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Photographs showing the exhibit of pastel drawings by Margot Moberly-Perrin. She traveled for eight years throughout most of Africa (except the eastern part) and her portraits attempted to depict the various racial types found on that continent. Photographs were taken by Leon Boltin. Photographs are identified
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Photographs showing panels concerned with heritage, family roots, learning, playing, of these African children. Also documents a special weekend program supplementing this exhibition "Adornment Show, Children of Africa," including a show in the main auditorium of African music, dance, dress, and masks, as well as a second program, a jewelry workshop. Photographs were taken by James Coxe, Peter Goldberg, and Arthur Singer. Photographs are identified
American Museum of Natural History
1. Hall of the Peoples of Africa: preliminary subject arrangement, A.M.N.H., 4/20/61 (1col. plan on board, 46 x 62 cm.).
American Museum of Natural History
Views of the temporary exhibition, Africa: Exploration and Expedition, held at the American Museum of Natural History, 1998, Library Gallery. Includes rare books, artifacts, portraits, and maps as well as items from the Chapin Lang Congo Expedition 1909-1915. Curated by Roscoe Thompson, then Assistant Director of Library Services
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Photographs showing skulls from Europe, Africa, Java, and Smith Sound in the fossil man exhibit as well as studio photographs of these skulls. Includes the skull of the discredited Piltdown Man. Most photographs were taken by Shoichi Ichikawa; photographs also by Julius Kirchner. Photographs are identified
American Museum of Natural History
Slides from old Hayden Planetarium including the Hall of the Sun exhibits, murals, art and Zeiss projector. Images of Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, moon rocks and moon surface, sun spots, stars, constellations, eclipse, galaxy, nebulas. Total solar eclipse from February 16, 1980, taken at Voi, Kenya, Africa. Eclipse of the moon dated March 13, 1960. Jay Barbree Space Collection includes astronaut medallions, matches, boxes, patches. Many images of Planetarium sculpture (Michelle Doner)
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Travel films recording people, places, and objects were made by laymen of whatever seemed interesting, unusual, or exotic. Several films were made by Guernee and Betty Dyer depicting their travels to Africa, Central America, the Middle East, and India. The Dyers' film of Guatemala emphasizes Christian-pagan mixture of religion. A film about Ethiopia focuses on church festivals. A film made by Gardner Stout, former American Museum of Natural History president, and his wife shows fauna of Kenya. Other travel films portray Mali and big game fishing off the coast of Peru
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Photographs documenting the temporary exhibition entitled "A Lute, Flute, and Drum: Musical Instruments Around the World" which displayed over 200 instruments from Africa, the South Seas, the Orient, and the Northwest Pacific Coast according to their types. Instruments displayed were membranophones, aerophones, chordophones, and idisphones. The hall, exhibit cases, and individual instruments are shown. Photographs were taken by Alex J. Rota and Frederick Schulze. Photographs are identified
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Photographs of the exhibition, including installation, objects (from Asia, Africa, Oceania, Europe, and America), and Director Dr. Thomas Nicholson and Frank Perdue at the show. Also shown is Sally Rand, a fan dancer, performing at the Museum. Photographs were taken by Joseph M. Sedacca, head of the Museum's Exhibition and Graphics Dept., Harold R. Walters, and Arthur Singer. Photographs are identified
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Films recording expeditions, the vast majority of which were sponsored by the American Museum of Natural History. Some expeditions which collected scientific data and specimens, especially for Museum exhibitions, had a broad range of activities. Their films are multidisciplinary. Other films are more particular in their purpose and are ethnographic, zoological, archaeological, or paleontological. Many films were taken on expeditions to Africa, others portray Asia, Latin America, the Arctic, the Antarctic, Australia, and the Pacific Islands; a few portray Indians in North America