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First Paradise
Description: An episode from the Port O' Call series about Colombo, Ceylon in the 1930s.
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Clip #: TFA-349D
Length: 9:18
Year: 1934
Color: B/W
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1930s
Filmmaker: Deane H. Dickason
Region: South Asia
Country: Ceylon
Subject: Markets
Original: 16mm
Keywords:
1930s, Ceylon, Colombo, port, bullock wagon, ox-wagon, stevedores unloading sacks from ship and transporting on hand carts, Adam's Bridge, sandbank, shoal, beach, fishing boats, catamarans, fisherman holding up catch, child sitting in miniature boat, Sinhalese, Tamils, fishermen bringing in nets from water onto beach and transferring catch into baskets, Galle Face Hotel, Moonlight Promenade, Pettah neighborhood and market, bullock carts transporting produce to market, Zebu cattle, man purchasing paan made from betel leaf and areca nuts from vendor and chewing, lunchtime, Tamil men and boys eating rice on banana leaves with hands, Sinhalese woman eating food on china plate with hands, Sinhalese man wearing tortoiseshell comb in his hair, Tamil girl sitting on step, Sinhalese beverage vendor smiling, man lighting cigarette from lighter hanging from string, female produce vendors, bread fruit, tropical fruit, baskets of fruit including mangosteens, smiling Sinhalese woman, women crushing plumbago graphite with hammers to remove impurities, men hammering barrels of plumbago shut, boy petting sloth bear, man bathing elephants, Mount Lavinia, palm tree lined beach, Mount Lavinia Hotel

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