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Glimpses of Big game hunting in Africa during Akeley-Eastman-Pomeroy expedition in 1927

Film opens showing George Eastman and Osa Johnson with a native guide in Africa. Olsa is looking through binoculars and pointing at something. She passes the binoculars to Eastman, who also looks. Next a male lion is seen racing through deep grassland toward the camera. As he gets quite close he is shot and falls. Views of Eastman and Osa Johnson examining the fallen lion while surrounded by seated native tribesmen with with spears and shields. The tribesmen rhythmically raise and lower their spears in unison. A rhinoceros is also seen shot down as it charges. The hunting party stands around the fallen animal.

Date: 1927
Duration: 59 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: None
 
 
Members of Akeley-Eastman-Pomeroy Nile Expedition on a River Boat in 1927

George Eastman waves for the camera from the deck of the River Boat, SGS DAL. Camera pans across the superstructure of the boat to the paddle wheel turning at the stern. Next, Easton is seen relaxing with a book, as he sits on a forward deck next to Osa Johnson and another expedition member. Osa Johnson holds a pair of binoculars.

Date: 1927
Duration: 31 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Film made during Akeley-Eastman-Pomeroy Nile Expedition 1927

George Eastman stands holding a camera, in front of a thatched hut displaying a large sign reading "Kodok." He motions to local African tribesmen, holding spears, to come closer and pose for him. Closeup of Eastman photographing the tribesmen. The two women in the party, Osa Johnson, wife of cinematographer, Martin Johnson, and Mrs.Carl Akeley, are carried in Sedan Chairs, of sorts, borne on shoulders of natives. The are protected from the sun by umbrellas. Next, Osa Johnson is seen, chatting with Daniel Pomeroy, George Eastman and white hunter, Philip Percival, as they stand beside a thatched shelter. Percival is smoking a pipe and Eastman holds a cigarette. They all step into the shade of the shelter. The four are next seen, dimly at a table protected by mosquito netting. Native assistants raise the netting to allow cinematographer Martin Johnson (unseen) to capture the moment on film. One of the native assistants pours Eastman a drink from a large earthenware jug. Liquor bottles are on the table.

Date: 1927
Duration: 1 min 12 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
The Akeley-Eastman-Pomeroy Expedition along the Nile in 1927

View of safari camels coming toward the camera. George Eastman in foreground taking pictures with hand held camera. Eastman, and other Safari members examine a camel rigged for riding and carrying supplies.Other camels similarly set up walk past in the background. Natives trying to constrain a camel that objects to being burdened and bucks to throw his load. Closeup of the camel when he settles down.

Date: 1927
Duration: 49 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Charles Augustus Lindbergh successfully completes first nonstop crossing from New York to Paris, and is celebrated worldwide.

Opens with scenes of aviators unsuccessful attempts to cross the Atlantic in pursuit of the Orteig Prize. Failed attempt by Fonck in his Sikorsky aircraft as he headed for Paris on September 21, 1926. French aviator René Paul Fonck standing beside his aircraft before takeoff. Fonck's plane taxiing for takeoff. View of the plane crashed and consumed in fire and smoke. Crash of Byrd's Fokker plane on April 16, 1927, injuring Byrd and crewmen Noville and Bennett. View of Byrd in uniform before the crash. View of the crash as Byrd's plane is seen tumbling nose over on landing. Failure of Chamberlin's Bellanca aircraft carrying Chamberlin and two little girl passengers. The plane stalls at landing but passengers are safe. Next scene of crash of plane carrying Davis and Wooster on April 26, 1927 near Langley Field, Virginia, killing both men. The crashed plane beside a swamp. View of France's Charles Nungesser and Francois Coli before their attempt in L'Oiseau Blanc (The White Bird). Plane with Nungesser and Coli taking off; it disappeared after taking off from Paris, with the last sighting of it over Ireland. View of Charles Lindbergh and then also of Lindbergh and his mother, and of the Spirit of Saint Louis on May 20, 1927 before his successful Atlantic Crossing to Le Bourget at Paris on May 21, 1927. The aircraft being backed out of a hangar and being fueled. Captain Charles Augustus Lindbergh enters the cockpit. The Spirit of Saint Louis Wright Whirlwind powered monoplane taxiing and taking off slowly from Roosevelt Field in New York, heavily burdened by fuel. Aerial view of the Spirit of St Louis in flight, taken from another airplane. Charles Lindbergh crosses the Atlantic in the plane 'Spirit of St. Louis'. Charles Lindbergh is greeted by huge crowd in Paris. Views of crowds, dignitaries and celebrations as he is welcomed by people in Paris, Brussels and London. Also views of his receptions in Washington DC and New York City in the United States in June 1927.

Date: 1927, May 20
Duration: 10 min 11 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Banks of Nile River with buildings and native people in Fashoda, Sudan.

View from boat sailing in Nile River in Africa. Palm trees and buildings on Nile River banks. Mountains in the background. Native people at river banks. Native men with wigs.

Date: 1927, October
Duration: 1 min 24 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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