Smithsonian-Bredin Belgian Congo Expedition, 1955, tape #1, reels 9-11; film transfer with wet gate; 3/4" U-matic videotape, August, 23, 199, 62:00 minutes

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The color film is marked as Waldo Schmitt's work during the Smithsonian-Bredin Belgian Congo Expedition, 1955. Most likely documents collecting in the Caribbean. The 62 minute video exists as a digital file, U-matic tape is a film transfer of reels 9-11 completed in August, 23, 1995, and the original reels. The film has no audio track. The film documents specimen collecting and preparation, life aboard ship, close-up images of crustacean specimens, coastal flora and fauna (including birds, turtles),beaches, fish and other marine life (shot underwater), and architectural ruins.

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  • Crustacea
  • Invertebrates
  • Crustaceans


Caribbean Sea


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Motion pictures (visual work)

Accession #

SIA RU007231

Collection name

Waldo L. Schmitt Papers, 1907-1978

Physical Description

Reference copy: 1 digital .wmv file (62 minutes)

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Smithsonian Institution Archives