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The Hagley Digital Archives provides online access to selected items from the Hagley Library's collection of images, documents, and publications related to the history of business, technology, and society.
A Gift of Harvest
Film narrated by Orson Welles about the role of agricultural chemicals in American food production. Argues that harvests can be richer and larger thanks to safe, effective chemicals that combat disease, weeds, pests, and other issues that disrupt plant growth. Shows scientists researching and developing chemicals in the lab. The second half of the film focuses on the Bailey family in Anita, Iowa. Responsible for growing corn and grass and raising livestock, the Baileys speak to the challenges and rewards of running a farm and the benefits that agricultural chemicals provide. Directed by Lee R. Bobker and Ann Eisner; produced by Stephanie Chan; camera operation by Herbert Raditschnig and Tom Hurwitz; editing by Paul Z. Marcus, assisted by Elizabeth Dasheff; sound by Albee Gordon and Chat Gunter.
Welles, Orson, 1915-1985
Bobker, Lee R., 1925-1999
National Agricultural Chemicals Association
720x480 mp4 with timecode burn available.
Agricultural chemicalsCrop yieldsPesticidesFamily farms
National Agricultural Chemicals AssociationVision AssociatesWelles, Orson, 1915-1985Bobker, Lee R., 1925-1999Eisner, AnnChan, Stephanie
1 reel (800 ft) : sd., col. ; 16mm (00:22:09:01).
QuickTime Pro Res 4444HQ (2048x1556), 24fps. PCM audio, 48kHz, 24 bit.
Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library
DuPont Company films and commercials (Accession 1995.300)
FC111II. Company history, product information, and training films, 1950-1999, bulk 1963-1989
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company films and commercials (Accession 1995.300), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
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