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Design For Africa
Description: Details how the United Africa Company manufactures printed textiles in Manchester, England, which are then shipped to Africa to be sold.
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Clip #: TFA-259B
Length: 6:42
Color: B/W
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1950s
Region: Africa
Subject: Commerce
Original: 16mm
1950’s, Africa, coast, beach, kids playing in the water as waves roll in, women carrying baskets on their heads, port, United Africa Company, cranes being used to unload cargo from ship, men carrying sacks on their heads and stacking in pile, crane being used to load sacks onto cargo ship, market, crying baby being bathed and scrubbed down with soap and washcloth, man wearing traditional African clothing and top hat walking through market, woman putting bonnet on baby being carried on mother’s back, women looking at printed textiles, United Africa Company’s Textile Department, Manchester, England, men looking at printed textiles hanging on racks in sample room, various printed textiles, eye of Asantehene, leopard skin, law of the jungle, textile mill, artists and craftsmen at work creating textiles, female and male designers, craftsmen, engravers, printers, textiles being printed, man pushing cart with stacks of cotton printed textiles, textile department preparing textiles for shipment to Africa, man stenciling names of African cities onto burlap, men in traditional clothing dancing as drummer accompanies them

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