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Construction of the Panama Canal

Construction of the Panama Canal connecting the Caribbean Ocean with the Pacific Ocean. Views of abandoned and failed first attempt by French team led by Ferdinand de Lesseps, with scenes of Panama natives cutting vegetation with machetes. Scene of abandoned canal work area. Scenes of United States work to build the canal beginning in 1903. Steam shovels digging and moving earth. Laborers construct railroad for use in canal building. General Glen Edgerton talks about the construction difficulties from malaria, and the worker prescription of quinine three times daily. Views of British and French workers on the site working and arriving by rail to work. Dynamite explosion removes rumble for railroad construction. View of locks under construction 1000 feet long and 110 feet wide. Excerpt from interview with former Canal Zone Governor and Congressman Maurice Thatcher, who characterizes the project as the greatest liberty that man had ever taken with nature. (Thatcher was honored when the first bridge connecting both sides of the Panama Canal was named after him as "Thatcher Ferry Bridge". In 1979 the name was officially changed to the Bridge of the Americas.) Clip next shows 1970's aerial view of the Panama Canal. Ships moving through the Panama Canal.

Date: 1903
Duration: 2 min 46 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Russian submarines,destroyers and cruisers underway off the cost of Puerto Rico in the Caribbean.

Russian submarines underway off the cost of Puerto Rico in the Caribbean. View of Russian tender underway. "Z" Class Submarine underway in silhouette. Port bow view of Russian submarine on surface. Both a Juliett class and a Foxtrot class submarine are seen on surface. Stern view of Russian submarine in Caribbean. Side of "Z" Class submarine. Russian submarine on surface. Smoke over submarine coming from engines. Port beam view of the KIROV CLASS Cruiser underway. Russian Destroyer and Cruiser. Russian DLG underway. Beam view of the two ships.

Date: 1970, May 9
Duration: 2 min 54 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Headquarters of Caribbean Air command at Albrook Air Force Base in Panama.

Albrook Air Force base of United States in Panama. A car parked outside a building with a sign that reads Headquarters of Caribbean Air Command. Albrook Air Force base of United States in Panama. A car parked outside a building with a sign that reads Headquarters of Caribbean Air Command. Albrook Air Force base of United States in Panama. A car parked outside a building with a sign that reads Headquarters of Caribbean Air Command.

Date: 1953, June 30
Duration: 15 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Bell Telephone advertisement chronicles costs for telephone calls reducing from 1915 to 1970.

Bell Telephone television advertisement depicts the cost of telephone calls over years from 1915 to 1970. Pictures of streets and houses in Boston. Portrait of Alexander Graham Bell. The cost of telephone from 20.70 dollars in 1915 reduced to 70 cents in 1970. Rapid paced montage of images (some still and some motion) from 1915 to 1970. Poster reads 'Japan at War'. Man and woman dance. Missile launched from launch pad. Aircraft parked on runway. The cost of telephone charges reduced over the years. Different types of telephones seen in 1970.

Date: 1970
Duration: 2 min 1 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
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
 
 
Earthquakes of 1960 trigger losses in Morocco and Chile, and Hurricane Donna strikes Caribbean shores.

Natural disasters strike nations like Morocco, Chile, and Caribbean Islands in the year 1960. Ruined resort town of Agadir Morocco is seen, with many destroyed buildings and much rubble following an intense earthquake on February 29, 1960. Demolished houses and broken roads in the city. next seen shows aftermath of intense earthquakes in Chile that caused damage to property and loss of lives. The bust sculpture of a Chilean leader is shown toppled and damaged by earthquake. A bridge road over water is shown buckled following an earthquake in Chile. Next seen shows Hurricane Donna striking shores of Caribbean Islands. Fast winds blowing palm trees and spraying tidal surf.

Date: 1960
Duration: 29 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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