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Effects of Ford Model T automobiles on American life; scenes of early road and highway development and sightseeing trips

A man driving a 1917 Ford model T roadster along a severely rutted mud-filled street. A 1917 Ford Model T, one ton truck, trapped in mud. Frustrated driver gets out and kicks a rear tire. Road building crews at work with horse-drawn equipment. Road construction with large steam powered machinery. A 1917 model T roadster driving along a new smooth concrete road. Women making purchases at a sidewalk stand and placing them into their Ford Model T sedan. A doctor arrives at house of a patient, in a Ford Model T roadster. Americans driving Ford Model T cars in the National Parks circa 1920s. Cars driving past a giant redwood tree. Man in a Ford Model T stopped beside woods and feeding a bear in a National Park, as a Park Ranger stands nearby. Ford Model T driving through the tunnel cut in the "Wawona" giant sequoia tree, in the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias at Yosemite National Park. A 1918 Ford Model T touring car parked at a picnic site, with family sitting at picnic table nearby. Families with Ford Model T cars, engaged in outdoor activities, picnicking, and gathering wild flowers. Two men making their Model T into a shelter for overnight camping. Family picnicking at a beach; their Model T parked on road above. A man in a 1920s era swim suit carries a basket for a picnic to others in his family seated near rocks. 1920s or 1930s boy and girl children playing on a beach; picking up seaweed; and wading in the surf, near large rocks.

Date: 1919
Duration: 3 min 16 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Scenes related to the Ford Motor company and the Ford Model T automobile in the United States.

Ford Model T cars being driven out the exit door of the Highland Park factory, Michigan,circa 1916. Numerous Model T cars driving on both sides of a divided highway. The Ford Highland Park Plant, circa 1920. Panoramic exterior views of the Ford River Rouge plant and factory buildings, circa 1930. A Ford Freighter ship, docked at the River Rouge plant. A view of the home of Henry and Clara Ford, at 66 Edison Road (now 140) Dearborn, Michigan, in 1914. Sketch of children coming home from school, singing song from McGuffey reader school book. View of schoolroom with McGuffey readers on desk. Street scene outside Ford Plant, during shift change, and street filled with workers. A car driving on empty road in Sudbury, Massachusetts. The historic Wayside Inn (immortalized in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's "Tales of the Wayside Inn") which Henry Ford purchased in 1923, to preserve for posterity. View of the original Pennsylvania Railroad Station in New York City, circa 1912. View of crowded sidewalks and street on 5th Avenue, and other street scenes in New York City, circa 1920. Model T Ford cars driving in U.S. National Parks. A visitor feeding a bear from his Ford car, as a Park Ranger stands nearby. People in Ford Model T, stopped by side of road to pick wild flowers. Two men remove a seat back from their Model T car to make a camper. Both men lying down in the car. Man carrying picnic basket from Ford Model T, parked beside a beach, where he joins the rest of his party on the sand. Children run along the beach, and stop to play with seaweed.

Date: 1923
Duration: 4 min 34 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
John Burroughs,Thomas Alva Edison,Harvey Samuel Firestone and Henry Ford prepare for meal in West Park, New York.

At West Park, New York, the home of John Burroughs.Thomas Alva Edison,Harvey Samuel Firestone, Henry Ford and Burroughs. John Burroughs an American naturalist and Henry Ford founder of Ford Motor company burn wooden chips. Thomas Alva Edison an American inventor tackles fire with stick. John Burroughs and Henry Ford at work while Thomas Alva Edison stands near. John Burroughs and Henry Ford near fire. Harvey Samuel Firestone founder of the Firestone Tire and Rubber company joins the group. Group at work. The whole party near the fire as they prepare a meal. They take a walk.

Date: 1920
Duration: 4 min 26 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
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
 
 
Franklin D. Roosevelt's early years in politics before becoming President of the United States

Franklin D. Roosevelt seen, well-dressed, in overcoat and hamburg hat, as a successful New York lawyer, in 1910, when he decides to run for a seat in the New York State Senate. He is seen greeting supporters outside his family home, Springwood, in Hyde Park New York, after winning the election. Very brief glimpse of Eleanor Roosevelt. Governor James M. Cox of Ohio, Democratic Party candidate for President, is seen with Franklin Roosevelt,Assistant Secretary of the Navy, whom he selects as his running mate, in 1920. View of Eleanor Roosevelt being recognized in the Democratic National Convention at the Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, California. Views of Franklin Roosevelt driving in an open car and speaking before crowds during the campaign of 1920. One crowd is notable for the preponderance of straw boater hats worn and waved by the men in the audience. Scenes of family life, after defeat of the Cox-Roosevelt ticket. Eleanor Roosevelt with children: Anna Eleanor;Franklin Delano Jr. II; Elliot; James; and Anna's dog, in 1921, at their summer retreat on Campabello Island, New Brunswick, Canada. Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR), seated in a wicker chair in front yard of the Campobello house, smoking a pipe and writing on some papers. FDR standing with a cane.His mother, Sara Delano Roosevelt, seated and conversing with FDR. Eleanor, with them, knitting as they converse. Political aid,Louis McHenry Howe.FDR posing with cane, alone, and with wife, Eleanor. Mrs. Roosevelt hosting a gathering at Springwood, to promote FDR's political future. Eleanor speaking at a political gathering.

Date: 1920
Duration: 2 min 32 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Franklin D. Roosevelt campaigns for Vice Presidency in 1920 and supports Smith -Davis ticket in 1924.

Franklin D. Roosevelt seen standing in courtyard of White House, with other officials. The old Executive Office Building is in the background. Democratic National Convention of July, 1920. Roosevelt is nominated as Vice Presidential candidate on ticket with James M. Cox. The two of them campaigning in San Francisco. Supporters parading. Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt with their four children and dog, at Hyde Park in New York. Crowds gather to hear Roosevelt campaign speeches. Franklin D. Roosevelt returns to Hyde Park and is greeted by his mother. He speaks there and greets supporters. Roosevelt on chrutches (due to polio) standing with John W. Davis and Alfred Smith. Scenes of the Democratic National Convention of 1924, in New York.

Date: 1920
Duration: 3 min 40 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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