Title: Amateur films of Mexico
Physical Details: 9 film reels : si., col. ; 16 mm. ; 33 min., 51 sec.
Description: Item consists of seven reels of black and white film and two reels of color film depicting Mexican town life in the 1930s. Tehuantepec, in the state of Oaxaca, is depicted in reels 1 and 4, and it is likely that Taxco, where Hirsch and Rogo lived, is also depicted, although it is not explicitly identified.
The following information is known about the original reels:
Reel 1) 00:25-04:28; Tehuantepec, circa 1935
Elsa Rogo appears in the first reel at 2 min., and Hirsch also appears very briefly at 3:55.
Reel 2) 04:32-08:23; location unknown, circa 1937
Reel 3) 08:26-12:08; location unknown, between 1939 and 1941
Reel 4) 12:10-14:25; Tehuantepec fiesta, circa 1935
Reel 5) 14:27-18:23; location unknown, 1937
Reel 6) 18:25-22:10; location unknown, circa 1937
Reel 7) 22:15-25:45; location unknown, circa 1939
Reel 8) 26:18-30:04; location unknown, circa 1940
Reel 9) 30:10-33:51; location unknown, undated
Creator: Rogo, Elsa, 1901-1996
Rights Statement: U.S. public domain
Citation: Amateur films of Mexico, 1935-1941. Stefan Hirsch and Elsa Rogo papers, 1851-1986, bulk 1920s-1960s. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Availability: This item has been digitally reformatted. It is available by requesting an appointment in the Archives of American Art's reading rooms, or in certain situations as a Reproduction Request.
Digital ID: 12938