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Your Permit to Drive (1951)
Talking driver's license narrates this hymn to the beneficial effects of highways, cars, and driving.

Genre: Ephemeral
Keywords: Safety: Driving;Car culture;Infrastructure: Roads and highways;
Duration: 00:10:17
Popularity (downloads): 122
 
To New Horizons (1940)
Definitive document of pre-World War II futuristic utopian thinking, as envisioned by General Motors. Documents the 'Futurama' exhibit in GM's 'Highways and Horizons' pavilion at the World's Fair, which looks...

Genre: Ephemeral
Keywords: Futurism;World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40;Infrastructure: Highways;
Duration: 00:22:59
Popularity (downloads): 1117
 
Caught Mapping (1940)
How road maps are drawn, field-checked and printed.

Genre: Ephemeral
Keywords: Cartography;Geography;Infrastructure: Roads and highways;
Duration: 00:08:51
Popularity (downloads): 188
 
Lincoln Highway Dedication (1915)
Dedication of the western terminus of the Lincoln Highway (old U.S. 30) in Lincoln Park, San Francisco.

Genre: Ephemeral
Keywords: San Francisco: Infrastructure;Infrastructure: Roads and highways;Celebrations;
Duration: 00:01:03
Popularity (downloads): 314
 
Building a Highway (1948)
Major steps in the construction of a two-lane (pre-Interstate) highway.

Genre: Ephemeral
Keywords: Infrastructure: Roads and highways;
Duration: 00:10:18
Popularity (downloads): 318
 
Give Yourself the Green Light (1954)
Advocacy film produced to garner public support for the creation of the Interstate Highway System.

Genre: Ephemeral
Keywords: Infrastructure: Roads and highways; Car culture: General; Manifest destiny;
Duration: 00:24:07
Popularity (downloads): 327
 
Safe Roads (1935)
Driving is compared with running a railroad train. With excellent images of steam-era passenger trains.

Genre: Ephemeral
Keywords: Infrastructure: Roads and highways;Safety: Automotive;
Duration: 00:07:37
Popularity (downloads): 1097
 
Conquering Roads (1937)
Highway engineering and development in the pre-Interstate era.

Genre: Ephemeral
Keywords: Infrastructure: Roads and highways;Land use;Civil engineering;
Duration: 00:08:48
Popularity (downloads): 1040
 
Wheels of Progress (1927)
Reviews the history of transportation in the U.S. and promotes the economic and social benefits of more and better public roads.

Genre: Ephemeral
Keywords: Infrastructure: Roads and highways;Automobiles: History;
Duration: 00:13:41
Popularity (downloads): 711
 
Highway Hearing (Part I) (1956)
Produced to garner support for the 1956 Federal Aid-Highway Act, the law that enabled the Interstate Highway system. After a small town learns that it is to be bypassed by...

Genre: Ephemeral
Keywords: Infrastructure: Roads and highways;Car culture: General;
Duration: 00:14:46
Popularity (downloads): 838
 

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