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A Place To Live
Description: Housing problems in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the late 1940s.

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Clip #: TFA-110D
Length: 16:30
Year: 1941
Color: B/W
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1940s
Filmmaker: Irving Lerner
Region: North America
Country: United States
State: Pennsylvania
City: Philadelphia
Original: 16mm
urban renewal, city planning, women washing streets with open hydrant and brooms, statue of Ben Franklin, Independence Hall, traffic, City Hall, skyscrapers, row houses, suburbs, apartment buildings, slums, tenements, rooftops, children playing, school, students, boys walking down street of row houses, boy holding books, sees rats and throws rocks, mother in kitchen gives boy lunch, talks to boy about wanting better things, drinks glass of milk, girl eats food, woman carries girl, takes off shows, boy goes outside with wagon looking for scrap wood, pilgrim statue, colonial houses, boy with wagon, refinery, smoking factories, Philadelphia Art Museum, fountains, bums on street, homeless man, boy crosses empty lot strewn with rubble, abandoned houses, derelict, bulldozer boy looks through chain link fence, Richard Allen Homes, new apartment buildings construction, new apartment with furniture and new kitchen, woman scrubbing steps, boy walking down street, rubbish strewn alley, girl with jump rope,

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