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Amateur films of Mexico, 1935-1941

Rogo, Elsa, 1901-1996


Item Information

Title: Amateur films of Mexico

Date: 1935-1941

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

Forms part of: Stefan Hirsch and Elsa Rogo papers, 1851-1986, bulk 1920s-1960s

Rights Statement: U.S. public domain

Citation Information: Elsa Rogo and Stefan Hirsch. Amateur films of Mexico, 1935-1941. Stefan Hirsch and Elsa Rogo papers, 1851-1986. 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