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Bluefield West Virginia USA 1934 stock footage and images

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A new high capacity steam truck demonstrated at Bluefield in West Virginia, USA.

A new high capacity steam truck demonstrated at Bluefield in West Virginia, USA. The manufacturer's name, ' THE SENTINEL WAGGON WORKS LTD, SHREWSBURY, ENGLAND ' written on the truck. The loaded truck moves uphill. Additional information on this truck: This is the Sentinel S4 steam waggon, Number 9095. Built 1933 by Sentinel Waggon Works, Shrewsbury, England and exported as a demonstration vehicle to the USA with a works driver. Within a short time the vehicle was involved in an accident and overturned, requiring it to be returned to the UK. Many of the salvageable parts, especially those used to convert it to left hand drive were then fitted to a 6 wheel waggon No 9142 which was sent as a replacement. This vehicle was later purchased by the Pocahontas Coal Company of New Bedford. After a very short working life it was displayed at the Long Island Motor Museum, and Steamtown before being reaptriated to the UK in 2003.

Date: 1934, July 18
Duration: 30 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Great flood of the Potomac River near Washington DC after heavy rains add to melting of ice and snow

The working of weather bureau in the United States. Snow covered shores of the Potomac River at Great Falls, west of Washington DC, following 15 inch snowfall in February 1936. Two people walking on a high snow covered bluff near the Great Falls. The frozen Potomac River, covered with ice. View of the Memorial Bridge spanning a totally frozen Potomac River, with the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument in the background. Views of the river carrying chunk of snow and ice as a thaw begins the breakup. Man photographs a woman next to a guard rail at the Potomac River, covered in chunks of thawing ice and snow. Frozen ice chunks flowing under the Memorial Bridge. Narrator describes flood beginning with heavy rainwall in Shenandoah River valley on March 17 and March 18, 1936. Scenes of Western Union Telegrams detailing reports of rain in the west from various towns in the Shenandoah foothills. One from Romney , West Virginia notes rainfall of 5 inches.

Date: 1936, March
Duration: 3 min 29 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Miners are killed and injured when the locomotive of a train explodes in Powellton, West Virginia.

Miners are killed and injured when the locomotive of a train in which the workmen were riding explodes in Powellton, West Virginia. People gathered around the wrecked locomotive. Men inspect the wreckage. A damaged house near the wreckage. Group of four sad looking young boys seated near the site. Two of these children are wearing early flyer hat and goggles as part of play costumes. The right eye of one boy appears to be slightly injured and swollen. They are looking sad and dirty. A young boy and a young girl wearing overalls look very sad and tired. Fire blazing on embankment beside railroad tracks.

Date: 1934, December 31
Duration: 1 min 30 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
"By Request Department" shows scenes of soldiers' home towns for soldiers deployed overseas in World War 2; views of several American towns circa 1945.

Busy streets of the cities in the United States. A woman officer at a desk of Army-Navy Screen Magazine's "By Request Department" addresses U.S. soldiers overseas during World War 2, and says they will show views of various American home towns by request.. Busy intersection along Capitol Street in Charleston, West Virginia. 1930s automobiles on roads and American citizens walking on city streets. Next scene shows the main street of Wytheville, Virginia with cars, pedestrians, and shops. Next scene is of main street area in Fall River, Massachusetts. Buildings seen on either sides of the streets and buses at bus station depot. Next view is of Springfield Street, looking toward Market Street in the center of Newark, New Jersey. Main streets of Winslow Arizona, with citizens dressed in Western wear, and then a main intersection in Tucson, Arizona, where a paper boy sells newspapers on a street corner.

Date: 1945
Duration: 1 min 52 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
John William Davis, Democratic Presidential Nominee, campaigns in hometown of Clarksburg, West Virginia

Democratic Presidential nominee, John W. Davis, receives tumultous reception in his home town of Clarksburg, West Virginia. Well-wishers jam the streets, bunting is hung on building, and a brass band plays. An open automobile, carrying the Presidential nominee, proceeds slowly through mass of spectators. Davis stands in the car, waves at the crowd, and shakes hand with spectators. Later, he wipes his face with a hankerchief, as he stands with his wife, Ellen G. (Bassel) Davis, on the balcony of a house. Crowd cheers him. One holds sign reading: "West Virginia." Mr. and Mrs. Davis pose for photograph. Mrs. Davis holds bouquet of flowers. Nominee Davis speaks from a podium. Banner on podium displays official motto of West Virginia: "Montani Semper Liberi" (Mountaineers are always free). American flags are massed behind him.

Date: 1924, August
Duration: 1 min 31 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
President Eisenhower bids farewell to Prime Minister of Canada, Louis St. Laurent, at Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia

West Virginia State troopers hold doors as President Eisenhower and the Prime Minister of Canada, Louis St. Laurent, come out of the Greenbrier Resort at White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, United States. They are joined by U.S. Secretary of State, John Foster Dulles, and Bernard M. Shanley, aide to the President. They all laugh and smile as they pose for photographers. The Prime Minister waves at spectators, and shakes President Eisenhowers hand as they say farewell. A 1956 Fleetwood cadillac automobile is parked on the drive with flag of United States and ensign of Canada on its fenders. The car drives away with the Prime Minister and led by a West Virginia State police car.

Date: 1956, March 27
Duration: 60 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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