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 Pakistan.


Number of Videos: 10

Pakistan 1953 Reel 10 of 10

Reel 10 of 10 Unedited travelogue returning from Swat Karachi

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1953: Reel 10: Pakistan. Returning from Swat. Karachi. Traffic; people; white village-houses. Flour mill: huge stone wheel, scales, flagstone floor. Old wedge-shaped tower; stone mill (?). Grass shelter; oxen pulling man on sledge over field. People in ferry boat with bundles; crossing Kabul river. Cart traffic in Karachi(?). Carpenter sawing wood (held by feet). British colonial period church, unidentified. Camel hitched to cart. Traffic: bicycle cab, bicycles. Refugee camps (?); shacks by river, flooded streets. Camels and carts. Traffic in Karachi: buses and camels; general street scenes. Turning a wooden mill. Street scenes: goods for sale. Small, delicate octagonal [unidentified] shrine with domes and minarets, Landscaping and paths, building complex. Riverside: sailboats at anchor; dock scenes; mending nets by hand. Squalid housing; possibly [post-Partition] refugee camps. Government buildings (?): square complex, with domes on "stilts." Pouring concrete into mold. Animals in cages: birds, leopard, bear.

Time: 00:13:26
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Pakistan 1953 Reel 9 of 10

Reel 9 of 10 Unedited travelogue Kohat en route to Khyber Pass en route to Swat

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1953: Reel 9: Pakistan. Kohat. En route to Khyber Pass. En route to Swat. Men. Plowing with oxen. Street scenes: hand-turned revolving drum contraption draws a crowd; food for sale. Bow drill. Stone fort or building within wall. Buildings: small domes, arched windows, tower. Ox-pulled sledge. Possibly government building with domes, clocktower. Conical hut (?) part of a ruin (?) Cattle and goats feeding; loaded donkeys on plateau; mountains in background. Old walls and building. Street scenes: woven cot; preparing food; selling water (?) from canister on back; pottery for sale. Carts and horses, traffic. Dung for fuel. Embroidering a collar (?). Block-printing on cloth. Working metal vessel over a fire. Outdoor market scenes; note: people seated on cots, cart traffic. Workers sanding furniture; frame with swinging cradle; sellers and craftsmen in open booths; traffic on the road. Horizontal loom. Reloading shotgun shells. People carrying fodder; people on road. Grass and mud hut; flat roof tops of stone houses. Countryside. Street scenes of people and goods. Tools for dental extraction. Man probing fire in portable stone "stove". Countryside; riverside; note: raft of sticks on inflated goat skins (full of people) and children playing with goatskin float.

Time: 00:17:50
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Pakistan 1953 Reel 8 of 10

Reel 8 of 10 Unedited travelogue en route to Kohat

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Reel 8 of 10 Unedited travelogue en route to Kohat 1953: Reel 8: Pakistan. En route to Kohat. Craftsman or smith working with hammer and awl. Painting or mosaic on wainscoting and arches of a building. Interior and exterior views of building. Street scenes: goods for sale, people in canal. Making pottery by hand on wheel. Mending cups using hand tools. Street scenes: baking rolls, decorated tiles. Embroidering by hand, with examples of work. Wood block printing in color on cloth. Goods for sale; people; street scenes. Bow drill-mending a cup (?). Woodworking (?) woman with bed (?) on head. Goods for sale, artisans' shops, colorful wooden, woven cot.[Charpoy] Bow lathe. Straightening a stick through hole in wooden "vise". Weaving a mat by hand. Countryside; mud-grass huts: tribal area (?); loaded donkeys; goatherd, Piles of kindling , hut compound in background. Peeling onions. Tribal people; walls. "Wheel" for rope at well. Countryside. Carrying bed on head. Armed man on bicycle. Other armed men. Men turning large wheels, like old hoop-bicycle wheels—source of power (energy?). Man checking metal rod. Skin bellows. Metal working on anvils. Guns for sale, probably a gun factory. People. (some mcu) Operations in gun factory. Cots[Charpoy]

Time: 00:17:33
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Pakistan 1953 Reel 7 of 10

Reel 7 of 10 Unedited travelogue Rawalpindi Gilgit en route Peshawar

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Reel 7 of 10 Unedited travelogue Rawalpindi Gilgit en route Peshawar 1953: Reel 7: Pakistan. Rawalpindi. Gilgit. En-route to Peshawar. Metal ware for sale; hammering copper bowl. Street scenes: food for sale, working on a metal bowl, houses, note balconies. Airport. Mountains. Pottery making by hand using wheel: examples of finished work. Loaded donkey; stone and straw hut. Leashed bears and monkeys. Nomad camp; note: stick, skin, cloth shelters; wooden mortar with lengthy pestle. [Shi'a] Mosque. Pigeons with underground coop. Hovel; antelope (?) with bird on its back. Wooden water wheel with wooden gear. Town or market scenes: food, scales. Cave-like home; plow; yard. Man operating waterwheel assembly by hand; note: scoops attached to waterwheel; dumping action; wheel rotated by animal; note man on ox-pulled sledge in field. People; landscape Building with painted decoration and script. Building with mosaic. Sheep dyed pink. River; ox-rotated waterwheel. Scooping grain into sack. Street scenes: men sewing; weighing wood; tiles; barber shop. Working design into copper vessel using hammer and awl. Street scenes: people with burdens, shaving a head, police with vendors drawing a crowd, snakes in street. Making jewelry.

Time: 00:17:36
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Pakistan 1953 Reel 6 of 10

Reel 6 of 10 Unedited travelogue Rawalpindi en route to Munel (?)

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Reel 6 of 10 Unedited travelogue Rawalpindi en route to Munel (?) 1953: Pakistan: Reel 6. Rawalpindi Four delicate towers [Chhatri atop]. Carved facade of a temple or palace building. Other buildings. Cart traffic. Weeding using spade; boy breaking rocks (?) using hammer. Scenery: distant hills, river, terraces [Rice paddies]. People in town in front of stone steps. Probably a wooden balance scale; the scale's pans are wooden frames as large as chairs. Scenery: camels on road, terraces. Sawing wood with two-man saw (?) Man in cloth face-mask. At a well. Front of stone building. Carrying stones or dirt on a litter. Turning wheel to raise well bucket. Pitching hay (?) into carrying sling. Storage building. Houses, probably of the wealthy. Plowing using wooden plow with metal blade, oxen. At a well. Fields; distant views. Broken column. Archaeology Museum(?); stone ruins; sign says: "Sanctuary". Irrigating field from wooden water cart. Hemispherical stone building (storage?)in a complex of low stone walls (ruins?); more ruins; note: stone steps. Town street; water well; stone bowls (?) in a basket. Camels and fields. Jewelry making using hand tools, (out of focus)

Time: 00:17:55
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Pakistan 1953 Reel 5 of 10

Reel 5 of 10 Unedited travelogue en route to Rawalpindi

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Reel 5 of 10 Unedited travelogue en route to Rawalpindi 1953: Reel 5: Pakistan. En route to Rawalpindi. White towers; open balustrade. Nomads; grass huts in distance; ocean (?). Rawalpindi: elaborate architecture, almost baroque. Street scenes; buildings, pottery for sale. Weaving: horizontal loom. Circular wooden construction, resembles unfinished vat. White towers and domes; palace compound (?). Nomad[or post-Partition refugee] camp: skin and stick shelters, food cooking. Winding thread or yarn (around foot) and very brief scenes of weaving a mat. Hand-held spindle. Town scenes: food and pottery for sale, [making paan], cooking, [making puri], weighing, selling, etc. Riverside from above; washing clothes. Shaving a man's head. Market; nutcracker held by foot and hand; boys in a circle pounding metal for a dish (?); skin bellows. Loom in operation: note foot treadles. Street scenes: palace (?) in distance; goods for sale, drying textiles [possibly saris]. Close-up of savory dishes and wind chimes. Man wrapping turban after touching pool in courtyard. Old Fort (outside of Rawalpindi). (Stone ruins) People at a well; rope-pull, jugs on heads. Palace or temple building. Small roasted meats on grill (?)

Time: 00:18:01
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Pakistan 1953 Reel 4 of 10

Reel 4 of 10 Unedited travelogue Lahore en route to Rawalpindi

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Reel 4 of 10 Unedited travelogue Lahore en route to Rawalpindi 1953: Reel 4: Pakistan. Lahore. En route to Rawalpindi. Metalworking: copper, using hand tools, skin-bag bellows. Straightening bamboo using wooden, hand-cranked machine. Polishing a bowl with automatic machine. Zoo scenes. Open furnaces; the operation may be metalworking, or drawing wire, or "making glass canes". People; note: women's ornaments. Huts, stone troughs, cow dung for cooking. Woman spinning using portable wooden wheel. Preparing food around hot stove. Grounds, canal, pavilions, buildings. Weaving large rug on crude-loom. Spindle or reel revolving in stone socket. (rug weaving) Street scenes; hand-operated, wooden ferris wheel for children. Preparing fancy dish of food. Street scenes; woman weaving; wicker (?) cots, wicker (?) cages for sale. Bow lathe. Washing clothes at river by beating them. Nomad camp; note: shelters with frames of arched sticks. Plowing in rice fields; note: man using oxen to pull plow. Camel caravan in a storm.

Time: 00:17:10
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Pakistan 1953 Reel 3 of 10

Reel 3 of 10 Unedited travelogue Lahore to Ravi River Hadja Mecca pilgrimage Mogul Palace Shrine

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Reel 3 of 10 Unedited travelogue Lahore to Ravi River Hadja Mecca pilgrimage Mogul Palace Shrine 1953: Reel 3: Pakistan. Lahore to Ravi River. Moghul Palace. Shrine. Straw shelter. Paan and Food vendors. Poling a boat. People. Goat. Men wrestling, men and boys exercising. Street vendors; street scenes. Large structure resembling a straw ship's hull. Weaving reeds by hand. Weaving cloth on a horizontal loom. Articles for sale on shelves: wines, religious items. Children weaving using toss-weight loom. Preparing straw for weaving into mats. Market scenes. Temple distant shot; white dome. Grass shelters, temple in background. Stone oven and woman who is probably preparing bread. Dome of temple; grounds; large gate on building. Mosaic or tile above mosque/temple "gate". Twin towers and arched colonnade. Inside building: grille door, pictures, (out of focus) Old buildings. Horse, cart, and foot traffic in town. Weaving using yarn stretched between two posts. Working metal, hammering. Golden domes. Making jewelry by hand. [Making paan. Soft focus]

Time: 00:17:33
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Pakistan 1953 Reel 2 of 10

Reel 2 of 10 Unedited travelogue Lahore

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1953: Reel 2: Pakistan. Lahore Fort and palace grounds (Lahore). Mosaics on exterior walls; large buildings with arches and pavilions. Stone carving. Details of many buildings (mcu) and distant views of buildings. Vegetable and fruit market. General scenes. Entrance to mosque (?); note: tile; interior of dome; exterior of buildings. Cattle in river; loaded donkeys on road.(en route to Shalimar) Blacksmith at work; working on metal with hand tools; note: skin-bag bellows and man turning wheel; belt assembly, possibly another bellows. [Baraat] band in procession, bridegroom in car, horse with decorated trappings. Old magician performing. White buildings, grounds--possibly a palace compound; people. City streets. Horse drawn vehicle. River; horse and canopied cart. Market scenes; baking bread; goods for sale

Time: 00:17:53
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Pakistan 1953 Reel 1 of 10

Reel 1 of 10 Unedited travelogue Lahore

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Reel 71 : Pakistan: Reel 1. Lahore. Very large cannon (at college and fort in Lahore). Buildings with brick domes and towers. (distant) Small cannon. Buildings. (mcu) Decorative details: mosaics, tile, grill work, carving. Mosque domes, exteriors. Arched hall. Narrow alley, woman, street scenes. Water [or tea] in back-pack for sale, cistern. Water pipe. Preparing curry. Washing clothes on stone slab. Decorated carriage horse. Large bowl of food. Man with elastic, toothless face. Views of people. Man with wooden hoe by interesting wall. Mosaics on buildings, minarets. Cutting meat using knife held between tows. Craftsman (?). Many crowd scenes. Foot-treadle jigsaw. Bow drill. Market traffic; loaded vehicles, pushcarts, many views of people, goods for sale, market stalls.

Time: 00:18:01
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