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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. Streets of busy New York City, with pedestrians in 1950s fashions walking on sidewalks of New York City, and 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
 
 
Decline in industry and jobs, and Stock Market crash leading up to Great Depression in the United States.

The film 'The Unfinished Revolution' depicts people recovering after the Great Depression in the United States. Most scenes circa 1929 - 1931, but film produced in 1967. The United States Capitol building with 1940s and 1950s cars and taxi cabs on roads in foreground. View of exterior of Supreme Court building. Closer view of U.S. Capitol and then of the White House in Washington DC. Also the Washington Monument. A herd of sheep and of cattle grazes on pastures. Cowboys on horseback herd cattle on a giant field with snow covered mountains in the background. Farmers work in a field picking cotton. View of Manhattan skyline including Empire State Building, with new skyscrapers in construction in the foreground. View of a street market in a New York neighborhood and a Ford sedan on the street. Busy New York streets filled with cars and pedestrians at end of 1920s. Children standing on fire escape in poor downtown area look down over suspended laundry lines between buildings. An officer looks out from small window of a raised booth traffic light as the lights on the booth change color. A Ford automobile assembly line. Engineers work in a factory with minimum wages. A farmer plows a field of potatoes using four horses. A wheat thresher working a field. Trains at a crossing, on a bridge, and coal cars lined up at a coal yard. Busy New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) floor filled with people around time of 1929 market crash. Frenzied stock market scenes. Board outside a factory reads 'No Men Wanted'. Scenes of silent railroad yards and dormant factories. A man plays an accordian and collects coin donations. People wait in a queue and in a soup line or bread line. Unemployed and homeless men asleep in public areas.

Date: 1929
Duration: 4 min 7 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Grocery store, automat, and Peoples Trust Bank seen at the Cross County Shopping Center in Yonkers, New York, United States.

Exteriors of the Cross County Center shopping center in Yonkers, New York in the late 1950s. Camera pans across the Grand Union grocery store advertising its gravity-fed "Food -O-Mat" shelving system. There is also an automat in front of the store for a number of items. Close up view of an automat automatic vending machine. Man pulls a box of cornflakes from the machine after inserting coins. View of grocery store puchases from the Grand Union supermarket in large bins on a conveyor belt, as they roll to bag boys outside the store, who lift the bags into the cars of waiting customers. A car pulls up to a drive in window at the Peoples Trust Bank and the driver deposits a large bag of money into the teller drawer. Elevated view of the Cross County Center open air suburban shopping center and many 1950s cars parked in the parking lots. Signs seen at shopping center include "Lerner Shops" and "Gimbels". Many cars on the nearby roads and parking lots.

Date: 1958
Duration: 1 min 3 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
FBI training film about three boys struggle for vertical social mobility in Madison, New Jersey.

Training film about factors influencing vertical social mobility and class in the United States. Shows classic 1950s roles of husbands, wives (as homemaker or housewife) and children growing up in the family. Three boys named Guilford Ames,Theodore Eastwood and David Benton from different classes (upper class, middle class, and lower class) in Madison, New Jersey. Families of various races gather at the viewing window of a hospital nursery. Babies in cribs seen in the nursery. Three boys stop in front of Madison High School to converse following their graduation. Their parents greet each other as well. Scenes of boys at home after graduation. First, the boy from the upper class, Guilford, speaks to his parents in their living room, with a maid present. Middle class boy, Ted, at the dinner table with his parents and sister. Lower class boy, Dave, with extended family to celebrate graduation. Dave pumps gas at an Amoco gasoline filling station. He wears a white t shirt and baseball cap. "Amoco no lead" is seen on the gas or petrol pump. Guilford, dressed in a suit and driving a 1956 Cadillac, pulls into the Amoco service station and talks to Dave. At his father's office, Guilford shakes hands with Ted. Ted in a suit walks in downtown Madison, New Jersey while thinking. In New York, Ted works at the art department in an advertising firm. Ted draws an advertisement for a refrigerator at his desk. A door with a sign on it, "Art Department, Theodore Eastwood, Director" Ted with other men at a golf course wearing latest mens golf fashions. Ted tees off at the golf course. Ted arrives home at the Convent Station, New Jersey railroad station. Many 1950s American automobiles seen in the car parking lot. He talks to a woman sitting in a convertible and to her husband, Guilford. At the Amoco station in Madison, Dave, now dressed in a mechanic's coveralls, shakes Teds hand. Close up of identification card for a baby at a hospital. The card reads "Benton Baby" and has an image of a stork on it. Nurse takes baby from mother in a hospital bed and puts the baby in a crib. She rolls the baby crib into the hospital nursery.

Date: 1957
Duration: 11 min 55 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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