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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.Youth-oriented documentary short film about the 1948 Progressive Party convention in Philadelphia. Produced by Union Films. This 16mm black and white presidential campaign film (a) with original film reel (b), and original film can (c) for 1948 Progressive Party candidate Henry Wallace features 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.2012.79.1.7.1a: Original 16mm acetate film.2012.79.1.7.1b: Original 400 foot metal reel.2012.79.1.7.1c:...
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16mm Film (A): Acetate Film;Film Reel (B): Metal;Film Can (C): Metal
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Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Pearl Bowser
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