Scope and Contents
Cut and uncut film footage shot around the world by Milton E. Merriman, mostly in the twenties but spanning 1920-1952.
Most of the footage is of China, Japan, India, and Southeast Asia. The remainder features the Middle East; Europe and Great Bitain; Mexico, Puerto Rico, and South America; and the United States. The edited footage was used by Mr. Merriman in his travel lectures presented during the 1950s. Documentation ranges from developed urban centers to more rural areas and includes film of cultural festivals, marketplace scenes, and childhood activities. Contains detailed footage of monuments and architecture as well as aerial footage of landscapes.
Supplementary materials: photographs, content lists
Legacy Keywords: Travel ; Landscapes ; Landscape aerial shots of landscape ; Marketplaces ; Cities and towns ; Rural areas ; Architecture, Domestic ; Architecture, Colonial ; Architecture, Commercial ; Children ; Military China ; Fire
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