1940'S NYLON STOCKING INDUSTRY Excellent images of a 1940's nylon stocking factory: CU of factory machinery with rolling parts; stockings being packaged in mass production setting. Images of people buying stockings: crowded urban street in front of shops; reflections of window shoppers on a display window featuring stockings; saleswomen displaying and packaging stockings for male and female customers.
1940'S NYLON STOCKING GIVEAWAY Images of a post-WWII nylon stocking giveaway. A crowd of men and women running down the middle of a town's street. The crowd gathering as men on a stage throw free stockings into the crowd. A banner on the stage reads, "GIVING AWAY NYLONS." Shot of the smiling, yet frenzied, crowd trying to catch stockings. Includes POV shots of the crowd from the stage.
1940'S CAR MANUFACTURING PLANT People welding; sparks flying. Metal being poured. Excellent photography of dramatically-lit workers wearing safety goggles shoveling. Explosions of showering sparks. Machinery molding metal parts. Workers pulling a car hood out of a mold-making machine. Automated machinery moving car parts and engines. Workers assembling, welding, spraying and buffing car parts on the assembly line.
POST-WWII AMERICAN LIFE Images of post-WWII life for the war's veterans. POV shot from a moving vehicle of an enormous, mass-produced, steel housing project, which was built in the post-WWII housing boom. Men and children moving their belongings into a steel house. Men and women hanging laundry. A child tied to a rope in front of a steel house. Young college students walking on campus. Students meeting their wives and children, who are waiting for them on the grass. Couples pushing baby carts on campus. A family entering a steel trailer.
WWII SOLDIERS COMING HOME - 1 Aerial shots of WWII cargo ships carrying thousands of officers back to the US after the war's end. Beautifully composed shots of soldiers on board entering New York Harbor. POV shots entering the harbor with large, "WELCOME HOME" signs. Low angle shot of thousands of officers waving from the ship's deck.
WWII SOLDIERS COMING HOME - 3 WWII war brides and babies coming to the U.S. at the end of the war. A large, WWII troopship sailing near a port. Mothers holding babies and waving. CU's of beautiful babies. A couple carries a baby carriage off the ship. People disembarking on the gangway. Couples embracing and kissing. Fathers greeting and kissing their babies as they return home.
WWII 'SEPARATION DAY' WWII soldiers at a "Separation Center" completing their duty at a ceremony. A group of uniformed soldiers listen to a commander making a speech. Officers saluting and shaking the commanders hand in front of a large, waving, American flag. The soldiers receiving their certificate of completion. The smiling officers happily waving their hats and certificates in the air. Marching soliers leaving with their certificates.
END OF WWII GAS RATIONING Gas station with sign reading, "GAS RATIONING OFF. NO STAMPS NEEDED." A gas station attendant fills a customer's car with gas. CU of the numbers rolling on the gas pump meter. The customer jubilantly tearing up his gas ration card. CU of a hand scraping off the WWII gas rationing "A" sticker, which was issued by the U.S. government.
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