J. Max Bond, Sr. Home Movie #1: Afghanistan

16mm motion picture film of J. Max Bond, Sr. home movie #1

Created by
Bond, J. Max, Sr., American, 1902 - 1991
16mm Film (a): acetate film;
Film Reel (b): metal
Duration: 6 Minutes
Length (Film): 160 Feet
home movies
Place filmed
Afghanistan, Asia
ca. 1955
This 16mm film is from a collection of home movies shot by J. Max Bond Sr. between 1930-1960. The collection features travel footage, family outings, and gatherings with family and friends.
This 16mm color film is one of ten home movies shot by J. Max Bond, Sr. from 1930 to 1960. The footage mainly focuses on family, travel, and educational institutions with which J. Max Bond Sr. was associated.
Consists of: 16mm Film (a) and Original 400 foot Film Reel (b).
2016.16.1.1ab: 16mm film. The film opens with an interior shot of a little boy smiling at the camera. This is followed by various scenes of buildings, marketplaces, and men working (shoveling snow) around an unknown city in Afghanistan. There is one brief shot of a woman facing the camera and taking a photo. The film ends with a shot of an airfield and more snow covered footage of the city.
African American
International affairs
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from the Family of George Clement Bond
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
© Alison Bond
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title
J. Max Bond, Sr. Family Home Movies
Media Arts-Film and Video
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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