archival original 1 film reel (687 feet) sound color 16mm
Motion pictures (visual works)
title from credits (published work)--archival collection
Supplementary materials: photographs, synopses, study guide with transcription of narration, promotional materials, newspaper articles
Martin Moyer was an independent producer and distributer of educational films primarily from the 1950s through the 1970s. His company, Martin Moyer Productions, was based in Seattle, Washington. Film subjects include social and cultural studies, art, geography, forestry, environmental sciences, physical education and mathematics. In the early 1950s Moyer, in partnership with Charles Stinson, produced short films shot in Fiji and other South Pacific islands, for their production company South Sea Films based in Suva, Fiji.
Donated by Martin Moyer in 1996.
Edited film made by Martin Moyer for educational use explores collecting of floral greenery from the forests by "pickers." These men and women are experienced in the outdoors and are able to identify various species of floral plants that are used by retail florists. Film identifies some of the more important floral greenery from the forests and shows how it is picked and processed. Film also shows how the gathering of boughs, fern fronds, and mosses for the floral industry provides a livelihood for thousands of families in the western United States. Collaborator is Bernard S. Douglass, U.S. Forest Serevice, Region 6, Division of State and Private Forestry. Film is from the series "Man and the Forest".
Human Studies Film Archives Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, MD