Scenes of Washington DC, and people working inside various Federal buildings and government offices in Washington DC.
Washington DC Date:1943 Duration:4 min 34 sec Sound:Yes
A documentary titled 'Boomtown DC', a part of 'This is America' series, compares Washington DC to an industrial boomtown where the big business is government. 1930's and 1940's cars parked along a tree-lined street in Washington DC with homes visible. A cat jumps down from a wall, with the U.S. Capitol seen in the background. U.S. Capitol building in the foreground. Pictures of buildings and monuments of the city. Various industries and factories in the city. Smoke from the chimneys of a factory. A woman exiting a voting booth. A guard standing outside the White House. Exterior of the War Department building, Navy Department building, the building of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and other Federal buildings and government offices. Men working inside the Federal Bureau of Investigation or FBI building. Some of the men practice target shooting with guns in the indoor rifle range. A map locates places. State Department Building shown and Executive Office Building. U.S. Supreme Court building shown. U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt seated at his desk signs a document. People enter a building. Men and women working in offices.
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