Human Studies Film Archives

Guide to the Roy Galloway travel films and home movies, circa 1947-1968

Collection ID:
Galloway, Roy
circa 1947-1968
Supplementary materials are in English; moving image materials are silent.
Physical Description:
53 Film reels
color silent; black-and-white silent; 14,100 feet
16mm; 8mm
Sound recordings

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Film footage shot primarily by Roy Galloway of family activities and world travels. Galloway was an employee of National Carbon Co. in Calcutta, India, where he, his wife and, eventually, four children lived an American expatriate life. On home leaves they often travelled to other locales on their way to or on their return the United States. In the U.S. they often stayed at Sherwood Forest, a resort community in Maryland, and visited family in other locations. Home movie footage in India includes the Galloways and their first born, a daughter, relocating to India (visit to New Orleans, travel by ocean liner, arrival at Calcutta, Independence day, street scenes); birthdays (one with Chinese dollmaker); christenings; Christmas; swim club (Tetje Royal Calcutta Swimming Club). Footage taken in and around Calcutta includes Durga Puja, Kali Temple, Calcutta water front; American Men's Club, locust swarms, holy man, Camper Down sports meet, Jeriwalla Plant and tiger shoot from elephants. Travel footage includes visiting Darjeeling, Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Benares, Kashmir, Dal Lake (houseboats and water taxis), Srinagar (rug factory), Kashmir, Ceylon, Turkey (Istanbul), Himalayas (flying in the Pilatus Porter aircraft used to supply Hillary expedition), Nepal (Kathamandu), Switzerland (Geneva), France (Nice), Holland, Italy (Naples, Sorrento, Pompeii, Capri, Florence, Genoa), Russia (Moscow, Lenin grad), Belgium (Brussels Fair), Greece (Crete, Rhodes, Delos, Mykonos, Athens), Austria (Vienna), Germany (Heidelberg), Spain, Denmark (Copenhagen); Sweden (Stockholm), England (London, Marlborough Hall, Stratford-on-Avon, Anne Hathaway cottage, Stonehenge), Mexico, New York City (zoo, Times Square), Nova Scotia (Halifax), Hong Kong, Japan, Hawaii, Egypt (Alexandria), Suez Canal, Burma, Thailand, and Lebanon (Beirut). Footage also includes Chesapeake Bay bridge; Washington College graduation; Bennington, VT; travel on the ship SS Biancamano and a solar eclipse.
Supplementary materials: partial annotation by Roy Galloway.
Legacy keywords: Domestic and family life ; Domestic relations ; Transportation ; Resorts ; Architecture ; Tourism ; Rites and ceremonies
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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Received from Fred Galloway in 2011.

Using the Collection
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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Preferred Citation
Roy Galloway travel films and home movies, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Related Materials
8mm film shot in southeast Asia by Roy Galloway in 1940s is in the Screen Archive South East, United Kingdom.

More Information
Local Numbers
Local Numbers
HSFA 2011.16.1

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
North America Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Europe Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Asia Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Travelogues (Motion pictures) Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
silent films Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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