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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
 
 
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
 
 
Cars race on a dirt track during an auto race in Danbury, Connecticut, USA.

View of an auto race held at a track in Danbury, Connecticut, USA. The cars skid at sharp turns on the muddy track. Spectators cheer from their stands.

Date: 1929, October 16
Duration: 54 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
American film and stage actor, Tyrone Power appeals to the public during the 1953 Cancer Drive.

American film and stage actor, Tyrone Power opens the 1953 Cancer Drive. Tyrone holds the American Cancer Society symbol and begins his appeal to the public. He talks about cancer, the crusade to save lives, research programs and the need to become aware. He holds up an envelope model and appeals to the people to donate generously and send gifts for the cause. He holds up an American Cancer Society poster to increase awareness about cancer.

Date: 1953, April 9
Duration: 1 min 37 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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