Palestine and Gibraltar film, circa 1932

Collection ID:
circa 1932
No linguistic content; Not applicable
Physical Description:
3 Film reels
black-and-white silent; 1,100 feet

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Footage seems to be amateur travel film of George Livingston Robinson's family travels to the Holy Land. Family is shown debarking in Beirut and scenes around the Sea of Galilee including Arabs and an early Kibbutz. In Jerusalem they visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre before major earthquake damage, the construction of the YMCA tower, views of the city before the major building phase began in the 1940s. Also shown are the Suez Canal, St. Catherine's monastery in Mt. Sinai and some scenes of Sinai Bedouin.
Legecy Keywords: Church architecture ; monastery ; Street scenes
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Received from American Film Institute (National Center for Film and Video Preservation) in 2011.

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
HSFA 2011.14.1

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Preferred Citation
Palestine and Gibraltar film, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution

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