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Africa - Nylon Cable - Abidjian - Thresher - Hersey - Bunch - Sunset

Major collection: Science & Technology
Named collection: Harold E. Edgerton Collection
Object type: film: 16mm
Maker: Edgerton, Harold Eugene
Date made: 1963
Materials: Kodachrome
Measurements: 400'

title from original leader. Tail leader: "R2 P+59 NGS" (MF) People unloading crates, tons of bananas on a boat, dock scenes Loading cable on the Calypso (***) Females (African?) carrying large baskets on their heads Reeling out cable from enormous spools on deck Natives pushing a canoe Sumyekan with cargo into the water Doc loading a camera with film, puts camera into metal casing Doc shows cracked glass cap for the camera casing Camera lowered into water Dead shark floating by the boat, everyone on deck looks, shark pulled aboard Small fish stuck to someone's back Pointing to globe and corresponding underwater photos, photo of Romanche Trench 25000 ft, photos of sea bottom Large underwater camera lowered by mechanical arm into the water, Doc looks over folder of photos, man on deck takes notes on samples, diagram of boat-camera-ocean location Diagram of path a red & white devices follows underwater Samples of rocks brought up, probe lowered, sunset (EH, CC)

Edgerton Film Type: 1 Finished films - MIT

Related People

thumbnail Edgerton, Harold Eugene
1903-1990; electrical engineer; professor

Related Subjects

Bananas -- Harold E. Edgerton Negative Collection subject term