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Grand Coulee Dam

1950's

Grand Coulee Dam

Newsreel: Grand Coulee Dam - 1953

With America’s infrastructure crumbling, it’s time we took a look back at our past achievements, their purpose, and why we need to rebuild and maintain them. The Grand Coulee Dam was built upon the Columbia River during the Roosevelt Administration between 1933 and 1942. To this day, The Grand Coulee is the largest electric power […]

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Arctic Ice Cap Adventure

1950's

Arctic Ice Cap Adventure

Newsreel: Arctic Ice Cap Adventure - 1957

ARCTIC ICE CAP ADVENTURE From the forbidding frontier of the arctic icecap at the top of the world, come rare films made by a task force of army engineers. Amid eternal snow and cold, military and civilian personnel are finding out how to erect settlements on the icecap. How to conquer an area vital to […]

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Financing the American Family

1930's

Financing the American Family

Financing the American Family - 1935

Just because it was the 1935 doesn’t mean that marketing and industry had not been experimenting with genre commonly know today as the infomercial. Presented by the Household Finance Corporation in 1935, “Financing the American Family” takes a practical look at how the modern man fits into the modern economy, and how micro-financing rigorously supervised […]

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American Scene: Tuesday in November

1940's

American Scene: Tuesday in November

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 vote to choose their local, state, and federal government. In 1944, businesses temporarily closed so the man on the street could have the time and focus to make their voice heard. As a poll worker […]

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Jimmie Rodgers: The Singing Brakeman

1930

Jimmie Rodgers: The Singing Brakeman

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 be dead. Born in 1897, a native of Mississippi, Jimmie Rodgers, along with the Carter Family, would influence generations of country musicians to come as the Blue Yodeler with songs like “In the Jailhouse Now,” […]

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Cracker Jack

1953

Cracker Jack

Cracker Jack - 1967

In 1967, famed character actor Jack Gilford was featured in a classic commercial for Cracker Jack, the “molasses-flavored, caramel-coated popcorn and peanuts” snack typically found in movie theaters, carnivals, and baseball stadiums across America. Famed for it’s surprise novelty in every box (abandoned for QR codes in 2016 😛 ), Cracker Jack was perhaps the most […]

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Let’s Go Bowling

1950's

Let’s Go Bowling

Let's Go Bowling - 1955

FOREWARD This motion picture is dedicated to the millions of Americans who have shown, through their selective patronage, that they appreciate outstanding surroundings in which to enjoy their bowling. The Members of the Bowling Proprietors Association of America aim to promote the high standards of cleanliness and conduct, and all-around excellence of environment, that have […]

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Edison’s Elephant

1900's

Edison’s Elephant

Thomas Edison: Electrocuting an Elephant - 1903

Red leicester smelly cheese cream cheese. Jarlsberg fromage frais cow pepper jack chalk and cheese airedale fondue manchego. Brie parmesan port-salut croque monsieur bavarian bergkase.

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Brazil: Belo Horizante

1940's

Brazil: Belo Horizante

Belo Horizante, Brazil - 1949

Belo Horizante is short documentary produced by The Office of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs in 1949. The OCIAA, established by FDR in 1940, had a stated mission to focus on strengthening ties in defense, economics, policy, and culture between the United States and Latin America. In the film, Belo Horizante is heralded as one of […]

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