Retro Industry

This collection of mostly black and white clips showcases the workforce that kept America running in the mid-twentieth century. Businessmen, architects, and skilled laborers are seen at their desks or running their specialized equipment, while deliverymen of all sorts get the goods where they're going. From oil fields to bottle machines, smokestacks to bakeries, this comprehensive retro collection of industrial scenarios covers the bases. Collection contains 20 clips, 5 of which are in color.
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Number of Clips: 20

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IR101 04:15
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IR101: Woman operating radio station controls

Keywords: Archival, Caucasian, Caucasian ethnicity, Caucasians, adult, adults, black & white, black and white, control panel, control panels, equipment, female, females, industries, industry, job, jobs, operator, operators, people, person, persons, retro, switchboard, switchboards, vintage, woman, women, worker, workers, working

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IR102 11:26
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IR102: Workers operating an atomic control center

Keywords: Archival, Caucasian, Caucasian ethnicity, Caucasians, adult, adults, atomic, atomic energy, black & white, black and white, control panel, control panels, energy, equipment, industries, industry, job, jobs, male, males, man, men, operator, operators, people, person, persons, retro, vintage, worker, workers, working

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IR103 07:21
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IR103: Smokestacks of large factory discharging pollutants into air

Keywords: Archival, air pollution, black & white, black and white, carbon footprint, emission, emissions, emit, emits, environmental hazard, environmental hazards, environmental issue, environmental issues, factories, factory, industries, industry, manufacture, manufactures, manufacturing, mill, mills, pollute, polluted, polluter, polluters, pollutes, polluting, pollution, retro, smokestack, smokestacks, stack, stacks, vintage

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IR104 09:04
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IR104: Woman operating a keypunch machine

Keywords: Archival, Caucasian, Caucasian ethnicity, Caucasians, adult, adults, black & white, black and white, calculator, calculators, data entry, female, females, industries, industry, job, jobs, keypunch, keypunches, machine, machinery, machines, people, person, persons, retro, vintage, woman, women, worker, workers, working

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IR105 11:06
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IR105: Molten metal splattering as it is poured

Keywords: Archival, black & white, black and white, fiery, industries, industry, liquid, liquids, manufacture, manufactures, manufacturing, metal, metals, molten, ore, ores, process, processes, processing, refine, refinery, refines, refining, retro, smelt, smelter, smelters, smelting, smelts, steel, steels, vintage

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IR106 09:15
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IR106: Left pan across oil field derricks

Keywords: Archival, black & white, black and white, derrick, derricks, drill, drilling, drills, industries, industry, natural resource, natural resources, oil, oil field, oil fields, oil well, oil wells, petroleum, retro, tower, towers, vintage

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IR107 09:29
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IR107: Bottle-making machine in action, close-up

Keywords: Archival, automatic, automation, bottle, bottle-making, bottles, equipment, factories, factory, glass, industries, industry, machine, machinery, machines, manufacture, manufactures, manufacturing, mold, molding, molds, retro, vintage

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IR108 07:07
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IR108: Businessmen at conference table, female secretary taking notes

Keywords: Archival, Caucasian, Caucasian ethnicity, Caucasians, adult, adults, attorney, attorneys, business, businesses, businessman, businessmen, conference, conferences, discussing, discussion, discussions, female, females, forceful, group, groups, lawyer, lawyers, male, males, man, meeting, meetings, men, people, person, persons, retro, secretaries, secretary, vintage, woman, women

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IR109 12:14
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IR109: Workmen operating insulation conveyer belt

Keywords: Archival, Caucasian, Caucasian ethnicity, Caucasians, adult, adults, conveyor, conveyor belt, conveyor belts, conveyors, equipment, industries, industry, insulation, job, jobs, machine, machinery, machines, male, males, man, manufacture, manufactures, manufacturing, men, people, person, persons, retro, vintage, worker, workers, working

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IR110 10:08
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IR110: Draftsmen and others at work in architectural firm's office

Keywords: Archival, Caucasian, Caucasian ethnicity, Caucasians, adult, adults, architect, architects, business, businesses, companies, company, drafting, draftsmen, female, females, job, jobs, male, males, man, men, people, person, persons, retro, vintage, woman, women, worker, workers, working

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IR111 15:15
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IR111: Bottle-making machine processing molten glass

Keywords: Archival, automatic, automation, bottle, bottle-making, bottles, conveyor, conveyors, equipment, factories, factory, glass, industries, industry, machine, machinery, machines, manufacture, manufactures, manufacturing, mold, molding, molds, retro, vintage

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IR112 12:26
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IR112: Milk bottles on conveyor being filled and inspected

Keywords: African American, African American ethnicity, African-Americans, Archival, Black, Blacks, Caucasian, Caucasian ethnicity, Caucasians, adult, adults, black & white, black and white, bottle, bottles, bottling, conveyor, conveyors, dairies, dairy, equipment, industries, industry, inspect, inspection, inspections, inspector, inspectors, inspects, job, jobs, machine, machinery, machines, male, males, man, men, milk, operator, operators, people, person, persons, quality control, quality controls, retro, vintage, worker, workers, working

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IR113 11:00
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IR113: Milk production process from bottling to delivery

Keywords: Archival, Caucasian, Caucasian ethnicity, Caucasians, adult, adults, black & white, black and white, bottle, bottles, bottling, conveyor, conveyors, deliveries, delivery, delivery truck, delivery trucks, deliveryman, deliverymen, industries, industry, job, jobs, jug, jugs, male, males, man, men, milk, milkman, milkmen, people, person, persons, retro, truck, trucks, vehicle, vehicles, vintage, worker, workers, working

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IR114 09:19
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IR114: Bread being baked and taken to delivery truck

Keywords: Archival, Caucasian, Caucasian ethnicity, Caucasians, adult, adults, baker, bakeries, bakers, bakery, black & white, black and white, bread, delivery truck, delivery trucks, deliveryman, deliverymen, industries, industry, job, jobs, loaf, loaves, male, males, man, men, oven, ovens, people, person, persons, retro, truck, trucks, vehicle, vehicles, vintage, worker, workers, working

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IR115 06:01
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IR115: Telephone operators sitting at switchboards, with close-up

Keywords: Archival, Caucasian, Caucasian ethnicity, Caucasians, adult, adults, black & white, black and white, female, females, headset, headsets, industries, industry, job, jobs, operator, operators, people, person, persons, phone, phones, retro, switchboard, switchboards, telephone, telephones, vintage, woman, women, worker, workers, working

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IR116 09:04
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IR116: Man delivering meat from a truck

Keywords: Archival, Caucasian, Caucasian ethnicity, Caucasians, adult, adults, black & white, black and white, butcher, butchers, deliveries, delivery, delivery truck, delivery trucks, deliveryman, deliverymen, industries, industry, job, jobs, male, males, man, meat, men, people, person, persons, retro, truck, trucks, vehicle, vehicles, vintage, worker, workers, working

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