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Franklin D Roosevelt during his Presidential campaign in Boston, Massachusetts.

Franklin D Roosevelt's election campaign. A large crowd cheers at a public meeting during Roosevelt's election campaign in United States. A train pulls up at a station in New England. Roosevelt along with Alfred E Smith receives a warm welcome at the convention hall in Boston. Franklin D Roosevelt's election campaign. A large crowd cheers at a public meeting during Roosevelt's election campaign in United States. A train pulls up at a station in New England. Roosevelt along with Alfred E Smith receives a warm welcome at the convention hall in Boston.

Date: 1932
Duration: 50 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Boys fly their model airplanes in Boston, Massachusetts.

Boys display their model airplanes in Boston, Massachusetts. The boys show their airplanes. The model airplanes fly over a grassy field. Several views of airplanes flying. The boys eating at a table. Trophies on a table in front of men.

Date: 1932, June 6
Duration: 2 min 10 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
36th marathon race of The Patriot's Day in Boston Massachusetts.

Sportsmen from all over the world participate in the Patriot's Day marathon race in Boston Massachusetts. Athletes running on road during race. Crowd cheers the runners. German athlete Paul De Bruyn wins the marathon and makes his place in next Olympic games.

Date: 1932, April 21
Duration: 1 min 27 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: None
 
 
William T Murdock made to board a ship for Liverpool from dock of Boston, Massachusetts.

William T Murdock, a suspect communist shipped to Liverpool from Boston, Massachusetts. A boat arrives at dock. Murdock climbs up on dock. Policemen escort him to ship. They climb up stairs of ship.

Date: 1932, January 7
Duration: 1 min 3 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Children seated on a small locomotive at a mini railroad station in Waltham, Massachusetts.

This railroad was built as a hobby by Mr. W. H. Nichols at his Nichols Machine Company in Waltham, Mass. Mr. Nichols was a pioneer in the hobby of building "live steam" locomotives. He built a multi-gauge track at his factory and hosted "meets" of the Boston Society of Model Engineers. The film clip shows his 7-1/4" gauge locomotive "Ella Cinders" pulling a trainload of people around the track. The locomotive was copied after one that Mr. Nichols remembered from his home in Canada on the Hamilton & Dundas Railway. The prototype was a "dummy" locomotive which had a streetcar type body built over the boiler. Mr. Nichols never finished that part, and ran the miniature locomotive with no cab at all. The model still exists, and is owned by decendents of Mr. Nichols. It was still operable into the 1990s, and is scheduled for a rebuild in the near future. The boy in the close-up and running the train in the film is Charles S. Purinton. "Charlie" was the son of the late Charles A. "Carl" Purinton, founder of the Brotherhood of Live Steamers and that group's secretary for many years. Carl built and operated many model steam locomotives over the years until his death at 101 in February, 1999. Charlie also was an avid live steamer and locomotive builder who constructed many model engines. He passed away in November, 2010. The man seen working on the engine in the film clip is W. H. Nichols himself.

Date: 1932, December 5
Duration: 38 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. Interio 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. 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
 
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