Various scenes of Puerto Rico. Views of churches in different settings. The University of Puerto Rico, buildings and library.
Puerto Rico Date:1941 Duration:1 min 19 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Opening scene shows a young girl with her hair blowing in a windy spot, and the dome of the Puerto Rican Capitol building visible behind her. Passengers ride in a wooden bodied station wagon, down a steep inclined street. As they pass a local policeman, their tailgate is seen to be filled with bananas and plantains. A large church complex tucked into a valley with hills in background. Another church halfway up a hill overlooking a town. A significant big city church with parishioners on its steps. An ancient historic-looking abandoned church building. Sign at a church reading: "St. John. Fire Baptized Holiness Church of God of the Americas." Another church sign (name of church not visible) stating: "Built 1882;" and announcing schedule of services. Cars driving past what may be a mosque. Cover of a book entitled: " Poesía Puertorriqueña." (Puerto Rican Poetry). Park-like setting of University of Puerto Rico, with a complex of buildings across the street, including the university clock tower. A girl paging through a large book. She pauses and laughs. A shelf of books in the university library, with titles including: Books of Leonardo da Vinci; Babes in the Darkling Wood by HG Wells; Abraham Lincoln, the War Years, by Carl Sandburg; and numerous other significant literary works. A newspaper boy runs past a girl on a sidewalk, carrying an armload of books.
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