Films and photographs shot in the 1930s by American businessman Whipple S. Spear Hall. Locations include Philippines (including Manila), southeast Asia, Oceania, China, Papua New Guinea, Java and possibly Torres Strait.
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Received from American Film Institute (National Center for Film and Video Preservation) in 1999.
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Whipple Spear Hall collection, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution