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  • Short Summary

    Comment on the American depression - corn is so cheap that it is more economical to burn than coal.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Nebraska. 'It's a topsy turvey World today!' Corn for coal - whilst thousands in the cities starve - reflects chaotic conditions in America."

    Nebraska, United States of America.

    A man loads something onto the back of an open lorry.

    Men unload sacks from the back of a lorry.

    Men walk out of a 'Produce' shop carrying goods.

    A horse drawn carriage pulls up at a petrol station.

    The carriage drives past the front of a school building.

    Children come and get corn on the cobs from the back of the carriage.

    A woman pays men at the back of a lorry parked in the street.

    C/U two buckets - one full of corn with note - '1bu Corn 35 lbs. Value 5 c' - one full of coal - '1bu Coal 80 lbs. Value 45 c'.

    A man feeds corn into the flames of a small stove.

    Sound Track Missing.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    687.24
    Media URN:
    5238
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    07/11/1932
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:28:54:00 / 01:29:18:00
    Canister:
    32/89

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