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Home Builders At Work
Description: A new house is built from the ground up in the 1920s.
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Clip #: MF-30C
Length:
Year: 1929
Color: B/W
Sound: Silent
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1920s
Subject: Construction
Original: 16mm
Keywords:
1920s, living room, family, father, husband, mother, wife, man reading in armchair while woman plays piano and boy plays on floor, man, woman and child looking at pamphlet, man, woman and boy walking hand and hand to builder’s general office and having meeting with builder about design, architects drafting plans, construction on house beginning, excavator, truck hauling debris, builders, construction workers building cement foundation, balsafied asphalt being smeared over cement foundation to stop termites, mudsill being attached to fasten house to its foundation, heavy joists, well-laid sub-flooring, studding of entire wall being raised at one time, fireplace ash outlet being mortared in place, roof being covered with rough lumber before being shingled, vents through roof and other rough plumbing going in quickly, molten lead being poured around pipe joint, electrician wiring house, plasterers plastering walls and ceilings, plaster finish coat, thin tar paper keeping out moisture, chicken wire being used to reenforce outside stucco, first rough coat of outside stucco going on quickly, windows being installed, modern plumbing, bathtub and surrounding tiles being installed, construction worker hammering nails through hardwood flooring, painter painting door, doorknob being installed, family moving in while builders still at work, movers carrying furniture into house, man reading newspaper in armchair while woman and boy read book near fireplace in new living room, facade of house with lawn and landscaping

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