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Films from various places in Peru including Machu Pichu, Cuzco Sacsayhuaman Market and Lima among others. The films in this list were shot between 1936 and 1950 by Watson Kintner and Arthur and Kate Tode.


Number of Videos: 12

Machu Picchu (1936)

An unedited travelogue film of Peru. In a town near Machu Pichu, Quechua people being filmed by Kate Tode. People emerging from a church, in traditional dress Funicular (single train car) Cows running the tracks in front of the funicular Up to the site Kate and Arthur on horseback Quechua people and llamas Machu Picchu and nearby sites Marketplace by cathedral steps, back in town Quechua people selling many things, grilling potatoes Kate Tode posing with a Quechua man, both grinning widely. Live fowl for sale on the cathedral steps.

Time: 00:14:13
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Views: 446  

1936 Machu Picchu

Unedited travelogue Pisac Machu Picchu Cuzco Sacsayhuaman Market

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An unedited travelogue film of Peru. In a town near Machu Pichu, Quechua people being filmed by Kate Tode. People emerging from a church, in traditional dress Funicular (single train car) Cows running the tracks in front of the funicular Up to the site Kate and Arthur on horseback Quechua people and llamas Machu Picchu and nearby sites Marketplace by cathedral steps, back in town Quechua people selling many things, grilling potatoes Kate Tode posing with a Quechua man, both grinning widely. Live fowl for sale on the cathedral steps.

Time: 00:14:14
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Views: 993  

Peru 1950 Reel 9 of 9

Reel 9 of 9 Unedited travelogue Lima area Miraflores Callao

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1950: Reel 9: Peru: July 14 and 24. Lima area. Miraflores. Callao Window with metal work. Homes in better areas. Entrances. Spanish windows. Spiral cut shrubbery. Flowers. Fish market at Callao. Guano bird catching fish. Boat row. Goats, [cu of baby goat] Cotton in bags. Making baskets. Two huts. Mountains. Bougainvillea. Pacific. Fishing boats. Nets drying on the road. Shore and hill. Huts. Streets in Lima, [long shot] Market [dark] Street car. Public square. [5:37 perf.] Food and Virgin Mary shrine. Pig head. Meat grinder with baby on back. Mixing dough by hand, [woman, ws] Festival and costume contest. People on side of mountain, serving as grandstand. Unusual musical instrument. Quechua people and other Indian groups in festival attire and masquerades. Group parading, Indian costumes. Others on platform. Coin dance; note horse show. Exhibition at horse show. More dancing.

Time: 00:21:02
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Views: 602  

Peru 1950 Reel 8 of 9

1950 #8 Peru, Reel 8 of 9 Unedited travelogue Huacho Road along central railroad to La Cima Museum in Lima

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1950: Reel 8: Peru/July 8-10. Huacho on road parallel to the central railroad to La Cima. Guano birds along shore at Huacho. Birds flying close to water. Feeding birds fish (on water or on landing, bird keep wings dry). Lima fish market. Feeding fish scraps to birds. On way up Andes to La Cina. Rickety suspension foot bridge. Terrace farms. Railroad bridge. Railroad on mountainside with loose banks. Washing clothing along the Rimac. Parallel bridges just short distance apart. Narrow gorge with truck coming out, not much clearance. Scene with three bridges and trains on two of them. Panning base of cliff to top. Snow. 4843 meters at Anticoma. Women washing clothes, [xws] Four roads, one above the other. Museum in Lima. Ancient pottery.

Time: 00:17:46
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Views: 409  

Peru 1950 Reel 7 of 9

Reel 7 of 9 Unedited travelogue Huancayo Salinas Huacho

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1950: Reel 7: Peru July 6-8. Huancayo. Salinas. Huacho. Woman weaving. Market. Gourds. Colored trunks. Attractive embroidery work on edges of skirts. Colored yarn. Cocoa leaves and scale for weighing. Carved gourds. Pottery. Baby in box standing on end. Yarn. Market. Musical tube and two men. Boy eating with wood spoon. Mountains from train on way back to Lima. Lots of snow. Handcar runs on ahead of train as safety measure due to slide, washouts, etc. Very steep grade for railroad. Terrace farming (en route to Salinas and Huacho. ) Market. Boy spinning top on forearm. Meat market. Salt evaporation from basin at Salinas. Loading barge. Birds (guanos).

Time: 00:17:58
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Views: 450  

Peru 1950 Reel 6 of 9

Reel 6 of 9 Unedited travelogue Lima Huancayo

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1950: Reel 6: Peru: July 3-5. Lima. Huancayo at 10,690 feet. Railroad coach. Llamas. Mountain. Indians on sidewalk. Woman carrying baby on back, [ws] Cooking. Woman spinning and woman carrying load. Milk cans on donkey. Outdoor school. Street scenes. Coca. Restaurants and market. Indian plastering wall. [1 man, mws] Street and market. Heavy loads carried by men (who do most of the transporting of good Drying corn and cornstalk hut. Variety of colored corn. Steel or iron tipped wood plow. Meat. Winnowing, [a woman, mws] Straw hut. Indian with his boy, including cacao leaves. Young girl spinning wool. Threshing. Family straw hut. Wood fork cut from tree. Schoolhouse and children. Inside schoolhouse. [dark] Llamas. Cutting grain stalks with small scythe. Indian loom. [2mws] Child winding wool yarn into a ball. [mws] Manual spinning machine. [mws, good detail of face] Parrot. Boy pulling up pail from well. Corn drying. Donkey train. Hut on stilts in field. Farm with mountain in background. Winnowing. Straw huts with small openings. Threshing with a wood mallet. Llama train. Winnowing. Farmstead. Market.

Time: 00:17:48
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Views: 970  

Peru 1950 Reel 5 of 9

Reel 5 of 9 Unedited travelogue Machu Picchu Cuzco

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1950: Reel 5: Peru June 30- July 2. Machu Picchu. Cuzco. Valley between high steep mountain. Railroad station. People in cattle car with men on top playing instruments. Market. Woman spinning, [mws] Narrow steep gorge approaching Machu Picchu. Walls. Terrace farming on side of steep mountain. Valley at base of Machu Picchu. Sunrise. Terrace farms and ruins. Grooved water channel in rock. Water coming out of " princess" quarters. Multi-legged worm. Inca stone buildings. Stone seat. Zigzag road from valley floor to hotel. Rugged terrace. Terrace forms on high steep side of mountain, near peak. Rock at base shows unusual erosion. Bus for Cuzco. Near perpendicular walls. Plane back to Lima looking southeast--mountains.

Time: 00:17:40
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Views: 514  

Peru 1950 Reel 4 of 9

Reel 4 of 9 Unedited travelogue Cuzco San Sebastian Pisac Ollantambo

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1950: Reel 4: Peru. June 29-30. Cuzco. San Sebastian. Pisac. Ollantaytambo. Market at Cuzco. Indians working mud with feet. Market. Crockery and peppers. Market. Llamas coming down stepped street, [cu of llamas] Woman (with baby on back/ spinning.) Girl with grindstone. Llama. Indian washing onions in stream along side of road. [2:36 - per frame] Church in San Sebastian. Ruined church tower and bell. Inca wall. Street. Boy carpenter. Red flag indicating "meat for sale". Very narrow mountain trail. Village. Cultivated terrace field in Pisac. Wall along river to conserve land. Terrace farming on mountainside. Large baking oven. Village chief going to meeting. [Indians coming out of church; wedding; villagers; cone shells ] Mountains. Cacao leaves for sale. Threshing. Market. Winnowing grain. Toy wagon. Terrace farming. Holes in distant mountainside indicate burial vaults. Water channel near base of mountain built by Incas. Terrace farming. Stones projection from wall serve as steps. Bridge huts and terrace farming. Inca building just above shadow line. Inca building.

Time: 00:17:48
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Views: 1,458  

Peru 1950, Reel 1 of 9

Reel 1 of 9 Unedited travelogue Lima Cajamarquillo Chocico Miraflores Pachacamac

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Market. Donkey with milk cans. Market prices on tower. Mats, [stacked outside hut] Old Inca rivers south of Lima. Adobe steps and rivers. Mountains in background. Inca burial vaults; clay-lined pits. Bones in vaults. Line near base of mountain possibly ancient Inca canal built to carry water from mountain. Market. Machine for shaving ice; market, [some dark--3:59] Hobby museum built by natives on hill containing articles such as a streetcar, clay dog, clay pots. Fig trees, homes around Chocico. Modern stone-carved buildings, [perf.] Bougainvillea. (Pachacamac) 25 miles south of Lima. Paintings on walls. [According to Dr. Clark L. Erickson, this footage is valuable as these murals no longer exist. (3/2011)] Piece of plaster upended to show edge and thickness. Green and red plaster. Inca stonework forming trench. More ruins. Walls bored by worms. Cacti. Pyramid. Inca stone wall, [cu of masonry] Ocean (looks like pavement). Rectangular wall on ground. Characteristic irregular stones. Inca masonry. Ruins. Skull with cracked head. [mws--piece missing along left frontal…] Building. Sunset. Lima. Monastery courtyard. Statue of Mary. Spanish bridge. Building. Old coach. Bathtub of stone. Carriage. Building.

Time: 00:17:57
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Views: 5,562  

Machu Picchu (1936)

This short clip shows Kate Tode, filmed by her husband Arthur Tode, in Peru, in front of a church not far from the Machu Picchu site. (1936) Kate and Arthur were passionate film amateurs. The entire film was one preserved by the National Film Preservation Foundation in 2007.

Time: 00:00:22
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Views: 101  

Peru 1950 Reel 3 of 9

Reel 3 of 9 Unedited travelogue Sacsahuaman Cuzco

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1950: Reel 3: Peru : June 26-29. Sacsayhuamán. Cuzco. Sacsayhuamán fortress wall. Indians carrying grain in stalks. Cut stone walls. Cuzco damaged buildings. (After the 1950 Cusco earthquake) Temporary huts. [3 shots] Ruined buildings. Demolition of buildings. More huts. Narrow gauge locomotive and railroad station. Indian with heavy load on back. Street scene with open gutter on left. Boy with mandolin. Old Inca wall. Ruined church dome. Tile dome of church. Indian sweeping street with broom in each hand. Cactus fence. Temporary home with Indian women spinning. Weighing wood for fuel. Decorated lamb and street scenes. Indians with wool caps with ear-flaps. [2 cu] Llamas with woman. Market scene. Sugarcane. Pottery market. Corn/maize. Market.

Time: 00:17:38
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Views: 1,187  

Machu Picchu, Cuzco, Peru 1950

This is some of the earliest color footage of Machu Picchu in Cuzco, Peru taken in June and July of 1950. 
The film begins at a railroad station with people in a cattle car and men on the roof playing instruments. 
A woman spins at a busy marketplace. The camera pans a narrow steep gorge approaching Machu Picchu revealing terrace farming on side of steep mountain, the valley at base of Machu Picchu, sunrise over terrace farms and ruins, and water coming out of " princess" quarters. Inca stone buildings amid terrace forms on high steep side of mountain near the peak. The camera tracks the view from the plane back to Lima looking southeast toward the mountains.

Time: 00:09:50
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Views: 19,975  


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