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United States champion troop wins squad maneuvers in rifle display and horse riding in Brockton, Massachusetts.

United States champion troop wins acclaim for amazing squad maneuvers in Brockton, Massachusetts. United States troops march on field. Troops display maneuvers with their rifles. They ride horses.

Date: 1930, September 11
Duration: 1 min 4 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Tourists watch an ongoing parade and Brockton school children dancing during their visit in Brockton, Massachusetts.

Tourists visit Brockton, Massachusetts. Entertainment planned by the Granges of Massachusetts. Brockton school children dance on an open ground. An ongoing Grange parade led by a band. Decorative floats typify the seven founders of the order and other great events. People in costumes on the floats. 2400 people gathered at a banquet.

Date: 1924
Duration: 3 min 16 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Reenactment and actual footage show FBI activity against gangsters, spies, and KKK in 1930s-50s.

Reenactment shows FBI(Federal Bureau of Investigation) agents battling gangsters in the United States, during the 1930s. Machine Gun Kelly storms an apartment building and shoots enemies. The Kansas City Massacre reenacted. Shootouts with gangsters George Kelly Barnes nicknamed 'Machine Gun Kelly', 'Babyface' Nelson, 'Prettyboy' Floyd and John Dillinger by FBI agents. The FBI agents with the help of hidden cameras keep a check on gangster in New York. Hidden camera footage of FBI double agent meeting an axis spy on a New York street. The Brinks robbery in Boston, Massachusetts. Armored cars driving at night. Large amounts of money transported to trucks. Reenactment shows plane exploding with 40 passengers on board. FBI agents in warehouse examining airplane wreckage. View of a Ku Klux Klan (KKK) rally at night, with a burning cross on a field and men in Klan robes around it throwing lit torches toward the burning cross. Brief shot of Martin Luther King being interviewed. Man smoking a cigar. Roulette wheels associated with illegal gambling.

Date: 1977
Duration: 2 min 17 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
The good times of the 1920's turn into the difficult times of the depression in 1930s America

Documentary depicts the end of the 1920s good times in the U.S., leading into the Great Depression. Mildred Unger, age 10, performs a wing walker charleston dance while out on the wing of a JN-4 "Jenny" airplane in flight over Los Angeles in 1926.Four girls dancing on the top of a building higher than those around it, in Boston, Massachusetts. Amusement park patrons riding a roller coaster. People out driving through a park in their automobiles. Patrons enjoying themselves at the Steeplechase amusement park in Coney Island, New York. A crane piling old cars in a heap at a junk yard. But following the Wall Street crash of 1929, conditions change in America. Group of people receiving food assistance in a city. A man, woman, and baby, in a tent (probably migrant workers). The famous 1936 photo, "Migrant Mother" by Dorothea Lange, of migrant worker, Florence Owens Thompson, with two of her children in California. Men receiving food from a city soup kitchen. Dejected unemployed men.

Date: 1937
Duration: 1 min 32 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
30 layers of wooden barrels arranged to form a 100 feet bonfire, ignited at Gallows hill in Salem, ushering in Independence Day

People, many of them children, climbing on a giant stack of wooden barrels, 30 layers hight. It forms a 100 feet pyre at famous Gallows Hill in Salem, Massachusetts. View of the the bonfire as it is ignited near midnight on July 3, 1930, in an annual celebration ushering-in the July 4 Independence Day holiday in the United States. Huge flames erupt from the bonfire, lighting up the night.

Date: 1930, July 3
Duration: 59 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
 
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