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This raw film footage from the 1950s depicts a series of domestic and professional scenes centered around life insurance. It begins with a man leaving his home, interacting warmly with his family, and then delving into various insurance documents at his desk. There are multiple scenes of him reading and discussing these documents with his wife, who is often engaged in household activities like sewing. Their children are shown playing and engaging in activities around the house. The man appears thoughtful and pensive as he goes through different life insurance plans, comparing options and discussing them with his family. Handwritten notes and policy details are frequently shown, emphasizing the focus on financial planning and security. In parallel, scenes outside the home include a boy biking and securing his bike, a glimpse into a drugstore, and a busy downtown street. The footage also includes scenes in an office setting where the man reviews and signs insurance documents, highlighting the formal aspect of these transactions. The film captures the essence of suburban family life in the 1950s, centered around the theme of financial security and life insurance.

We digitized and uploaded this film from the A/V Geeks 16mm Archive. Email us at if you have questions about the footage and are interested in using it in your project.

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