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Produced by:
Carl Marzani, American, 1912 - 1994  Search this
Union Films, 1946 - 1953  Search this
Subject of:
Henry Wallace, American, 1888 - 1965  Search this
Pete Seeger, American, 1919 - 2014  Search this
Paul Robeson, American, 1898 - 1976  Search this
Progressive Party, American, 1948 - 1955  Search this
Bob Claiborne, American, 1919 - 1990  Search this
Dr. George Jackson, American, 1929 - 1995  Search this
Composed by:
Bob Claiborne, American, 1919 - 1990  Search this
Owned by:
Pearl Bowser, American, born 1931  Search this
Tee Beveridge, American, 1923 - 1993  Search this
Medium:
acetate film and metal
Dimensions:
Duration: 9 Minutes
Length (Film): 350 Feet
Type:
sound films
black-and-white films (visual works)
short subjects
16mm (photographic film size)
Place depicted:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Date:
July 1948
Caption:
Presidential campaign film for 1948 Progressive Party candidate Henry Wallace featuring Paul Robeson and Pete Seeger. The soundtrack is by Bob Claiborne (a Seeger-associated folk musician), who narrates, plays guitar, and sings over footage. The footage includes both outdoor and indoor activities during the July 1948 Progressive Party convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and many scenes of young people speaking, playing music, singing, and dancing. Henry Wallace appears onstage at the convention towards the end of the film. Other delegates and party officals identified in the film are George Jackson from Seton Hall, Alvin Jones from Louisiana, Seymour Linfield, Louis Burnham from Alabama, and Walter Wallace.
Description:
A youth-oriented documentary short with the title "Count Us In." It consists of a single reel of 16mm black-and-white acetate film with optical sound (2012.79.1.7.1a). The film was produced by Union Films and includes footage of the 1948 Progressive Party convention in Philadelphia, as part of the presidential campaign for Progressive Party candidate Henry Wallace. It also includes appearances by individuals such as Paul Robeson and Pete Seeger. The soundtrack is by Bob Claiborne (a Seeger-associated folk musician), who narrates, plays guitar, and sings over footage. The footage includes both outdoor and indoor activities during the July 1948 Progressive Party convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and many scenes of young people speaking, playing music, singing, and dancing. Henry Wallace appears onstage at the convention toward the end of the film. Other delegates and party officials identified in the film are George Jackson from Seton Hall, Alvin Jones from Louisiana, Seymour Linfield, Louis Burnham from Alabama, and Walter Wallace. An original metal canister (2012.79.1.7.1c) also accompanies the 16mm film. Text on it reads [ CHAMBA EDUCATIONAL FILM SERVICES / TO: / HORTENSE BEVERIDGE / COUNT US IN].
Topic:
African American  Search this
Documentary films  Search this
Folk (Music)  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Political organizations  Search this
Politics  Search this
U.S. History, 1945-1953  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Pearl Bowser
Object number:
2012.79.1.7.1ac
Restrictions & Rights:
No known copyright restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Pearl Bowser Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Film and Video
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd59ee4a272-63b7-4f54-afe9-ed9d6a2bb40a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.79.1.7.1ac