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Walter Futters Curiosities, Pathe Review, Vacuum Oil Company Archival Compilation

Man selling lemonade from a street cart in Rio de Janeiro, Chinese vendor selling sugar houses and others selling produce in market in streets of Hong Kong, weighing out produce on large scales, (1928). Footage very jumpy.
Access No. 40020 | 1 min 10 secs | 1930s | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil , Hong Kong | © Contact Film Australia Collection Library | B&W |
Street hawker selling suitcase or baggage labels in Vienna, HA shot of large open air markets with pancake seller & barber shaving mans hair with a crude scalpel (1928)
Access No. 40021 | 1 min 41 secs | 1930s | Vienna, Austria ; Port-au-Prince, Haiti | © Contact Film Australia Collection Library | B&W |
Women in street carrying large trays of produce on their heads in Bridgetown, Samarang, Java women with baskets of goods serves food to boy (1928)
Access No. 40022 | 1 min 9 secs | 1930s | Bridgetown, West Indies; Samarang, Java | © Contact Film Australia Collection Library | B&W |
Paris France, women selling caged birds, Peking China man making toothbrushes by hand, Havana Cuba vendors in street selling long ropes of cigar New York USA, HA street scenes of New York, man giving shoe shines (1928)
Access No. 40023 | 1 min 50 secs | 1920s | Paris France; Peking China; Havana Cuba; New York USA | © Contact Film Australia Collection Library | B&W |
Button making from mother of pearl & ivory nut, showing the process from rough material to woman sewing finished buttons onto display cards (1928)
Access No. 40024 | 2 mins 28 secs | 1930s | © Pathe | B&W |
Radium, laboratory of Dr. S A Sochocky American authority on radium, process of radium from ore, extraction process (involving chemists/scientists) to final pure form (1928). Very jumpy footage.
Access No. 40025 | 4 mins 20 secs | 1930s | © Pathe | B&W |
A trip through a tungsten bulb factory, manufacture of bulbs, final examination of bulbs (1928)
Access No. 40026 | 41 secs | 1930s | © Pathe | B&W |
Trade in boats on canal, junks, living on river, traffic, old cars, horse & cart, bicycles, buffalo drawn wagon, policeman directing traffic under umbrella, people carrying things on heads or on poles balanced on shoulders, horse drawn cart laden with sacks, boys pushing cart stacked high with bamboo poles , woman washing clothes in river, funeral procession through streets elaborately decorated coffin, women printing batik & displaying them, chained monkey on petrol pump (1928)
Access No. 40027 | 5 mins 34 secs | 1930s | South East Asia | © Contact Film Australia Collection Library | B&W |
Man sifting grain, local people playing dice style game on ground, watched by boy with basket on back, barber giving haircut man, westerner people bathing under fountains, small monkeys in public area, CU on monkey and baby, children, man in markets, (1928)
Access No. 40033 | 3 mins 5 secs | 1920s | South East Asia | © Contact Film Australia Collection Library | B&W |
Constantinople Mosque, city, fortress walls, native floats transporting tourists down river past ruins, raft pulling ashore, Turkish people coming down river, Western man taking photo of Turkish girl . men carrying bundles of logs across stream, man selling water, cobbler, blacksmiths , men on heavily laden donkeys fording river, in market square, on building site (1928)
Access No. 40034 | 6 mins 7 secs | 1930s | Constantinople , Turkey | © Contact Film Australia Collection Library | B&W |
Men discussing sale of donkeys, heavily laden line of camels, camel train away from camera, Dervish telling stories & doing magic tricks in market, float raft being repaired, setting off on raft, (1928)
Access No. 40036 | 3 mins 24 secs | 1930s | Constantinople, Turkey | © Contact Film Australia Collection Library | B&W |
Local people (workers?) off steam ferry onto pier, pan petrol refinery ?, ground shots refinery,interiors sterile looking areas with lots of gauges dials etc., men operating machinery, exterior industrial building or factory various stages production of paraffin?, blocks loaded to pallets, wrapped slabs. along jetty & loaded to ocean going ship, local workers filing past officer in turban, aboard steam ferry, docking early evening, signs on top of petrol pump,Plume & Super Plume Ethyl (1928)
Access No. 40037 | 10 mins 43 secs | 1930s | Constantinople, Turkey | © Contact Film Australia Collection Library | B&W |