• Short Summary

    Families hunt for the rare substance of ambergris on a Californian beach.

  • Description

    Titles read: "Treasure from the deep."

    California, United States of America.

    Various shots of people searching through the rocks and debris on a beach for ambergris, a rare substance used as a base for expensive perfumes. It apparently originates in a whale's stomach and every ounce is worth about £5.

    One couple search through the sand while their baby lies beside them in a carrycot. Several people seem to be there with their whole families - children and adults hunt together. People hold up pieces of ambergris they have found.

    Note: good illustration of people trying anything to make money during the depression.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1628.01
    Media URN:
    51882
    Group:
    Pathe sound pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    12/04/1934
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:24:00 / 01:00:53:00
    Canister:
    PSP 836

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