Various Depression Scenes - Segment from Focus on the 30s
1930 (Estimated Year)
02:19:01 - 02:19:41
See catalog #492872 for entire film. Master 1 - Tape 2 Some 1930s depression scenes: People at a neighborhood grocery store/shop. A man (grocer/butcher) in a white apron hands a package to a woman. Sign: "Never Mind the Holiday. We Will Trust You". The man looks very satisfied with himself, happy, charitable. Cut to another sign: "You don't need money/WHAT HAVE YOU GOT?/We Will Take Anything." Man walks up to a butcher with a guitar case, presumably to barter it for food. Grocer inspects guitar. At 02:19:09: more shots: a street riot, violence, police try to control mob scene. A bread line on the sidewalk of an urban street. CUs of people in breadlines, both white and black. Old man with rumpled hat/clothes. The poor look directly into the camera, pathetic, beaten. FDR gives a private talk, probably a fireside chat. A house falls into a river (disaster, flood, collapse). Very striking angles on the poor, homeless: standing in lines, etc. Series of shots of work, 1930s/Great Depression. Work camps for the WPA (Works Projects Administration), could be prison camps. Lots of emphasis on african-american workers. Construction job, with tractors; possibly homes. Cut to construction in urban areas. Men in overalls pull planks of wood, saw on sawhorses. Women (again, African-Americans) file away 3 x 5 index cards. Secretarial, clerical, office. Line of women workers. Men and women sitting at desks, writing. A woman at a laundry hands some clothing to her boss. People at work, earning a living. Recovery from the depression.
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