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Hill Towns of Guatemala, The

Date produced: 1942

Filmmaker(s):

Ralph E. Gray

Description:

"A narrated travelogue addressed to viewers in the U.S. shows life in several small towns surrounding Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. Shows rope making from sisal hemp and traditional textile weaving. Concludes with a visits to the outdoor markets in Santiago Atitlan and Chichicastenango" Indiana University Libraries Moving Image Archive.


Building the Santa Fe Extension

Date produced: 1928

Filmmaker(s):

Edwin Mayer

Description:

"Produced in the late 1920s, this amateur film documents the construction of the Santa Fe Railway extension connecting San Angelo and Sonora. In 1928, the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company (Santa Fe) purchased the Kansas City, Mexico and Orient Railway Company of Texas (Orient of Texas). In so doing, they also acquired the company’s system of track lines, 465 miles of which were in Texas. As a subsidiary of Santa Fe, Orient of Texas then began construction on a pair of extension lines: one spanning the 72 miles from Paisano to Presidio and another the 65 miles from San Angelo to Sonora. This amateur film captures early construction on the second, with a small crew using work horses to clear the route and build bridges. The San Angelo-Sonora line was completed on July 1, 1930. Santa Fe abandoned the line in 1976" Texas Archive of the Moving Image.


Wheels

Date produced: 1965

Filmmaker(s):

Vern Whitnall

Description:

"Film documents autoworkers making cars. It features fast driving shots in downtown Toronto. The cast includes Robert Moutrie and Edna Jarrell as husband and wife and Neil Upshall as the salesman. American Motors (Canada) Limited and McDowell Motors Limited were thanked" Archives of Ontario.


Danger Men Working

Date produced: 1965

Filmmaker(s):

Charles E. Phillips

Description:

"Film shows examples of men working, but things go wrong" Archives of Ontario.


Salvage Work in Cowichan District: A Day with the Guides of Queen Margaret’s School, Duncan

Date produced: 1942

Filmmaker(s):

Isabella Greenwood

Description:

"Girl Guides from Queen Margaret's School collect scrap metal and other materials for the war effort" British Columbia Archives.
This film may also be known as Queen Margaret School Salvage Drive, World War Two.


158 W. Erie

Date produced: 1971

Filmmaker(s):

Joseph Oner

Description:

"University of Illinois Chicago (UICC) student film that documents the Chicago Fire Department house and fire officers of 158 West Erie Street. Images of the officers at work and play are interspersed with portraits of the firehouse, which is located in Chicago's River North neighborhood." Chicago Film Archives


Nequasset Bridge

Date produced: 1957

Filmmaker(s):

Walter Mitton

Description:

"Title, 'Nequasset Bridge is on new location of Route 1 near the famous ship-building city of Bath.'" oldfilm.org


Toll of Time, The

Date produced: 1948

Filmmaker(s):

Walter Mitton

Description:

"Brickett Bridge, Andover Maine was built in 1871 of native spruce lumber. It served its purpose well until 1948 when it was replaced with steel and concrete." oldfilm.org


Opeechee Stream Bridge, Searsport

Date produced: 1949

Filmmaker(s):

Walter Mitton

Description:

"Bridge construction, Meadow Brook Bridge, Maine. 'Opeechee Stream Bridge, Searsport' 'The Gypsie Bridge Builders enjoy the summer breezes of Penobscot Bay while replacing one of the few stone bridges remaining on Route 1.' Detailed documentation of bridge building in rural Maine." oldfilm.org


From Stump to Ship

Date produced: 1930

Filmmaker(s):

Alfred Ames

Howard Kane

Description:

"Depicts the year-round activities of the Machias Lumber Company on the Machias River in Washington County, Maine. Includes scenes of winter logging in the forest with hand tools and horses, as well as the spring log drive, with loggers using peaveys to break up log jams on icy rivers as the logs are moved from the forest to the mill. Includes footage of lumber loaded onto schooners in Machias for transport to New York and schooner being towed to sea by sardine boat." oldfilm.org


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