longido(?) Hotel Food and Tea Tea room Sport soda Mandasi Pakis…" in a village with Africans; the Sharpstones back at Victoria Falls with friends (possibly Sam and Maggie Coulter); David Sharpstone standing by the Zambezi River; Sharpstone seated with a friend's wife by the river with his movie camera, smoking a pipe; Sharpstone standing with his back to the camera gazing at the river; friends posing by David Livingstone's statue; panoramic shots of the Zambezi and Victoria Falls; and Ramah and David Sharpstone throwing sticks into the water for Ramah's two German Shepherds.
The second film roll includes a sign: "Cordons Tree Marine Airport Khartoum"; views of the city from across the Nile, a harbor, western and African sail boats, a fort on the water's edge, and street scenes; Africans walking or riding bicycles through the market area, some wearing traditional dress, others wearing western dress; a sign on a store: "H Fazel curiousities Merchant"; a group of school boys posing smiling for the camera, men in traditional dress sitting around with a female traveling companion of Sharpstone's walking past; views of the market; the same woman posing with a small black man on crutches wearing a white suit; views from a car proceeding through the streets and towards the African housing section of Khartoum; views of a felucca and sailboats on the Nile; a church; more views of a church, the palace, and western housing along the banks of the Nile; aerial views from a plane; some shots of unloading workboats; a sign: "Hier Ruhen sechzehn Deutsche Helden" with a list of names and rank; women in traditional dress staring at the cameraman and walking; an African guard dressed in a khaki uniform standing beside the entrance to Tsavo National Park and a sign: "Tsavo National Park warning this area contains dangerous game you enter at your own risk Exercise care"; and wildlife (giraffe, antelope, gazelles, rhino, hyena, and lionesses).
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The David Collier Sharpstone films, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
We would like to acknowledge the assistance of Alexandra Sharpstone, who provided much of the descriptive information in this finding aid.
Trends in comparative endocrinology : [selected addresses presented at the seventh International Symposium on Comparative Endocrinology, Tsavo National Park, Kenya, June 28-July 7, 1974] / edited by E. J. W. Barrington
International Symposium on Comparative Endocrinology (7th : 1974 : Tsavo National Park) Search this