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 Cyprus.
Reel 62 of 65 Unedited travelogue Lapithos
Reel 59 of 65 Unedited travelogue Kornos Kiti Famagusta
Reel 58 of 65 Unedited travelogue Mesoyi village Phiti Kornos Finished baskets (Mesoyi village). Black twigs soaked in water. Mr. Kintner's guide. Bamboo used in basket making. Woman weaving basket by hand: note use of foot. Man on donkey leading two donkeys. Row of stone ovens, probably for community use. Donkeys loaded with straw. Weaving loom (in Phiti): horizontal, hand operated, weavers use no shuttle, "woof" is colored yarn woven into warp. Woof woven into warp, warp lifted by hand (cu). Pedals. Colored yarn on loom beam. Finished cloth: several samples. Weaving: starting a piece, good view of fingers lifting warp threads. Foot treadles. Five samples of finished cloth, reverse side of one. Sod or dirt roof, retained by border of stones. Weaving by hand in a home (cu), Finished cloth. Decorating multi-vessel clay pot by hand (at Kornos): see reel 393. Poking hole with finger for small vessel inside of main vessel. Preparing side of small vase for attachment to main vessel. Main vessel with small vase attached. Punching holes in main vessel for small vessels. Preparing small vases as above. Attaching small vase to main vessel. Preparing small vase as above.
Reel 57 of 65 Unedited travelogue Paphos Phiti Scenes from mosaics: Several ladies (overexposed). Tiger with kill. Lady holding leafy stalk. Heads of several ladies. A boy, (?). Man's head and cape: side view. Bearded man. Heads of ladies. A hand. Man's decorated head. Animal with whiskers and a ball. Lady with pink cheeks, eyebrows. Dog: note shadows of legs. Man with spear. Woman in large chair. Winged man with bow. Large, complex mosaic (*see K's notes) (pan shot). Depiction of the kidnapping of Ganymede by the Eagle of Zeus. Ganymede and Zeus. Tiger with whiskers, bushy tail. A boar. An animal. Man with spear. Spotted, whiskered animal. Open-mouthed dog. Ram with curved horns: good shape. Ram. Man with spear. Dog biting donkey's leg. Man with spear. Man carrying animals on back. Woman with cymbals. Caped man with two leashed animals. Two men, one holding large vase by handles. Man with club and shield. Caped man holding a dish. Caped lady with stick and box. Tree branches, grapes. Corner of a mosaic: last mosaic scene. Catapult balls, old church yard, a stone mill (at Paphos). Old stone spout, now attached to a wall. Three icons (Fourteenth to Fifteenth Century) (Paphos area). Row of stone ovens with covers (en-route to Phiti). Stone mill with center post and shaft. Vertical metal olive press. Making large reed basket by hand (Mesoyi village). Basket: base and sidewalls (mcu). Basket weaving: note use of horizontal strips (cu).
Reel 56 of 65 Unedited travelogue Lagoudhera Paphos
Reel 55 of 65 Unedited travelogue Phini Asbestos mines Lagoudhera Panayia Podithou Archangelos
Reel 54 of 65 Unedited travelogue Phini
Reel 53 of 65 Unedited travelogue Curium Episkopi
Reel 52 of 65 Unedited travelogue Lefkara Kolossi Castle Curium
Reel 51 of 65 Unedited travelogue Kornos
Reel 50 of 65 Unedited travelogue Soli Kykko Monastery Perachorio
Reel 49 of 65 Unedited travelogue Salamis Peristerona ("Deaf school") Vouni Castle
Reel 48 of 65 Unedited travelogue en route to Monastery of Apostolos Barnabas