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O'Mara's Chain Miracle 1950's Small Town America

Public Domain Stock Footage O'Mara's Chain Miracle 1950's Small Town America

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keywords: transportation, 1950's chevy, small-town usa, classic policeman

Synopsis: A 1951 Chevy Promo piece taking place in the perfect iconic 1950's small-town America setting in which a classic gruff policeman directing traffic shows a bit of kindness to a motorist causing a chain reaction of acts of pay-it-forward kindness by local citizens transforming the morale of the town...(read more)

  • Date: 1951
  • Duration: 00:11:16
  • Sound: Yes
  • Color: Monochrome
  • Type: Public Domain
  • Language: English
  • Location: United States

O'Mara's Chain Miracle - 1950's Small Town America

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O'Mara's Chain Miracle - 1950's Small Town America

A 1951 Chevrolet promo that captures the people, types of small businesses, men and women fashions, and people's occupations in a small “Mayberry-like” American town of the early 1950s.

Shot List:


Main street of a small American town in the early 1950s; Vehicles parked along street, automobile traffic, CU of two men in business suites meet on sidewalk. Supermarket “box boy” wearing an apron placing merchandize in automobile for a lady and closing the door of the car after the woman is seated in the vehicle depicting “that extra bit of personal service” found in a “Mayberry-type” town


Storefront electric neon sign reads “Supreme Dry Cleaners”; Shows a man exiting the Supreme Cleaners store with suit bag in hand. Shows a workman sweeping up bits of coal after delivery, coal delivery truck in BG


Woman and young child crossing street in crosswalk. Woman dressed in a 2-piece suite and wearing a hat, 1950s women's fashion


Policeman directing traffic. Front view of Chevrolet convertible driving toward camera. Shows service station (filling station) attendant pumping gas and cleaning windshield of automobile


Salesman in clothing store fitting a suit to customer. Scene of attractive lady looking at men's ties. Scenes of customers in men's retail clothing store, interaction between salesman and customers


Interior scenes of small town meat market and the interaction of the butcher with customers. Shows female (woman) operator at a business telephone switchboard, vintage business telephone switchboard


Traveling views of storefronts on a main street in a small town in the U.S.A. CU of Chevrolet sign at a Chevrolet automobile dealership


CU of British actor Victor Andrew McLaglen as small town policeman directing traffic