Matthews, Edward I., Jr. Collection

      film (1600 ft.) : si., col. ; 8mm)
      1947 – 1949
      Shanghai, China
      Tianjin, China
      Guangzhou, China
      Hong Kong
      Beijing, China
      Bangkok, Thailand
      Rome, Italy
      Florence, Italy
      Venice, Italy
      Paris, France
      Dover, UK
      London, UK
      The collection consists of 4 reels of silent, color 8mm film, totaling approximately 1600 feet. The film was originally on 6 reels. The films were shot by Edward I. Matthews Jr. between 1947 and 1949, while Matthews was working in Shanghai with the Standard Vacuum Oil Company.
      Provided by Charles E. Matthews:
      "Edward I. Matthews, Jr. (1916-2004),an electrical engineer employed by the Standard Vacuum Oil Company (SVOC), filmed life in Shanghai, China and in-country travels to Tientsin, Canton, Hong Kong, and Macau from January 1947 through September 1949. Foreigners were quite privileged during this time, and Ed and his fellow American ex-pats worked hard and partied lavishly. With a handful of others, Ed volunteer to remain in Shanghai for SVOC after the company closed down their operations and evacuated American staff. Consequently he witnessed the fall of Shanghai to Mao Tse-Tung's Communists on May 18, 1949."
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