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Boston Massachusetts USA 1924 stock footage and images

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Tourists visit the Bunker Hill Monument, the Old State House and the State Capitol Building in Boston, Massachusetts.

Tourists visit Charlestown in Boston, Massachusetts. View of the Bunker Hill Monument with buildings in the background. People walk outside the Old State House located at the intersection of Washington and State Streets in Boston. The State Capitol Building with pedestrians walking by. View of the Custom House and Boston Harbor behind it.

Date: 1924
Duration: 1 min 22 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
People celebrate the Douglas World Cruisers aviators across the United States.

U.S. Army Air Service Douglas World Cruisers (DWC) in the United States during their first flight around the world. In Boston, Massachusetts Major General Patrick, head of the Army Air Service, praises his aerial pioneers and Mayor of Boston James Michael Curley presents Lieutenant Lowell H. Smith, and Lt. Erik H. Nelson watches. Views of the ceremony. Major General Patrick inspecting an aircraft. Aerial view of a squadron of airplanes flying over New York City. Aerial view of two world cruisers in flight. Edward. Prince of Wales, visiting the United States, is among those at Mitchel Field awaiting the aviators. He looks at the sky. Several people in the crowd look through binoculars. A world cruiser coming in for a landing at Mitchel Field, Long Island. View of the world cruisers on the airfield and the crowd around the aircraft. The Prince of Wales in the crowd. Several views of crowd welcoming the world cruisers.

Date: 1924
Duration: 2 min 37 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Scenes of the 1924 Democratic National Convention held in Madison Square Garden, New York City

1924 Democratic National Convention, at Madison Square Garden in New York City from June 24 to July 9, 1924. The alphabetical process of nominating candidates begins with Alabama and Forney is seen Johnston, putting Senator Oscar Underwood's name into consideration. View of men at the podium. Bernard Baruch, a supporter of William McAdoo, is seen standing in background. View of the crowded Madison Square Garden, filled with delegates. Some carry a banner reading: "Wilson 1916 for McAdoo 1924." The various State delegations are identified by signs with their State names on them. Kentucky, Massachusetts, and Hawaii (U.S. territory) are seen. As the camera pans the gathering, many more State signs are seen. Outside , in Madison Square Park, a loudspeaker is set up on a truck and a crowd is gathered to listen to events. Back inside Franklin D. Roosevelt, Al Smith's campaign manager, is seen giving a speech nominating Smith for President. Supporters hold up Posters displaying Smith's picture. Closeups of some of the banners. Ticker tape being thrown to celebrate the end of the convention, which ended on July 9th after the 103rd vote finally carried for compromise candidate, John W. Davis of West Virginia. Governor Charles W. Bryan of Nebraska was selected as the vice-presidential nominee.

Date: 1924
Duration: 2 min 18 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Sound recording procedure at Symphony Hall in Boston, Massachusetts, for the creation of a phonograph record.

A young woman opens ribbon and unwraps a gift package containing a vinyl RCA long playing record album disc of Romeo and Juliet. View she places the vinyl record on her phonograph turntable and starts playback. A film titled ' The sound and the story' shows the sound recording procedure at the Symphony Hall in Boston, Massachusetts. View of woman studying cover jacket of her new record album. Exterior view of Symphony Hall building in Boston Massachusetts in the mid 1950s. Interior view of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, circa 1956, in rehearsal under the baton of Music Director Charles Munch. The orchestra plays as a sound engineer of RCA (Radio Corporation of America) sits at a control panel. Close up view of meters on the recording console. Music being played is recorded on magnetic tapes. Close up view of reel to reel recording tape running on recording machine. Views of Maestro Munch, and various sections of the orchestra while they play under conductor Munch. Stereophonic or stereo recording equipment configuration is shown. View of two early home stereo speakers. After the recording, Maestro Munch, smoking a cigarette, sits with the recording engineer and listens to the recording. Close up view of a RCA vinyl record spinning on a phonograph turntable.

Date: 1956
Duration: 6 min 53 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Buildings and ship at the Boston Fish Pier in Boston, Massachusetts.

Boston Fish Pier at the coast of Boston, Massachusetts. Buildings at Boston Fish Pier. Flag of United States flies above the Fish Pier building. The views are as seen from aboard a vessel approaching the Boston Fish Pier through the harbor.

Date: 1935
Duration: 1 min 23 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Boston police arrest rioters who create violence on the streets during race riots in Boston, Massachusetts.

Race riots in Boston, Massachusetts sparked by dissatisfaction with welfare system. African American rioters on the streets in the Roxbury section in Boston. They smash glass, set buildings on fire and loot stores. Mobs throw rocks and bottles at the Boston police. Firemen work to extinguish fires in burning buildings. A rooftop sniper wounds a fireman as he extinguishes a fire. Boston police arrest a rioter.

Date: 1967, June 6
Duration: 50 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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