Watson Kintner (1890-1979) was a Chemical Engineer with the Radio Corporation of America (RCA), where he was an early pioneer in the standardization of the vacuum tube. Over a period of 36 years he traveled to more than 30 individual countries, beginning in 1933. This subset of his travel films is from Afghanistan.
Number of Videos: 11
Family of Afghan weavers demonstrating carpet weaving techniques in the Harrison Rotunda at the Penn Museum. Presentation organized by Brian Spooner.
Reel 39 of 40 Unedited travelogue Herat
Reel 40 of 40 Unedited travelogue Tomb of Khawaja Abdullah Ansari
Reel 38 of 40 Unedited travelogue Herat Jam Majid
Reel 37 of 40 Unedited travelogue Andkhui Mazar-i-Shrif
Reel 36 of 40 Unedited travelogue Kunduz Khulm Samangan
Reel 35 of 40 Unedited travelogue Salang Pass Doshi Kunduz Hazrat Iman
Reel 34 of 40 Unedited travelogue Bamian Ruska
Reel 33 of 40 Unedited travelogue Bamian
Reel 32 of 40 Unedited travelogue Kabul Bamian Zohak (Red City)
This footage was filmed on June 14-16, 1965 by Watson Kintner for the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Learn more about eh Watson Kintner Collection here: http://www.archive.org/details/UPMAA_films Footage contains the following: Uzbek camp at base of mountain. Circular wooden framework for top of yurt. Sheep tied to stakes. Tribesmen. Uzbek plowing: wooden ox-pulled plow. Ruin, hut on hill. Ruins of Takhte Rusten: Stumps of palace pillars. Farming area: general view. Old man on mule. Loaded trucks: one on left carries matches from Russia. Harvesting wheat: stones hold sheaves in place. Farmer: heavy coat to keep him cool. Village at mountain base: stone or adobe houses, flat roofs. Water conduit: split log. Village: walls, rooftops (enroute to Mazar-i-Sharif from Samangan). Tangi Siah (?) (Hunter's Gorge): red rock formation In Khulm: Skin water bags for sale Millstones for sale. Pot making: the liner for an open vessel for baking bread Potter walking on clay to form flat sidewall of baking pot. Potter sprinkling sand, compacting it with round tool. Making clay vessel: a finished pot is used to shape bottom of pot in progress. Hand tools. Forming inside base of pot using wooden pestle. Making clay handle for vessel by hand. Vessel for sale. Camel herd on plain Shrine (at Mazar-i-Shrif) This film was digitized by www.archive.org All rights are reserved by the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Any use of the footage in productions is forbidden unless rights have been secured by contacting the Penn Museum Archives at 215-898-8304, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. This film and all of the films in the Penn Museum collection are copyrighted by the Penn Museum, and are not in the public domain.