Life in a Steelmill town. Smoke, steam, smog, from locomotives, mills, steam shovels and use of coal for cooking
United States USA Date:1939 Duration:1 min 57 sec Sound:NO SOUND
A sad looking boy stands near steep iron stairs of a run-down tenement in a poor, blue-collar mill or mining town during the great depression. Workers with lunch buckets descend steep steps. Steam locomotive belches smoke and pollution. A woman stands on porch of house and watches as boys run across railroad tracks to school, in front of oncoming steam locomotive and train. The boys run back across the tracks again. A man with a peg leg breaks up coal in his back yard and brings some into his dwelling in a bucket. A Negro man enters his shack. A woman throws dishwater from her back porch. Women and children on wooden stairs and porches Black smoke streaming from industrial mill stacks.Girl with doll and boy with puppy. Boy and girl at doorway. Huge amounts of smoke from mills and locomotives in nearby rail yard. Little blond girl with dirty face. A man washes his face and hands using a wash basin. A woman cooks food on coal stove. Smoke emitted by chimney in the house. Black smoke and smog from steam locomotive. Black smoke from steam shovel. Steam and smoke from numerous locomotives in rail yard.
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