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Description: 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, 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.
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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
1930s, 1930, travelogues, Abyssinia, Ethiopia, Africa, Addis Ababa, Africans, Europeans, Americans, train station, Emperor Haile Selassie I, American Special Ambassador Herman Murray Jacoby, Brigadier General William W. Hart, processions, processional, inaugurations, diplomacy, ambassadors, musicians playing long flutes (embiltas) & trumpets (melekets), lioned-maned chieftains wearing traditional clothing & holding rifles / shields, people arriving on foot, horseback, cars, policemen directing processional traffic through busy streets and pushing pedestrians out of way, policeman directing traffic streets crowded with pedestrians and livestock being herded, policeman arguing with man who drops railroad tie on ground, men carrying boxes and items on their heads, women carrying parasols and umbrellas as they walk down street, man weaving on loom, senior Ethiopian man wearing hat and shielding face from sun, Caucasian man handing baby goat to Ethiopian boy sitting outside hut, kid, Ethiopian boy holding baby goat, Ethiopian mother & son, Ethiopian woman rolling clay on stone slab, Headshot VS Ethiopian woman molding clay into pot, traditional clothing, man being led chained

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