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Albuquerque New Mexico USA 1958 stock footage and images

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Ernie Pyle reports in newspaper about why he likes Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Tribute to war correspondent, Ernie Pyle in New Mexico. Newspaper column by Ernie Pyle, called "The ROVING REPORTER." In it Pyle mentions many places he could live, including the Pacific Northwest, New England, the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Key West, California, and Honolulu. Images of these places are shown. Farmers loading hay in the Northwest; A church in New England; A paddle wheeler ship on the Mississippi River; A seaplane coming in to land on the water at Key West, Florida; Aerial glimpse of Golden Gate Bridge; the Diamond Head mountain in Honolulu. But Pyle chose to live in Albuquerque New Mexico. View of a passenger train arriving at station in Albuquerque. The street and house where Ernie Pyle lived A woman on the porch of the house petting Pyle's dog Cheetah. Inside the house are views of his study, books, and photographic memorabilia. View of Pyle with American soldiers in World War 2. American troops marching in war zone. Troops trying to keep warm in snowy conditions, and advancing in street fighting and other places, firing at hidden enemies Scene shifts back to Pyle’s study at home and focuses on a map of New Mexico. Glimpse of Santa Fe and its Capitol building, and its old Palace of the Governors. Persons on horseback riding in the town of Taos, and views of its Pueblo village. Gravestone of famous Frontier Scout, Kit Carson. Coal being moved in open rail cars from a mine in New Mexico. Street scene in Roswell and the New Mexico Military Institute with cadets marching in a field. View of Silver City, and of various metal ores being mined. Carlsbad Caverns, seen with visitors on a walkway in front of a huge opening and views inside the caverns where visiting children are singing the hymn, Rock of Ages. Views, back again to Ernie Pyle’s home, its study and living room, with his dog Cheetah sitting on one of the chairs.

Date: 1945
Duration: 3 min 33 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Places in New Mexico, familiar to Ernie Pyle

Views of Ernie Pyle’s familiar places in New Mexico. Opening shot shows a man stepping from the porch of Ernie Pyle’s house, with great expanse of landscape in the background. A car driving along a quiet mountain road. People picnicking at a roadside table. Views of mountains and sky and a man leading a horse walking slowly up a sandy hillside. Horse-drawn wagon in the Pueblo of Isleta. A farmer plowing a field with a team of horses. Pueblo women placing rugs on a line and baking bread in an ancient clay outdoor oven. Pueblo residents celebrating Corpus Christi Day. They walk slowly carrying banners and flags. The local Priest says prayers for American soldiers away in World War 2. Inside the church, a Pueblo mother lights candles for her son, overseas, against a backdrop of stars representing each local man away in the war. Car is seen driving across a low bridge over the Rio Grande River. It drives slowly into the town of Sandoval, where a man leads a cow across the road in front of the car. Farmers cultivating rows of crops by hand. A woman sings accompanied by a guitar. A sheep ranch where shepherds on horseback move a flock. Sheep being herded into pens. View of sheep being sheared by team of men. Wool being piled into a truck. Mailman delivering mail to a country mailbox on a street in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Two girls in jeans walking in town. A girl comes out of a building and embraces a young soldier in uniform, who was waiting for her. Pedestrians on the sidewalks in the commercial district. Women with cut roses; playing cards; baking a cake; and cutting a lawn with a manual reel mower. A wedding party walking along the sidewalk. Two girls reading. People in various settings reading the Albuquerque Tribune (or the Journal) newspaper. Movie houses that show films in Spanish and English. Students walking on the grounds of the New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. More views of ordinary people in towns. Sheriff Harold Hubbell of Bernalillo County, who served with the 200 Coast Artillery on Bataan, in 1942, is seen mailing a letter. Former Governor, Clyde Tingley, now Mayor of Albuquerque, comes down steps of a building. A Navajo indian reading a newspaper. A rancher rolling his own cigarette. A young Spanish American man (Muchacho). Pretty girl (Muchacha) rides a bike. A Navajo man followed by his family. Sign reading “Bataan Relief” announcing a talk by a Bataan veteran of World War 2. View of the speaker, in uniform, speaking to a group of mostly women. (Narrator states they lost a whole National Guard Regiment to the Japanese after the Pearl Harbor attack in 1941.) Another glimpse of students at the State University. Another repeat glimpse of Pueblo women baking bread in outdoor oven. Views of girls and women. Various Views of Ernie Pyle with American troops overseas during the war.

Date: 1945
Duration: 4 min 53 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
A Ford Trimotor plane arrives in Albuquerque New Mexico after departing from Clovis.

Promotional film for TAT-Maddux airlines shows shows the route of a Ford Trimotor from Waynoka to Clovis, New Mexico. Passengers disembark from a train and board a Ford Trimotor. Plane taxis along and then takes off. A map shows route from Clovis to Albuquerque, New Mexico. Plane flies over mountains,over Albuquerque and lands at an airport. Women look at Native American Indian wares and enter the terminal. Native American Indian family looks at the plane.

Date: 1928
Duration: 2 min 19 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
A Ford Trimotor aircraft of TAT-Maddux lands in Kingman Arizona after taking off from Albuquergue.

Passengers board a Ford Trimotor plane in Albuquerque, New Mexico. A map shows route of the plane from Albuquerque to Winslow, Arizona. Plane flies over mountains and deserts. Plane being refueled. A map shows route from Winslow to Kingman, Arizona. Aerial view as plane flies over meteor crater and reaches Kingman.

Date: 1928
Duration: 2 min 0 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Operation Hardtack II Atomic testing in New Mexico

A low yield atomic explosion is conducted for experimental purpose. Smoke rises due to explosion. Sign reads "Headquarters Special Weapons Command." U.S. Air Force Major General John S. Mills steps from the headquarters building accompanied by another officer. View shifts to B-29 aircraft parked on the tarmac. A tug is pulling a B-47 aircraft. Mechanics on maintenance stands working on aircraft. Aerial view of an Air Force F-86 fighter airplane speeding past a B-29 in flight. View from directly overhead of a B-29 in flight over desert terrain. Scene transitions to view from directly underneath a B-29 in flight. Change of scene shows two women in the Weather Central of the Atomic Energy Control point, where teletype machines are printing out weather data. Meterologists plot wind data on maps. View of an atomic explosion. Closeup of the "atomic cloud." Technicians standing in a group, outdoors, observing the movement of the cloud. Next a technicial with a radiation counter walks to a helicopter, waiting with pilot already in the cockpit. He boards and the helicopter takes off. Closeup from the ground of the helicopter flying low directly toward the camera. Occupants can be seen as it fies past. Another post-explosion atomic cloud is seen. A B-29 in flight overhead. View of a pilot wearing helmet and oxygen mask, inside the cockpit. View of cloud through which they are flying. More views of pilot inside. A B-36 aircraft in flight with blue sky in background. Closeup of a C-47 aircraft in flight, with a sampler attached to the top of its fuselage. Crewman inside an aircraft attending to camera equipment. Other cremen at complex recording devices. View of a B-29 directly overhead. Crew members inside a cloud tracking aircraft. Men in a military control center receiving and plotting the cloud movement data. More views of B-29 and crew members inside. Men with hoses decontaminating a B-29 after it completed cloud tracking mission.

Date: 1958
Duration: 4 min 55 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Couriers and United States postal service reaching everywhere across the nation by transportation system.

A streamliner locomotive pulling a train and moving quickly toward camera position. Scene change to view of the Masonic Temple building in Alexandria, Virginia. Next scene shows a TWA gate area at Albuquerque New Mexico airport. A TWA Lindbergh Line DC-3 airplane taxis to a stop. A frozen park scene in Minneapolis Minnesota. An aerial view of Miami. A tall white tower in San Francisco (Ferry Building?). Wide pan view of skyline and skyscrapers of New York City. Exterior of U.S. Post Office Building in New York City.

Date: 1943
Duration: 47 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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