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Up From the Primitive (Reliance)

March 23, 2012


Moving Picture World (16 March 1912): 1012. Courtesy of the Media History Digital Library.

UP FROM THE PRIMITIVE (March 23) – This Natural History Subject shows the evolution of the lower forms of mud and water creatures, including poisonous fish from the Ganges river, India; the mud siren, an amphibian (living on air and under water, will gill stalks; the primitive, amphibian, called a hellbender, related to frogs and toads, the salamander, a high type of the tailed amphibian; the semi-aquatic frog, practically extinct; the giant toad, the highest type of the tailless amphibian, and the spider toad, which assumes a peculiar, crawling gait.

– Moving Picture World (23 March 1912): 1104

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  1. pmarasa permalink
    March 23, 2012 8:55 am

    I can’t think of any film like this that I’ve seen–a few Edison “scientific demonstrations” (“The Wonders of Magnetism,” for example), but I surely would love to see a century-old Nature film.

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