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Elephant Island 1921 stock footage and images

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Elephant Seals sleep on South Georgia island during an expedition to Antarctica.

A film about Sir Ernest Shackleton's last expedition to Antarctica. An elephant seal (referred to as a sea elephant in the film slates) is seen on a coast. The elephant seal opens its mouth and is also seen sleeping on the shore. Another elephant seal sleeps near bushes. Elephant seals sleeping in shallow water at the coast. A elephant seal climbs up on a rock.

Date: 1921
Duration: 2 min 57 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Quest ship at Elephant Island in the Southern Ocean during an expedition to Antarctica.

A film about Sir Ernest Shackleton's last expedition to Antarctica. A view of snow covered mountains on a coast of Elephant Islands in the Southern Ocean.

Date: 1921
Duration: 60 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
The Elephant Butte Dam across the Rio Grande River in New Mexico, with car driving on its roadway, in 1920

Opening scene shows lake formed upriver of the Elephant Butte Dam on the Rio Grande River in New Mexico. Camera focuses on hilly islands in the lake. Views from upstream, of the dam, with water levels fairly low. A touring car drives on the roadway above the dam and passes a lone pedestrian walking across the dam. Next, swirling waters are seen in the river below the dam. Some form a whirlpool, of sorts. Others are seen simply flowing in rough waves. View of several dam-related buildings on high ground beside the river. The dam looms above them. Closeup of water surging from dam discharge. Brief view of a dam (unidentified) with water overflowing it.

Date: 1920, May 24
Duration: 2 min 53 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Sir Ernest Shackleton stands near an albatross on South Georgia island during his final expedition toward Antarctica.

A film about Sir Ernest Shackleton's last expedition to Antarctica. An albatross on or near the island of South Georgia. Sir Ernest Shackleton walks around the bird in a circle, moving his hand toward the defensive bird. The bird takes off. An albatross seated on a rock. Film shot late in 1921 or very early 1922, shortly before Shackleton's death on January 5, 1922.

Date: 1921
Duration: 2 min 2 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Aerial bombing of battleship USS Alabama (BB-8) in the Chesapeake Bay under direction of General Billy Mitchell

'Aerial bombing of obsolete battleship'. Bombing of an old United States Navy battleship USS Alabama (BB-8) in the Chesapeake Bay of the Atlantic Ocean in 1921. General William L Mitchell on the bridge of United States Mine Planter Schofield. Secretary of Navy Denby's yacht underway at sea. Planes maneuver off to Tangier Island, Virginia. A plane drops a chemical bomb, it strikes the forward deck and explosion occurs. An aircraft drops smoke bombs in water and smoke rises. White phosphorus bombs dropped and a massive explosion occurs.

Date: 1921, September 27
Duration: 3 min 25 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Native rides elephant and special forces prepare elephant for transporting to aircraft for airlift in Vietnam.

Elephant being airlifted from Trang Phuc to Chu Lai Air Base in Vietnam during the Vietnam War. A native rides elephant into a camp and elephant being prepared for loading. A United States Army soldier, Captain John Scott Gantt, pats the elephant. A native controls the elephant on the cargo net. He ties the legs of elephant with a metal chain. Soldiers at controls. Legs of the elephant tied to the forklift. The front legs tied with a metal chain. Elephant tries to pull the metal chain with a trunk. U.S. Army Captain Scott Gantt fires a hypodermic dart (M-99) from air gun.

Date: 1968, April 1
Duration: 2 min 42 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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