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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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
California State Highway 101 Opening (1929)
Opening of California State Highway 101 at San Francisco, with 50,000 people in attendance; parade of automobiles from San Francisco Civic Center; Mayor James 'Sunny Jim' Rolph of San Francisco;...

Genre: Ephemeral
Keywords: San Francisco: Infrastructure;Celebrations;Infrastructure: Roads;
Duration: 00:03:42
Popularity (downloads): 245
 
Freedom of the American Road (Part II) (1955)
Henry Ford II introduces this film designed to encourage private citizens to unite and support road improvement. Part of the lobbying campaign that culminated in legislation authorizing the Interstate Highway...

Genre: Ephemeral
Keywords: Infrastructure: Roads;San Francisco: Infrastructure;Manifest destiny;
Duration: 00:10:35
Popularity (downloads): 783
 

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