Shoppers on streets of Washington DC, and views of workers and commuters in Washington during the Great Depression.
Washington DC Date:1936 Duration:1 min 9 sec Sound:Yes
A film depicts an impressionistic study of Washington DC on a typical Depression day. Children swinging in a park. Pedestrians, men, women, and children and Shoppers and traffic on a busy Washington DC street. G.C. Murphy 5&10 cent store is seen, and a Forsythe Shoe Store a few doors down. Women in 1930s clothing and hats. A close up of a woman shopping. A cloth store. An old man seated in a flower shop. People buy vegetables from vegetable vendors on the side of a street. A woman walks with her child and gets into a bus. African American woman brushing the hair of young girl, seated in front of a wooden shack. Various African American citizens walking. Major excavation and construction site not far from the Washington Monument, with heavy equipment being used to prepare foundations for construction. The Washington Monument in the background. Shot of womens legs and feet as they board a double decker (two level) bus. Women ascending the interior stairs in the bus to get to the upper level. Point of view shot from moving double-decker bus as it drives on streets of Washington DC and enters a traffic circle with an equestrian statue in the center. A woman on the bus does her makeup. People seated inside the bus.
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