Ceylon 1955 Reel 10 of 24

Category: Travelogue

Length: 17:47

Film ID F16-0090
Film Description Reel 10 of 24
Unedited travelogue
Nuwara Eliya (tea country)
Manche (?)


1955: Reel 10: Ceylon, July 29-August 2. Nuwara Eliya (tea country). Kandy.

Picking tea leaves; several views.
Tea factory.
Roadside scene, clouds drifting in.
Distant view of landscape.
Garden and flowers at Nuwara Eliya.
More tea country.
Street scene. (Kandy)
Elephants and cars. (Note: baby elephant)
Fragile aqueduct.
Cornfield. Street scene.
Jeweler at work, [xcu]
Jeweler holding tube with foot, [cu]
Statue over door.
More tea country. (Note: old woman with nose piece and tattoo. )
Several other tea pickers. (Note: rings on toes of one. )
More tea country.
Donkeys carrying burden.
A water jug. [mws]
Men digging sand from bottom.
More elephants, [mws]
Drummers, decorated elephants.
Candy for sale.
Ornamental gilded lion. [mws]
Ladies spinning dishes, possibly Buddhists, a fakir or street performer.
More elephants.
Roasting peanuts in sand and using sieve to retrieve them.
A store.
Sign of headmen of village.
Rubber plantation.
Collection the "milk" from rubber trees.
Rubber sheets, people in road.
A plant-covered shrine, [ws]
Several pictures of digging a well. (passing dirt in baskets)
Perahera people, several views, (near Minipe)
Tribal people at Minipe (Perahera)
A building using ropes to hold thatch in place.
Brick kiln.
Terrace and contour farming.
Two priests on road.
Video Category Travelogue
Film Creator Watson Kintner
Topics Nuwara Eliya, Tea cultivation, Kandy, Urban life, Elephants, Buddhism
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