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Down Mobile Way - 1935

A profile of the active shores of Mobile, Alabama circa 1935, this film highlights local parks, the work of the CCC, and the bustling commerce of the South. Scenes of azaleas in bloom, old homes, ships at docks, and bales of cotton, barrels of turpentine, and bunches of bananas being loaded on board freighters in Mobile, Alabama, depict the states culture and commercial activity. The film shows a panorama of Gulf, Little River, and Cedar Creek State Parks in Alabama. Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) boys work in the forests and operate tractors and graders in State Parks; picnickers eat on outdoor tables. An African American CCC boy dances. Transcript (PDF): http://archives.gov/social-media/transcripts/transcript-down-mobile-way-1935-11662.pdf CREATED BY Department of the Interior. Division of Motion Pictures. ARC ID 11662 LOCAL IDENTIFIER 48.31 REPOSITORY: Motion Picture, Sound, and Video Records Section, Special Media Archives Services Division (NWCS-M), National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD, 20740-6001. For information about ordering reproductions of moving images held by the Motion Picture, Sound, and Video Records Section, visit: http://www.archives.gov/research/order/broadcast-quality-film-dc.html SUBJECTS African Americans; Architecture; Cargo ships; Civilians; Dance; Picnicking Department of the Interior. National Park Service.(1916 -1933 ), Producer Cedar Creek State Park (Mobile county, Alabama); Gulf State Park (Baldwin county, Alabama); Little River State Forest (Alabama) MORE INFORMATION: More information is available in the National Archives online catalog: http://arcweb.archives.gov/arc/action/ExternalIdSearch?id=11662
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