tv 1963 Documentary Henry Fords Mirror of America CSPAN November 30, 2014 3:59pm-4:37pm EST
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overarching theme of my class and of the book "01" is people --uld rethink repetition competition. you perhaps you should not compete at all, and --a founder, at 9:00 p.m.ht eastern on "the communicators." >> each week, american history tv's real america brings you archival films that help to tell the story of the 20th century. henry ford's "mirror of america" offers a glimpse at life in the united states between 1914 and 1930. ford re-creates the film in 1914. 1960 three, the ford motor
company donated over 5000 films to the national archives as a gift to the american people. the national archives produced this documentary that same year to show highlights of the ford collection. so many ways, henry ford was a simple man. he liked to go camping with his friends. that is thomas edison behind him. he enjoyed old-time country dancing. naturalist.ith the grandchildren.s together. a garden his first that is his wife. it began with an idea that most people thought would not work, but he made it work.
the tools he used were common sense, ingenuity, and perseverance. along with the natural instinct of putting machines together and making them run. he was born into a world of limited horizons. he never lost his love for the land and the everlasting cycle. what he accomplished helped man put the burden of work on machines and broke the barriers of space and time, of isolation and distance. his life was a paradox. his mechanical genius help to change forever the lives of people everywhere, he thought to record of the world around him and his ever widening interest.
he collected buildings the way others collect stamps and the minute village where time stands still. he assembled acres of machines and early he discovered that capacity for the motion picture capacity. in april 1914, he organized a motion picture department which produced films that were shown in theaters and schools throughout the country. they touched on nearly every facet of american life.
washington, no trip to the capital is complete without a tour of the white house. president wilson lives here now. there is more hustle and bustle down at the market. new york city on the lower east side. always plenty to do and see in the big town. ride the elevator train all the way from the battery far of town. -- far uptown. there is the hippodrome, one of the big theaters in new york. city is ay to see the
boat ride around manhattan. all aboard! watch out. they will try to sell you the brooklyn bridge. battery, there is a .avy cruiser ocean liners along the hudson river. marty tall buildings in new york city. -- mighty tall buildings in new york city. the flatiron building, the woolworth building, 60 stories high, tallest in the world. ♪
along the boardwalk or ride along in the rolling chairs. city has a park. this is belle isle near detroit. canoe ifoon ride in a you do not mind the crowds. some like to dance. in the winter, the adventurous go ice skating. how. easy to know ♪ there is nothing like the thrill of a nice road on a cold day -- ice road on a cold day.
know. he waves to admirers. burbank, an expert in horticulture. he has removed the spines from the cactus. he says it is good to eat, too. we will take his word for it. thomas edison in san francisco in 1915, out for a drive with his wife. of illinois,on former speaker of the house of representatives. will rogers, america's favorite humorist. out west, the few hardy souls visit glacier national park.
the cameraman cannot resist his little joke. you see a lot of women in the factories now. they are making hats. there is a difference. down the post office, they are teaching the girls to sort the mail. one thing they learned in a hurry, do not pick up too much at once. here is a place for women to work, and steady, too. some men change their collars twice a week. machines do more and more of the hard work these days.
ended. the survivors, both blue and gray, still meet together once a year to renew old acquaintance. it is 1917. have.emories they must they have fought their war. while these recruits in michigan are being trained to fight another war. out and they respond enthusiastically. how can they know what lies ahead?
just a year ago, we reelected woodrow wilson as president. now we are in a war we had hoped to avoid, but we are confident he will lead us to victory. liberty -- who will win the war? uncle sam needs you. old heroes are popular again. here is theodore roosevelt surrounded by cars -- crowds wherever he goes. everything is just fully. -- bully. and there is a parade in every city and town. ♪
♪ the training is deadly serious now. learning to pronounce names of places we have never heard of before. ou factories convert to production of engines. these are the famous liberty engines. she is doing her bit. here is a certificate for buying $500. henry ford receives a navy contract to buy old navy boats -- to build navy boats. using a technique of the
automobile assembly line, they are riveted together. the launching of an eagle boat, sleek and fast, built for anti-submarine warfare. park, ford experiments with a small tank powered by two model t engines. will across the trenches? not every time. back to the drawing board. detroit turns out to say goodbye and good luck to
sent by king george to arrange for the shipment to great the deliveryeed up of food. parades and more parades to keep the home fires burning. now is the time to buy liberty bonds so we can finish the job we have started. keep buying them, mr. foe. mister.buying them, and then it is over and the world is safe with democracy.
another pioneer gives us the courage to try something new. there are scheduled flights to anywhere you want to go. the dimensions of time and space are further diminished. a new age begins and we move forward. as we go, we preserve the past to mirror the accomplishments of those who have shown us the way to the future. ♪