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Clip #: AD-29-2
Library: Getty Images
Filmmaker: Andre de la Varre
City: Addis Ababa
travelogues, Abyssinia, Africa, Africans, Europeans, Americans, herding, animals, horses,
government personnel, military, guns, firearms, handshakes, introductions, horseback riding,
looms, textiles, pottery, pots, sewing machines, musicians, natives, native people, processions,
processional, statues, train stations, trains, umbrellas, villages, royalty, emperors, kings,
Yahager Lebse, Generals, native clothing, Shamma Shawls, togas, cloaks, inaugurations, diplomacy,
ambassadors, highlands, families, marketplaces, money, wages, paid, Giorgis Cathedral, explorers,
unveiling, Catherine Fairbanks, Mrs Jacoby, wives, wife, international, coronations, street markets,
outdoor marketplaces, retail" "
Travelogue from 1930 filmed in Ethiopia (Abyssinia), which features footage of Addis Ababa
leading up to the coronation of Emperor Haile Selassie I (which took place on November 2nd, 1930).
Various foreign diplomats and dignitaries paying their respects to the Emperor, including
American Special Ambassador Herman Murray Jacoby, who is accompanied by Brigadier General William
W. Harts. Crowds of Ethiopians on city streets with excellent shots of people of the region
dressed in traditional clothing (shawls, cloaks, native village attire), some with rifles and
shields. Examples of traditional Ethiopian culture (such as weaving & pottery making) & music.
Rows of soldiers standing at attention and marching through the streets. Rare footage of the
Emperor Menelik II equestrian statue being unveiled the day before the coronation.