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1) 2747.0024_F16
16mm film; [400 ft.]; Silent; Color
2) nhf-2747_0024-Uncompressed 10-bit.mov
India, 1951-1952--Dorothy Stebbins Bowles--home movies. Reel 21
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1951 – 1952
Can Descriptions
India, 1951-1952 Village Development Project - Stahwah, UP: pump, village, carpenter shop, meeting Taj Mahal Kerala: bullock cart, wild baby elephant in trap, work elephants Kerala: village project, dam, fishing village, beach and harbor/Trivandrum, street scenes, washing elephant, cutting coconut Sri Lanka (Ceylon): harbor at Colombo, Kelaniya/Buddhist temple, southern coast, tea factory, Mt. Lavinia, train trip and station, fishing vllage
Viewing Notes
Village Development Project: Chet talking to some Indian men by an irrigation system. Pan of Indian village. Cows in stables, a man working on a wooden wheel, camels. Dark footage of Indian men gathered inside a building listening to someone talk. Chet, Cynthia, Sally, and Sam in front of the Taj Mahal. Kerala: Bullock cart, Sam gets in the back. An elephant in a pen. Men working in a field with an elephant. Waterfront: sailboats, Indian men on the beach, and Indian ship with crew. Village: people working and walking around. Sally and Sam on the waterfront. Mountain landscape. Indian people walking down the road, herding cattle. More water scenes: boats, two men washing an elephant. (Dark shot) A boy cracking open a coconut. Village. Men carrying stretchers down to the water. Footage from an airplane window. Chet in a village. Landscape. A large dam. View from the top of the dam. Village Indian girls, and Sally. Coast: people pulling in fish nets, playing in the water. Harbor and boats shot from a moving boat. Large naval ships. Dark footage of a temple. People praying. Large crowd. Waterfall, landscape. Women with baskets of something lined up. Landscape and people shot from a moving train. Train platform. Sign reading “Polgahawela” (Sri Lanka). People on train platform. Men on the beach untangling fishing nets. [End of Reel]
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