Assignment: Venezuela – 1956

If it was the 1950s, and you worked for a petroleum company, and you were reassigned to Venezuela, you might

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Newsreel: Christmas Around the World – 1950

In this newsreel, the documentary crews from around the world wish their viewers a Merry Christmas. Ah, yes, Christmas 1950.

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What Makes Us Tick – 1952

An animated, idealized illustration of how the stock market works, produced lovingly by the New York Stock Exchange in 1952.

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A Word To The Wives – 1955

Presented by the Woman’s Home Companion, “A Word to the Wives … ” was produced in 1955 to promote the

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Let’s Talk Turkey – 1955

Today’s Thanksgiving Recipe – Make a 1955 Turkey! “Turkey – a dish that adds grace to every table!” In this

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A Day of Thanksgiving – 1951

Thanksgiving in 1951 might not be as different for many today as it was back then. Bill Johnson’s family can’t

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Centuries of Telling Time – 1957

In this short newsreel from 1957, we visit San Francisco’s Academy of Sciences as it exhibits the Horological Collection of

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Willie Shoemaker’s First Victory – 1951

In this short newsreel segment, witness legendary horserace jockey Willie Shoemaker win his first of 8,833 victories. It was 1951

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Jimmy Pruett: Boogie Woogie – 1959

Born in 1925, Jimmy Pruett, a lifelong resident of Los Angeles, California, grew up blind. In his youth, he learned

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