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Examples of middle-class United States American lifestyle in early 1970s.

Shows early 1970s era construction activities, economic growth, retail shopping, and American fashions and goods of the 1970s. As a contrast to the modern way of life, a farmer is seen using teams of horses to plow his land. Views of middle-class suburban living in the U.S.A. New, modern houses and cars in the suburbs. Construction workers building new homes. Modern farm machinery being employed. Panels being placed on a new car in a factory production line or assembly line. A long freight train moving goods. U.S. consumer retail stores selling a variety of products, and pedestrians in 1970s fashions shopping on town and city streets for various goods including ice cream, lawn mowers and hardware, custom framing, fast food (McDonalds restaurant shown), an "organic food" cafe or store, barbecue grills, outdoor lounge chairs, and antiques, among others. Shipping containers being loaded on a ship for export abroad. Various construction sites ranging from those for suburban neighborhood homes to those for high rise buildings. Construction of the Dunhill Condominiums in progress in Atlanta Georgia. A 1970 Ford Falcon car in a neighborhood of new homes in the suburbs. Sink and bath tub fixtures in a typical kitchen and bathroom. Families at a high school graduation. African American students on a college campus. White students walking on campus of a college or university. Families shopping for high price goods: View of a hand starting a phonograph record player, a man examining a Ford Pinto car in a new car show room, views of home appliances, washers, dryers, stoves, ovens, televisions in a show room, and window air conditioner units. Private pleasure boats operating near a large ferry boat. More views of carpenters and other construction workers and building tradesmen working at construction sites. People at work compiling statistics in the U.S. Bureau of the Census.

Date: 1974
Duration: 3 min 10 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Elements of ordinary life in America that are captured in statistics and reports of the U.S. Census Bureau.

View of an American residential area, from low-flying airplane. Crowded street scene in a major city with black and white pedestrians walking on sidewalk in typical 1970s fashions. A public school No. 2. Yellow school buses carrying children. African American family with small children boarding a bus. A group of white people walking appearing to be a grandmother, her son, and three grandchildren. People enjoying a day in a park. African American woman standing near a large upright computer tape tape machine. She presses something on the machine to operate it. House with a "for sale" sign in the suburbs. A man opening the door of a 1969 or 1970 Ford Pinto car at a car sales dealership. Various report documents of the U.S. Census Bureau are displayed. Cattle being unloaded from a farmer's truck. A farmer cultivating a field, using a tractor. Views of State and Municipal Government buildings, including a view of the Justice Department in Washington DC, and including people entering and leaving the Compton, California City Hall building. Highway sign reading: "Leaving West Georgia Soil & Water Conservation District." Others, reading: Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, Silver Spring Branch Office," and "Wakefield County Park, Fairfax County Park Authority," "District of Columbia, Storm Sewer Vicinity, 14th St. & Kentucky Ave. S.E," and "Harford County Metropolitan Commission, Water Transmission System." A late 1960s car approaching a toll booth on a highway. A policeman directing traffic. Several medical personnel in whites, walking on hospital grounds. A railroad worker. A teacher posting a notice on door, at a school, as school girls behind him try to read the posting. A steel mill with smoke rising from tall stacks. Cars parked outside of Lasalle College New Athletic Facilities construction sign. A Washington DC police car patrolling a city street. Cars parked bumper-to-bumper along a city street.

Date: 1970
Duration: 1 min 51 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
California State Police explains several Vehicle Ambush Counter-attack techniques against terrorists in California.

Vehicle Ambush Counter-attack techniques. Cars are driven through road barricades as narrator explains use of a vehicle as a weapon to push aside cars that are being used to ambush. Cars are hit in the rear or front quarters by the escape vehicles to demonstrate disruption of an ambush. POV driver side of car as gunmen drive alongside and shoot the driver. Wide shots of same ambush on driver as it takes place on road curve. Defensive maneuvers by driver include hitting the brakes hard to throw off the aim of gunmen. View of motorcycle on same curve. View of Molotov cocktail being thrown at a car. Narrator explains that having the window up helps to ward off a Molotov cocktail attack as views of burning car are seen. A chauffeur waits on the street in front of a Cadillac limousine. A man emerges from an office building and gets into the limousine. POV of limousine driver as he drives to evade attackers, and reaches under dashboard to turn on a siren. Woman in 1970s fashions sits on a motorcycle radioing ahead to attackers on her walkie talkie.

Date: 1976
Duration: 12 min 38 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Palm tree lined road and fine neighborhood homes on a street in Los Angeles, California, United States.

Shot from a moving vehicle, shows an upward view of palm trees lining a road in Los Angeles, California. View changes to show houses along the street, still from the moving vehicle. 1970's cars parked in front of houses, on sides of road, and a few cars passing in opposite direction.

Date: 1976
Duration: 1 min 1 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Various American activities, lifestyle, and industries as seen in the early 1970s.

Children at school cafeteria lunchroom in a school. A boy selects food from the lunch line offerings and puts it on his tray. Building of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. A few buildings and homes of a small town along a rural road, as seen from a moving car or vehicle. A small power plant. Sign announcing future home of Loudoun County campus of the Northern Virginia Community College. A Childrens Hospital under construction. A new campus under construction for the Mercer County Community College. A mother and baby. A newborn baby being brought to car from hospital, by a nurse. Area of heavy industry. Contaminated beach in Mendocino County California. A working cowboy with rope lariat. A golfer on golf links. A farmer plowing behind a mule. A large piece of farm equipment in operation. A small ferry moving several cars across a river. Low aerial view of late 1960s and early 1970s cars on a network of highways.

Date: 1974
Duration: 1 min 47 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
The flood of immigrants from Europe to America from 1870 to 1890. Traveling experiences of immigrants are depicted.

Contains mix of vintage still images, 1970s interview footage, and a small amount of vintage film footage. Images of an old signs, in Europe, advertising land and promoting the virtues of various of the United states, including: Iowa, Nebraska, California, Kansas, and Dakota. One says "room for millions of immigrants." One cites "free homes." One contains a cartoon image of a grim "old World,"opposite a smiling "New World." Poster for steamship line, Norddeutscher Lloyd, of Bremen. Poster for railroad company. Poster for steamships from Liverpool to New York citing fares from 12 to 30 pounds sterling for "Saloon Passage"; 8 to 10 pounds for Second cabins; and 4 pounds for steerage passage. A Polish publication expressing concern over the "epidemic" of immigration to America. Articles calling for measures to restrict this immigration. Documents in cyrillic that narrator describes as mail from America that Russian officials censor. Samples of letters to relatives back home, from immigrants in America, enclosing steamship tickets, railroad tickets, and the like, that the narrator states "never arrived." Animated map showing the flow of immigrants from interior of Europe to ports of Hamburg, Bremen, and Rotterdam, noting that Hull and Liverpool also prospered on immigrant trade. Note on map states that between 1870 and 1880, two and three quarters of a million American immigrants came from Europe and by 1890, five and a quarter million more had crossed the Atlantic. View of immigrants waiting to be processed by government officials before departure at a port in Europe. People crowded in a long line outside, waiting to enter the office. Views of shanties in a town. A woman is seen describing immigrants' circumstances. Pictures of men women and children traveling by horse-drawn wagons. Actual vintage footage of an old railroad steam locomotive pulling a passenger train into a station area circa 1900-1910. View of train station at a European port city. Huge number of people from all over Europe, standing in the courtyard of a train station. A man is seen describing these people as like "coming from another world." A barracks-like housing arrangement for immigrants waiting to pass health screening by the steamship companies, which included carefully examining their hair. A woman who experienced this described her embarrassment at the health examinations.

Date: 1975
Duration: 6 min 59 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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