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Clip #: AD-29-2
Length: 13:50
Year: 1930
Color: B/W
Sound: Silent
Library: Getty Images
Decade: 1930s
Filmmaker: Andre de la Varre
Region: Africa
Country: Ethiopia
City: Addis Ababa
Subject: Royalty
Original: 35mm
Keywords:
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.

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