Smithsonian-Bredin Belgian Congo Expedition, 1955, reels 16-17; film transfer with wet gate; 3/4" U-matic videotape; July 6, 1995; 53:00 minutes

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The motion picture documents Waldo Schmitt's work during the Smithsonian-Bredin Belgian Congo Expedition, 1955. The 53 minute film exists as reel 16 and 17, a film transfer with wet gate; 3/4" U-matic videotape in July 6, 1995, and a digital file. It depicts Waldo Schmitt and colleagues in the field, lava fields, sights (monuments), mountain vistas, Ferries of Congo, Egyptian ruins, agricultural fields, insect specimens, and plant and seed specimens.

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  • Crustacea
  • Entomology
  • Zoology
  • Ichthyology
  • Crustaceans


  • Congo, Democratic Republic of the
  • Sudan
  • Africa


  • 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 (53 minutes)

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives