Industrial films are commonly discarded after they are used for their intended purpose, so finding originals is rare indeed. The Digital Library of Georgia worked with the Institute of Museum and Library Services to digitize and provide access to these two most fascinating short industrial films made by the Georgia Marble Company in the 1950s and 1960s. The first film is "Producing America's Buried Treasures," which focuses on the history of the company and the use of Georgia marble products. The second film is "New Face on Capitol Hill," and it talks about the company's role in reconstructing the east facade of the U.S. Capitol building prior to John F. Kennedy's inauguration. The films are quite intriguing, and visitors would do well to read the Introduction before diving into either one. Here they can learn about the company, Georgia marble geology, and marble quarrying and finishing processes.
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