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Church and parishioners in Polish section of Bridgeport, Connecticut, 1941

Film opens showing Saint Michael's Archangel Church at 310 Pulaski Street, in the Polish section of Bridgeport, Connecticut. Snow is seen on some church stairs. But the main entrance is cleared and some parishioners are entering there. Many others are emerging from other exits. (The Marchlinski brothers, Joseph and Anthony, have been identified walking towards the left at TC: 00:24 through 00:27.) Various views of parishioners leaving the church. All are in winter clothes. Closeups of some as they pass the camera. View of church cornerstone displaying the date: September 2, 1907 and St. Michael Church (in Polish). Closeup of men conversing on sidewalk near the church. Most wear fedora hats. But one, who seems somewhat senior, wears a bowler. Ladies and gentlemen are seen wearing hats.

Date: 1941, February
Duration: 1 min 21 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Oath of citizenship to the U.S is sworn by people in a courtroom in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

Oath of citizenship is administered to people in Bridgeport, Connecticut. An older couple raise their right hands as they take the oath of citizenship to the United States. Other people raise their right hand as they take the oath of renunciation and allegiance.

Date: 1941, February
Duration: 2 min 39 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: English
 
 
Signs in shops on Pulaski Street in Polish section of Bridgeport, Connecticut.

Polish American establishments in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Various Polish shops on Pulaski Street. A sign reads ' Frank Roydzoski and son funeral home'. Another sign on a window reads 'Polish Army veterans association of America,' on one window in Polish, and on another window, in English. A sign reads 'F.J. Zilinski custom tailors'. Men walk on a sidewalk in the foreground. A Poster in Polish at a corner shop, advertises a movie, at the Strand Palace, about Thaddeus Kosciuszko (the famous Polish-born engineering genius who was a hero in the American Revolutionary war). The poster states that the film has English subtitles. Next to the poster is a small banner reading: "God Bless America, We are proud to be AMERICANS." A corner of Pulaski Street with a sign that reads 'Pulaski street and Kossuth street'.

Date: 1941, February
Duration: 1 min 37 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Displays of Patriotism in Polish section of Bridgeport Connecticut as World War II is imminent

Polish American establishments in Bridgeport, Connecticut. The American flag flies and smoke stacks in the background. Stanlev steel works plant. Men work at a World War 2 defense workers' housing project site. Advertisement on a building reads: "Photos for Passport or Citizenship." American flag waving in a brisk breeze. Sign in shop door reading: E.T. Krolikowski, Prop." Inside, visible through the glass door is a small banner reading,"God Bless America, We are proud to be AMERICANS." A sign in a restaurant window advertises Polish Kolbasy." It also displays a small banner reading: "God Bless America, its great to be an AMERICAN." Writing in window identifies Laniewsky's barber shop and shows a small striped shield stating: "This is AMERICA." Sign in Hungarian, on door of Hungarian Weekly newspaper reads: Editorial Office of "EGYETERTES Concord, SZERKESZTOSEGE" (Memorandum of Understanding Concord, Editorial)

Date: 1941, February
Duration: 2 min 11 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
A judge administers an oath of citizenship of the U.S. to a group of people in a courtroom in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

Opening scene is in a courthouse, where a judge asks a group about taking an oath of citizenship. Members of the group raise their hands and then lower them. The judge then proceeds to have them raise their right hands and administers the oath. They repeat the words as he states them. Closeup of the judge as he administers the oath. Closeup of the persons assembled for the ceremony, raising their hands as the judge speaks, and saying "I do,"before lowering their hands. Camera in exclusive closeup of one woman as she has hand raised and states, "I Do." This last scene is repeated three times.

Date: 1941, February
Duration: 2 min 50 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: English
 
 
New Americans completing naturalization take the oath of citizenship in Bridgeport Connecticut

Closeup of a man and woman listening intently in a group of persons taking citizenship oath. They (and others) raise their right hands and after listening, say "I do," and lower their hands. Successive closeups of a young woman and a man each doing the same.

Date: 1941, February
Duration: 1 min 18 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: English
 
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