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Prelinger Archives

American Harvest. (Part II) (1955)

Streaming Video - 2010
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This Prelinger Archives film highlights the activities of farmers, miners, and manufacturers in the production of industrial materials--particularly those essential to 1950s car-making. From the bustling Pittsburgh steel foundry to the California oil well contributing to the rubber in tires, the film highlights America's wondrous ability to reap nature's bounty and transform it into car 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, [2010], c1955
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (17 min.) :,sd., col

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