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Prelinger Archives: Television Commercials [electronic resource]

Television commercials for Ivory Soap, Comet cleanser, Top Job; Tide; Epic Coffee, Crisco, Johnson's Family Hairspray; Cascade.
Online
1970
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Prelinger Archives: 409 Bathroom Cleaner Commercial [electronic resource]

409 Bathroom Cleaner Commercial.
Online
1970
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Prelinger Archives: Bookkeeping and Accounting [electronic resource]

Part of the "Your Life Work Series": Work of the bookkeeper and accountant in the pre-computer era.
Online
1945
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Prelinger Archives: Pick of the Pod (1939) [electronic resource]

It's Del Monte Early Garden Peas tonight! Moving from field, to cannery, to table, this Prelinger Archives film offers a peek inside the Del Monte pea processing operation, whose end result is the "succulent green gems" that are served up with pride by the American housewife. As much a window into life in the pre-World War II suburbs as it is a time capsule of Depression-era factory farming.
Online
1939
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Prelinger Archives: A Ceiling on Your Home [electronic resource]

Economic factors affecting postwar deflation; an appeal to the public to assist in retail price control; difficulties World War II veterans faced in locating jobs and housing.
Online
1945
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Prelinger Archives: All Out for Victory [electronic resource]

The mobilization of American industry for the manufacture of military equipment during World War II. Also mentions the contributions of handicapped and disabled workers to World War II industrial production.
Online
1943
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Prelinger Archives: Always Tomorrow [electronic resource]

Dramatized history of the Coca-Cola company and some of the people who participated in its origin and growth. Made in the style of a feature film.
Online
1941
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Prelinger Archives: Aristocrats of Fashion [electronic resource]

Fashions for sport and evening wear, all made from Bemberg rayon.
Online
1940
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Prelinger Archives: Breakfast Pals [electronic resource]

Promo for the Kellogg Company in which Snap, Crackle and Pop take on Soggy, Mushy and Toughy.
Online
1939
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Prelinger Archives: Close Harmony [electronic resource]

Discussion on the need for unity between labor and management as the U.S. mobilizes for World War II.
Online
1942
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Prelinger Archives: Conquer by the Clock [electronic resource]

Encourages American workers to make the best possible use of their time in a war where industrial production and combat are synchronized on an international level.
Online
1943
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Prelinger Archives: RFD Greenwich Village [electronic resource]

Bohemians and hippies of late-1960s New York City wear Mod cotton fashions as they go about their lives in Greenwich Village. Sponsored by the Cotton Producers Association.
Online
1969
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Prelinger Archives: The Arm Behind the Army [electronic resource]

How winning World War II depends on successful labor-management collaboration.
Online
1942
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Prelinger Archives: The Face in the Mirror (I Wonder) (Part 1) [electronic resource]

Introspective psychology for salespeople: "Would you buy anything from the salesman you see in the mirror?" (13 minutes)
Online
1940
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Prelinger Archives: The Face in the Mirror (I Wonder) (Part 2) [electronic resource]

Introspective psychology for salespeople: "Would you buy anything from the salesman you see in the mirror?" (13 minutes)
Online
1940
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Prelinger Archives: The Middleton Family at the New York World's Fair [electronic resource]

This drama illustrates the contribution of free enterprise, technology, and Westinghouse products to the American way of life. The film pits an anti-capitalist bohemian artist boyfriend against an all-American electrical engineer who believes in improving society by working through corporations. The Middletons experience Westinghouse's technological marvels at the Fair and win back their daughter from her leftist boyfriend.
Online
1939
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Prelinger Archives: The Sign of Dependable Credit [electronic resource]

Film about the Production Credit Association, which facilitated the lending of money to farmers.
Online
1941
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Prelinger Archives: Valley Town [electronic resource]

Social documentary showing the damage visited on the people of a Pennsylvania steel town by the deployment of new technology.
Online
1940
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Save Our History: Frontier Homes [electronic resource]

While many Americans think of the "frontier" in terms of the Wild West, it was, at various times, located in Eastern woods, Appalachian mountains, the Great Plains, and the deserts of the Southwest. In this program, host Ron Hazelton leads a fascinating tour across the country to examine prime examples of structures built by the homesteaders who propelled America's westward expansion. Starting with post-and-beam construction in the East and continuing on to the adobe homes of the Southwest, viewers will see how archetypal American houses were built and used. Frontier Homes weaves together the beauty of the land, the construction of the houses, and the lifestyles of the pioneers.
Online
2001
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Save Our History: The Underground Railroad [electronic resource]

The Underground Railroad was arguably the most important activist movement in American history, a loose network of people bound together by conscience and a determination to topple the institution of slavery by helping slaves escape to the North. "Conductors" risked fines and imprisonment for their devotion to the cause of freedom; "passengers" risked their lives. Hosted by Alfre Woodard, this program traces the hazardous journey undertaken by countless slaves, showing how they were guided - and pursued - along the way. Historical documents, visits to significant sites, and the rich music of the period are featured, as well as interviews with the descendants of noted abolitionists and commentary from experts including Ed Rigaud, president of the National Underground Railroad Freedom [...]
Online
1999