Inside An American Factory: Westinghouse Works, 1904 contains 21 "actuality films" (films taken of real events as they happen) showing various views of Westinghouse companies. The films were intended to showcase the company's operations and feature the Westinghouse Air Brake Company, the Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company, and the Westinghouse Machine Company. The films include exterior and interior shots of the factories and of male and female factory workers on the job.
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- Actuality Films
- The Westinghouse World: The Companies, the People and the Places
- Westinghouse Works Timeline
These historical era(s) are best represented in the collection although they may not be all-encompassing.
- Development of the Industrial United States, 1876-1915
- Emergence of Modern America, 1890-1930
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Specific guidance for searching this collection
Each of the films in the collection has a bibliographic record. Along with other information, each bibliographic record includes a comprehensive summary prepared by the Biograph Company describing the footage in the film. You may want to review these summaries before accessing a film, since the large file sizes may take a few minutes to download.
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