Great Depression

Great Depression
Clip: 500463_1_1
Year Shot: 1930 (Estimated Year)
Audio: Yes
Video: B/W
Tape Master: 1495
Original Film: HFR-SFL-35-072
Location: United States
Timecode: 01:15:41 - 01:18:07

Master 1495 - Tape 1 LS white people standing, talking outside row of wood houses on Sunday afternoon. MS sign: "We accept food tickets and cash relief checks." Great DOF MS old white men sitting on curb with fellow unemployed men, talking. Sideview MS businessman J.P. MORGAN raising right hand to testify before investigative committee (might be congressional, and if so, this was shot in 1933). TLS Budget Director LEW DOUGLAS -- wearing wool business suit, fedora hat, carrying leather briefcase-- descending stairs of nice walkup home. CU member of FDR brain trust RAYMOND MOLEY posing for cam; note the shifty eyes. LS/MSs U.S. President FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT (FDR, Franklin Roosevelt, Franklin Delano Roosevelt) working with aides in office at Hyde Park home. MSs grim-faced President Roosevelt attending funeral of confidante Louis McHenry Howe in 1936; FDR stands beside wife ELEANOR ROOSEVELT & holds onto arm of young white man for support; MSs U.S. Navy sailors carrying casket to gravesite. MS unemployed white man wearing snap brim hat walking w/ body placard on street: "Unemployed." H/a TLS crowd (behold the plethora of overcoats & fedoras) standing outside employment agency office; MS job postings for waitstaff, dishwashers; TLS crowd outside Geneva Employment Agency. TLS white men filing into missionary soup kitchen; MS sign stating as much; MS soup being ladled onto plate; MS down-on-their-luck men filing past cam as they enter soup kitchen. MS President Roosevelt sitting at desk, delivering address (low audio): "You people must have faith. You must not be stampeded by rumors or guesses. Let us unite in banishing fear. We have provided the machinery to restore our financial system, and it is up to you to support & make it work. It is your problem, my friends, no less than it is mine. Together, we cannot fail." MS NRA (National Recovery Administration) flag hanging over sidewalk. MS NRA poster in window of Chase Safe Deposit Company. Panning LS long line of men standing in line in city, queue snaking around corner. MS young white male CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) recruits handing papers to U.S. Army officers, boarding bus; TLS/MSs Rialto buses pulling away, eager boys waving & smiling. TLS CCC recruits setting up camp, making beds. Great head-on TLS crowd of white adults waving, cheering on street. Excellent extreme high angle TLS stockbrokers in pit; MS middle-aged white male stockbroker working frantically on floor of stock exchange. MS young white man wearing spiffy suit & fedora hat buying apple from down on his luck apple seller on city corner. MS artist drawing NRA poster. LSs large NRA parade in New York City.