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    Posted 3 months ago

    Cisum
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    THE FOLLOWING IS VERY RARE AND OBSCURE.
    HELLO EVERYONE..FOR ALL YOU SLEUTHS OUT THERE...WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING AT ARE 15 ALL METAL FILM STRIP CONTAINERS, EACH ONE IS FULL OF FILM, IN FACT, A TOTAL OF 50,000 FEET.
    THE LIDS ARE NUMBERED AND BY HAND FROM #1 THRU #15.
    THE CONTAINERS ARE IN A OLD CLOTH COVERED BOX AND IS FELTED ON THE INSIDE.
    NOW, THIS IS WHAT I KNOW..THE FILM IS CALLED 'BIBLE LANDS AND ITS PEOPLE'.
    COPYWRITE IS 1928, FOUND ON THE FIRST SEGMENT OF FILM FROM THE FIRST ROLL.
    ABOVE COPYWRITE IS THE CINCINNATI, OHIO FILM COMPANY.
    THE FILM WAS USED ON A PROJECTOR AND TAKEN TO VARIOUS CHURCHES AND USED AS A TEACHING AND VISUAL TOUR OF LANDS SPOKEN OF IN THE BIBLE, SUCH AS EGYPT, ISRAEL AND OTHERS.
    I OBTAINED THIS IN 2010, ELEVEN YEARS AGO, IN A BOX OF RECORDS I GOT FROM A SALE AT A PUBLIC LIBRARY. IT WAS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE BOX.

    THANK YOU

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    1. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 3 months ago
      It may be rare and obscure but that doesn't equal valuable. Looks to me like someone donated it to the library and the library put it up with other items rather than throw them away. Money is Money.I wonder why you post them here rather than on a religious site or film collector's club? There may be someone in the know here but I might question it to a degree. I do wish you luck and let us know what you learn, good or bad.
    2. Cisum Cisum, 3 months ago
      fhrjr2, Thank You..Im not looking for value and never do on any item. I posted here for we have some here with other research avenues. Either way, very little info online. I even contacted the Library Of Congress awhile back with no luck.
      A donation to the Library is very likely. As I said, I found this with record albums and nothing else. Either way, metal film containers are neat considering they have been plastic for years now.
      Thank You Again!

      T.
    3. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 3 months ago
      You may be right about those containers. They may be the treasure along with the holder. There are so many religious sects and clans now days you have to rewind to the 20's to research these and hope for the best that something may jive. It will be interesting to see what folks here come up with. These are a little before my time and I am not inclined to be religious except the occasional outburst of Jesus Christ or Goddam it.
    4. Cisum Cisum, 3 months ago
      fhrjr2, True..I have enrolled film under magnifying glass. All the images on each segment I've seen so far are mostly landscape types, like the cedar trees of Lebanon, Mountains, Biblical ones like Aarrat in Turkey..Thank You Again Mate!

      T.
    5. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 3 months ago
      Might interest a religious historian or simply a historian. Finding the right projector and testing the film might present a problem, bump in the road.
    6. Cisum Cisum, 3 months ago
      fhrjr2, A slide projector I presume. I wonder now if these were shown while someone is explaining what's being seen. Who knows, but I will continue the journey.

      T.
    7. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 3 months ago
      You'll need a filmstrip projector, different than one for slides since it'll have the sprockets/knobs assembly to feed the film thru it behind its projection lens. This set of filmstrips likely came with either a written script or maybe even a set of LP records which would have provided the 'sound track' to explain each image. VERY COOL that you found the whole set together in its case!! :-)

      In this current day and age of general *unrest* in the Middle Eastern Lands, it'd probably be interesting to compare places and things (and names?) shown in this set of films with what might exist today...
    8. Cisum Cisum, 3 months ago
      AnythingObscure, Historically, I believe this to be of value (Not Monetary) for, as You say, research possibly. When this was done, most folks could not go to see themselves the lands spoken of in their Bibles, so the next best thing was something like this..2 intrigued pushes for Me tho is the lids, handwritten numerals and The Cincinatti film company? Hollywood barely had one. Copywrite year also..1928..The same year as the first 'Talkie' Orion picture, 'The Jazz Singer' with Al Jolsen.

      T.
    9. Cisum Cisum, 3 months ago
      THANKS TO ALL WHO HAVE COME BY HERE!

      T.

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