Scope and Contents
Footage shot in Sholapur, Maharashtra district, Udaipur, Rajasthan district, and various other sites while travelling through India. Footage includes: Sholapur Teachers Training School; forms of transportation (ship, railroad, trolley, automobile, bicycle, barge, junks, ox cart, and camel-drawn wagons); street life (street vendors, shopkeepers, textile processing, clothes washing, military drill, children swordfighting, and pipe smoking); music, dance and ceremonial activities (a sitar player accompanied by drums, finger cymbals, and other instruments); a water buffalo sacrifice; wedding procession; sword dancers; river procession of a maharaja and retainers; a military brass band; and the Taj Mahal.
Footage of Hong Kong and Manila in 1956.
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