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Worst of Farm Disasters
Date
1941
Main contributors
United States. Department of Agriculture. Rural Electrification Administration; Kendall Foss
Summary
Worst of Farm Disasters was produced alongside the USDA's Rural Electrification Administration (REA) films Power and the Land and Bip Goes To Town.  All three films document the life of an Ohio farm family, the Parkinson's, as they promote REA loans for modernization of small farms with electric service. Portrays the ever-present danger of fires on the farm resulting from reliance on kitchen cook stoves, kerosene lanterns and other traditional ways of farm life that would be improved through electrification. Narration conveys the message that "farms with electricity are more protected against fire loss than ever before, they are safer places to live for men and women."
Contributors
Lora Hays : editor; Joris Ivens : supervisor
Location
Warnock, Ohio, U.S.
Collection
IUL Moving Image Archive
Unit
IUL Moving Image Archive
Language
English
Physical Description
1 film reel (6 min.) : sound, black and white ; 16 mm