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Adelaide Pearson

Dates active:

1932-1945

Gender:

Female

Films:

Mayan Rites (1932)

Asiatic Potters, India 1938-39 (1938)

Profession:

Philanthropist and Business Owner

Biographical Notes:

"From 1931-1940, social philanthropist Adelaide Pearson traveled throughout the world documenting quotidian activities, directing her keen eye to ritual, dress, and craft. Integrating poignant intertitles, the films provide an unparalleled perspective of the everyday lives of those living in remote communities in Algeria, Palestine, Guatemala, Siam, and India." (Tarr, 2009)

Bibliographic Resources:

Tarr, Kimberly. "The World She Watched: An Examination of the Adelaide Pearson Travel Films". Thesis project, New York University, 2009.