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1) [Edward I. Matthews Jr. Films, 1947-1949--home movies] Reels 1-4
Edward I. Matthews, Jr. (1916-2004),an electrical engineer employed by the standard Vacuum Oil Company (SVOC), filmed life in Shanghai, China and in-country travels to Tientsin, Canton,...   more
Matthews, Edward I., Jr. Collection
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Primary Format and Extent
film (1600 ft.) : si., col. ; 8mm)
Collection Date Range
1947 – 1949
Summary
The collection consists of 4 reels of silent, color 8mm film, totaling approximately 1600 feet. The film was originally on 6 reels. The films were shot by Edward I. Matthews Jr. between 1947 and 1949, while Matthews was working in Shanghai with the Standard Vacuum Oil Company.
Biographical/Historical Notes
Provided by Charles E. Matthews:
"Edward I. Matthews, Jr. (1916-2004),an electrical engineer employed by the Standard Vacuum Oil Company (SVOC), filmed life in Shanghai, China and in-country travels to Tientsin, Canton, Hong Kong, and Macau from January 1947 through September 1949. Foreigners were quite privileged during this time, and Ed and his fellow American ex-pats worked hard and partied lavishly. With a handful of others, Ed volunteer to remain in Shanghai for SVOC after the company closed down their operations and evacuated American staff. Consequently he witnessed the fall of Shanghai to Mao Tse-Tung's Communists on May 18, 1949."
Place(s)
Repository
Northeast Historic Film
Availability
The Collection is open for research.
Condition Governing Reproduction and Use
Authorization to reuse and/or reproduce must be obtained from Northeast Historic Film. See http://oldfilm.org/content/stock-footage-licensing for more information.
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