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    Reykjavik in Iceland is featured in this story.

    Panning shots of Icelandic houses. Intertitle points out that the Icelandic climate is little different to our own. M/S of a city street. Man rides a horse down the street. Pedestrians, cars, buildings, various street scenes are shown. Fishing is stated as the main industry but Pathe features an itinerant photographer. C/U of photographer at his work, taking a portrait of two children in the open air.

    "Essentially volcanic, Iceland possesses natural boiling water - and the housewives use it to the full." L/S of a small trough of water covered with a curved steel canopy. C/U of the water. This is where women come to do their washing. M/S of the women washing clothes by putting them into the water with sticks, then using the steel bars as a grip to wring out their clothes.

    Was an item in Pathe Pictorial issue number 684.

    Safety print exists.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:50:35:00 / 01:52:34:00
    EP 172
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    EP 172
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    Lifestyle & Culture Trade & Industry Science & Technology
    Iceland General Street Scenes
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    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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