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Key To Our Horizon - The Auto Industry

Public Domain Stock Footage Key To Our Horizon - The Auto Industry

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keywords: Automobile Industry, 1950's Chevrolet Cars, Bus Stop, Mass Transit, Full-Service Gas Station

Synopsis: The contributions the Automobile Industry has made in the economic boom of the United States in the early 1950's...(read more)

  • Date: 1950's
  • Duration: 00:10:41
  • Sound: Yes
  • Color: Monochrome
  • Type: Public Domain
  • Language: English
  • Location: United States

Key To Our Horizon - The Auto Industry

Key To Our Horizon - The Auto Industry

The importance of automobiles and the contributions the automotive industry has made to create jobs for American workers in the early 1950s.

Shot List:


Typical American city in the early 1950s; high-rise buildings, automobile traffic, public transportation (electric trolley), people on sidewalks. Shows the use of a Daguerre camera to produce a photograph of only the buildings and other stationary objects along the street.


CU traveling footage of a 1952 Chevrolet sedan driven on a city street.


Animation of the earth and sun is used to illustrate the number of cars and the distance cars are driven on earth each year.


People waiting at bus stop and boarding a public city bus (public transportation)


Crowds of pedestrians on a city sidewalk, large number of people on a city sidewalk.


A Los Angeles freeway in 1952, city skyline in BG.


A moving van and movers taking furniture from a typical Los Angeles California house of that era.


Factory workers in a steel mill, automobile glass workers, workers in an automobile tire factory and automobile assembly plant.


Large service station in 1952, automobile and service station attendants.


Motorcars and trucks used for business in the 1950s.


Traffic policeman (cop) directing traffic.


Freight train approaching a railroad crossing, automobile (car) in left part of frame. CU of passing freight cars.


Young boy selling fruit and flowers at a roadside stand, CU of boy making change with customer.


Automobile (car) exiting a car wash, pulling into a motel, and at a drive-in. Female car-hop attaching service tray to automobile (car). Drive-in carhop girl dressed as cowgirl.


A 1952 Chevrolet station wagon with wood panel trim. Shot of an automobile (car) towing a boat. Two boys fishing, LS of people at a beach.


Man in 1800s style dress and with a Daguerre camera. City street scenes of a typical American city in 1952.


Car (automobile) driver point-of-view (pov) traveling down a 3-lane highway. Elevated panning view of the suburbs of a large city.