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American Icons

Images that capture the American spirit

Mount Rushmore

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Audio:
Location:
437725_1_1
No
South Dakota
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1996  (Actual Year)
Color
16:33:57 - 16:35:21
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
ARP 16
N/A
Mount Rushmore - Talent is cleared, unless otherwise noted. Crowd shots are not cleared. Several shaky CUs faces of George Washington & Lincoln (hand held view). Shaky WS Mount Rushmore against blue sky.
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Grand Canyon

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
433093_1_1
No
Arizona
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1996  (Actual Year)
Color
01:17:41 - 01:18:10
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
ARP 12
N/A
Grand Canyon - Talent is cleared, unless otherwise noted. Crowd shots are not cleared. Establishing WS Grand Canyon. TLS tourists at rim of Grand Canyon. Establishing WS Grand Canyon.
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Fourth of July Parade, 1930s

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
373493_1_1
No
Chicago, IL
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1930  (Estimated Year)
B/W
00:25:38 - 00:31:06
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
247
WPA 141
N/A
Fourth of July parade in Chicago in the 1930s. Marching bands, floats, flags are flying, and tickertape is in the air. Classic long (and wide) shots of the holiday parade up Michigan Avenue past the Tribune Building. At one point a large sign is visible for Forhan's. Floats pass for the Pennsylvania American Legion, and another with a mockup of a small fishing village on it.

The American Flag

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
312165_1_1
No
United States
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1950  (Estimated Year)
Color
04:12:48 - 04:13:43
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
4
N/A
American Flag, The Stars and Stripes. Flag has 48 stars WS tilt up American flag flying on tall pole surrounded by trees. Blue sky background. Looks like it's in the woods, at a campsite or national park. MWS teenage boys try to raise flag on flag pole - the edge of the flag hits the ground as they try to pull it up but it isn't moving. One boy grabs the flag to keep it off the ground. WS California and United States flags on same flagpole Closer shot of California and American flags flying on pole.

Washington, DC Monuments

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
439779_1_2
No
Washington, DC, United States
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1996  (Actual Year)
Color
01:30:48 - 01:34:46
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
ARP 17
N/A
TLSs Capitol Building from front lawn; head on view, bright sunny cloudless day; slow zoom in to Capitol Dome; several takes. LS Washington Monument in silhouette, flare from sun. TLS Capitol Building, people playing soccer in FG. LS Washington Monument in silhouette, sun hiding behind it, people playing soccer in FG. Interesting angle TLS Washington Monument: base of the obelisk surrounded by American flags shown, the shadow thrown lending a looming sense; tilt up Monument to sun with flare at tip of monument. Low angle TLS tip of Washington Monument, sun starting to peek from behind it.
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Mr. And Mrs. America

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
313619_1_5
Yes
USA
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1944  (Actual Year)
B/W
06:53:00 - 06:54:45
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
911
WPA 413
N/A
Patriotic montage to "America the Beautiful": LS New York City (Manhattan) skyline, Brooklyn Bridge in FG; TLS train turning corner in countryside; TLS twin-propeller United Airlines commercial plane taking off; Aerial of snowy mountains; TLS horses pulling cart filled w/ harvested wheat; TLS horses, sheep & chickens grazing at farm; TLS Caucasian college graduates in caps & gowns filing along path; paning MS Caucasian boys at Pee Wee football practice (leather helmets & some padding); MS two white men fly-fishing in river, waterfall in BG; TLS two farm combines harvesting in field; MS three smokestacks spewing smoke; MS white male industrial workers filing into building; TLS waves crashing onto shore. MS young Caucasian woman saying she's going to use her war bonds "for a little house in the suburbs". MS dapper African-American man saying he's going to use his war bonds for his son's education as soon as he comes back from the war. MS middle-aged white woman w/ heavy accent saying that she's going to buy a home in the country when her son comes back. MS creepy white man w/ accent saying "my boy is going to go to a good American college". MS unidentified USN Chief Petty Officer saying he buys war bonds every payday. MS greasy balding gap-toothed Caucasian man saying that when his brother comes home they're going to open up a gas station; if that doesn't work, then they're try something else. MS young Army soldiers in dress uniform saying pretty much the same as the last scrub.

Sunset on the Plains

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
499146_1_1
No
United States
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
2000  (Estimated Year)
Color
09:12:04 - 09:12:37
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
WEBER 8
N/A
DRAMATIC SUNSET Very heavy clouds across a plain at sunset. Mountains in the distance. Another shot, the sky is much darker.

Wheat Field

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
499145_1_1
No
United States
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
2000  (Estimated Year)
Color
09:11:50 - 09:12:04
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
WEBER 8
N/A
Talent is cleared, unless otherwise noted. Crowd shots are not cleared. WHEAT FIELDS Low angle, wheat plants in the very close foreground. They are a nice yellow against the blue gray mountains & sky in the distance. Heavy clouds in the sky.

Paper

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
499040_1_6
Yes
United States
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1985  (Actual Year)
Color
04:20:19 - 04:21:05
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
1459
N/A
CU print of the US Constitution. CUs Declaration of Independence, inc signatures. CU sheet of papyrus. Details ancient Egyptian drawings, hieroglyphics.

Statue of Liberty, Manhattan, New York Harbor

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
500078_1_1
No
New York, New York, United States
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1965  (Actual Year)
Color
01:16:26 - 01:18:51
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
1490
HFR-DFS-35-005
N/A
Master 1490 - Tape 1 Great traveling shot from boat sailing in New York Harbor of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island in BG. Great static TLS Statue of Liberty; 3/4" vantage point of Lady Liberty holding torch. WLS cityscape of Lower Manhattan from across harbor; zoom in to tighter shot of skyscrapers. Tighter LS Manhattan skyscrapers, harbor & scattered boats in FG. Great full-on low angle TLSs Statue of Liberty (gray overcast skies in first shot, partly sunny in second). Traveling shot of Statue of Liberty from boat sailing in NY Harbor; zoom in to tighter shot of Lady Liberty. Traveling shots cityscape of Lower Manhattan, tugboat zipping across frame of second shot; skyscrapers. Traveling shot freighter barge sailing in Harbor.

Wheat Field

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
500609_1_1
No
United States
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1971  (Actual Year)
Color
02:49:50 - 02:53:39
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
1777
HFR-SFL-35-078
N/A
Master 1777 - Tape 2 Great panning CUs numerous wheat stalks wavering in breeze. Wheat field, Americana, amber waves of grain. Nice panning wheat stalks against cloudless blue sky. Static rack focus CU wheat stalks in wheat field. Panning CUs golden wheat field, stalks. (144-1) Interesting MCUs silhouette of wheat stalks trying to block out fiery sun. Hallucinogenic feel & look to third shot-- mad sun flares that flicker & dominate & then reveal the silhouetted wheat stalk. Panning CU wheat stalks yielding to wind in wheat field. Tilting CU wheat stalks wavering in wind. (144-2) NOTE-- DON'T LET THE DATE SHOT FOOL YOU. THE FILM CONDITION AND AESTHETIC COULD EASILY PASS FOR CONTEMPORARY.

Patriotic Street Scene

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
500707_1_1
No
United States
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1900  (Estimated Year)
B/W
01:50:06 - 01:51:00
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
1781
HFR-SFL-35-095
N/A
LS/TLSs numerous Ford Model T convertible automobiles driving along brownstone and walk-up lined street, car occupants waving American flags. Patriotic street scene. Some cars pass by horse-drawn wagons. Not a reenactment.

Wheat Field, Setting Sun

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
500877_1_1
No
United States
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1960  (Estimated Year)
Color
02:37:12 - 02:37:28
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
1497
HFR-DFS-16-034
N/A
Master 1497 - Tape 2 Excellent peek-a-boo MS wheat stalks wavering in wind, sun setting in BG. Wheat field.

War Comes to America

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
487654_1_3
Yes
Various
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1940  (Estimated Year)
B/W
00:05:38 - 00:08:53
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
269
WPA 1664
N/A
TLS ocean. Text, "1607, Jamestown," "1620 Plymouth Rock." LS cliffs & crashing waves. TLS forest. MS house, Church, watchtower. Dramatic footage. TLS citizens, people working in field. LS sky, "1775." MS statue. CU paining of James Otis, VO text quote, "Colonists are by the law of nature free-born, as indeed al men are! James Otis." CU statue of Thomas Jefferson, VO text quote, "It is the right of the people to alter or abolish it, and to institute new government...Thomas Jefferson." CU painting of Thomas Paine, VO text quote, "These are the times that try men's souls. Thomas Paine." CU statue of Patrick Henry, VO text quote, "but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!" Dramatization of the fighting in the American Revolution. CU painting of signing of Declaration of independence, "July 4, 1776." CU document, text, VO "We hold these truths to be self evident that all men are created equal...life liberty and the pursuit of happiness." Dramatization of events at Valley Forge in the winter of 1777. MS American revolutionaries in snow. CU wrapping feet. CU painting of George Washington kneeling. Text, "1781." CU painting Washington on horse. Text, "the declaration of independence and the constitution of the United States of America." CU constitution, "We the people..." Montage paintings of early leaders & Presidents. MS liberty bell ringing, text, "Proclaim liberty throughout the land, unto all the inhabitants thereof."

U.S. Flags from Flagpole

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
503799_1_1
No
Detroit, Michigan, United States
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1963  (Estimated Year)
Color
01:53:06 - 01:53:16
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
1486
HFR-SFL-35-045
N/A
Master 1486 - Tape 1 MS U.S. flag (Stars and Stripes, Old Glory) & U.S. Civil flag (Peace Flag) flying from flagpole, cloudless blue sky BG. TLS American flag and smaller U.S. customs flag fluttering in breeze, displayed from flagpole.

Traveling the Colorado River

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
504148_1_1
No
Grand Canyon, USA
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1950  (Estimated Year)
Color
01:20:23 - 01:22:57
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
1206
708-7
N/A
Shots of Grand Canyon from Colorado River. Group of people on camping trip - boating down the river. Woman in straw hat on boat. Shots of canyon (nice). Boating through dark grotto. People camping on river shore. Campsite, cooking, cook-out, eating. Pouring coffee, waking up in morning, food on frying pan - good 'wake up' and 'get up' shots. Breakfast. Washing dishes in the river. Loading boats. Shot of canyon. (708-7)

Mount Rushmore

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
525658_1_1
No
Keystone, South Dakota
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1966  (Estimated Year)
Color
02:41:15 - 02:41:29
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
1810
HFR-DFS-16-111
N/A
Master 1810 - Tape 2 Overexposed low angle LSs looking up at the Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Closer shot of the Mount Rushmore memorial.

Fireworks Display

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
525881_1_1
No
Aspen, Colorado
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
2001  (Actual Year)
Color
03:00:48 - 03:02:04
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
HEN 248
N/A
Available in HD (16x9) and Standard Definition (4x3) Several shots of a colorful fireworks display against a black sky.
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American Flag

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
525892_1_1
No
Texas
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
2001  (Actual Year)
Color
03:05:03 - 03:05:43
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
HEN 248
N/A
Available in HD (16x9) and Standard Definition (4x3) CUs of an American Flag blowing in the wind, nice look at the Stars and Stripes.
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Pursuit of Happiness - PT2

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
534175_1_2
Yes
United States
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1956  (Estimated Year)
B/W
00:04:37 - 00:04:46
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
1168
N/A
Patriotic montage: CU American flag billowing in the wind; image of American flag superimposed over shrieking eagle & rushing waters.

Tournament of Roses - Rose Parade

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
538283_1_1
No
Pasadena, California
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1964  (Actual Year)
Color
01:08:26 - 01:10:05
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
481
434-2
N/A
Tournament of Roses - Rose Parade "Symbols of Freedom" 1964. Footage of extravagant, colorful, floats, beauty queens & spectators lining the route. CU horses on parade. MS University of Illinois Fighting Ilini cheerleaders on "Big Ten" float. Several CU/MS/GV Downey "The American Beauty" entry with float covered in red roses, waving beauties and the Statue of Liberty. High angle GV Downey "The American Beauty" entry with float covered in red roses, waving beauties and the Statue of Liberty. GV/MS Downey float with women waving. Several GV/TLS marching band being followed by large horse unit parading with large American flags. MS horse unit followed by banner reading "75th Annual Tournament of Roses". MS horse unit in ride jackets & hats, horse manes are in fancy knot braiding.

Historical Recreation - Revolutionary War

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
539006_1_3
No
United States
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1960  (Estimated Year)
Color
03:10:56 - 03:11:29
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
373
CS-35-137
N/A
GV Blue Coat Patriots in the woods, resting or on patrol. MS/MCU Blue Coats is the woods, looking through monocular. POV from monocular lens looking at Red Coats on the ridge w/ bayonets. GV rows of Continental Marines marching toward camera. MS rows of regiment in white uniforms w/lavender accents( French Gatinois and Saintonge Regiment.

Mount Rushmore National Memorial

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
539092_1_1
No
South Dakota
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1996  (Actual Year)
Color
16:35:20 - 16:35:52
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
ARP 16
N/A
Mount Rushmore National Memorial - Talent is cleared, unless otherwise noted. Crowd shots are not cleared. Interesting TLSs looking down long colonnade of granite columns forming abstract patterns with light & shadow, different angles and tilt positions on this scene.
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