- Collection ID:
No linguistic content; Not applicable
- Physical Description:
black-and-white silent reversal; 1600 feet
Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Footage shot in Hong Kong (harbor, atop Victoria Peak); Shanghai; Fiji (daily life; hair plastered with lime; outdoor barbershop, Suva; market); Malaysia (snake temple near Penang; Kampong; mosque; temples; local people; boy with snake; fire walking; gold mine at Raub, Pahang); Siam (Thailand) (temple; cemetery; Sakais peoples; using Salais blow pipe; jungle; slash and burn clearing of jungle); Java (Indonesia) (Tosari Terraud rice fields; wedding; fair; gold mine; paddie fields; bull racing on Madura Island; wedding of children); Batavia (Jakarta), Java (Indonesia) (fish market; restaurant, government buildings; volcano in Tengger mountains; rice fields; Blauw waters); Singapore (street scenes; market square; sampans in harbor and at dock; rickshaws; street cars; funeral; palace and grounds of the Sultan of Jahore; mosque; Tami "coolie" collecting latex sap from a rubber tree; rubber factory; riding an elephant; botanical gardens; Chinese funeral); American Samoa (fishing on Tau, largest island in the Manu'a Group; Flowerpot Island; building a "hong" village chief and family; girls playing cricket; Siva Siva dance; ship arrival and departure from Pago Pago); Hawaii (ship scenes, Waikiki beach, Royal Hawaiian Hotel; Diamond Head); and Australia (Toronga Park; Sydney zoo with dancing ostrich; harbor). Footage also includes a shipboard "crossing the equator Neptune party."
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Previously titled "Marshall Hall Pacific Travel Footage ca. 1925"
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Received from Adrienne Hall Bodie in 1985.
Titles are supplied by the archivist for untitled films.
Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Use
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.
Marshall Hall films, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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