American Harvest. (Part I) (1955)Streaming Video - 2010
This Prelinger Archives film promotes the activities of farmers, miners, and manufacturers in the production of industrial materials--particularly those essential to 1950s car-making. From the Texas goatherd whose fleeces are used in fine upholstery to the Washington State lumberjack whose felled trees go into paper for car-design blueprints, the film highlights America's astonishing ability to reap nature's bounty and transform it into automotive technology (an endeavor the U.S. continues today, of course, but with far greater dependence on the rest of the world). The narration is verbose and overwrought, waxing eloquent as shot after shot passes by in the glorification of automobile manufacturing, raw materials extraction, and mid-1950s consumerism. Revised from an earlier 1951 version.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, , c1955
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (13 min.) :,sd., col
Alternative Title: American Harvest. (Part I) (1955)