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Clip #: AD-55-2
Length: 16:49
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: Military
Original: 35mm
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Ethiopia footage features footage of Addis Ababa leading up to, during, and just after the inauguration of Emperor Haile Selassie I (which took place on November 2nd, 1930). Various foreign diplomats and dignitaries paying their respects to the Emperor and in attendance at the coronation, including American Special Ambassador Herman Murray Jacoby, who is accompanied by Brigadier General William W. Harts. Crowds of Ethiopians on city streets and celebrating. Excellent shots of people of the region dressed in traditional clothing (shawls, cloaks, native attire), some with rifles and shields. Tribal native chieftains garbed in lion manes, carrying lances and shields, and riding horses. Rows of soldiers standing at attention and marching through the streets. Rare footage of prominent Addis Ababa statues unveiled for the coronation, such as the Equestrian statue of Emperor Menelik II. Extensive footage of the coronation ceremony & rituals.

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