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Let’s Talk Turkey

1950's

Let’s Talk Turkey

Let's Talk Turkey - 1955

Today’s Thanksgiving Recipe – Make a 1955 Turkey! “Turkey – a dish that adds grace to every table!” In this vintage cooking film, resident chef Marie Gifford shows how to prepare a turkey, not just for a 1955 Thanksgiving, but to enjoy 365 days a year. No longer do you need to be burdened by […]

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A Day of Thanksgiving

1950's

A Day of Thanksgiving

A Day of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving in 1951 might not be as different for many today as it was back then. Bill Johnson’s family can’t afford a turkey this year. Dick, Tommy, Susan and baby Janet are devastated. But there is still much to be thankful for, especially in the shadow of what the world was like only a few […]

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Thanksgiving: Dining Together

1950

Thanksgiving: Dining Together

Thanksgiving: Dining Together

This is a story of a holiday and home. Helping make ready a celebration is part of the fun. Especially for one of the nicest days of the year – Thanksgiving. There is happiness in the air, and the smell of turkey. Mmmmm, that does look good. Thanksgiving is a day for the best of […]

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Birds of Prey

1930's

Birds of Prey

Birds of Prey

In this documentary from 1938, examined are the various types of owls, vultures and hawks that inhabit North America. With footage in the field that any Audubon Society member would admire, observe birds of prey in their natural habitat as they hunt for food and feed their young. Often nesting in high places like trees […]

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Early Settlers of New England

1940

Early Settlers of New England

Early Settlers of New England - 1940

Early Settlers of New England, an educational film produced in 1940, observes the daily lives of English settlers in the establishment of Naumkeag. Located along the Massachusetts coast, subsistence in the small village came from fishing, “abandoned” corn and goat milk. As more colonists arrived and the infrastructure built-out, the town was re-christened Salem. Salem […]

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Aqua Frolics

1940's

Aqua Frolics

Aqua Frolics

  Before SeaWorld and Marineland, the carneys of Wakulla Springs, Florida began training unsuspecting marine life to perform impressive tricks before a paying audience. Take Aqua Frolics, for instance, a short entertaining review of the growing popularity of water sports from the 1940’s. And could you blame the captive seals and dolphins for gladly tolerating […]

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Turkey in the Straw

1920's

Turkey in the Straw

Turkey in the Straw - 1920's

In this rare clip from the late 1920’s, an unknown group of musicians perform the American classic “Turkey in the Straw,” which dates back to the 19th century. A mesh of Irish and other folk melodies, “Turkey in the Straw” was popularized in early musical minstrel shows in the 1920’s. As its recognition grew, it […]

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Poultry on the Farm

1930's

Poultry on the Farm

Poultry on the Farm

Welcome to Farmer Brown’s poultry farm, where he raises chicken, ducks, geese and turkeys. Visit the chicken coop where the head rooster rouses his harem of hens for breakfast. White leghorn chickens lay an abundance of eggs which need to be incubated for healthy chicks to be born. Take a look within the shell as […]

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Our Bill of Rights

1940

Our Bill of Rights

Our Bill of Rights - 1940

“A sturdy tree of liberty with shade for all.” – Benjamin Franklin Although artistic license is taken in dramatizing the events, much of the “dialogue originates in the correspondence of the principals.” Experience a nation being planned and made for the first time in world history. We join the momentous occasion in New York City […]

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