36 items found
Collection ID is exactly "13" AND Subject is exactly "Agriculture"
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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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Phosphorus: Florida's Vital Key to a Better Future for Man

Phosphorus: Florida's Vital Key to a Better Future for Man

Date
1972
Description
This film explains the uses of phosphorus, how it is mined, and how it is processed. The producer's daughter-in-law and grandchildren are seen in one shot at the dinner table and picnicking. The producer, Hack Swain, is the mustached gentleman seen wearing a hard hat. Land reclamation is shown as well. Produced by Hack Swain; sponsored by the Florida Phosphate Council.
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Luna Plantation

Luna Plantation

Date
1940 (circa)
Description
This film has beautiful footage of the Luna Plantation in Leon County. This footage is composed of four combined short films. There are scenes showing: quail hunting; people on the plantation steps; a woman taking photographs; plowing with a sit-down plow; two children playing with a wagon/stroller apparatus; a picnic in the woods; people aboard a ship; playing tennis; boating; and an African-American man poling a boat.
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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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Leonidas Lipovetsky/ J.L. Morgan Farm Family

Leonidas Lipovetsky/ J.L. Morgan Farm Family

Date
1977
Description
In this film, world-renowned classical concert pianist and Florida State University professor Leonidas Lipovetsky discusses composition, piano technique and creativity with a WFSU-TV reporter. He performs a few pieces of music on the piano and comments on the symbiotic relationships of the arts. Members of the J.L. Morgan family comment on farming and rural life on the family farm they operate near Tallahassee. Mr. Morgan discusses changes in agriculture and the evolution of farming implements. Mrs. Morgan is shown hand churning butter in a brief interview. There is commentary from the Morgan children as well. Produced by WFSU-TV.
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Everglades Harvest

Everglades Harvest

Date
1983
Description
This film gives a detailed overview of south Florida's sugarcane industry as a celebration of the "good country life" of the farmer. It was shot entirely in the Lake Okeechobee area. The film details sugarcane production in all of its phases: from planting, field burning, harvesting and milling, to loading the refined sugar into barges for shipment. It also covers the Spanish introduction of the cane plant into Florida in the 1500s, South Florida's early sugarcane industry, and the great hurricane of 1928. Several state and federal experts make short testimonials on sugarcane and associated industries. Produced by Cinema East Miami and the Florida Sugar Cane League.
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One Hundred Million Oranges

One Hundred Million Oranges

Date
1950 (circa)
Description
This film tells a highly romanticized story of oranges and the citrus industry in Florida. Citrus cultivation and production at Dr. Phillips' Citrus Company is covered on every level, from seedling grafting to packing and canning. The film has a great 1950s era feel. There are portions that are missing frames and there is some audio deterioration, but the overall quality is quite good. Produced by Dr. Phillips Citrus Company.
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African-American Farmers

African-American Farmers

Date
1979
Description
This film features interviews and incidental footage of African-American farmers of the Tallahassee area. The farmers discuss their backgrounds and history working the land and living in the area. There is additional silent footage at the end of the film. Produced by WFSU-TV.
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Hometown Florida

Hometown Florida

Date
1950 (circa)
Description
This film is composed of scenes of life in and around Bartow. It is a good "slice of life" of the 1950s in a small town. It shows some phosphate mining, the citrus industry and the cattle industry. It also shows Bartow Air Base, family life, agriculture, and youth activities such as baseball, 4-H and Boy Scouts. This was filmed in Kodachrome.
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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.
Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
Waters of DestinyWaters of DestinyAgriculture
Canal construction
Drainage
Drought
Flood control -- Florida
Ranching
Wild fires
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Phosphorus: Florida's Vital Key to a Better Future for ManPhosphorus: Florida's Vital Key to a Better Future for ManAgriculture
Phosphate industry--Environmental aspects--Florida
Phosphorus
Phosphorus industry
Promotional films
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Luna PlantationLuna PlantationAfrican American
Agriculture
Hunting
Plantations--Florida
Quail hunting
Silent films
Tennis
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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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Leonidas Lipovetsky/ J.L. Morgan Farm FamilyLeonidas Lipovetsky/ J.L. Morgan Farm FamilyAgriculture
Composers
Farming
Interviews
Piano music
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Everglades HarvestEverglades HarvestAgriculture
Sugar industry
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One Hundred Million Oranges One Hundred Million Oranges Agriculture
Citrus
Citrus industry
Promotional films
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African-American FarmersAfrican-American FarmersAfrican American
Agriculture
Farming
Interviews
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Hometown Florida Hometown Florida Agriculture
Baseball
Cattle industry
Citrus industry
Phosphate mining
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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