Human Studies Film Archives

Guide to the Richard Throssel film of the Western United States, circa 1920s


Collection ID:
Throssel, Richard, 1882-1933
circa 1920s
No linguistic content; Not applicable
Physical Description:
1 Film reel
5 minutes
black-and-white silent; 100 feet

Scope and Contents

Scope and Contents
Incomplete footage contains pack train going through desert terrain, pack train going through mountainous terrain, a river, and other fragmented shots of mountainous scenery.
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Custodial History
Previously titled "Richard Throssel Footage ca. 1920s."
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Received from Thomas Minckler in 1993.
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
Richard Throssel film of the Western United States, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution

More Information

Local Number

Local Number
HSFA 1993.17.1


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Human Studies Film Archives
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