Films taken by Leon Levson and documentary using his footage, 1930s, 1990
Two films by Leon Levson, one showing the journey of a flying boat and the second of an African township.
Also a copy of a BBC documentary made about the flying boat containing footage by Levson, and a poor VHS duplicate of footage showing the flying boat.
Leon Levson (1887-1961) was born in Lithuania. He was an emigre to South Africa, and became one of the first documentary photographers in the country. Initially he was a renowned portrait photographer but after WW2 travelled the country with his wife Freda, documenting social conditions. Freda Levson (formerly Troup) moved to England after Leon's death, and was active in the Anti-Apartheid movement.
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