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Avon Connecticut USA 1953 stock footage and images

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Early 1950s college campus fashions: Women wear hoodwinkers and tweed dresses, shown at Avon Old Farms school in Connecticut.

'Fashions on the Campus' shows two young women and a young men seated on a wall at the Avon Old Farms school in Avon, Connecticut. A young woman wears a "hoodwinker" with tassle on hood matching tassles at neckline. Two women with hoods in a room of the Avon Old Farms school. A woman wears a tweed dress, having coffee with a young man. She unbuttons her jacket and shows the man. Women pose in tweed outfits.

Date: 1953, September 7
Duration: 1 min 41 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
The American Legion convention elects Connecticut's Arthur J Connell as new National Commander.

Veterans Memorial Hall in Saint Louis. Sign reads 'On This Site Was Born The American Legion May 8-9-10, 1919'. Interiors of an auditorium. The American Legion convention draws to a close with the election of Connecticut's Arthur J Connell as new National Commander. Crowd cheers.

Date: 1953, September 7
Duration: 33 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Pontiac Parisienne and Oldsmobile Starfire displayed at General Motor's Motorama in New York City

Scenes from General Motor's Motorama event in New York's Waldorf-Astoria hotel, in 1953. A couple stands next to a 1953 Pontiac Parisienne concept car displayed at GM's Motorama event. It was designed by GM's Harley Earl and team. The couple gets into the car as the man handles the steering. In the next scene, a young woman sitting in Oldsmobile Starfire is joined by another young woman. (Note: The Pontiac Parisienne is now part of the Bortz auto collection.)

Date: 1953
Duration: 1 min 2 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Celebrations in Havana Cuba as rebels under Fidel Castro evict Batista and take over the government

Celebrations in Havana, Cuba as Cuban rebels led by Fidel Castro take over the city. Citizens marching in the streets carrying 26th of July banners (date in 1953 the coup began). Jubilant throngs of people. Newspaper man selling papers with large headline "Se Fue Batista" indicating that Batista has fled the country. Crowds smashing gambling machines in the streets. Hoards of students streaming from the University of Havana joining the celebrations. U.S. tourists leaving a hotel with packed luggage and taking refuge at the U.S. Embassy (being taken there in U.S. Military cars), and then leaving Havana on airplanes to return to the USA. Rebel fighters with beards entering the city. Views of Fidel Castro, a number of his lieutenants, and rebel fighters somewhere in the mountains. The Cuban flag flying.

Date: 1959, January
Duration: 1 min 57 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
How the automobile changed life in America, up to 1953

Closeup of early 1900s Ford Model T wheels turning while car is moving. Scene opens to modern highways of 1953 with lots of mixed traffic. Views from roadways of industrial plants, sheep grazing, and farmer plowing his land with a tractor. Close up views of 1950s car tires running on highway at high speed. A woman carrying groceries from her station wagon to her house. People outdoors in front of garden apartments. Children leaving school and boarding buses. View from car of an oil field worker driving to work. Modern apartment buildings.Scenic views from car driving along near lakes, hills, and ocean. Modern car passing a Model T on the road.

Date: 1953
Duration: 2 min 55 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Civil Air Patrol cadets meet Rogers Hornsby and Cincinnati Reds baseball players, 1953

International exchange CAP (Civil Air Patrol) cadets meet members of the Cincinnati Reds baseball team at Crosley Park in Cincinnati Ohio. CAP cadets from Netherlands talk to Reds manager and Hall of Fame second baseman Rogers Hornsby. Hornsby explains purpose of a baseball bat. Cadets watch infield practice, with #15 Rocky Bridges sliding into third base where #14 Grady Hatton is standing. Cadets crowd around batting cage while #24 Bob Borowski takes swings. Hornsby signs a baseball. Closeup of ball with Hornsby's signature. Closeup of 1953 Reds scorecard. Cadets sit in dugout, talking to Reds player.

Date: 1953, August 1
Duration: 1 min 25 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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