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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
 
 
Granada Hills, California beats Stratford, Connecticut, 2-1 in extra inning of the Little League World Series.

Spectators fill bleacher seats to watch the Little League championship game in Pennsylvania. View of Dave Sehmen, of Granada Hills, California pitching against Stratford Connecticut. Narrator states that he struck out 18 batters. Glimpse of spectators in the stands. Next, California takes a one-nothing lead as their catcher, Ken Kinsman, gets the only extra-base hit of the game, a home run in the 4th inning. Views of fans scrambling for the ball where it lands, and of Kinsman rounding the bases. Fans applauding in the stands. Harold Smith of Connecticut is seen stealing second base and advancing to third as another Connecticut batter grounds out to first base. Smith is seen sliding into home plate to even the score, when California catcher Kinsman lets a pitch get past him. In an extra inning, Kinsman is seen hitting a single to right field. View of him (number 10) on first base. Team mate Fred Seibly (number 6) hits an infield grounder and Kinsman is forced out at second. But the throw to firat for a double play goes wild and Seibly advan\ces to second. James Walker then hits a looping fly over first base that brings Seibly home for the win. Members of the California team celebrate on the field with their coaches.

Date: 1963, August 28
Duration: 1 min 38 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
 
 
How the automobile and new highways and roads changed life in America, up to 1953

Closeup of early 1900s Ford Model T wheels turning while car is moving. Scene opens to newly built 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
 
 
Atomic burst of 15 Kiloton weapon in Test "Grable" at Nevada Test Site on May 25, 1953

Rapid flash and rapidly rising mushroom cloud seen in this test of 15 kiloton weapon on May 25, 1953,called "Grable", at the Nevada Test Site. It was shot from a M65 atomic cannon mobile artillery piece, sometimes called Atomic Annie.

Date: 1953, May 25
Duration: 2 min 27 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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