Summary

Footage Information

CONUS Archive
303321
RAILROADS AND AMERICANA (1956)
VARIOUS
VO SIL
1/1/1956
:00
13:33
SHOT OF 50s MODEL CAR PARKED IN DRIVEWAY OF NICE SUBURBAN HOME; MEN IN FEDORA AND TOP COAT GOES TOWARD CAR; DIFFERENT MAN LEAVING DUPLEX; MAN SAWING WOOD IN BACK YARD; MAN LOUNGING IN YARD AS WIFE IN DRESS COMES OUT WITH SOFT DRINKS, THEN BOTH WALK TO KIDS WHO ARE WASHING THE FAMILY CAR; POV OF DRIVING IN A DOWNTOWN AREA; MORE DOWNTOWN SHOTS; QUICK SHOT OF WOMAN WEARING APRON COOKING BACON ON KITCHEN STOVE; FAMILY SITTING TOGETHER IN LIVING ROOM WATCHING CONSOLE TELEVISION; UNLICENSABLE FOOTAGE OF MAN SPEAKING TO CAMERA AND HAVING DIALOGUE WITH NARRATOR; DRAWINGS OF EARLY AMERICA; MORE OF THE SPEAKING TO CAMERA; MAJORITY OF THE REMAINDER OF THE FILM IS MIXTURE OF SHOTS OF TRAIN, PLANE, BOAT, BARGE AND TRUCKS HAULING FREIGHT; THERE IS SHOT OF PRESIDENT EISENHOWER B ROLL SAID TO BE TALK ON TRANSPORTATION (BLACK AND WHITE) BUT NO SOUND; GOOD SHOT OF WOMAN WEARING DRESS AND APRON TAKING FROZEN FOOD FROM ICE BOX IN KITCHEN; SHOT OF TANKS ON RAIL CAR;
HISTORIC FOOTAGE SHOT ON 16MM COLOR FILM IN 1956, AND HAS BEEN TRANSFERRED TO DIGITAL FILES. FILM SHOWS LOTS OF AMERICANA FOOTAGE, AND ALSO GOOD RAILROAD SHOTS, AS FILM WAS ORIGINALLY INTENDED TO GET BETTER REGULATIONS FOR RAILROADS.
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Keywords

HISTORIC; 1950s; AMERICANA
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