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Washington, DC: City out of Wilderness DVD


    Model: DV-96
    Run Time: 40 minutes
    Format: Region: plays worldwide, NTSC
  • Definitive history of Washington DC
  • Winner of the Prestigious Cine Golden Eagle Award
  • See the magnificence & vitality of the U.S. Capital
  • Features vintage movie footage
  • Includes contemporary aerial video
  • Washington DC photo gallery

Washington: City Out of Wilderness is the definitive history of our nation's capital city. Originally produced for the 1976 Bicentennial by the United States Capitol Historical Society and nominated for an Academy Award, this classic film utilizes old prints and photographs from the Society's archives, as well as footage of historic DC events such as Dr. King’s “I have a dream” speech. In addition, spectacular contemporary aerial shots of the mall area of Washington, D.C are included.
Great care was taken to make this documentary historically exact and to convey the magnificence, the vitality and the extensive     influence of our nation's capital. It was designed to rekindle the nation's pride in its great heritage and to inspire each individual to take part in determining its destiny.


• 1920's Washington D.C. newsreel This 10-minute bonus video features historical movie footage from the 1920's, including live movies of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Dedication in 1921, the Lincoln Memorial Dedication in 1922, as well as 1920's footage of the Capitol, White House, National Mall, and a citywide pan from atop the Washington Monument.
• Historical photo gallery
• Washington quiz

1 Surveying the Land
2 Building the Capitol
3 British Invasion
4 Rebuilding
5 Growth
6 The Dome
7 Civil War
8 Reconstruction
9 Through the Decades
10 Freedom March
11 The Capitol Today
12 Modern Landmarks


This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 04 March, 2008.

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