Stock Library Can BEABEHBGF (raw silent footage)

The 1950s film footage presents a rich tapestry of life across different cultures and environments. It begins with mundane scenes of a woman and a man on a bicycle in a town, capturing the simplicity of everyday life. The footage then shifts between various locales, showcasing men in suits in a pastoral setting, a young man driving in a city, and scenes of active transportation like trains and cars, reflecting the era’s mobility and technological progress. In Italy, the film highlights historical and architectural marvels like the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and the Equestrian Monument of Cosimo I. This is contrasted with scenes of industrial activity in a factory and steel plant. The footage also delves into the cultural richness of India, depicting thatching, religious teachings, and bustling city streets. Natural imagery, including wildlife and landscapes, adds depth, with the closing image of a sundial symbolizing the passage of time and the interconnectedness of life’s diverse aspects.

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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