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The Elephant Butte Dam on the Rio Grande River in New Mexico, 1920

(Glimpse of misleading slate referring to Colorado River and Texas.) Next the Elephant Butte Dam on the Rio Grande River, near Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. It is seen from the spillway side, with large amounts of water being discharged. Several persons walk along a stone wall overlooking the spillways. Closeup of the water being discharged

Date: 1920
Duration: 21 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Various landmark buildings in Mexico City, Mexico

People view Benito Juarez Monument in Mexico. Building of Chamber of Deputies (where President Alvaro Ogregon took oath of office December 1, 1920). Old Jockey club and Ministry of Interior building. Car traffic with pedestrians on streets.

Date: 1920
Duration: 1 min 10 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Some points of interest in New Mexico, United States, in 1920

Film opens showing a picturesque stone church in Arizona. Camera pans up the church, to cross on the top. Man holds slate reading, “New Mexico, May 30th.” Then Pueblo buildings are shown (possibly in Pueblo of Isleta). Next, two women are seen walking away from the Palace of the Governors, in Albuquerque.

Date: 1920, May 30
Duration: 42 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
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
 
 
Town view of Guadalajara Mexico.

Distant view of the town with clouded skylines. Horse carts and natives wearing hats moving along street. Heavily crowded streets with native posing. Overhead view of town showing large church steeples and buildings.1920.

Date: 1920
Duration: 47 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: None
 
 
Town square and view of Police and Jail buildings, likely in Guadalupe Distrito Bravos, Mexico

A town square in Mexico. 'Inspection De Policia' written on top of a gate entrance. Police officials on horseback come out of the gate. View of the municipal court building with signage indicating it is for "Distrito Bravos", which makes the location likely Guadalupe Mexico or possibly Juarez Mexico. View of 'Carcel Publica' jail building between two court buildings. Vendors selling goods on street.

Date: 1920
Duration: 1 min 4 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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