Friday, October 27, 2006
The Earth and its Peoples: Food for Paris Markets - Rural Northern France (1949)
United World Films produced the ethnology series The Earth and its Peoples from 1948-1957. This is one of the first films in the series highlighting the food economy in Northern France that all ends up in the markets of Paris! Amazing footage here! A wonderful slice of French economic history!
Here are just a handful of amazing moments in this very hard-to-find original print!
- Brittany and its fishing trade. Great shots of sardine and shell-fish fishing! Highlights are of the sardine cannery – where women still where the old traditional hats!
- Normandy and its agricultural trade. Many wonderful shots of dairy farming and cheese processing!
- Champagne and the methode champagnoise. This highlight is featured in the clip below in its entirety!