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Explore the evolution of America in the early to mid 20th century through a variety of films portraying life in American during those eras. Also in this collection is a variety of film collections that were shown in schools during this period - films which greatly influenced the development of young people in those eras.
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1915-1939 World Fairs Film Library DVD
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This DVD contains a fascinating montage of early World Fairs. Included in the films that make up this collection are the 1915 San Francisco Panama-Pacific International Exposition, views of the World of Tomorrow at the 1939 New York World's fair, the 1933-34 Chicago World's Fair and the Golden Gate International Exposition of 1939-40.

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1920s-50s Public Transportation & Mass Transit Films on DVD
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Public transportation and the development of the arteries of travel is probably something that you never think about - except when you get stuck in a traffic jam, especially one caused by one of those construction projects that just never seems to finish. You also probably never give any though to the ease with which we can travel from city to city or state to state.

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1930's - 1960 Police Film Library DVD
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This DVD contains a variety of historic police related films - including an excellent film on how police dogs are used, safety and "shock" driving danger films, how the police do their busines and much more.

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1930s - 1940s New York City Film Collection DVD
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This DVD explores the life in New York City, Greenwich Village and Coney Island in the 1930's and the 1940's. It also includes a fascinating documentary showing the ethnic diversity of NYC in 1940 as well as a spectacular tour of the NBC radio broadcasting facilities at Rockefeller Center and much more.

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1939 New York NY World's Fair 4 DVD Set
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The 1939 New York World's Fair, located on the current site of Flushing Meadows-Corona Park (also the location of the 1964 New York World's Fair), was one of the largest world's fairs of all time. Many different countries around the world participated in it, and over 25 million people attended its exhibits. The NYWF of 1939 allowed all visitors to take a look at "The world of tomorrow."

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1939-1964 World Fairs Film Library DVD
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This DVD contains a fascinating montage of mid-20th century World Fairs. Included in the films that make up this collection are the 1939 New York World's fair, the 1964 Seattle World's Fair and the 1964 New York World's Fair.

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1940's-1950's Sex Education Film Library DVD
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This DVD contains a collection of vintage sex education films that were shown in schools in the 1940's and 1950's to teach children about sex and issues related to relationships.

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1940s and 1950s Teen Health, Hygiene and Cleanliness Film Library DVD
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This DVD collection contains 28 mostly 40s and 50's films created to teach that era's youth the value of good health and hygiene habits along with many examples demonstrating proper cleanliness techniques. This is an excellent timeless collection on the importance of developing good health habits that last a lifetime and is as relevant today as when these films were made.

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1941 Mardi Gras Krewe of Rex & Nor Films on DVD
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Mardi Gras - the must attend party of the year. Take a trip back into Mardi Gras history with this compilation of two Mardi Gras parade films from 1941 - the Parade of Krewe of Nor and the Parade of Krewe of Rex. This is the last Mardi Gras before the United States entered World War II so you could consider it one final hurrah before the dark days of war. The footage of both films is spectacular and shows the color and delights of Mardi Gras in simpler times. This is a must have for Mardi Gras enthusiasts. Below you will find more details about each of the two films.

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1950's Drug & Sex Education Film Collection DVD
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This DVD explores the drug and sex education in the 40' and 50's through a variety of films targeting the youth of the day and educating them about why drugs are bad for you and proper behavior with the opposite sex.



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1950s - 1960s New York City Film Collection DVD
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This DVD explores the life in New York City in the 1950's and 1960's. It includes a film on the 3rd Avenue El before it was demolished, racial integration in NYC schools, Greenwich Village in the late 60s, the Columbia student strike and takeover in 1969 and much more.

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1950s Era Electricity & Electrical History Films on DVD
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Electricity - such a fundamental cornerstone of modern life that we don't give it a seconds thought. We assume that it will always work and be there for us. And with the exception of an occasional bad storm interrupting electrical power, this is almost always true.

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1964 New York World's Fair Film Library DVD
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Take a trip back in time to visit the 1964 New York World's Fair. Learn how it was planned, how the massive Unisphere was built, enjoy an aerial view of the fair and of course experience all the rides and amusements that made the fair such an entertaining and fun place.

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50s & 60s Early Computer History - SAGE, IBM & Nasa Films on DVD
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Nowadays, you probably don't even give any thought about computers. They are an integral part of everyday life and even the least expensive new computer is more powerful than the best computers of just ten years ago. But what about the early days of computers? What were they like and how were they used? This DVD explores three films from the late 50's and early 60's, looking at the supercomputers of the era and how they were an integral part of our national defense and space program.

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75 Historic Dance Demonstrations on DVD
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Renaissance, Baroque, 19th Century, Ratime, Waltz, Pas Double, Tango and More

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A Historic Look at Tuberculosis DVD
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This film series examines the battle that medicine waged against the killer disease of tuberculosis - including its deadly consequences if left untreated by modern medical methods.

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A Hurricane Called Betsy
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Produced by Department of Defense, Office of Civil Defense in 1966, this video recounts 1965's Hurricane Betsy’s 3,000-mile trip from the Caribbean through the Bahamas, Miami, the Florida Keys, and along the Gulf Coast to New Orleans and Baton Rouge. It shows peoples reactions to the news, how they prepared and the damage this massive storm caused along its 3000 mile path.

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A Lady Called Camille: A Look at Hurricane Camille
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Produced by the Department of Agriculture in 1971, this video documents the devastation caused by Hurricane Camille in 1969 and shows the the suffering it caused thousands of people. It shows that while 259 lives were lost to the hurricane, thousands were saved due to emergency plans, trained rescue teams, and help from the forces of government.

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A Study of Educational Inequalities in South Carolina on DVD
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A 1936 study conducted by the NAACP on the state of South Carolina schools and the racial inequities that existed.

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A Vintage View of Public and Assisted Housing DVD
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For the Poor, Elderly, Military Veterans and Other Low Income Housing Projects

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