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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
 
 
People at a club dancing to band music and men at a construction site in Washington DC, United States.

People in Washington DC, United States. A man playing a guitar during a performance in a club. View of people dancing in the club. Fashions and hippie hair styles seen are 1970's typical of the time. A band performing on a stage and people at a dance floor. The members of the band singing and playing instruments. Several views of the band performing. 'Montage' written on the backdrop of the stage. A man holding a bunch of balloons on a path. Neck ties displayed for sale on a stand on a sidewalk, with a shop advertising Water Beds in the background. Various views of young adult people in 1970s fashions and long hair hippie styles. People walking past the tie stand. A man and a woman seated on the sidewalk talking. People at a park. A woman smoking a cigarette. A few people seated on a grassy ground. A girl reading a book. Office workers in a public park enjoying nice weather and a lunch break. A man lying down with his face covered with a newspaper. People seated at tables at an open restaurant. Beer in a glass and wine served in wine glasses. People eating food and drinking wine at the restaurant. A group of construction workers wearing hard hat helmets standing on a federal or office building under construction. A worker wheeling a cart loaded with construction material. Construction material walls being lifted on cranes on to the building. A man with welding equipment performs welding on the building. View of the Benjamin Banneker Overlook Park fountain at L'Enfant Plaza. Office workers, pedestrians, and two children walk beside the running fountain. People seated on the steps and surrounding area in the park. Two girls walking on a path beside the steps leading down to the fountain. View again of the band musicians playing in the club and people applauding the musicians at the end of the performance. Overall, the footage is like an early music video.

Date: 1972
Duration: 2 min 47 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: None
 
 
Description of American demographics in 1970 emphasizing diversity of backgrounds and cultures

Animated map assembles sections of the United States of America reflecting various kinds of inhabitants. A woman of Native American Indian origins weaves a straw hat as a young boy plays nearby. Sign outside a building identifying the "Slovak Political Benefial Assn." Other signs on seen on different buildings include: "Polish Army Veterans Association of America;" "Ukrainian American Youth Association;" and "Germantown Hospital." A brass plate on a building reading: "English-Speaking Union." Asian-American school girls, and a Japanese-American man with a boy. View of a wood carving in ancient African style. A street scene showing many Hispanic Americans, and commercial signs in Spanish. A group of new American citizens at a naturalization ceremony,each receiving a small American flag. Animated map shown again, indicating the geographical distribution of Americans in the U.S. First it shows areas where citizens live near water, either the oceans, Gulf of Mexico, or the Great Lakes. Montage of urban scenes showing some of the cities where most Americans live. The Massachusetts State House in Boston. New York City street scene with the Empire State Building in background. City Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Capitol in Washington, DC

Date: 1970
Duration: 1 min 55 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 houses in an American residential neighborhood area in the suburbs, 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
 
 
Aerial views of various landmarks and monuments in Washington DC.

Landmarks and monuments in Washington D.C. Aerial views of War College, the Jefferson Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial and the United States Marine Corps (USMC) War Memorial depicting the Iwo Jima flag raising. The Lincoln Memorial with the Washington Monument in the background. The Capitol building in the far background, and the Main Navy Building and Munitions Buildings west of the National Mall (eight years before they were demolished in 1970....that area is now the site of Constitution Gardens and the Vietnam War Memorial.)

Date: 1962, June
Duration: 1 min 45 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
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
 
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