Machu Picchu, Cuzco, Peru 1950


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Film Description: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. [Edited footage from archival films in the Penn Museum collections]
Video Category:Travelogue
Tags: Machu Picchu | Peru
Rights:All rights are reserved by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum). Any use of the footage in productions is forbidden unless rights have been secured by contacting the Penn Museum Archives at 215-898-8304, or email photos@pennmuseum.org.

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