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Santa Clause appears in a flying saucer and distributes gifts to children in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Santa Clause appears in a flying saucer in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Santa waives out standing in the flying saucer. Children clap and laugh on his arrival. Santa distributes presents to the children. Young boy crying.

Date: 1956, November 8
Duration: 34 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Several children cheer as Santa Claus waves towards them from a satellite-like vehicle in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

As Christmas approaches, a man dressed as Santa Claus arrives by a satellite looking vehicle in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Several children gather to watch Santa. Children cheer as Santa waves at them from the satellite vehicle. Santa holding a child.

Date: 1957, November 4
Duration: 32 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Labor Union movement grows significantly, but labor strife also continues during 1930s in the U.S.A.

Men work assembling transmissions on an automobile production line. John L. Lewis, President of the United Mine Workers Union, giving a speech supporting formation of the Congress of Industrial organizations (CIO). Group of workers gather to listen to a union speaker. Many wear miners hats. Cheering Union workers march in street carrying posters reading: "Long-Live the C.I.O." and "Forward eith C.I.O." Leaders of the early C.I.O., Sidney Hillman,President of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America (ACWA); Philip Murray, Vice President of the C.I.O.; and John L. Lewis, C.I.O. President, circa 1938. David Dubinsky, President of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union (ILGWU); along with Sidney Hillman, and John L. Lewis, are seen mingling with clothing workers. View of a steel mill from workers' residential street on a snowy day. Steel worker in a mill. Deckhand and an engine man aboard a merchant ship. Roustabouts and riggers at an oil well. Nonferris metal miner in rail car. Worker in tire factory. Electrical worker. Union leader speaking to group of workers carrying banner reading: "Shirt workers, Local 128 Allentown, Pennsylvania Joint Board." Labor organizers passing out leaflets to workers leaving a factory. Labor discussions with workers at lunch tables. Draftsman preparing labor organization signs calling for "Sanitary Conditions" and "Fair Play." Working women singing a union song. Union workers marching and carrying signs for various causes. Man riding a bicycle displaying sign:"Don't Scab." Car overloaded with people with sign: "Come To Lafollette Labor Rally Monday, July 5, 1937." ACWA workers of Local 95, Atlas Plant. UMWA members of Lafollette, Tennessee. Miners playing cards and playing musical instruments. Miners on strike below in mine for 5 days, cheer leader. Poster encouraging Americans to travel and visit in the USA. Police injure several persons during labor protests in San Francisco. U.S. Army soldiers arresting a civilian and throwing tear gas grenades.

Date: 1938
Duration: 4 min 13 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. troops greet a buffalo calf as he arrives to join the 510th Tank Battalion as mascot in Germany.

The U.S. 510th Tank Battalion, of the 10th Cavalry Regiment, in Germany. The unit's roots go back to 1866 (Buffalo Soldiers). Troops lined up for a fun ceremony welcoming their 100 pound baby Buffalo mascot, from Allentown, Pennsylvania. An Army truck with canvas cover sits as backdrop. The canvas is painted with their buffalo unit insignia and the word "Geronimo." A Lieutenant Colonel and a noncom bring the calf forward and it drinks from a container held by the Colonel, who then places large "dog tags"around the calf's neck. The tags read " Allen T. Geronimo" and give its serial number as 12345678, and key dates as 1954. Unit band then plays.

Date: 1954, September 6
Duration: 30 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
The 1956 Democratic National Convention in the International Amphitheatre, Chicago, Illinois, August 13–17 1956

The 1956 National Convention of the Democratic Party in Chicago, Illinois. Former President Harry S. Truman and his wife Bess, taking seats at the convention.Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, widow of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, taking her seat. Democratic Party National Chairman, Paul M. Butler standing behind and below the podium as convention prepares to get underway. Amphitheater is filled with seated delegates, as they are called to order. Delegates standing and applauding, following the keynote speech of Frank G. Clement, Governor of Tennessee,who touches the Tennessee delegate identification pole as it is thrust toward him.. Delegates waving poles displaying their respective State Names.

Date: 1956
Duration: 1 min 51 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Vice President Richard Milhous Nixon sign documents in the United States.

President Dwight D. Eisenhower (wearing a boutonnier in his lapel) and Mrs. (Mamie) Eisenhower step from an office in the town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, surrounded by well-wishers. They are followed by Press Secretary James Hagerty. President and Mrs.Eisenhower, and Vice President and Mrs. Richard Nixon, in a formal pose in a living room. The President and Mrs. Eisenhower, filling out forms in an office in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. They walk through a large crowd outside.

Date: 1956
Duration: 45 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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