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Social Security and the Farmer
Description: Film presented by the Social Security Administration explaining how Social Security benefits apply to farm workers, after being extended to them in 1954.
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Clip #: MF-4D-1
Length: 13:39
Year: 1954
Color: B/W
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1950s
Region: North America
Country: United States
Subject: Agriculture
Original: 35mm
1950s, Social Security, U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Social Security Administration, farms, ranches, barns, sunset over farmland, pastures, senior farmer using tractor and wiping sweat from his brow, farmworkers picking crops in field, harvesting, supervisor tapping farmhand on arm, farmworker looking through wallet for social security card and realizing that he has lost it, farm owner standing with hands on hips watching work being done in agricultural field and talking to supervisor, middle aged woman sitting in chair on porch watching children play, widow, woman and children greeting woman getting out of car in driveway, woman getting out of parked car and entering Social Security District Office, woman opening Social Security Administration Bureau of Old Age and Survivors Insurance door and entering office, field representative gathering files / belongings and leaving office for visits, male Social Security representative and senior farmer seated at desk discussing taxes and payments, female representative and farmhand seated at desk discussing payments and his new Social Security card, farmhand getting up from desk and leaving office, farm owner and representative sitting at desk discussing Social Security benefits for migrant workers, pen pointing to Social Security account number application, middle aged widow and male representative seated at desk talking about deceased husband’s benefits, field representative entering small town post office, field representative sitting at desk in temporary office and meeting with people, elderly couple talking with field representative about benefits from their deceased son, people seated in post office waiting to meet with field representative, senior farmer and wife talking on front porch, farmhand giving new Social Security card to supervisor, farm owner pulling up in car and showing Social Security application to supervisor, middle aged woman returning home, getting out of car and hugging children as she talks to her mother, postman driving up to senior woman and handing her Social Security checks through car window, senior woman opening gate and opening Social Security checks with senior man on front porch, senior man’s hand holding Social Security check, farmers at work on farm, farmers harvesting crops and using tractors

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