Golden Age of the Automobile
Independent Films, Documentaries, Public Domain
Describes pre-automobile America in the late 19th century. Shows the first cars produced in America and Europe, and explains how cost and inconvenience limited use of the new invention to the rich. With technical improvements and road construction, the automobile became more accessible and useful, and contributed to the independence of youth and women. The production innovations of Henry Ford made the car a necessity, and encouraged American mobility and the expansion of other industries. Concludes with a discussion of the dominance of the automobile in contemporary American life and the problems it has brought.
Year of Production: 1973
Country: United States