Frank Westphal’s Orchestra: Sing You Sinners – 1930’s

In this soundie from the early 1930’s, Frank Westphal’s Orchestra performs Sing You Sinners live on WENR Chicago. Westphal, a

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Travel Time: Freedomland – 1963

Freedomland U.S.A. (usually just called Freedomland) was a short-lived, themed amusement park in the Baychester area in the northeastern part

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Art Is … – 1971

“Art is … ” produced in 1971 by the Associated Councils of the Arts is a documentary that delves into

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Ask Me, Don’t Tell Me – 1961

“Ask Me, Don’t Tell Me,” produced in 1961, promotes the Northern California branch of the Youth for Services program which

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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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Poultry on the Farm – 1937

Welcome to Farmer Brown’s poultry farm, where he raises chicken, ducks, geese and turkeys. Visit the chicken coop where the

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Jimmie Rodgers in The Singing Brakeman – 1930

In 1930, Jimmie Rodgers was probably one of the hottest Americana pop artists in America. Five years later, he would

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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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American Scene: Tuesday in November – 1945

On the first Tuesday after the first Monday of November, every two years, citizens of the United States cast their

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