Trip to Nepal, 1952–Dorothy Stebbins Bowles–home movies. Reel 25

Trip to Nepal, 1952--Dorothy Stebbins Bowles--home movies. Reel 25


Bowles, Dorothy Stebbins Collection
Original Format:
16mm film
400 ft
Can Description:
Trips to Nepal - 1952, 1953 (3 reels) #1;1952 overland trip to Khatmandu for formal presentation of Chet to King;Delhi train station;passing villages (N. India);trail through mountains on horses (no road at that time);Buddhist temple;presentation to King;King and royal family reviewing the army;(Delhi, Lucknow, Raxaul, Amlekgani, trail to Chigapanigari)
Viewing Notes:
[Overland trip to Katmandu];Chet, Dorothy, Cynthia, Sally, and Sam on the tarmac walking toward a plane surrounded by officials. A man shakes Chet's hand. Pan of airplanes. The family on the tarmac outside the plane. Pan of the tarmac, plane, and airport. Train station platform. Sally and Sam stand in the door to the train, Sally takes pictures. Footage from the moving train of villages, people in fields, country road, people looking at the train. Train platform full of people. Train yard: lumber, people milling around the train. Cynthia, Sam and Sally get on the train. More footage from the moving train. A man with non-working legs using his arms to move along. Nepal: Train station. Bowles get off the train carrying luggage. People around the train. People carrying luggage on their heads. Family gets back on the train. Shots of a different train (small gauge rail). Men in ox-carts. Sam writes something in the dust on the side of the train with his finger. Group on horses (Bowles family and seven staff members from the American Embassy). Dorothy on a horse being led by a man. Mountains. Chet and others on horses walking toward the camera. Chet talks with soldiers in a small town. Continue traveling on horses through the mountains. Men carrying luggage. The group walking down the road. Soft focus: Women carrying large bundles of hay, a small Nepali boy, pan of a village. Picnicking. Two Nepali men playing sarangi and singing. Another man dances. Sally gets on a horse. Shot of the convoy walking down the road. A man walking up the road carrying a reclining man. Chet gets on a horse. Pan of the mountain landscape. [End of Reel]

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