List of All Travel Lectures and Travelogues, 1892 Through 1970
Page 1 of 4: 1892-1911

We present here an official list of all of the lecture and show titles, with some additional information on what was presented and in which formats, originally compiled by the Burton Holmes company and sent out on Burton Holmes Travelogues letterhead. For this list we are indebted to Pam Wintle, archivist at the Human Studies Film Archives of the Smithsonian Institution.

1892: Hand-colored slides

  • Japan—the Country
  • Japan—the Cities

1893: Hand-colored slides

  • In Algeria
  • Oases of the Algerian Sahara
  • Into Morocco
  • Heart of the Moorish Empire
  • Through the Real Japan

1894: Hand-colored slides

  • Round About Paris
  • Cycling Through Corsica
  • Southern Spain
  • Oases of the Algerian Sahara
  • Heart of the Moorish Empire

1895-6: Hand-colored slides

  • The Olympic Games in Athens
  • Grecian Journeys
  • Yellowstone Park

1897-8: Hand-colored slides, and short motion pictures (unrelated to the topics) shot on 60mm film. First showing of motion pictures on any lecture platform.

  • Wonders of Thessaly
  • Cycling Through Corsica
  • Cities of the Barbary Coast
  • Oases of the Algerian Sahara
  • More About Japan

1898-9: Hand-colored slides, and films of Hawaii and Grand Canyon used in conjunction with the slide lectures. First time ever for topical films used in lectures.

  • The Hawaiian Islands
  • Into Morocco
  • Fez—Metropolis of the Moors
  • Grecian Journeys
  • The Grand Canyon of Arizona

1899-1900: Slides in color, with motion picture interludes (60mm motion pictures)

  • Manila
  • Japan Revisited
  • Round About Paris
  • The Grand Canyon
  • Moki Land (Hopi Land)

1900-01: Slides in color, and 60mm motion pictures

  • The Edge of China
  • Moki Land
  • The Paris Exposition
  • Wonders of Thessaly
  • Oberammergau

1901-02: Slides in color and 60mm motion pictures

  • St. Petersburg
  • Moscow
  • Siberia
  • Peking
  • Seoul—Capital of Korea

1902-03: Colored slides, and 35mm motion pictures, in black-and-white [this combination used until 1940]

  • Portugal
  • Denmark
  • Sweden
  • Norway I
  • Norway II

1903-04

  • The Yosemite Valley
  • The Yellowstone Park
  • The Grand Canyon
  • Alaska the Beautiful
  • The Golden Klondike

1904-05

  • In London
  • Round About London
  • Beautiful Ireland
  • The Russian Empire
  • Japan

1905-06. Note: Played in Orchestra Hall Oct. 11 to Nov. 11

  • Port Arthur
  • The Passion Play
  • The Tyrolian Alps
  • Switzerland I
  • Switzerland II

1906-07. Note: Played in Orchestra Hall Nov. 14 to Dec. 15, 1907

  • In Cairo
  • The Nile
  • Athens
  • Naples
  • Vesuvius

1907-08

  • Berlin
  • Vienna
  • Paris
  • London
  • Fez

1908-09

  • Our Own Hawaii
  • Japan Now I
  • Japan Now II
  • Java
  • More About Paris

1909-1910

  • Ceylon
  • Egypt
  • Sicily
  • Italy
  • Norway

1910-11

  • Munich and Bavaria
  • The Passion Play
  • The Real Bohemia
  • Motoring in Germany
  • Two Ways Around the World

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Update history: This page created 9 May 2004. Revised 27 November 2006.