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Street scenes in Latvia, circa 1937

Film | Accession Number: 2003.214 | RG Number: RG-60.4171 | Film ID: 3020

Street scenes, streetcars, bicycles, automobiles, people on the move, traffic cop in busy intersection at the crossing between the Old Town and the Freedom Monument Plaza in Riga, Latvia. 01:00:35 The Latvian Freedom Monument, the letters inscribed on the monument read: TEVZEMEI UN BRIVIBAI [To Fatherland and Freedom], a soldier stands guard at the base, pan up the same monument to the statue of a woman holding 3 gold stars above her head. This is the Freedom Monument in old town Riga. Side street with a view of Riga Town Hall Square, a woman is cleaning the street with a hose and water. LS of the river Daugava and ships docked at the Riga Commercial Port. Riga Castle (the President’s palace). 01:01:32 LS of Riga Old Town from the Stone Bridge with trolley and pedestrian traffic, St. Peter’s Church in the BG, closer shots of civilians walking across the bridge. Men review “Subscriptions and Advertisements” for a local newspaper. Man on a pay phone outside of Agrobank of Latvia, VS, CUs of the man on the phone. Street scenes, daily life, with the candy factory, “Laima” shop.

Film Title
Poland Danzig 1936
Genre
Outtake
Duration
00:03:05
Event Date
1937
Locale
Latvia
Riga, Latvia
Language
Mute
Genre/Form
Outtakes.
Credit
US Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of Julien Bryan Archive
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