- Title: CF790
02:11:14 - 02:15:51
Social Security in the State of Louisiana – 1938 (8 mins)
Great Depression. FDR’s New Deal. Unemployment. How Social Security works in Louisiana for one skilled worker who has been laid off.
American Flag, the Stars and Stripes flying over the Capitol Building in Washington DC. Int congress. Showing the origins of the Social Security Act, seen being signed in Washington DC by FDR in 1935. Map of USA, GVs Baton Rouge Capitol building. Officials in charge of the Social Security bureaucracy in Louisiana. Montage of industry in Louisiana including timber yards and logging. Enacted sequence showing one worker receiving his dismissal notice. Registering for social security at his local employment office Department of Labour. Meeting with a man in office.
02:15:51 - 02:18:23
Days from a calendar fall off, showing time passing. Waiting at home and visiting the employment office. Receiving the first cheque by post after 5 weeks. Using it for his shopping. Finally receiving a letter informing him he has a job
- Keywords:USA, THIRTIES, NEW DEAL, GREAT DEPRESSION, FORESTRY WORK, OFFICE WORK, ELECTRICITY, SMALL TOWN LIFE, BUILDING, CONSTRUCTION, SOCIAL SECURITY, BENEFITS, DOCUMENTARY
- Master Title:CF790