DEPRESSION ERA IMAGES Depression era images: exterior shot of the New York Wall Street Stock Exchange Building; CU of a Wall Street street sign; pedestrians pass men standing in line on a city street and a man arranging items in a crate on a street corner.
CARL LAEMMLE SUPPORTS NRA & FDR Universal Studios founder Carl Laemmle returns from a trip abroad to express the confidence and he and people abroad have in FDR and the NRA (National Recovery Administration).
FDR FIRESIDE CHAT OF OCTOBER 10, 1933 FDR addresses the Nation in his fireside chat of October 10, 1933. He reassures the American people that recovery from the Great Depression is coming and they are all headed in the right direction.
Date: October 10, 1933 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:03:37:00, With Audio
AMERICAN HUMORIST ROBERT BENCHLEY - THE CAUSES OF THE GREAT DEPRESSION American humorist Robert Benchley talks about the primary causes of the Great Depression including overproduction, too little thyroid secretions, too much Vermouth and so on. He then points to a chart behind him: "If you will look at this chart which I have here you will see all what I mean. Here you will see that in 1921 our trade balance was 188.8.131.52. This represented 24 million bushels of wheat which is too much wheat. Under such circumstances it is littler wonder that people did not know whether they were coming or going."
GREAT DEPRESSION MONTAGE Montage of the Great Depression with the image of a rolling tire overlaid. Included are shots of Wall Street, people lined up for work, old cars stacked with furniture and CU shots of a well off family in their new car.
N.J. BUY AMERICAN STREET PAGEANT An Aberdeen, N.J. pageant and street parade urges people to "Buy American" in an effort to boost patriotism and local economy. Such campaigns were common during the Great Depression.
THE GREAT DEPRESSION Depression era images men standing in double lines on a city street; CU of sign saying \"men wanted\"; four men sitting on a bench on a city street seen from the rear; and a man and a woman outside their shanty town dwelling.
CROWDED CITIES, HOMELESNESS & SOUP KITCHENS Various images of American life during the Great Depression. City streets, crowded with cars and people. A crowd, waiting to get inside an employment agency. Men, some holding children, filing into a soup kitchen. CU of a woman's hand ladling soup into a bowl. A poor man, sewing his clothing on a bench. Homeless men, sleeping in a doorway and on a park bench.
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