Smithsonian-Bredin Belgian Congo Expedition, 1955, reel 23, 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 motion picture exists as Reel 23; film transfer with wet gate; 3/4" U-matic videotape; July 6, 1995; and digital file. Includes closeup shots of insect specimens, local inhabitants fishing, collecting specimens along marshes, vistas of countryside, local communities (including major buildings), river ferries, river shorelines, traditional building huts, a dam, and ruins.

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  • Crustacea
  • Entomology
  • Zoology
  • Crustaceans


  • Africa
  • Congo, Democratic Republic of the


  • 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