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A Pole Road in use: A logging engine moves on tracks made from logs of wood in Aberdeen, Washington.

At a logging site in Aberdeen Washington, an engine atop wide train-like wheels moves on wooden tracks, known as a Pole Road (as opposed to a railroad). Carrying a full load of felled trees, the engine moves on the poleroad tracks made from logs of wood. Trees on either side of the track.

Date: 1930, April 2
Duration: 47 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. Capitol Building, the Washington Monument, many landmarks and activities of people in Washington DC in the 1930s.

A film titled 'Dawn Strikes the Capitol Dome' depicts an impressionistic study of Washington DC on a typical day during the Great Depression in the mid 1930s. The U.S. Capitol Building. The Washington Monument. Vehicles driven on a street. A man crossing a wide street of Washington DC. Policemen control the traffic. A woman runs on a street. A horse drawn carriage on the street and a sign reads 'Thompson Dairy'. A man gets down from the dairy carriage to deliver milk bottles. Traffic on the streets. A woman sweeps a house. A man breaks apart a large ice block into smaller chunks. A man waters a garden. A train arrives at Union Station, with closeup view from tracks as locomotive comes to a halt just in front of the camera position. A Pullman car porter places a Pullman step stool on the ground and passengers exit the train. People board a street car or trolley car with sign indicating it is bound for Chevy Chase Maryland. A man in shabby clothing, possibly unemployed jobless seated on a pathway; he stands and walks off. People exit a city bus when it comes to a stop. Construction of a wide sidewalk and men at work building the sidewalk path. Equestrian statue of Ulysses Grant riding Cincinnati on Capitol Hill. A saddle goods and leather shop with a statue of a horse in front of the store. Construction of a building underway, and a steam shovel at work excavating. A Washington street and buildings on either side of the street. A sign reads 'Right Turn Now'. A policeman directs traffic. Elevated views of car and streetcar or trolley traffic on the streets of Washington DC. Another policeman controls the traffic. Many 1930s era automobiles are seen. Point of view shot from inside a moving streetcar or trolley on roads of Washington DC; view of street car driver and passengers riding in the street car. Civilians ride bicycles. A large wheel tricycle leans against a tree in the background. Men attached to ropes work trimming tops of a tree. Sport equestrian riders ride horses on a large green area with the Lincoln Memorial in the background. A person tees off a golf ball on the National Mall. A sign reads 'Do Not Talk to Guard'. Men dive off diving boards in a swimming pool. Children play and splash in the waters of the Columbus Fountain sculpture at Union Station. A sail boat underway on the Potomac River. A woman holds a pet parrot bird on her finger and talks to it. A sign reds 'Please Give The Garden A Chance' as a man walks right beside it. A man lying on grass beside the Potomac River. Brief view of the Lieutenant General George Washington equestrian statue at Washington Circle.

Date: 1936
Duration: 4 min 1 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Civilians, children, troops and floats participate in a parade in Aberdeen, Washington to boost American products.

A pageant in Aberdeen, Washington to boost American products. People walk on a road with American flags. Troops march with rifles. Children participate in a parade. A band playing. A man with several dogs. Soldiers march. Vehicles in the parade pass along streets. A sign on vehicles read 'Buy American'. Men in a caterpillar costume. Decorated floats pass in the parade. Signs on floats: 'Moose Heart' and 'Start Your Factories Smoking, Buy American'.

Date: 1933, February 23
Duration: 1 min 39 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Lumberman stands in front of a giant tree in Aberdeen, Washington.

Lumberman cut trees in Aberdeen, Washington. Lumberman stands next to a giant tree. View of thick bark of the tree.

Date: 1929, December 28
Duration: 38 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
A 16 inch gun is fired during a demonstration for West Point cadets in Aberdeen, Maryland.

A 16 inch gun being fired in Aberdeen, Maryland. The huge gun with West Point cadets in the foreground. Soldiers load the gun, and fire it. Cadets immediately run to and climb atop the gun. The cadets walk on the barrel of the gun. They peep through holes in steel plates. Cadets completely cover the gun as they pose for a photograph. The Cadet seated on top the gun barrel, nearest its opening, waves his hat inside the barrel.

Date: 1930, May 7
Duration: 1 min 8 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Activities of workers and citizens in Washington DC during the 1930's Great Depression.

A film depicts an impressionistic study of Washington DC on a typical Great Depression day. Clark Mills's Lieutenant General George Washginton equestrian statue at Washington Circle. A cemetery and men work at the cemetery. They use a machine to help lift old grave markers up out of the ground. The grave markers appear to be circa civil war era. A marker with number 7566 on top is lifted out of the cemetery grounds. Elevated view of Pennsylvania Avenue, Old Post Office Building seen on right, and traffic on the street. Close up elevated view of 1930's automobiles stopped a stop light. Several views of 1935 year license plates or number plates of cars from various states including California, Georgia, New York, Wisconsin, and Ohio . A horse eats food from a bucket. A woman seated on a footpath drinks and enjoys lunch. A family seated around a table during a lunch break. People at the National Zoo. They look at animals and stand behind a cage. A young girl plays with leopard cubs. Picnickers seated in a garden, with cars on roadway behind, possibly Rock Creek Park area. A close up of a young girl eating. Children swinging on a swing set.

Date: 1936
Duration: 1 min 7 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: None
 
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