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Description: 1930s travelogue on the SS Lafayette luxury cruise ship which stops off in Martinique. Passengers disembarking the cruise ship and being transported via ferry to sightsee in Martinique with footage of the city and natives. Tourists buying handicrafts from vendors and wearing traditional Martinique clothing 01:00:00:00 Fort de France, Martinique TD from ocean liner smokestacks to passengers disembarking ship into rowboats. PAN Martinique coast from ocean liner deck. VS lush, tropical vegetation of rain forests. Martinique natives (Martiniquais) by road (quick shot). TU lush vegetation to mountain peak. PAN mountain range in distance to Balata Church facade. 01:02:04:29 Fort de France, Martinique PAN coastal vista w/ mountain range. Natives doing laundry in rain forest stream. Boat POV along Caribbean Sea past ramparts along coast. Tourists in marketplace looking at handicrafts. Female tourist looking at handcrafted Creole doll. LA statue of Pierre Belain, Sieur d'Esnambuc. CU plaque for statue (quick shot). Native woman balancing tray full of pots on her head. Female tourists wearing madras headscarves & shawls (tourism, cross-cultural, traditional Martinique clothing). 01:03:59:17 Martinique VS passengers leaning against railing of ocean liner deck looking at coastal vista w/ mountain range. LA captain on quarterdeck. 01:05:03:09 Fort de France, Martinique HA ferry & numerous rowboats near ocean liner. Passengers disembarking ocean liner on staircase leading to makeshift dock. VS cluster of rowboats w/ natives. 01:06:45:19 Fort de France, Martinique VS passengers on ferry approaching coast. Ferry departing past SS Normandie ocean liner. People standing on ledge of ferry taking photographs of SS Normandie. (Getty clip 565-157) Ferry docking at pier & passengers being helped out, walking on pier to land. LS WS Fort de France cityscape near coast w/ SS Normandie docked in water. 01:08:08:11 - 01:09:58:00 Fort de France, Martinique Village buildings near coast. VS street scenes w/ Martinique natives (Martiniquais) & tourists. Natives looking at diagram of SS Normandie. TD facade St. Louis Cathedral. VS statue of Empress Josephine. Native woman balancing tray full of pots on her head. PAN marketplace w/ vendors selling handicrafts.
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Clip #: AD-38-1
Length: 9:40
Year: 1932
Color: B/W
Library: Getty Images
Decade: 1930s
Filmmaker: Andre de la Varre
Region: Caribbean
Country: Martinique
City: Fort de France
Original: 35mm
Keywords:
1930's, travelogues, Caribbean, overseas departments, departements d'outre-mer, DOMS, head scarves, head scarf, naval bases, laundering, washing clothes, traditional clothing, traditional culture, statues, ceramics

Notes:
Original nitrate film elements no longer available

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