B&W. 11:58min. UK; Calcutta, India. c. mid 1930s. Unidentified filmmaker. Airplane show (G- ABPY; G- AAXJ; ‘Heracles’ – Imperial Airways London); biplanes flying in formation. Aerial views of countryside. Scenes of a large house, surrounding garden and hills. Sports events: pole vaulting, dog racing; motorcycle racing. India: Calcutta: Victoria Memorial; street scenes; pet monkey; snakes; street scenes. Scenes of docks and canal; shipping; camels; large steam ships. Scenes from on board ship.
B&W. 11:11min. Location unknown (Assam , India?). c. mid 1930s. Unidentified filmmaker. Scenes of a paddy field – men operating a plough pulled by two bullocks; rice shoots; women harvesting rice and pounding grain. Medical inspection of tea estate workers and children. Performance by people wearing cow costumes and masks. Pets (dog and monkey) playing. Potters at work.
B&W. 12:35min. Lahore, India (Pakistan); Delhi, India. c. mid 1930s. Unidentified filmmaker. Tent pegging. Indian workers digging on a large mud area near a water. Scenes of domesticated deer in garden. Lahore: prayers at Badshahi Masjid. Delhi: The Secretariat Building and the Parliament House. Pet monkey. Tea garden – pickers at work and group portraits. Pet dogs. Tea pickers (adults and children). Dance performance in ornate costumes. Biplane (VT – BFA) taking off; working elephants pushing tree logs; tractor dragging large tree stump. River and swimming scenes; swimming pool.
B&W. 11:23min. Location unknown (Assam , India?). c. mid 1930s. Unidentified filmmaker. Horse racing. Crowds and races. View of several stupas by a lake. Car crossing a wooden bridge. Syce with horse and trophy. Party games on horseback. Garden party. House being built – workers climbing on timber house-frame. Truck crossing river on a raft. Horse racing. Rescue of a car from a roadside ditch. A polo team. Landscape scenes – river and gorge.
B&W. 11:10min. Kharikatia, Assam, India. c. mid 1930s. Unidentified filmmaker. Tea pickers weighing their baskets; emptying baskets in drying shed. Tea bushes being pruned. Estate staff houses – new houses being built. Market scenes. Children dancing. Tea pickers at work. Spinning and weaving cloth on large looms. Portraits. Scenes of pruning a tea garden. A group of Indian children having a meal. Group portrait of Indian men working on a tea plantation. Cock fight.
B&W. 11:30min. Kharikatia, Assam, India. c. mid. 1930s. Unidentified filmmaker. Tea trees being transplanted from nursery to new garden; making a tea chest; tea chests being pushed on rail trucks and loaded onto train – train station at Kharikatia. Scenes of tea pickers and other staff. Tea nursery being cleared and laid out. Women planting tea seeds. Young tea trees transplanted. Close-up scenes of tea plantation workers. Tea pickers leaving for work. Various portraits of tea pickers.
B&W. 1:23min. Location unknown. c. mid 1930s. Unidentified filmmaker. Scenes of rowing and of people swimming and diving; game of tennis.
B&W. 1:11min. Location unknown. c. mid 1930s. Unidentified filmmaker. Mahouts and elephants; large audience; elephant race; pet dogs in garden.
B&W. 3:30min. UK. Location unknown. c. mid 1930s. Unidentified filmmaker. Family scenes: garden scenes; man on a motorbike; pet dogs; car being driven out of a garage and on a path; priest smoking pipe in a garden; cars being ferried over a lake; lake scenes; rural scenes with white horses; guests entering church for a wedding ceremony; guests leaving the church; portrait of the bride and groom. Wedding group photo.
B&W. 1:22min. Assam (?), India. c. mid 1930s. Unidentified filmmaker. Working elephants uprooting small (tea) shrubs and a tree.