University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

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 Tunisia.


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Tunisia 1967 Reel 34 of 52

Reel 34 of 52 Unedited travelogue Carthage Bulla Regis

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Cat. Reel 325, 1967: Reel 34: Tunisia. April 28-30. Carthage. Bulla Regia. Punic tombs (for sacrifice of children): carved stone. Six mosaics on floor: men, animals, fish (cu). Wall mosaic of woman (Carthage museum) (cu, mcu). Theater ruins. Three half-relief marble statues (Carthage museum). Punic water jugs. Catapult balls (museum). Stone grain mill. Catapult balls. Antonius Bath (pan shot). Broken column; large diameter. Antonius bath: general views. Large carved capital. Arch construction. Cistern (at Carthage): Note arch ( one cu). Lion pens (Bulla Regia). Wide Roman street. Column socket. Roman bath: high wall, sun-god symbol on keystone (cu). Flat double arch. Bath wall. Flat arch, nearby fallen. Wall of bath: one column for two arches. Temple: Eight stubs of columns: bath in background. Theater: side entrance, seats, balustrade, steps, entrance, etc. (pan shot). Stage: side view: alcoves in front of stage. Balustrade wall, (cu). Post hole: live snails. Rope hole: probably for awning. Hole: possibly hitching post. (cu). Theater: rear, one entrance. Chariot wheel tracks. Curved corridor under seats. Stone projection to protect wall from chariot wheels. Seats: pan across area. Stone mortar in Roman Villa. Broken mortar. Hollow cylinder: mortar (?). Excavation for underground home. Large oil mill, Grain mill. Underground home: note decorated capital. Tile floor. Base of column. Mosaic. Capital for underground garden (pan). Corridor mosaic floor. Mosaic floor (cu). Mosaic floors: underground. Columns (pan to sky.). Latrine. Underground home: Five holes for fountain water. Mosaic. Mosaic of fish: note teeth, (cu). Corridor. Rooms. Toilet (some dark, out of focus). Underground home: upper structure (Bulla Regia). Village scenes: children playing. An unmarked transition from Tunisia to Turkey occurs in the next few scenes: Harvesting wheat (en-route to Tunis): note stocking of wheat with pitchforks. Women working in field. Small caravan of camels, donkeys

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Tunisia 1967 Reel 33 of 52

Reel 33 of 52 Unedited travelogue Bardo (Museum) Carthage

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Reel 33 of 52 Unedited travelogue Bardo (Museum) Carthage Cat. Reel 324 1967: Reel 33: Tunisia. Bardo Museum. Carthage. Rope-making: hand-cranked wooden machine. Making pottery by hand using curved tool (Nabeul). Serrated lip of pot. Hand-punching holes in pot: probably for cous-cous. Clay pits (pan shot). At Bardo museum: Model of theatre at Dougga: seats (mcu, cu, xcu). Model of a capital at Dougga, sundial (probably third century) . Marble statue with carved front (outside Bardo) (cu). Tile at mosque door. Statue of Apollo. Statue of Isis. Statue of Hadrian: head (cu). Material from Mahdia. Two large "vases" with handles (cu). Grecian capital: pitted by salt water. Long, corroded, carved marble columns. Greek capital: carved face of man. Lead anchor. Statue of Jupiter: curly whiskers. Jupiter Serapis: statue. Mosaics: fish, cow, ox, building (cu). Mosaics: Neptune on chariot, nyads on sea horse (cu), sea horses, man's face, Neptune Mosaics: Narcissus on horse, Venus at mirror (cu). Mosaic: children with spears (cu, some black frames). Large mosaic: fishing scenes: men in boats with lines, nets (cu). Mosaic: woman with four children. Six mosaic animals (cu). - Mosaic of a woman (Carthage). New excavation: market place, Hadrian's palace in the distance. Stone manger. Stone drain, cistern. Villa. Clay pipes (?) in series (cu). Hadrian's palace, Roman city road. Hadrian's garden: paved court. White statue in garden: male figure.

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Tunisia 1967 Reel 32 of 52

Reel 32 of 52 Unedited travelogue Kairouan Nomad Camps

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Cat. Reel 323 1967: Reel 32: Tunisia. April 24-25. Kairouan Nomad Camps. Mihrab: niche in mosque indicating direction of Mecca.(at Great Mosque in Kairouan). Stained glass window. Carved stone. (cu). Carved stone: flowers, an abstract. Pillars in Prayer Hall (under repair). Massive carved wooden door to Prayer Hall. Prayer Hall: interior: note brickwork of arches. Brick minaret. Sundial (?): Carved floor pattern. Capital used for access to cistern in Mosque courtyard: hollow stub of pillar, serrated by rope-wear. Rope-worn slip of cistern. Carved stone door. Domed Prayer Hall: view from courtyard, (pan shot). Red flag to signal approach of prayer time. Marble pillar with carved capital. Brick wall around Great Mosque. Entrance gate: double arches. Mosque of the Barber: tile work (outside of Kairouan wall). Tile work in vestibule. Stucco as at Koubba: geometric pattern (cu). Tile in oratory. Tile in corner, (mcu). Tile in courtyard with oratory. Carving over door. Tiled tower. Mosque of the Barber: Carved gravestone (?): Arabic script (cu). Reservoir basin of the Aghlabids. Kairouan Nomad Camps. Tribal Village: Family enclosures. People. Cactus and twig barrier (pan shot). Mud hut. (some underexposed). Mud hut: surrounded by cactus. Pan shot of homes. Small migration by donkey. Nomad camp: cooking vessel, three tents. Salt deposits in a marsh land. Nomad: tents in a line, brush windbreaks. Tents: interior: jug, blankets. Tribal woman. Camel train loaded with straw or hay. Tribal tents, old woman, brush windbreak.

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Tunisia 1967 Reel 31 of 52

Reel 31 of 52 Unedited travelogue Thuburbo Majus Zaghouan Qued Ellilu Dougga

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Cat. Reel 322 1967: Reel 31: Tunisia. April 22. Thuburbo Majus. Zaghouan. Oued Ellilu. Dougga. Water channel: note arches. Aqueduct: line of gray stones shows water level (pan shot). Aqueduct, low arches. Arch pillars: internal construction revealed. Aqueduct: cross-section. Aqueduct: side view: high arches, channel. Arch. Aqueduct (distant Pan). Woman, water barrel, donkey. Layer of stones that has separated from a main structure. Water channel: note lining in broken section. Aqueduct arches: higher toward Tunis. Arch construction (mcu). Broken section of aqueduct. Very high arches and water channel. Arches. Aqueduct (en-route to Dougga) (distant shot). Aqueduct (at Oued Ellilu). Theater ruins (Dougga) Olive oil mill (cu). Headless marble statue: note robes. Theater: Doorway, curved corridor under the stands. Arch. Pan shot from orchestra area to seats to top of theatre. Rope hole, possibly to hold an awning. Stage: niches, side entrance. Orchestra area: holes held stone slabs. Stage niches. Orchestra area. Pillars backstage. Theater (Dougga): View of seats from stage. Roman road: chariot grooves in stone. Deep chariot wheel groove, Door socket. Stone marked by opening of door. Jupiter temple: well-preserved. Statue: head of Jupiter: note teeth. Forum: sundial lines on stones. Forum (pan shot). Jupiter temple (distant view). Arch of Alexander S. (222 A.D.): stones have slipped a little . Niches Cisterns supplying aqueduct. Temple (Coelestis): curved wall in background. Statue niches: note symmetrical arch (some frames out of focus). Ruins of homes (pan shot). Door lock: hole and groove in stone. Door socket. Latrine stone, Mosaics in a home. Drain. Stone door frame: through it, distant temple. Mosaics: herringbone pattern around stone pool. Niche. Large home: general view. Side rooms. Roman public latrine, intact. Wash fountain. Door socket and door groove. Temple of Coelestis (distant shot).

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Tunisia 1967 Reel 30 of 52

Reel 30 of 52 Unedited travelogue Thuburbo Majus Zaghouan

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Reel 30 of 52 Unedited travelogue Thuburbo Majus Zaghouan Cat. Reel 321 1967: Reel 30: Tunisia. April 21-22. Thuburbo Majus. Zaghouan. Capital on ground. Carved cornice at ground level of forum. Ruins: view from Minerva temple. Temple of Mercury: a circle of eight column stubs. Cistern: stone cover, flange. Drainage hole. Market place: walls of ancient shops.Shop ruins: interior. Octagonal stone: probably for sacrifices. Stadium for boxing matches: two rows of columns, many with top stones intact (mcu). Stone mortar for grain. Stone relief carving: Venus with shell. Stones with carved inscriptions: originally at the top of a column Temple of Minerva: view from boxing stadium. Baths: walls, plastered floor. Flues for hot bath steam. Minor migration, using camels. Tent camp (Firchicle tribe). Sheep. Tent, brush windbreak. Fodder or leaves drying on a blanket. Tying legs of sheep for shearing. Shearing wool by hand. Preparing sheep for milking: sheep tied face to face (*see K's notes) (mcu). Dragging lamb to tying position (mcu). Milking. Very young girl trying to milk a lamb. Tying up sheep: note expertise of women. Sheep (pan view). Sheep tied up for milking (cu). Donkey, barrel for transporting water. Temple of Minerva: gate, general view (distant). Stone to protect column from chariot wheels. Latrine (* see K's notes on construction). Roman villa: fountain, garden, entrance rooms. Room: piece of slate still in place, held by nails. Cistern in room: lead cover (same room as above). Drainage hole and mosaic (same room as above). Mill for wheat: note angle of groove. Bath room. Curved, paved street (mcu). Bath tub. Horizontal arch with keystone (mcu). Stone troughs or mangers: carved inscription, hole for halter strap. (mcu). Thuburbo ruins: general view. Bath: fire port, steam vents, arch of thin bricks. Mosaic at floor level of bath. Live snail. Phoenician Temple: Pedestal: groove for lead-lining of pivot hole. Aqueduct, large cistern, hole to water. Three separate ruins: View from cistern. Temple of Saturn: cistern; note lining of wall, curve of wall. Leaded holes to hold statues. Baptismal bath with steps. Mosaic "in situ." Olive oil press. Cistern. Modern mosaic fountain. Hadrian temple: arches, walls, niches. Roman aqueduct running from Zaghouan to Tunis Water channel atop arches.

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Tunisia 1967 Reel 29 of 52

Reel 29 of 52 Unedited travelogue Nebeul Thuburbo Majus Kelibia Dar Chaabane

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Cat. Reel 320. 1967: Reel 29: Tunisia. Nabeul. Thuburbo Majus. Kelibia. Dar Chaabane. April 19-21 Grape vines (en route to Nabeul from Tunis). 8 pieces of pottery: vases, tea services, plate, etc. (cu). Clay pot. Pottery and tile display. Artist painting star-shaped pottery (cu). Painting concave pot, guided by lines. Brightly colored pottery display. Vase. Tree in decorated pot at street intersection. Decorated doors and windows. Gaudy tile work of "Poterie Artistique" building exterior (cu). Tile work (cu) Miniature cut stone building. 9 cut-stone pieces (Dar Chaabane). Gathering flowers for perfume manufacture. Burlap sheets to catch fallen flowers. Flowers (heavy, sickening smell). Fort (at Kelibia) (Distant view). Fort: view inside walls. Steps to serrated wall. View from fort: plain to coast. Stony fields. Temple of Minerva: Four upright pillars, four struts (Thuburo Majus (pan shot). Temple of Minerva: front view. Pillar with capital (pan shot). Ruins by Minerva Temple: stone walls, doorways (pan shot). Forum. Temple of Jupiter (pan shot). Five-hole drain.

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Tunisia 1967 Reel 28 of 52

Reel 28 of 52 Unedited travelogue Nebeul

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Reel 28 of 52 Unedited travelogue Nebeul Cat. Reel 319 1967: Reel 28: Tunisia. April 19. Nabeul. Tile pipe. Clay pots: turning them over to dry. Kiln. Wood. Potter's assistant preparing clay with his feet. Potter at work: wooden hand tool (out of focus). Automatic machine making hollow bricks or tile. Note wheel with wire for cutting bricks to length by hand. Street of kilns. Grinding mill, (overexposed). Men pulling rope to raise water. Kilns. (pan shot). Preparing clay using feet (cu). Pottery stacked in kiln. Fired pottery. Making colored reed mat on simple loom: note "compactor" to push woof reeds close together (cu). Making reed mat: no color. Rolled reed mats for sale. (cu). Girls carrying water jugs. Potter using tool like that used at Guella. Potter using gray clay. Punched clay vessel. Clay birdcage. With clay birds (cu). Clay rooster (cu). Bird cage-style pot. Pineapple. Two pieces of pottery: One "punched," one vase. Painting a piece of tile by hand. Painting tile: note outline of the design stencil, note how painter steadies his hand. Painted tile drying. Decorated pottery: Four examples: camel, landscape. Hand painting a vase: several colors. Stone carvings.

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Tunisia 1967 Reel 27 of 52

Reel 27 of 52 Unedited travelogue Kasserine Maktar Nebeul

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Cat. Reel 318 1967: Reel 27: Tunisia. Apr. 5-19. Kasserine. Maktar. Nabeul. Square, carved Roman column: Latin inscription (cu). Aqueduct (en-route to Maktar). Rock escarpment by road. Triumphal arch built by Trajan (Maktar). Ruins: broken columns, stone water channel (Maktar). Triumphal arch (overexposed). Hexagonal carved stone. Forum or Agora (pan shot). Views of Maktar: Roofless inner corridor: note wall plaster. Door lintel. Donkey carrying water barrels. Five reliefs and carved figures in niches. Mosaic: inscription in color. Carved inscription on stone. Carving, capital. Punic tower, cornice, carving (cu). Twelve aqueduct arches (Maktar). Arches: one stone supports two arches (good cu). Mountainside terraces (pan shot). Clay carried in pails to mechanical mixing machine. Clay leaving machine. Circular reed basket. Mixed clay: lifting and piling-up. Arched brick chamber for tile-brick storage. Kiln, wood fuel in pottery yard. Kiln fire. Kiln: mud surface for insulation. Two-piece mold for clay toilet traps. Unfired toilet trap, clay in mold. Fired clay toilet traps.

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Tunisia 1967 Reel 26 of 52

Reel 26 of 52 Unedited travelogue Touzeur Nefta Gafsa Thelepte Kasserine Sbeitla

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Reel 26 of 52 Unedited travelogue Touzeur Nefta Gafsa Thelepte Kasserine Sbeitla Cat. Reel 317. 1967: Reel 26: Tunisia. April 3-5. Tozeur. Nefta. Gafsa. Thelepte. Kasserine. Sbeitla. Fibrous date palm wood. Male blossoms to be tied in female palm to fertilize. Oasis: palm fronds in dune to retard dune movement. Concrete barrage for water distribution. Massive ruins (Thelepte). Arched alcove. Wall partly made with terra cotta pipe, to reduce weight. Extensive ancient graveyard (pan). Triumphal arch (Sbeitla) (some mcu). Roman ruins (pan) Roman paved road. Minerva temple (distant). Roman road, possibly to Carthage. Minerva and Jupiter temples (distant). Minerva temple: front. Courtyard, temples ( pan ). Minerva temple: carvings, capitals, arches, inscriptions. details, etc Minerva temple: interior, side views. Jupiter temple: side view, arches connecting Jupiter to Minerva. Jupiter temple: carved stone. Juno temple: carved stone ("Veneri ... Genetri..") Interior wall. Carved stone. Capital. Temple walls. Bath. Steps. Ruins. Stone water vessel: Two holes, one at an angle. Bath for children. Carved capital. Theater: Seven pillars (distant). Orchestra area: stone floor. Carved capital. Six pillars. Wall along ditch. Niches in back of acting area. Roman baths. Mosaic floor. Four masonry "stubs" (pan, distant shots), Plaster on cobblestone wall (*see K's notes). Thin mosaic floor: probably heated from below (mcu). Stone tombs. Curb stones of Roman road. Pillar, capital. Carvings: side view. Stone trough, probably wash basin: contains hole. Carved grapes. Byzantine fortress wall. "Porthole" in wall (mcu). Roman bridge or aqueduct: arch (mcu).

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Tunisia 1967 Reel 25 of 52

Reel 25 of 52 Unedited travelogue Beni Barka Ghoumrassen Hadada Beni Khedoache Gafsa Nefta Touzeur Jerid Oasis

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Cat. Reel 316 1967: Reel 25: Tunisia. April 1. Beni Barka; Ghomrassen; Hadada; Beni Khedache; Gafsa; Nefta; Tozeur Jerid Oasis. Pan shot to mountain top. Entrances to rooms in side of mountain. Water jugs in yard. Stone buildings on side of cliff. Road to summit. Projecting stone steps to doorway. Ghorfa-like buildings. Rubble-filled street. Yard. Plain from mountaintop. Grain fields. Ditch. Many troglodyte homes (en-route to Ghomrassen). Ghorfa. Tomb on mountain (Ghomrassen) (distant shot). Ghorfas (Hadada). Steep steps to Ghorfas. Small, projecting stone steps. Ghorfas: ventilation pipes. Three-storied Ghorfas: (Beni Khedache): Long, steep steps. Plains, hills (distant). Cattle on plain (en-route to Gafsa). Brush enclosure. Nomad skin tent. Brush fence. Women and children. Nomad tent interior: Nomad woman weaving: by hand, small wooden loom (mcu). Carpet (cu). Woman. Citadel (Gafsa): note horseshoe arch. Stone citadel: interior. Roman bath (Gafsa), Boys in pool, Latin-inscription on wall. Loom weaving: teapot on side of loom (mcu). Roman ruin (at or near Gafsa). Charcoal kiln Camels at pasture (en-route to Tozeur). Reed terrace to prevent erosion. Planting palm fronds by road. Planting eucalyptus trees in desert. Minaret (Tozeur). Square. Souvenir shop: hats, basket work, wooden furniture. Four rugs for sale at tourist shop (cu). Concrete barrage in irrigation ditch to apportion water among sections of oasis. Irrigation canals: water from springs (Tozeur). Date palm plantation. Palm logs forming bridge. One canal crossing another. Date palm grave. Canal barrages for water distribution. Two examples. Dates on date palm. Dry irrigation ditch in grove. Log shelter in grove. Man working: short handled "pick shovel." Date palm tree: root system. Female tourists on camels (Nefta).

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Tunisia 1967 Reel 24 of 52

Reel 24 of 52 Unedited travelogue Adjim Tataouine Douiret Chenini Beni Barka

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Cat. Reel 315 1967: Reel 24: Tunisia. March 30. Adjim. Tataouine. Douiret. Chenini.Beni Barka. Reed fishing traps waiting for ferry to Djorf on mainland (at Adjim). Boats at pier. Poling a boat. Note long sail. Fishing boats at pier. Turtle: Incrustation on back. Pottery for sale. Rubber water bucket for sale. Wall of old Ghorfa (Tataouine). Rear of Ghorfas being reconstructed: note ventilation holes, absence of entrance (cu). Portion of reconstructed area: note "whitewash." Ghorfas before reconstruction. Companion steps to entrance. Alcove in Ghorfa: note rounded ceiling, (cu). Pivoted wooden door (cu). Entrance to Ghorfas, steps, stone platform at door above street level Steps (cu). Steps leading to stone platform. Steps. Ghorfas: street view. Broken steps, stone platform. Mesa peaks (on way to Douiret) (distant shot). Tiers of homes (Douiret) (distant view). Fort atop mountain (Douiret). Street on top of mountain. White door to a home. Door and entrance: note steps above door. Stone steps to stone platform projecting from entrance. Opening into mountainside, pan to sky. Looking down into a yard. Ghorfas. Yard: from above: goats and grass on roof (overexposed). Projecting platform. Stone "bridge" from door to roof of another building. Curved steps. Ruined Ghorfas. Surrounding area. (distant view). Family group. (Douiret). Woman (cu). Buildings on a hill (Chenini). View to top of mountain (100 mm). Ghorfa-like building. General views (Chenini). Home on mountainside (Beni Barka). Stone houses. Building a Ghorfa-like building. Note wooden framework of dome-top. Man tossing mud to man on roof. Women at well Yards and homes on mountainside.

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Tunisia 1967 Reel 23 of 52

Reel 23 of 52 Unedited travelogue Zazis Houmt Souk Guella

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Cat. Reel 314 1967: Reel 23: Tunisia. March 29-30. Zazis. Houmt Souk. Guella. Sponges at sponge fishing village (cu). Disc plow: wooden with metal blades. Inlay work at craft center (Houmt Souk). Colored reed work (Houmt Souk). Four embroidered wedding vests: note small mirrors. Gold embroidery: seven shots. Doll. Colorful woven material. Hand-operated treadle loom: shuttle action. Wooden pulleys on loom. Treadle action. Looms in use (cu). Cloth samples. Decorated table. Water jugs with vines growing in it (Houmt Souk). Potters working (Guella): Potter working jar: wooden hand tool (cu). Decorating rim and side of jug (8fos). Adding handle to jar (8 fps). Finishing and decorating pottery.

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Tunisia 1967 Reel 22 of 52

Reel 22 of 52 Unedited travelogue Houmt Souk Guella Zarzis (Djerba)

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Cat. Reel 313. 1967: Reel 22: Tunisia. March 28-29. Houmt Souk. Guella. Zarzis (Djerba). Pottery for sale (Houmt Souk). Pottery for cooking cous-cous. Perforated bottom. Spanish fort at Houmt Souk. C.u. of wall and distant view. Girl on donkey with load of yarn. Market area for carpets, rugs (Houmt Souk), (some cu of rugs). Pottery village (Guella): potters use ancient methods and tools. Buildings made from defective jars. Cistern. Building with grilled windows, decorated wall. Display of pottery made in Guella. (general view and cu}. Ncte clay musical drums. Small clay camel. Pool of raw clay being prepared for making pottery. Pots drying in pottery yard, (pan shot). Kiln fire. Hole, probably wood storage for kiln. "Kiln hill" Note pots used as chimneys. Entrance to kiln chamber. Kiln: entrance to loaded chamber, main entrance sealed. Field of large water jars. Market, general view: open square and people. Kilns (Guella)(pan shot). Wall. Women at well. Preparing clay for molding. Earthen pools of clay. Potter preparing base of jar: kick wheel, by hand, small revolving platform. Smoothing side with wooden tool. Finishing upper part of jar. Pile of clay coils at potter1s side. Forming base of a jar by hand. Potter removes hard clay or stones, patches holes. Various designs of jar. (made to order). Jar with holes, probably candle lamp. Nomad tent (en-route to Zarzis). Skin and brush. Household goods in tent. Wind break at tent. Tent and women (exterior).

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Reel 21 of 52 Unedited travelogue Trajane Matmata Zeraoua Matameur

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Cat. Reel 312 1967: Reel 21: Tunisia, March 26-28. Trajane. Matmata. Zeraoua. Matameur.Boughrara. Courtyard from above (Trajane). Stone ruins. Berber olive oil lamp (Matmata). Holes in earth for Troglodyte home (en-route to Zeraoua). A home (Zeraoua). Stone with stone steps. Loom for making rope nets. Rooftops, skins drying. Stone manger. Yard: wool in basket. Stone mill. Note method of feeding grain to mill: hand operated. Steep steps. View from road. Brush on roofs. Tiers of stone houses. Cactus growing. Tile work at hotel: (Oabes): possibly a windbreak. Matameur, showing Ghorfas. Well: drawing water with donkey: Rope pulley, rubber pail, automatic release (Matameur). Carrots soaking. Square gardens, irrigation ditches. Camel-operated well: note irrigation ditch atop high wall. Ghorfas (Matameur): windowless, one atop another: Grain storage: note steep steps made of flat stones projecting from wall. Boy descending stairway. Arm hole for lock. Ghorfas: front view. Ghorfas: rear view. Thatched, circular stone buildings. Ghorfa (Mendenine). Street scenes of Ghorfas. Steep steps on Ghorfas. Pottery for sale. Shoe makers at Mendenine: working by hand. Roman ruins (at Bou Grara, en-route to Djerba). Flat stones for yard. Stone baseboard. Fluted column. Stub; foundation of column. Stubs of columns. Cross-section of column: pivot holes that joined sections. Carved cornice. Stone-carved inscription. Stone baseboard. Stone with some plaster remaining. Capitals. Carved, red stone baseboard. Perpendicular remains of arch. Fallen arch. Carved hole in stone. Resembles a font. Base of column. Boughrara: general view. Sailboat (Djorf). Ferry (Djorf): note overhang for auto. Ancient scroll in synagog: 550 B.C. (?) (Hora Seira). Rolling the scroll. Colored scroll. Scrolls. Tile. Jewish man. (cu). Corridors: entrances to rooms for pilgrims. Arched corridor and balcony. Well or cistern in courtyard. Pottery, musical clay drums (cu).

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Reel 20 of 52 Unedited travelogue Tamezret Ali Benioussa Ain Tounine Trajane

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Reel 20 of 52 Unedited travelogue Tamezret Ali Benioussa Ain Tounine Trajane Cat. Reel 311. 1967: Reel 20 Tunisia. Matmata, Tamezret. Ali Benioussa. Ain Tounine. Trajane. In cave: iron bed. pictures on walls, ceiling: note shape. Drum for water. Tree in courtyard, with protecting sticks. Stone mill, handle to turn upper stone. Fireplace: three metal points. Tunnel with stone arch: running out to mountainside (*see K's notes). Pan shot up sidewall to sky. Niche, in dirt wall. Stone houses (en-route to Tamezret). Olive oil mill house. Man in doorway. Town: general view (Tamezret). Town scenes. Rock buildings, steep steps, mud roofs. Broken water jug used as chimney. Courtyard, women and children, from above. Brush stored on roof. Two white shrines (distant view). En-route to Ali Benioussa. Courtyard of a home: Entrance. Meat drying. Entrance: baby, niches, palm leaf awning. Pan shot up sunken courtyard sidewall to sky. Tunnel to "outside world." Carved arch of wooden door to dug-out room. Niche. Reed barrier to door (cattle room?). Meat drying. Long mattress or pillow on stone ledge. Children on edge of the hole. Tunnel up to ground level, grass bundle in tunnel (Ali Benioussa). Children. Mosque. Former Berber palace now used by Auto Club o f Tunisia: note furniture carved from stone walls, other carvings. Toe holds in wall for climbing to room. Steps dug-out. Doorways, rooms, "men's room." Utensils on kitchen wall: reconstructed. Dug-out bed with quilts. Berber Village (Ain Tounine): Courtyard. Steep steps. Meat drying. Skins drying. Buildings forming a square court. "Chicken coop" made from tile pipes. Entrances to dugout rooms. Churn: small skin bag rolled over woman's knee. Teapot over fire in hole in stone. Baby in swinging crib (mcu). "Diggings" for underground homes (en-route to Trajane). Trajane (distant). Views of village: stone buildings, flat mud roof. Road. Stone manger. Coop or dog house. Donkey nose slit for breathing. Woman with earrings(cu). People. Stone houses. Checker-like game played with stones.

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Reel 19 of 52 Unedited travelogue Cekhira Mahares Sfax Gabes

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Cat. Reel 310. 1967: Reel 19: Tunisia. March 23-25. Skhira. Mahares. Sfax. Gabes. Kitchen in Bedouin tent: pottery, fireplace, dishes, pails, jugs. Thatched walls. Bedouin operating stone grinding mill: note attachment of stick handle to stone (cu). Bedouin rug (mcu). Sieve with string mesh (cu). Brush corral. Metal water drum at reed hut. Woman wearing necklaces, chain over head to hold earrings (cu). Woman. Stone cistern. Long stone house, thatched roof. Stone chicken coop or doghouse. Camel with stick in nose (cu). Hobble. Stone palace of Roman king (S. of Mahares): construction details Fishing boats under sail. Two reed fish traps. Mirab in mosque: tile decoration, Bedouin home, kitchen: mud and thatch, baskets. Chain camel hobble. Bedouin village: thatched houses, brush wall. Art Museum (Sfax): Manikins in cases: coin jewelry and headpiece, embroidered jackets, carpet, decorated robe (cu). Metal olive oil lamp. Tile sidewalls in courtyard. Drainpipe in courtyard. Stone carvings. Market place: arched stone interior, clothing for sale. Fishing boat, nets (Mahares). Ancient Jewish synagogue: interior: scroll on gazelle skin (mcu). Religious implements. Large uneven foot-powered grindstone. Bedouin girl (cu). Skin tent, girl, meat drying on rope, stone house, yard. Punic tombs at Bou Chemma: stone markers (cu). Women with large water jugs (cu). Troglodyte homes: entrances, storage niches in wall, steep steps, doors to dugouts (Matmata) Pan shot from inside sunken courtyard to top of excavation. Room dug into earth in courtyard wall. Jug. Pitcher in a niche. Metal containers on earthen platform in sides of courtyard.

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Tunisia 1967 Reel 18 of 52

Reel 18 of 52 Unedited travelogue Sfax Agareb Bir Ali Cekhira Mahares

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Reel 18 of 52 Unedited travelogue Sfax Agareb Bir Ali Cekhira Mahares Cat. Reel 309 1967: Reel 18: Tunisia. March 22-23. Sfax. Agareb. Bir Ali. Skhira. Mahares. Mosque of Side Behassen: stone carved front (inside walls of Sfax). Mirab: Arabic script. Stone carvings. Red sphere in wall. Narrow street inside walls. Tile, stone carvings in courtyard of home. Host and baby. Tile. Meat drying in courtyard. Tile on arch. Decorated dome. Mailman. Timber-supported balcony. Hard candy for sale. City gate. Lumber-supported balcony. Narrow street (*see K's notes). Stone steps built into wall. Very narrow street. Tile, grille work, on a home (cu). Well pail, pulley, iron grille work. Mosaics: nine views, one with horse, bridle, spear (at Sfax museum)(cu). Six Punic olive oil lamps (Sfax museum). Lamp. Large metal chandelier. Mosaic or painted dome. At the docks (Agareb): Fishing boats. Plowing in olive grove: camel, wooden plow. Woman carrying water jugs. Sheepskins drying on fence. Olive trees(distant shot). Planting a cactus fence. En-route to Bir Ali: Woman, donkey, water jugs. Mud brick sod roof house. Elderly woman with earrings (cu). Fireplace, twigs, for cooking. Items in a yard: mortar, wooden pestle. Women at home: note gourd (cu). Rubber water bag. A mound home. Entrance to home: brush pile to protect house from wind. Two shelters. Two girls at old Roman wall. Mud brick and brush houses. Well: oil drum for water can be pulled to and from well by harness Charcoal fire, stone or tin fireplace. Camels. Thatch roofed hut under construction (Bedouin hut). Dome of hut: limb construction. Working on a house. Girl wearing earrings (cu), Woman spinning: simple spindle. Black tent. Brush wind break (some overexposed). Tent anchored by rope tied to tree (cu). Thatched hut. Method of anchoring tent. Large Bedouin tent (overexposed).

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Tunisia 1967 Reel 17 of 52

Reel 17 of 52 Unedited travelogue El Djem Sfax Thyna

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Reel 17 of 52 Unedited travelogue El Djem Sfax Thyna 1967: Reel 17: Tunisia. March 20-21. El Djem. Sfax. Thyna. People from market near colosseum. Colosseum (cu). Passageway into arena. View into colosseum through torn down side: note arches Colosseum: arches, ruined section. Colosseum: views from inside. Square hole used as "elevator" for wild animals. Nearby flat arch: details. Seats, probably for honored guests. Curved corridor "under the seats." Gate of Diven. Part of city wall (Sfax). City wall: many views. Two traveling actors or musicians: colorful costumes. City wall. Wood door and archway inside wall. A sacrifice: roasting lamb's head. Pulling out burned hair. Carved wooden door. Courtyard of a home, tile walls. Grille windows. At Thyna: Floor mosaic of king's palace, Byzantium. Roman home: plaster on ruined walls, steps descending to bath. Remains of colored decoration on wall plaster. Relatively flat arch. Mosaic. Thick plaster on wall. Mosaic. Plain: Mediterranean, old Roman harbor (pan shot). Carved wooden door (cu). Catapult ball. Minaret.

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Tunisia 1967 Reel 16 of 52

Reel 16 of 52 Unedited travelogue Monastir Skanes

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Cat. Reel 307 1967: Reel 16: Tunisia. March 18-20. Mahdia. Sousse. Fish net drying (en-route to Mahdia). Boats at pier: details. Fish net: tapering. Boat: note water jar. Muslim graveyard. Roman jar (in Makenine Museum). Tunisian women. Coiled wire for sale. Clay water jars for sale./ Skin drums (musical), pottery for sale. Pottery with holes: for making cous-cous, eaten as cereal. Pottery for holding charcoal fire. At a market: Wool and sheepskins for sale. Camel section. Rope muzzle for camel. Baby camel. Miscellaneous iron tools for sale. Tin ware. Sheep. Market scenes. Old graves, in situ. Mosaics for a home: eight scenes, in situ. Mosaics: two people, two heads, note representation of folds of cloaks Mosaics: 15 examples: animals, plants, mythology, one with two harps. Roman colosseum (at El Djem). Exterior of colosseum Octopus at market near Colosseum. Market scenes: mats, grain, jugs, etc. for sale.

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Tunisia 1967 Reel 15 of 52

Reel 15 of 52 Unedited travelogue Sousse Monastir Skanes

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Cat. Reel 306 1967: Reel 15: Tunisia. March 17-18. Sousse. Monastir. Skanes. At Museum in Sousse: Mosaic: floor, head of Roman in center (cu, xcu). Statue: animal head. Carved marble: plants, insects (cu). Headless marble statue. Capital, lintel. Carving: two figures, broken wheel. Mosaic animal (mcu). Mosaic fishing boat: fish on line. Mosaic: two birds, basket of fruit. Mosaic in alcove: fish, birds. Mosaic Roman boat: oars, sails, ropes, methods of handling (cu). Mosaic boat: end view (cu). Mosaic sea horses, chariot, man (cu). Mosaic in alcove: man, fish. Stone with hole for chariot "halter strap." Mill for olive oil. Bottom part of second mill. Home, yard. Old city wall from an elevation above Sousse. Old city wall from outside. Steps inside wall: lead to "battle stations." Street scene. Inside wall. Steps at distance. En-route to Monastir: Brick dome: interior, exterior. People walking along wall. Modern stadium. Cemetery. Ribat gate: end towers (in Monastir). Repairing Ribat (an Islamic religious school and barracks fortification) Ribat: interior walls, note construction. Mosaic. Ribat: interior, indicating size of building. Watch tower. Stairs. Old cannon. Ribat wall: exterior. Ribat seen from Presidential Villa. Shoreline from Presidential Villa (distant). Grille window. Presidential Palace Garden (Skanes). Seven tile scenes in Presidential Palace. Stucco work: three examples. Four tile scenes. Women washing clothes along shore. Raising well water using camel and rubber pail with "automatic" water release. Well: pulley on wooden wheel, rope, release mechanism.

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Tunisia 1967 Reel 13 of 52

Reel 13 of 52 Unedited travelogue Tunis

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Reel 13 of 52 Unedited travelogue Tunis Cat. Reel 30h 1967: Reel 13 Tunisia, Tunis. Mar. 9-ll. Tattooed nomadic women (cu). Bread oven: hollow clay mound. Bread in oven. Looms in weaving school and artists' center. Weaving by hand Design for fabric pattern (cu). Preparing loom for weaving. Weaving carpet (cu). Looms in a row. Weaving large carpet: by hand on loom: several operators. Stucco work: many examples interior and exterior of Koubba [tomb or mausoleum] in Belvedere Park, Tunis. At handcraft school (in Denden) Bow operated lathe in operation (cu). Wooden items in various stages of completion. Lathe in operation. Partially assembled wooden item. Making wooden grille. Grille work. Hand chiseling intricate design into wood. Wooden grille. Tile tabletop. Tile-top table. Wooden grilles. Trays, tables, chests. Jig saw in operation (cu). Templates for working design in wood. Applying gold leaf to leather. Gold-leafed leather. Looms: hand powered. Design patterns on paper. Coloring design patterns: brushwork, water color pots (cu). Making wire birdcages: hand tools (some cu). Metal object (possibly a mirror). Stenciling design onto brass dish. Working a metal tray. Two tall brass lanterns (made at Denden). Making a musical instrument: fitting on a piece of planed wood. Sounding board. Strings, tension knobs.

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Tunisia 1967 Reel 14 of 52

Reel 14 of 52 Unedited travelogue Tunis area Takrouna Sousse Djemmal

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Cat. Reel 305 1967: Reel 14: Tunisia. March 11-17. Tunis area. Takrouna. Sousse. Djemmal. Studded wooden door. Wood carving. Carved stone: Arabic script. "Pretzels." Metal-thread vest (cu). Spanish gate: 400 years old. Roman road, bridge (en-route to Sousse). Roman mill, probably for olive oil (Hotel museum). A capital. Three stone water containers. A mill. Mosaics at Museum: Four mosaic animals. Two stone carvings. Mill stone. Berber village on a mountain (Takrouna). Walls, apparent use of Roman stones (on mountaintop). Women of Takrouna: note chain across head to support heavy earrings Village on steep mountainside, farmlands below. Fields: view from mountaintop. Buildings on edge of mountaintop. White house, stone wall. Yard. Bread oven: a hollow earthen mound. Takrouna: view from the plain. Bougainvillea on wall of building. Water well. Girl (cu). White minaret. Small sidewalk market: teapot on charcoal "stove." Reed blankets and mats for sale. Straw: note "straw collar" for horse or mule. Harness parts made of straw. Two children. Spike muzzle prevents calf from nursing. Sheep market. Sheep in baskets on mule at market (Djemmal). Market scenes. Clothing for sale. Crowd scenes, pottery for sale. Weaving on hand operated loom (mcu). Peppers. Grain for sale.

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Tunisia 1967 Reel 12 of 52

Reel 12 of 52 Unedited travelogue Tunis

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Cat. Reel 303 1967 Reel 12 Tunisia, Tunis. Mar. 8-9. Arch of city gate. Handcrafts for sale at a covered souk: jewelry, rugs, platters, purses. Old guns for sale: firing mechanism (cu). Bronze work for sale. Chiseling design into bronze platter (8fps, cu). Pounding silver inlay into bronze platter (cu). Souk area: narrow street (see K*s notes on souks). Wares: candy and nuts in baskets, tea services. Embroidered wedding vests for men (cu). Souk streets: view from elevation: note ventilation holes, a street under construction. Houses, yards. Minaret. Minarets (distant) Five decorated tiles (cu). Minaret Wooden door with rail design. Grille window. Fish market: octopus for sale (cu). Plucking live chickens. Vegetable and flower markets (vivid cu of flowers). Narrow souk streets. Metal ware for sale: tea services, platters, pans, buckets. Top of minaret (150 mm). People (some underexposed). Knife sharpener: portable foot-treadle grindstone. Tea "garden". Whisk brooms. Baskets. Heavy load carried on back in characteristic manner. Mosque exterior: round domes. Mosque dome interior. Second hand clothes section. Ships at dock at fish market. Nomads filling variously shaped vessels at well: native clothing. Small roadside vegetable market. Nomadic women at ease (several cu).

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