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Educational Films
by Niver, Kemp R; American Mutoscope and Biograph Company; Pyramid Film & Video
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A selection of films from the Library of Congress "Paper Print" collection restored by Kemp R. Niver. Early dramas produced in Great Britain and distributed in the U.S. by American Mutoscope and Biograph portray the influenced of harsh realism in British films. Includes The Pickpocket, The Child Stealers, Raid on a Coiner's Den, Revenge, A Railway Tragedy, Decoyed, and Rescued by Rover. Musical accompaniment
Topics: Motion pictures, Motion pictures, Motion pictures, Motion pictures
Educational Films
by Niver, Kemp R; Pyramid Film & Video
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A selection of films from the Library of Congress's collection of paper prints restored by Kemp R. Niver. Consists of examples of films produced by the Siegmund Lubin Manufacturing Company of Philadelphia, including Bold bank robbery, She would be an actress, Drunkard's child, and An unexpected guest. Musical accompaniment
Topics: Motion pictures, Motion pictures, Motion pictures, Motion pictures
Educational Films
by Niver, Kemp R; Pyramid Film & Video
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A selection of films from the Library of Congress's collection of paper prints restored by Kemp R. Niver. Consists of examples of films produced by the Siegmund Lubin Manufacturing Company of Philadelphia, including Bold bank robbery, She would be an actress, Drunkard's child, and An unexpected guest. Musical accompaniment
Topics: Motion pictures, Motion pictures, Motion pictures, Motion pictures
Educational Films
by Sterling Educational Films, inc
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An abridged version of Variety, first released in the United States by Paramount Pictures in 1926
Topics: Motion pictures, Motion pictures
Educational Films
by Moskovskai͡a kinostudii͡a "Mosfilʹm."; Harold Mantell, inc; Films for the Humanities (Firm)
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Producer and adapter, Harold Mantell; writer and narrator, Richard Schickel
Topics: Motion pictures, Motion pictures
Educational Films
by International Educational Pictures
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The story of the motion picture, showing how it gradually evolved from the inventions of numerous great men
Topics: Motion pictures, Motion pictures
Educational Films
by Radiotelevisione italiana; Texture Films, inc
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A study of the neo-realistic film in post-war Italy. Includes excerpts from films by deSica, Rossellini, Antonioni, and Moravia, and interviews with their directors
Topics: Motion pictures, Realism in motion pictures, Motion pictures, Realism in motion pictures
Educational Films
by Schultz, John C; Columbia University. Press. Center for Mass Communication
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Explains, for students of journalism and film, how to tell a story effectively through pictures, demonstrating the use of a medium of communication through the medium itself
Topic: Motion pictures
Living New Deal Project
by Department of Agriculture. Federal Extension Service
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A swimming instructor teaches a boy how to float and to swim. Illustrates, in detail, the different types of leg and arm motions used in recognized swimming styles. Emphasizes the need to build confidence in the novice swimmer. National Archives Identifier: 7415 Local Identifier: 33.546 Creator(s): Department of Agriculture. Federal Extension Service. (01/02/1954 - 04/13/1970) (Most Recent) From: Series : Motion Picture Films, compiled ca. 1915 - ca. 1959 * Record Group 33: Records of the...
Topics: Motion pictures, Swimming, Living New Deal
Educational Films
by Films Incorporated
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Depicts the art and life of Russian director Vsevolod Pudovkin. Distinctive features of his work are revealed through excerpts from [if]Mother, The End of St. Petersburg, Surovov, Admiral Nakhimov, Zhukovsky, [rf] and [if]The Return of Vasily Bortnikov[rf]. Offers glimpses of Pudovkin working with actors. Useful as source material for study of editing and dramatic intensity. Produced in Russia; English narration
Topics: Pudovkin, Vsevolod Illarionovich, 1893-1953, Pudovkin, Vsevolod Illarionovich, 1893-1953, Motion...
Educational Films
by McLaren, Norman, 1914-1987; National Film Board of Canada; International Film Bureau
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Norman McLaren salutes the West Indies by painting the spirit of fiesta, using a vibra-drill to etch abstract images on film which sway and change to the syncopated rhythms of a Trinidad orchestra
Topic: Motion Pictures, Experimental.
Prelinger Archives
by Phototronics, Inc.
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The Atlanta Board of Education and the International Film Bureau present Facts about Film. Produced by Phototronics, Inc.
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Topics: Motion Pictures: Production, Motion Pictures: Projection
Educational Films
by Brownlow, Kevin; Anderson, Lindsay, 1923-1994
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Director, Kevin Brownlow ; narrator Lindsay Anderson
Topics: Gance, Abel, Gance, Abel, Motion pictures, Motion pictures
35mm Stock Footage
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Fragments from early films, in poor condition, probably produced by Pathe Freres.
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Topic: Motion pictures (Early)
Educational Films
by Sterling Television Company. Sterling Educational Films
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Writers, Saul J. Turrell, Paul Killiam ; research, William K. Everson ; supervising editor, Ray Angus
Topics: Silents please (Television program), Motion pictures
Living New Deal Project
by Department of Agriculture. Federal Extension Service
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On the construction of brick pavements. Describes the steps in the construction of a brick highway. Shows a completed four lane brick highway. National Archives Identifier: 7412 Local Identifier: 33.531 Creator(s): Department of Agriculture. Federal Extension Service. (01/02/1954 - 04/13/1970) (Most Recent) From: Series : Motion Picture Films, compiled ca. 1915 - ca. 1959 * Record Group 33: Records of the Extension Service, 1888 - 2000 Level of Description: Item Type(s) of Archival Materials:...
Topics: Highway construction, Motion pictures, Roads, Living New Deal
Living New Deal Project
by Federal Works Agency. Work Projects Administration
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Explains how insectivorous plants feed themselves, using the pitcher plant and the sundew plant for examples. Leaves of a pitcher plant are cut away showing dead beetles and other insects. Time-lapse studies show how the sundew plant catches insects with its tentacles and digests them. Microscopic shots show protoplasm in the tentacles. National Archives Identifier: 12345 Local Identifier: 69.31 * Creator(s): Federal Works Agency. Work Projects Administration. (07/01/1939 - 06/30/1943) (Most...
Topics: Botany, Motion pictures, Living New Deal
Living New Deal Project
by Federal Works Agency. Work Projects Administration
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On Federal Theatre activities in San Bernardino, California. Shows details of stage lighting, sets under construction, wardrobe fittings, and scenes in rehearsal. Scenes from the opening night presentation of the play "Habit" are shown. National Archives Identifier: 12374 Local Identifier: 69.61 * Creator(s): Federal Works Agency. Work Projects Administration. (07/01/1939 - 06/30/1943) (Most Recent) * From: Series : Motion Picture Films, compiled 1931 - 1937 * Record Group 69: Records...
Topics: Motion pictures, San Bernardino (Calif.), Theater, Living New Deal
Educational Films
by National Film Board of Canada
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A Norman McLaren experiment in film animation, made without a camera by drawing directly on movie film with pen and ink, in which stars and stripes perform acrobatics to a march tune. Production statement in eight languages French version released under the title Étoiles et bandes Also issued in 35 mm
Topics: Motion pictures, Experimental films, Short films, Experimental films, Motion pictures, Short films
Living New Deal Project
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Dramatizes a young doctor's training in obstetrics at the Maternity Center, Chicago. Reel 1, Dr. O'Donnell sees a mother die in childbirth and decides to study obstetrics. Reel 2 shows him working and learning at the Center. Reel 3 consists mostly of a lecture to a class of doctors at the Center on procedures for delivering babies at homes. Reel 4, O'Donnell assists in the preparation for and the delivery of a baby in a Chicago slum area home. Reel 5, postnatal precautions are taken and...
Topics: Chicago (Ill.), Housing, Motion pictures, Obstetrics, Poor, Living New Deal
Prelinger Archives
by Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
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Explains the mysteries of sound recording on film.
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Topics: Perception: Sound, Motion pictures: Sound, Motion pictures: Projection
Prelinger Archives
by Prelinger (Rick)
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Official Prelinger Archives corporate video, describing its contents and mission. With excerpts of many films in the collection and rare scenes shot inside the New York vaults.
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Topics: Motion pictures: Ephemeral, Motion pictures: Archives, Prelinger Archives
Living New Deal Project
by Department of the Interior. Division of Motion Pictures
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CCC men ride in trucks, work with pick and shovel, operate bulldozers, graders and pneumatic drills, construct parapets and guard rails, and march with pick and shovel in the park. Includes views of forests, flowers, and underbrush. Rangers in towers watch for forest fires. National Archives Identifier: 11653 Local Identifier: 48.21 Creator(s): Department of the Interior. Division of Motion Pictures. (? - ?) (Most Recent) From: Series : Motion Picture Film Documentation of the Diverse...
Topics: Civilians, Earthmoving machinery, Great Smoky Mountains (N.C. and Tenn.), Motion pictures, Living...
35mm Stock Footage
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Small town or city, possibly in the Southeastern U.S. viewed from a train.
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Topics: Motion pictures (Process plates), Southeastern U.S., Railroads
Prelinger Archives
by Baptista (C.O.) Films
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Visionary representation of the actual door to heaven, explaining how it is necessary to take Jesus as one's savior in order to enter the kingdom of heaven.
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Topics: Religion, Christianity, Motion pictures: Religious
Living New Deal Project
by Federal Works Agency. Work Projects Administration
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On the care of feet and posture. Describes defects and their causes: weak arches from jumping with the knees stiff, and running flatfootedly; bad posture from poor sitting and standing habits; knock knees from standing on one foot. Illustrates preventive and remedial exercises. Students are pedographed in Beverly Hills, California schools. National Archives Identifier: 12381 Local Identifier: 69.68 * Creator(s): Federal Works Agency. Work Projects Administration. (07/01/1939 - 06/30/1943) (Most...
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Topics: Beverly Hills (Calif.), Motion pictures, Schools, Living New Deal
Prelinger Archive Mashups
by J. Remick Bourgeois-Lewis
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A collection of ephemeral films - from consumerism to communism to atomic testing to safety. All footage drawn from the Prelinger Archives.
Topics: Motion pictures (Experimental), United States (History and culture)
Living New Deal Project
by Department of the Interior. Division of Motion Pictures
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On State Parks of West Virginia. Reel 1, views of cities, factories, steel furnaces, hydroelectric plants, rivers, canals, and locks depict the State's industries and waterways. Shows Green Brier Hotel at White Sulphur Springs and the town of Berkeley. CCC men work in Lost River Park. Tourists ride horses, picnic at an outdoor table, and examine an old house. Children crippled by polio perform handicraft and sunbathe in Berkeley hospital. Reel 2, visitors to Cacapon State Park ride bicycles and...
Topics: Civilians, Deer, Fishing, Hotels, Motion pictures, Picnicking, Poliomyelitis, Swimming, Turkey,...
Living New Deal Project
by Federal Works Agency. Work Projects Administration
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Students at Evander Childs High School, New York City, paint a mural depicting the history of western civilization. Reel 1, the materials (slaked lime, marble dust, and pigments) are prepared. Preliminary and full-size drawings and perforated tracings are made. The design is pounded through the perforations onto a recently plastered wall. Reel 2, the design lines are intensified and pigments applied and dried. Shows the finished mural. National Archives Identifier: 12368 Local Identifier: 69.55...
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Topics: Motion pictures, Mural painting and decoration, New York (N.Y.), Living New Deal
35mm Stock Footage
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This reel shows samples from Internet Archive's 35mm Stock Footage collection.
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Topics: stock footage, Internet Archive, motion pictures
Living New Deal Project
by Department of the Interior. Division of Motion Pictures
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Shows the lakes and forests of Minnesota. Tourists sail boats on a lake, cook on an outdoor grill, picnic at outdoor tables, and swim and fish in lakes. National Archives Identifier: 11651 Local Identifier: 48.19 Creator(s): Department of the Interior. Division of Motion Pictures. (? - ?) (Most Recent) From: Series : Motion Picture Film Documentation of the Diverse Activities of the Department of the Interior, compiled 1916 - 1976 * Record Group 48: Records of the Office of the Secretary of the...
Topics: Boats and boating, Fishing, Forests and forestry, Lakes, Minnesota, Motion pictures, Swimming,...
Prelinger Archives
by Handy (Jam) Organization
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How persistence of vision makes motion pictures possible.
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Topics: Perception: Vision, Automobiles: Stunts, Motion pictures: Apparatus
35mm Stock Footage
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Soundies: with Three Winter Sisters, The Glenn Miller Modernaires, Andy Mayo and Reg Kehoe and His Marimba Queens
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Topics: Motion pictures (Music), Novelty acts, Music
Educational Films
by Davis, Ossie
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Executive producer, Ray Hubbard; writer, Thomas Cripps; director, Steven York; narrator, Ossie Davis
Topics: Motion pictures, Motion picture industry, African Americans in motion pictures, African Americans...
Living New Deal Project
by Department of the Interior. Division of Motion Pictures
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Shows Birmingham and views of Alabama's mountains, homes, factories, mines, railways, and its State Parks, including Oak Mountain State Park, Weogufka State Park, De Soto State Park, and Cheaha State Park. CCC men in the parks crack rocks, construct lodges and roads, operate bulldozers and dump trucks, and study first aid and artificial respiration. Includes views of tourists driving into the parks, picnicking, and wading in streams. National Archives Identifier: 11699 Local Identifier: 48.68...
Topics: Architecture, Birmingham (Ala.), Cheaha Mountain, Civilians, De Soto State Park (Ala.), Motion...
Living New Deal Project
by Federal Works Agency. Work Projects Administration
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Diagrams and time-lapse photography are used to show the life cycle of the pea plant. The seed sprouts, roots grow downward, and the stem upward, tentacles coil around a string for support, and the pea flower opens. Describes the fertilization of the egg cells, division of the seed, growth of the pod, and liberation of the seeds. National Archives Identifier: 12353 Local Identifier: 69.39 * Creator(s): Federal Works Agency. Work Projects Administration. (07/01/1939 - 06/30/1943) (Most Recent) *...
Topics: Botany, Motion pictures, Living New Deal, pea plant
Living New Deal Project
by Federal Works Agency. Work Projects Administration
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On theater projects of the Works Progress Administration. WPA theater units present vaudeville shows (comedy teams, dancers, singers), minstrel and marionette shows, Gilbert and Sullivan's H.M.S. Pinafore, Macbeth with an all-Negro cast, and Sinclair Lewis's It Can't Happen Here at Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camps, in parks, and in small-town theaters. Hollywood producer Adolph Zukor advises WPA theater officials. Shows brief scenes of costume designing, stage setting, and rehearsals....
Topics: Civilians, Motion pictures, Theater, Zukor Adolph 1873-1976, Living New Deal
Living New Deal Project
by Federal Works Agency. Work Projects Administration
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TRAILER: Presents a series of hands engaged in activities that range from resting to important daily tasks, to dramatize the greater economic value of hands put to work by the Works Progress Administration. National Archives Identifier: 12361 Local Identifier: 69.47 Creator(s): Federal Works Agency. Work Projects Administration. (07/01/1939 - 06/30/1943) (Most Recent) From: Series : Motion Picture Films, compiled 1931 - 1937 Record Group 69: Records of the Work Projects Administration, 1922 -...
Topics: Federal Works Agency. Work Projects Administration. (07/01/1939 - 06/30/1943), Hand, Motion...
Living New Deal Project
by Federal Works Agency. Work Projects Administration
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On WPA projects in Missouri. Gravel is quarried. Streets are paved in St. Louis and county roads surfaced. The Joplin airport is graded and surfaced. Shows schools under construction. A square dance is held in the Winona community hall. Clay is dug, sampled, and made into pottery. Women learn hand weaving. Shows agricultural exhibits at the Sedalia State Fair and nursery school activities. WPA geological units survey for water, wells are dug, and water is tested for mineral content. Sewers are...
Topics: Agriculture, Airports, Dance, Highway construction, Missouri, Motion pictures, Nursery schools,...
Living New Deal Project
by Federal Works Agency. Work Projects Administration
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On Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects in New York. Shows a reservoir at Albany under construction. Garments for relief families are made in WPA sewing rooms. A marionette show is presented at a Buffalo school. Shows scenes at the West Point Military Academy and the Palisades Interstate Park. Dramatizes the part played by WPA crime laboratory technicians in capturing a safecracker. Shows views of restored Fort Niagara. County roads and forest roads in the Adirondacks are constructed....
Topics: Criminal investigation, Department of Defense. Department of the Army. U.S. Military Academy....
University of California, San Diego, Library
by US Navy, Naval Air Systems Command
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Description : Awarded a Silver Medal by the International Film and TV Festival in New York, this film illustrates new developments in ocean research methods sponsored by the Office of Naval Research. The film shows submersibles including William Beebe’s bathysphere, Auguste Piccard's and the Navy’s bathyscaphe TRIESTE, and the Navy’s TURTLE. The film tells how the scientists study the deep ocean utilizing deep submersibles to study the deep scattering layer, transport of sediments,...
Topics: californialightandsound, Motion pictures, Submersibles, Ocean engineering, Oceanographic...
Feature Films
by Rick Prelinger
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PANORAMA EPHEMERA (2004, 89:35 min., color and black and white) is a collage of sequences drawn from a wide variety of ephemeral (industrial, advertising, educational and amateur) films, touring the conflicted landscapes of twentieth-century America. The films' often-skewed visions construct an American history filled with horror and hope, unreeling in familiar and unexpected ways. PANORAMA EPHEMERA focuses on familiar and mythical activities and images in America (1626-1978). Many creatures...
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Topics: United States (History and culture), Animals, Motion pictures (Experimental)
35mm Stock Footage
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Street scenes, city in Japan, late 1940s.
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Topics: Japan (Post-World War II), Japan (Cities), Motion pictures (Process plates)
Living New Deal Project
by Department of Agriculture. Farm Security Administration. Information Division
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On the cause and effects of floods and waste lands drained by the Mississippi River. Reel 1 traces the growing of the river from its sources to the Gulf of Mexico. Shows construction of levees, cotton picking, river shipping, and lumbering activities. Reel 2 consists mostly of various scenes of the river during the 1937 flood. Includes shots of cotton being loaded on ships. Reel 3 shows flood damage and activities in a Southern home which reflect poverty. Shows construction of Norris Dam and...
Topics: Civilians, Cotton, Dams, Flood control, Floods, Forests and forestry, Lumbering, Military bases,...
Educational Films
by Van Nostrand Reinhold Company
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Demonstrates how to set up and run a filmmaking class for young students. Shows students developing their ideas; shooting, splicing, and editing film; and discussing their results. Includes scenes for student films Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Motion pictures, Children's art activities, Teaching methods and...
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Living New Deal Project
by Federal Works Agency. Work Projects Administration
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On WPA projects in Michigan. Reel 1, timber is cut and a tourist cabin floor laid near Calumet. Reel 2, Red Cross women in Detroit wrap bandages. Track for the Detroit Street Railway is installed. A storm sewer is constructed in Bay City. Shows a municipal garage at Grand Rapids under construction. Reel 3, CCC units repair a fish hatchery at Grayling (pond beds are dug, concrete sides constructed, and fish transferred). A Detroit street is widened. A WPA orchestra plays. Shows a Department of...
Topics: American Red Cross (02/12/1978 - ), Braille, Bridges, Buildings, Civilians, Fishes, Highway...
Living New Deal Project
by Federal Works Agency. Work Projects Administration
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On Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects in New York City. Shows warehouses and streets under construction in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Wharves are repaired, sewer pipe laid, and street car tracks removed. Buildings are razed along East River Drive. The New York Public Library is reroofed. Relief maps of the city are made. A stained glass window is placed in the West Point Academy dining hall. Children receive instruction in handicraft. Retarded readers receive instruction. Shows nursery...
Topics: Buildings, Department of Defense. Department of the Army. U.S. Military Academy. (09/18/1947 - ),...