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Creation of the Tennessee Valley Authority. Text of 1933 Act creating TVA and scenes of the project.

Film regarding creation of the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). Picture of United States Capitol building. Text of 1933 Congressional Act creating the TVA, appears progressively as background while scenes of the project are shown. Aerial view of power plant in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. A little girl stands alone, looking over a TVA dam. A utility worker stands on a large electric insulator. View from a barge as it passes under a bridge on the Tennessee River. Bridge under construction over Tennessee River. Aerial view of flooded area. Animated map shows Tennessee River Basin.

Date: 1935
Duration: 2 min 7 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Forks of Cypress plantation buildings circa 1939. Views of outbuildings and part of main house exterior of James Jackson's 1830 house.

From a U.S. Department of Agriculture documentary. A lone negro man resides in a dilapidated house surrounded by other rundown outbuildings on the grounds of the Forks of Cypress plantation and farm, in Florence Alabama, (Lauderdale County), United States. A dilapidated shack house on an abandoned plantation or farm during the Great Depression. A lone negro man emerges from the house. He walks up to a bell, cleans it, and rings it. View of old main Greek Revival Forks of Cypress house built in 1830 for James Jackson. View of the west elevation of the house and the smokehouse is seen behind and to the side of the main house, and a clothes line with clothes on it beside the smokehouse. Chickens walk on the porch of the house, past its tall colonnade of 24 ionic columns. A cock and chickens outside the house. The elderly negro man looks around, mumbling to himself, walks back towards the other house, enters and closes the doors behind him. (Note: The house burned completely in a 1966 fire).

Date: 1939
Duration: 2 min 0 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Farmer in Tennessee receives phosphate fertilizer from TVA and applies it to his fields

On development and advances from the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). Men aboard train hands a sack of Phosphate fertilizer to farmer, manufactured at the TVA's Muscle Shoals plant. Train with sign "Knox County Soil Conservation Association" on the side of the train car. Farmer draws horse drawn carriage beside train and is given a bag of the phosphate fertilizer. Farmer applying the fertilizer to his fields with a horse drawn cart. Farmer in hose drawn cart passes a farmhouse. Cows graze in the field. View of houses and electric poles. Farmer shows an electric transmission box attached to a barn.

Date: 1935
Duration: 3 min 32 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Transatlantic air service is extolled 35 years after the Wright Brothers first flight. Howard Hughes takes off on round-the- world flight

Animated map shows sailing vessel leaving Coast of United States heading to the British Isles. Next,the Cunard-White Star ocean liner, S.S. Aquitania, is shown underway in the Atlantic, with note that the crossing only takes four days. Animated map shows America and Europe "moving closer together" as a result. Noting that an airplane flew from New York to Paris in 16 hours and 38 minutes, Howard Hughes' Lockheed 14 Super Electra Special aircraft, heavily loaded with fuel, is seen making a difficult takeoff from the short (3500 foot) runway at Floyd Bennett Field, Long Island, on July 10th, 1938, headed to Paris, France on first leg of its round-the-world flight. Glimpse of the aircraft overhead as it sets course for Newfoundland on a Great Circle route to Paris.

Date: 1938, July 10
Duration: 1 min 23 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
American, Filipino and Mexican men, women and children work in farm fields, United States. Migrant farmers seeking work.

Clouds over barren and parched land during Great Depression. Expansive views of open western plains and distant mountains. Some cactus plants in undeveloped wide open areas in Arizona. A steam engine locomotive pulls a train in the distance. Hills, cattle graze. Elevated view of a man made Theodore Roosevelt Lake reservoir and the Theodore Roosevelt dam that created it, northeast of Phoenix Arizona. Farms, fields, trees and vegetation. Migrant farmers in overloaded cars and heavily loaded automobiles on a dirt road. A parked trailer. A loaded wagon attached to the car. Boxes of fruits and vegetables including lemons, sweet potatoes and oranges at very low prices. Children of migrant farmers playing together and milling about. Groups of migrant worker farmers looking for work and competing for work in Arizona with four crops a year due to warm conditions and water from dams. Cars with variety of western United States 1939 license plates. Filipino and Mexican immigrant farmers pick fruits and vegetables (lettuce) on a farm. Men work on an irrigated field. Narrator states that Filipino and Mexicans have the jobs because they are strong. They pick and load lettuce into trucks on a lettuce field. Men work at sheds at packing machines to pack the lettuce. Trucks loaded in the field. Mexican border on Rio Grande river valley: Men, women and children work in a field. Most are Mexican. They pick fruits and vegetables and load them into buckets and containers. A man supervises the workers. Women workers pick and sort produce on a field. A man with a loaded horse wagon. Men lift boxes of produce. Migrants work in a field.

Date: 1939
Duration: 4 min 36 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
35th anniversary of Wright Brothers' first flight. Advances in travel due to rail and airplane. Howard Hughes' round the world flight.

Film notes 35th anniversary of Wright Brothers' first flight and reviews advances in transportation brought about by rail and aircraft .An animated map of the United states before the advent of mechanized transport methods. It illustrates the difficult and long overland journey to travel from the East Coast to the West Coast. Travel by horse and wagon over the Santa Fe Trail in 1849 is recreated in a brief film clip. Next, a locomotive is shown pulling a passenger train at high speed along a railroad at the base of a mountain. Animated map charts fairly direct path from Coast to Coast, taking only 4 days by railroad. Next a nearly straight course is traced across the map illustrating the path of an airplane taking only seven and a half hours for the journey. Change of scene shows aerial view of Howard Hughes' Lockheed 14 Super Electra Special, Model 14-N2 ( NX18973), christened "New York World's Fair 1939," in flight over New York harbor with the skyline of Manhattan in the background. Camera follows the plane as it passes over lower Manhattan. The Empire State building is seen prominently with other skyscrapers below the aircraft. This was filmed, on July 14, 1938, as Hughes and his crew were returning from Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Floyd Bennett Field, on Long Island, at the conclusion of their around-the-world flight (circling the Northern Hemisphere) from July 10 - July 14, 1938.

Date: 1938, July 14
Duration: 1 min 45 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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