Human Studies Film Archives

Guide to the Charles H. Frost films, circa 1913-1927

Collection ID:
Frost, Charles H. (Charles Hamilton), 1870-1926
circa 1913-1927
Moving image materials are silent; supplementary materials are in English.
Physical Description:
2 Film reels
24 minutes
black-and-white silent; 630 feet
Linear feet

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Amateur film shot by Charles Frost in 1926 of countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea, 9.5 Pathex titles: "The Spirit of Play, "Lindbergh's Welcome Home," "Lindbergh's Paris Flight," and "Italy's Crack Cavalry-Velvet Fingers-Shooting Rapids in 'Pocket Boat'"; still photographs and negatives from Charles Frost's 1913 trip to the Mediterranean; postcards from these trips and correspondence and other travel related materials.`
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 As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today.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.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Charles H. Frost was the publisher of the Plainfield Courier News, Plainfield, New Jersey. His wife, Gertrude, graduated from Johns Hopkins in 1892.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Received from Louise Besch in 2002.
Processing Information
Titles are supplied by the archivist for untitled films.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Use
Contact the repository for terms of 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.
Preferred Citation
Charles H. Frost films, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution

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