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Charming Ceylon

Clip #: TFA-54F
Length: 7:42
Year: 1931
Sound: Sound
Decade: 1930s
Description:
A tour of the island of Ceylon, now Sri Lanka, in the 1930s

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Ceylon

Clip #: TFA-10-9B-7
Length: 4:13
Year: 1949
Sound: Silent
Decade: 1940s
Description:
19:00:57 - 19:03:45 >>> Sri Lanka. Various street scenes, autos, bicyclists, hand pulled rickshaws, ox drawn carts and many large public buildings. 19:03:45 - 19:05:23 >>> Sri Lanka. Various picturesque shots out to the sea thru palm trees in silhouette and with spectacular skies.

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Ceylon

Clip #: TFA-9B-4
Length: 2:56
Year: 1949
Sound: Silent
Decade: 1940s
Description:
18:23:51 - 18:26:48 >>> Various women picking leaves in grove filled with leafy plants and putting into baskets on their backs, CUs hands picking leaves, women unloading baskets into large burlap bag. HA LS PAN hilly countryside. HA LS women working with baskets on hillside

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Ceylon

Clip #: TFA-9B-2
Length: 3:34
Year: 1949
Sound: Silent
Decade: 1940s
Description:
18:17:59 - 18:21:34 >>> Two western dressed men watching a line of women on the side of a road picking thru leaves from large baskets in front of them. Almost naked men working at sifting for jewels and diamonds at a hand operated well and sifting in large flat basket. Man testing a precious...

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Tropical Ceylon

Clip #: TFA-31A
Length: 9:00
Year: 1932
Sound: Sound
Decade: 1930s
Description:
A tour of Ceylon (Sri Lanka)in 1932

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Kandy

Clip #: TFA-322E
Length: 4:00
Sound: Silent
Decade: 1930s
Description:
Glimpses of native life in Kandy, Ceylon, including street scenes, the Buddhist Temple of the Tooth and Elephant Park in Katugastota.

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Ceylon

Clip #: TFA-9B-1
Length: 6:15
Year: 1949
Sound: Silent
Decade: 1940s
Description:
18:11:42 - 18:17:59 >>> Sri Lanka Five men in elaborate costumes and headdresses dance in a circle. Good MSs, CUs men and their feet in spirited dance. Group of drummers accompanying the dancers. CUs dancers elaborate costumes and headdresses. Various, drummers, dancers dancing in unison.

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Ceylon

Clip #: TFA-9B-5
Length: 2:56
Year: 1949
Sound: Silent
Decade: 1940s
Description:
18:26:48 - 18:31:33 >>> Costumed men dancing to drummer’s beats, MSs, CUs. Burning logs removed from a rectangular ember pile. Men in bare feet walk back and forth thru the hot embers. Men preparing a religious ?? ceremony, CU fire in logs, MSs men. Men walking with loin cloths. Various men...

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Ceylon

Clip #: TFA-9B-3
Length: 2:17
Year: 1949
Sound: Silent
Decade: 1940s
Description:
18:21:34 - 18:23:51 >>> PAN area with many people assembled an elephant in back. MS PAN people, CUs some and children. Drum player, horn player, CUs drummer and drum heads being played, horn player. Crowd moves in group, boys carrying flags, women with hands clasped in prayer, MSs people some...

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Colombo, Ceylon

Clip #: TFA-282C
Length: 3:30
Year: 1935
Sound: Silent
Decade: 1930s
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