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New York City scenes around 1950 and views of the Burlington Mills operations in North Carolina, USA.

Documentary titled 'Woven into the life of America', on manufacture of various types of garments by the Burlington Mills in North Carolina, United States. View of the Statue of Liberty and of New York City Manhattan Island skyline from the New York Harbor. A boat underway at harbor. Aerial view of tall buildings and skyscrapers of New York City. Pedestrians in 1950s fashions walk on sidewalks of New York City, with some shopping. Trendy clothes are displayed in a shop's window. A model wearing a night gown. A bride being dressed. A receptionist at the reception counter of the Burlington Mills. Employees at work on loom machines.

Date: 1950
Duration: 2 min 26 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
American Cities in the 1950s

Americans listen to a chamber string quartet playing music on stage. Vintage views of various famous American cities in the 1950s. Sweeping wide views of American wilderness with mountains in distant background. Elevated view of a river in America. A railroad marshaling yard with skyline of Chicago Illinois in the distance. Close view of two railroad trains passing in opposite directions in downtown Chicago with skyscraper in background. A city street in downtown Detroit Michigan with 1950s cars on the road. View of the Stone Arch Bridge in Minneapolis Minnesota and the city skyline in background. View of Saint Paul Minnesota with river, bridge, and some nearby factories. View of Saint Louis Missouri as seen from an anchored position on the Mississippi River. The city skyline of New Orleans from a distance. View of Pittsburgh skyline with the West End Bridge over the Ohio River in the foreground. People walk on the grounds of Liberty Island in New York, with the Statue of Liberty seen towering above. Aerial view of New York city's skyline, skyscrapers and New York harbor. Camera view panning from ground to top of Empire State Building in Manhattan. Aerial view of Washington DC and Potomac River. Ground view of Jefferson Memorial. The Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument and U.S. Capitol seen together. Steps of Lincoln Memorial and view of statue of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln inside the memorial. An eastern American mountain view, witha lake or river in the foreground. View of Half Dome peak in Yosemite National Park seen from a moving vehicle. Elevated view of a dense forest in the western United States. Pacific coast scene of surf washing onto rocks in a rocky area with nearby cliffs and mountains.

Date: 1953
Duration: 2 min 51 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Views of the United States. Farms, cities, highways, and beaches. Destruction in Japan by atomic bomb. U.S. infantry in combat

Farmers harvesting grain and corn with machinery on American farms with a narrow tractor harvester. Steel mills and heavy industry and cargo railroads in the United States. Industrial views with smokestacks releasing much smoke and smog (also pollution scenes). Scenes of New York City with busy streets filled with cars, buses, and trucks, together with pedestrians. Many varied 1940s and 1950s cars on the roads. Elevated and also aerial views of U.S. highway networks busy with 1940s and 1950s cars. Views of Jones Beach, on Long Island, New york. Scenes of destruction in Japan from the atomic bomb, with sweeping views of destroyed city in Hiroshima or Nagasaki. U.S. Army infantrymen engaged in house-to-house fighting in Europe during World War II, firing rifles and moving between points of cover in a city filled with rubble.

Date: 1953
Duration: 3 min 15 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Lights of automobiles; time lapse sunrise and sunset in New York City in late 1950s. Skyscrapers and busy Manhattan streets.

Time lapse view of dawn breaking over Manhattan Island. Skyscrapers in New York City in 1958. People emerging from subway train station. Pedestrians cross road as taxi cabs and 1950s era cars pass by. Pigeons in a park. Aerial views of pedestrians, traffic, crossroads, buildings, and skyscrapers of Manhattan skyline. Lights in skyscraper windows at night. Clouds in the background. Aerials of traffic at night. Timelapse view of sunset and night scenes in Manhattan.

Date: 1958
Duration: 3 min 28 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Celebration of the Liberation of Paris, and Americans returning to college, farms, and work after World War 2

Exterior views of United Nations headquarters building in New York City. World map showing NATO member countries shaded dark. Distant view of U.S. Capitol building in Washington DC with an American flag flying in the foreground. Following Presidential election of 1952, Dwight D Eisenhower takes oath of office as President in January 1953, surrounded by other dignitaries. Scenes from end of World War 2 with U.S. Army forces in Paris and happy celebrating French people welcoming the U.S. military and other Allied forces. Close up view of faces of U.S. Army troops marching beside Arc de Triomphe in Paris. Parisians cheer and smile. A French woman kisses an American soldier. Aerial view of Statue of Liberty in New York as a troop ship is arriving in New York Harbor with soldiers returning from World War 2. Soldiers disembark the troop carrier ship. Cunard sign on gang plank. Young American men enrolled in American colleges. A college square area. Inside, a professor instructs college students in class. American students work in a University science laboratory with beakers, vials, burners, and microscope. Young veterans of the war who have returned to be farmers are seen on their farms working. American farmer works in field with a tractor. Views of various church buildings and church spires in American towns and cities. American men,women and children in church and clergy at altar circa 1950.

Date: 1952
Duration: 2 min 12 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
'Women and the Community' shows American home life, women in homemaking roles, and employed women; 1950s small town scenes.

A documentary titled 'Women and the Community'. Aerial view of city of Monroe New York. A railroad train runs on track carrying commuters. Two men working as City Planners in an office, one is pointing at a region of Monroe on a wall map; both are looking into the map on the wall. A sanitation worker man dumps garbage into a garbage truck. A postman walking, goes to a house, puts the mail letter into the house and walks away. Mail man walks on road and then goes to a house, a lady comes out, postman hands her the relevant letter and lady goes inside the house. 1950s vintage image of American middle class family around a dining table with two girls eating, husband reading newspaper, a lady comes in with the envelope. She opens the envelope and shows it to the man. Woman helps clean up milk spilled by child at table. Woman in a typical grocery store aided by immigrant grocer who came to United States 20 years prior; postman comes in, talks to the lady. A woman at her desk in an office, man comes and hands her an envelope. A woman with a boy in a dentist office is seated next to a woman at her desk. Dentist enters office and boy follows him back. An old man and elderly woman walking beside a farm building collect letters from a mail box and walk away. Postman enters local High School building. Women students work in a laboratory, a girl looks through a microscope. A bus on road bringing passengers to a stop at a polling place on voting day for the town. American citizens wait in line to vote.

Date: 1950
Duration: 5 min 2 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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