Guide to the Frances Emerick films, 1927-1933, 1956
Portions of this collection are digitized

Summary
Collection ID:
HSFA.1980.05
Creators:
Emerick, Frances
Dates:
1927-1933
1956
Languages:
No linguistic content; Not applicable
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Physical Description:
Film reels
black-and-white color silent positive; 1600 feet
16mm
Repository:

Scope and Contents
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.
Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or Anthropology Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.

Administration
Custodial History
Previously titled "Frances Emerick's Travel Footage of India 1927-1933"
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Received from Frances Emerick in 1980.
Processing Information
Titles are supplied by the archivist for untitled films.

Local Number
Local Number
HSFA 1980.5.1

Digital Content

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Use
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Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.

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Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
South Asia Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
East Asia Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Southeast Asia Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
India Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hong Kong Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Manila (Philippines) Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
silent films Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Human Studies Film Archives
Museum Support Center
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland 20746
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