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keywords: early america, plymouth rock, immigrant settlers, ford model-a, golden gate bridge, empire state building, 1940's lifestyle, police traffic stop, american sports, fast food

Synopsis: The story of early America and progress with scenes of National landmarks, historical re-enactments of Colonial life, building of Jamestown, Revolutionary War Valley Forge, U.S. Flag with 13 stars waving, Industrial Revolution, Westward Migration, Inventions, 1940's U.S. lifestyle and more...(read more)

  • Date: 1607-1940's
  • Duration: 00:17:23
  • Sound: Yes
  • Color: Monochrome
  • Type: Public Domain
  • Language: English
  • Location: United States

Early America 1607-1940

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Early America 1607-1940

Group of children saying Pledge of Allegiance, pan up to an American flag waving in the breeze, American flag with 48 stars. Scene of the Statue of Liberty. Scenes of ocean waves crashing against rocky shore depicting Jamestown 1607. Image of rock engraved with date of 1620, Plymouth Rock. Scenes depicting the building of Jamestown. Still image of James Otis, a Colonist that wrote “The Rights of Colonists” and images of Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine, Patrick Henry.

American Revolution, Brief images of Battle Of Lexington 1775. Winter of 1777 at Valley Forge with George Washington’s Continental Army. 1781 Yorktown and the surrender of the British. Images of the Constitution of the United States of America. Betsy Ross 13-star flag waving in the breeze. Map showing the 13-states along Atlantic seaboard, various scenes as Americans migrated west. Animated map shows the westward explanation of America that formed the 48-states of America. Brief aerial view of Statue of Liberty.

01:06:43;03

Collage of America's first immigrant settlers at work, each is named and shown working at a trade. The English, the Scotch, the Dutch, Italian, French, Swiss, Danes, Norwegians, Swedes, Poles, Welsh, Negroes picking cotton, Spaniard, Mexican, Greek, Portuguese, German, Hungarian, Russian, Irish, Slavs, Chinese.

01:07:53;10

Ax blade cutting tree, hammer striking hot metal, shoeing a horse, weaving cloth, laying railroad rails, first train steam engine, stringing telegraph wire, front angle view of approaching steam engine, cowboys herding cattle, herd of sheep, cattle, pigs, tobacco, bales of cotton, weaving cloth, coastal steamer ship, Model A Ford, early airplane, farm machinery, oil gusher, freight train, industrial plant, factory, chemical laboratory, blasting and construction, hydro-electric dam, Golden Gate Bridge, Empire State Building, aerial view of New York City.

Panning view of Arlington National Cemetery.

01:09:49;07

Factory workers carrying a lunch bucket, pitching hay onto wagon, loading hay wagon, machinist, office worker typing, engineers at drafting tables.

01:09:59;01

Collage of American inventions, lightning rod, cotton gin, telegraph, anesthesia, rotatory printing press, telephone, electric welding, incandescent light bulb, submarine, steam turbine, airplane, X-ray tube, gyroscope compass, Singer sewing machine, television, cow milking machine.

Automobiles driving down tree lined street, modern apartment buildings, heavy traffic on highway, street sweeper, display of fresh milk, eggs & cheese, operating room. View of large hospital building, interior hospital scenes. Various scenes of kids, school age children, public schools, private schools, trade schools, high schools and college.

Collage of leisure and sports activity of the American people, beach, hunting, fishing, football, baseball, horse racing, track meet, rodeo, basket ball, golf, bowling, shooting marbles, frog jumping contest, skiing, competitive diving, boat races, ice sailing, boxing, auto race.

Train time schedule display rack, front angle view of fast moving passenger train, scene of railroad dining car. Automobile towing travel trailer. Sign reads “Arizona Welcomes You”. Scene of Highway Patrol Officer on motorcycle pulling over a car.

Motel sign, car hop at drive-in restaurant, drive-in restaurant hot dog sign, Cheeseburgers with the Works sign. Images of fast food, sandwich, frying ham & eggs, cup of coffee, opening bottle of Coca Cola, pancakes, toast. People dining at counter of fast food restaurant. Logos and emblems of civic organizations. Vintage radios, image of hand turning radio dial. Coin operated Jukebox or nickelodeon. Image of feet keeping time to music, couples dancing. Musician playing trumpet, marching band. Churches of all denomination.

Shot List:

01:00:55;01

Group of American children saying Pledge of Allegiance

01:01:10;01

American Flag with 48 stars

01:01:30;04

Ocean waves crashing against rocky shore

01:02:07;03

Building of an early American settlement

01:02:33;11

Still images of James Otis, Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine, Patrick Henry

01:02:59;03

Images of Battle of Lexington

01:03:34;11

Re-enactment George Washington’s Continental Army at Valley Forge

01:04:41;08

Betsy Ross 13-star American flag

01:04:50;08

Map showing the 13-states along the Atlantic seaboard

01:04:58;00

Wagon train on Westward migration

01:05:08;06

Wagon train crossing river

01:05:19;11

Animated map shows the westward expansion of America

01:05:56;02

Head of Statue of Liberty, aerial view Statue of Liberty

01:07:12;06

Black Americans picking cotton

01:08:40;01

Plungers pushed, huge dynamite blast

01:08:52;07

Water flowing from hydro-electric dam

01:09:16;07

Aerial view of New York City

01:09:22;07

Panning view of Arlington National Cemetery

01:09:49;07

Factory workers with lunch buckets arriving for work

01:11:12;01

Babies, young children eating

01:11:26;10

Young children in classroom, running out of school entrance

01:12:08;00

Baseball player slides into home plate

01:12:55;11

Front angle view of approaching passenger train, cut to railroad dining car

01:13:00;00

Car towing travel trailer

01:13:11;00

Car hop, hot dog sign and fast food service

01:14:09;00

Hand turning dial of vintage radio, automobile radio, vintage portable radio

01:14:28;05

Coin operated Jukebox or nickelodeon

01:14:31;10

Music, dancing, musicians, trumpet player, marching band

01:15:21;09

Dick Tracy comic page

01:15:23;10

Scenes of many churches

01:15:35;07

Polling place, voting booths

01:15:58;09

Depiction of the stock market crash, ticker tape machine falls to floor

01:16:24;01

Crowds of moving people

01:16:49;04

People in church for church service