Spectators watch the 1938 Massachusetts Handicap horse race at Suffolk Downs in Boston, Massachusetts. Jockeys takes their horses to starting point. Race starts and jockeys race on their horses. The race is won by Menow, a 10-to-1 shot, ridden by jockey, Nick Wall. (Note: The race was expected to feature the much-anticipated meeting of Seabiscuit and War Admiral, but Seabiscuit is scratched due to an injury just minutes before the race is scheduled to take place, much to the dismay of the record crowd that had gathered. War Admiral finished fourth in this race. This would help set the stage for the famed match race between the two champions that is ultimately held at Pimlico in Baltimore, MD later that year.)
A large crowd gathers to honor aviator Douglas Corrigan after his historic flight from Floyd Bennett Air Field in Brooklyn, New York to Ireland, in Boston Massachusetts. A decorated public procession of cars drives Corrigan toA large crowd gathers to honor aviator Douglas Corrigan after his historic flight from Floyd Bennett Air Field in Brooklyn, New York to Ireland, in Boston Massachusetts. A decorated public procession of cars drives Corrigan towards a public ceremony venue. Immense crowd cheers for him and raises banners. An old woman plays piano. Several streamers and banners hang from buildings. Corrigan addresses the crowd at the public ceremony.wards a public ceremony venue. Immense crowd cheers for him and raises banners. An old woman plays piano. Several streamers and banners hang from buildings. Corrigan addresses the crowd at the public ceremony.
An enactment of the sale of fish at the Boston Fish Pier in Boston, Massachusetts. A man reads from a paper describing the species and weights of various fish in his catch. Buyers bid and the fisherman accepts the highest bids. Men sitting in front of him bid for the fish. The purchase quantities of each buyer and seller are recorded on a pad in duplicate (one a carbon copy).
Celebration of the 119th anniversary of the first steamboat crossing in Boston, Massachusetts. A crew on a life boat for the race. A dog on the deck of the life boat. The race starts. An ocean liner underway at sea. A pleasure boat in the background. The life boat moves past the ocean liner. The crew members strive hard to win the race. People cheer during the race.
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.
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.