The Shannon County Film Digitization Project -- Scenes from 1920s Archive Film
Saint Louis (Mo.)
Scenes excerpted from STAMP OF CHARACTER, a film commissioned in the 1920s by the T.J. Moss Tie Company, St. Louis, Mo. The footage shows the Missouri forests and rivers as they appeared nearly 100 years ago. The original silent film was shown in movie theaters as an advertisement for the company. Moss Tie began operation in 1879, and was one of the nation's largest railroad tie companies. Part of the footage used in 1978-1979 for 1981 documentary motion pictures "Shannon County: Home" and "Shannon County: Hearts of the Children."
T. J. Moss Tie Company
1 streaming video segment (4 min., 27 sec.): Shannon County Film Collection (SP-2004-014)
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