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Description: 1950s film about the United States Social Security system.

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Clip #: MF-4D-2
Length: 9:00
Year: 1954
Color: B/W
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1950s
Region: North America
Country: United States
Subject: Government
Original: 35mm
1950s, Social Security Administration, female Social Security office worker assisting middle aged man applying for Social Security card in Social Security office, grocery store owner selling cigarettes to woman accompanied by little girl, grocery store owner giving lollypop to girl, man’s hand holding Social Security card, grocery store owner and woman talking in Social Security office, grocery store owner and woman getting up from chairs and man departing office, white barn on Midwestern farm, farmhand backing up truck to barn entrance, farm operator talking to farmhand as he unloads sacks from back of truck, man walking up to post office counter and talking to post office clerk through window, post office clerk giving man Social Security card application, man’s hand holding Social Security card application, farm operator seated at table handing Social Security card to farmhand and showing him how much was deducted from his paycheck for Social Security, housekeeper mopping, washing dishes and ironing, housekeeper and woman seated at desk in Social Security office talking, woman’s hand holding Social Security card, housekeeper talking to female employer in living room, housekeeper giving employer booklet about how to process Social Security for employees, employer reading booklet, employer seated at table and filling out form, employer putting check into envelope and sealing it, housekeeper at work, busy Social Security office, Social Security office staff assisting people applying for Social Security, office workers, woman using typewriter, switchboard operator, man talking on telephone, woman removing files from file cabinet, man using adding machine, Social Security field representative gathering files into briefcase and getting hat, field representative putting on hat, saying goodbye to female coworkers and departing office, field representative driving car and making visits, Baltimore, Maryland, Candler Building, “confidential records, admittance only to authorized persons” sign, workers walking through records area, personal records with same names and different Social Security numbers, woman’s hand flipping through names and adding one, workers using machines, bookkeeping operations, female workers using IBM card punch machines, machines generating checks and putting checks into envelopes, mailman delivering Social Security check to senior man smoking pipe outside house, senior man smiling as he looks at check, widowed applicants, beneficiaries, senior women walking up to each other on sidewalk and taking, senior woman rolling dough in kitchen, woman opening front door and kissing children / waving as they walk out of house, young man filling out application in Social Security office, female Social Security office worker helping senior man apply for old age insurance benefits, middle aged woman with child talking to Social Security office worker in office, hand holding Social Security card, Social Security card transposed over varied images of applicants, U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare Social Security Administration Bureau of Old Age and Survivors Insurance District Office door, man answering telephone in district office, office workers, female Social Security worker writing at desk and smiling as she looks up, blank Social Security card

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