Archive / Films / Jacob Collection – Film 7


B&W. 16:23min. Colombo, Sri Lanka. Cairo, Egypt. c.1930s-1940s. Unidentified filmmaker. Garden party attended by British and Indian guests. Backwater canal with houses on the shore and moored kettuvallom (houseboats). Village and street scenes. ‘Standard Vacuum Oil Company. Petrol Depot’. Colombo Pilot Station and Harbour. Train station with fruit vendors on the platforms. Harbour with trading boats and ships. ‘Cargills Limited’ building in Colombo Fort area. Children costume party organized on the upper deck of a ship. Shell gas station. Travel by steamship to Egypt. Cairo street scenes filmed from an automobile. Europeans entering ‘Cooks Rest House’ on a sandy beach. Visitors in front of a ‘Tutankhamun statue’. Cairo Egyptian Museum. Street scenes.


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