• Short Summary

    Geologists discover fields of salt in Puerto Rico - enough to supply both Americas.

  • Description

    Thought to be Selected Originals from late 1940s material.

    American voiceovered newsreel material.

    Puerto Rico, West Indies. Geologists discover fields of salt in Puerto Rico - enough to supply both Americas.

    Long shot of Puerto Rico beach with native people collecting salt. Men using pick-axe to hew salt. Close up shot of pick-axe embedded in salt. Several shots of men shovelling salt into wheelbarrows. Two men on top of sluice gates. Close up shot of sluice gates being raised. Towards, people wheeling barrows of salt. Close up shot of barrow wheel and man's feet. Long shot of line of men wheeling barrows full of salt.

    Possibly connected with 48/97 - MD.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1524.09
    Media URN:
    59826
    Group:
    Unknown sel originals
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:07:28:00 / 01:08:06:00
    Canister:
    UNSO Reel 044 E

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