Saturday, August 15, 2009

Hemp for Victory

I came across this in my 40's movies marathon. It's a 1942 short film that teaches American farmers how to grow hemp, to help the war effort. There are so many things right about this: Getting a contemporary closeup view of a single cog in the war machine of World War 2. The nerdy pleasure of seeing every stage of the process from plant to rope. The machines - oh, the beautiful machines. It always thrills me to see what machines can do without computer technology.

And then there's this brief image:

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At 16 August, 2009 01:38 , Blogger Arnfinn Pettersen said...

Jeg går for tiden rundt med en Tilley-hatt i hamp på hodet. En opplevelse som anbefales:


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