36 items found
Collection ID is exactly "13" AND Subject is exactly "Agriculture"
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You Got to See Florida

You Got to See Florida

Date
1950 (circa)
Description
This film starts with Florida agriculture, including papaya and sugarcane. Viewers see farming on reclaimed Everglades muck land and imported grass from India is mentioned. The film shows cattle herds on a "man-made Pampas that a few years ago were swamp." Tern rookeries on Bird Island, Marine Studios, purple gallinules, gators, and lots of wild flowers with butterflies are shown. Next are bellowing alligators, white ibis, blue heron, coots, rails, egret, and green heron. Viewers see Seminoles spear fishing, in a village grinding corn, and cooking with a baby in a hammock. Phosphate mining, shelling on Sanibel Island, hermit crab, citrus, tarpon fishing in the mangroves, bass fishing, parrots, the University of Miami, and Bok Tower are shown. This is a beautiful Kodachrome print. Sponsored by Gulf Oil.
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World's Winter Strawberry Capital

World's Winter Strawberry Capital

Date
1960 (circa)
Description
This film shows scenes of the State Fair, Plant City Strawberry Festival, local schools, churches, baseball spring training, golf, tennis, fishing, local businesses, banks, and city and county buildings. Viewers see train and bus transportation, as well as the airport, shopping center, post office, library, hospital and youth center. The film also shows Busch Gardens, Cypress Gardens, beaches and finally some strawberry fields with harvesters at work. Produced by Don Parisher.
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Waters of Destiny

Waters of Destiny

Date
1957 (circa)
Description
This film uses actual hurricane footage to show the damage from uncontrolled storm water, describing how the Army Corps of Engineers and the Central and Southern Florida Flood Control District tamed the Everglades. The melodramatic narration combined with outstanding footage of storms and floods makes this a compelling film. The piece ends by showing off the manpower and equipment used to change Florida's environment, with all good intentions. Wildlife photography is by E.W. Dutton. Waters of Destiny was filmed in Kodachrome.
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US Highway 27

US Highway 27

Date
1960 (circa)
Description
This film starts in Havana, Florida, showing tobacco growing. Then, it moves on to Tallahassee with the Capitol and FSU, the Grove (next to the Governor's Mansion), Killearn Gardens and beautiful flowers, the Floridian Hotel, the Cherokee Hotel and Wakulla Springs. Then, viewers see Perry, Suwannee, Stuckey's, Dogland, Williston and Castro Farms. Produced by Guided Tours.
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Unusual World of Florida

Unusual World of Florida

Date
1964 (circa)
Description
This film begins with aerials of a Fort Lauderdale airboat ride, swamp buggies in Naples, Corkscrew Swamp, animals along the Wakulla River and Cypress Gardens. It then shows a chrysanthemum farm, Castillo de San Marcos (St. Augustine), Bok Tower and Citrus Tower. Stephen Foster Memorial is next with nice scenes of a steamboat replica on the Suwannee River. The Keys are shown, including divers in Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, Marineland with a diver feeding dolphins, loggerheads underwater and laying eggs. Divers in Tarpon Springs and gator wrestling follow. A man catches a cobra by hand and milks venom. There is a rocket launch at Cape Canaveral and an open house at Pensacola Naval Air Station. Produced by Beckley Films in cooperation with FDC; sponsored by Eastern Airlines.
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TODAY SHOW: FLORIDA SEGMENTS

TODAY SHOW: FLORIDA SEGMENTS

Date
1963
Description
This is a series of segments of the "Today Show" where a weather report is given (in winter), followed by Hugh Downs reading from a script about Florida as FDC footage is shown. A booklet is also offered by writing to Tallahassee. Each segment focuses on one aspect of Florida life. The segments include art and culture, fun in the sun, and wildlife. In the segment on Florida agriculture and seafood, producer Hack Swain and his wife Marie are seen dining in a seafood restaurant. The footage is all Kinescope. Produced by NBC Television; sponsored by FDC.
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THE SUN GOES NORTH

THE SUN GOES NORTH

Date
1964
Description
This film describes the development of citrus in the New World with dioramas at a citrus exhibition. It describes the aspects of Florida that make it great for citrus. It shows farming, including frost prevention, fertilizing, irrigation, bud grafting and pesticide spraying. Then, it shows harvesting, processing and a sequence explaining why some oranges are artificially colored by showing a woman before and after putting on cosmetics. Viewers also see bottling, refrigeration, lab testing, canning and the machines that take a whole orange out of its skin. The film also shows making orange juice concentrate and pulp processing into dairy feed.
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"The Miracle of Flowers" by the Florida Flower Association, ca. 1950

"The Miracle of Flowers" by the Florida Flower Association, ca. 1950

Date
1950 (circa)
Description
The video describes the flowers cultivated, graded, packaged and distributed in Florida, including gladioli, pompons and lilies. There are slow motion shots of the flowers in bloom, and footage of the process of cultivating flowers, from preparing the soil to cutting the flowers after full growth. Then the film focuses on the Florida Flower Association’s flower research and their role in distributing the state’s flowers in refrigerated trucks, trains and planes. The end of the film shows how people use flowers in their homes and businesses and during events, such as weddings and fashion shows.
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SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - LEGISLATION

SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - LEGISLATION

Date
1960 (circa)
Description
Sen. George Smathers comments on various legislative matters, a tax cut and a farm assistance bill. He briefly mentions the civil rights bill, calling it too severe. There is a segment on Cuba in which he recommends international sanctions against Cuba in hopes of toppling Castro. He briefly touches on plans to close Sanford Air Force base. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
Collection
Reflections of the Good Life

Reflections of the Good Life

Date
1970 (circa)
Description
This film shows the good life in Palm Beach, including all the fun in the sun activities, as well as a giant slide, lawn bowling, ice skating, hockey, roller derby, the pari-mutuels, baseball spring training and polo. Viewers see electronics industries, a research submarine, agriculture, cattle, horses, commercial growing, churches, shopping and Flagler Museum. There are shots of a dune buggy at the beginning and end. The film also shows Lion Country Safari, Norton Gallery of Art and an airboat. Produced by Prout Film Productions; sponsored by the Palm Beach County Development Board.
Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
You Got to See FloridaYou Got to See FloridaAgriculture
Amusement parks
Attractions
Fishing Industry
Promotional films
Seminole Indians
Tourism
Travel
Wildlife
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World's Winter Strawberry CapitalWorld's Winter Strawberry CapitalAgriculture
Amusement parks
Attractions
Baseball
Churches
Economic conditions
Fishing
Golf
Tennis
Transportation
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Waters of DestinyWaters of DestinyAgriculture
Canal construction
Drainage
Drought
Flood control -- Florida
Ranching
Wild fires
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US Highway 27 US Highway 27 Agriculture
Flowers
Promotional films
Tobacco industry
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Unusual World of FloridaUnusual World of FloridaAirboats
American alligator
Agriculture
Chrysanthemum
Dolphins
Flowers
Promotional films
Reptiles
Rockets (Aeronautics)
Snakes
Steamboats
Swamp buggies
Transportation
Turtles
Wildlife
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TODAY SHOW: FLORIDA SEGMENTS TODAY SHOW: FLORIDA SEGMENTS Agriculture
Art
Beaches
Promotional films
Recreation
Seafood industry
Tourism
Wildlife
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THE SUN GOES NORTH THE SUN GOES NORTH Agriculture
Citrus
Citrus industry
Exhibitions
Promotional films
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"The Miracle of Flowers" by the Florida Flower Association, ca. 1950"The Miracle of Flowers" by the Florida Flower Association, ca. 1950Agriculture
Farming
Flowers
Cut flower industry
Ornamental plant industry
Nurseries (Horticulture)
Ornamental horticulture
Floriculture
Gladiolus
Easter lily
Snapdragons
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SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - LEGISLATION SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - LEGISLATION Agriculture
Civil rights
Cold War
Cuban Revolution
Politicians
Politics
Taxation
United States-Foreign relations-Cuba
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Reflections of the Good Life Reflections of the Good Life Agriculture
Baseball
Cattle industry
Gambling-Florida
Hockey
Horses
Ice skating
Recreation
Promotional films
Tourism
Wildlife
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