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1934 West Coast waterfront strike; violence between strikers and police

Riots and strikes on streets in San Francisco, California. Strikers of Maritime Union on street. Strikebreakers and strikers start a riot in the street. Several men are hit by strike breakers, with clubs. and are beaten. A man sits with blood streaming down his face. A man sits near him. Men grab a man and push him along the street. Policemen fire tear gas into crowd. Mounted policemen push back the huge crowd. Soldiers with bayoneted rifles push back strikers. Strikers of the International Seamen's Union (I.S.U.) on picket line. Signs for Ship's masters, mates, and Pilots on strike, Men smash windows. Final scenes show unrelated labor strife, elsewhere, with United States soldiers standing guard near railroad tracks at entrance to a coal mine.

Date: 1934
Duration: 1 min 21 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Richard Nixon recounts his past and speaks about his football coach Wallace Newman in the United States.

Self-portrait of Republican nominee Richard Nixon aired during his 1968 presidential run against Hubert Humphrey and George Wallace in the United States. A photo showing Richard Nixon's father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Francis Nixon and their children, left to right: Harold, who died when he was 23; Donald and Richard, in Yorba Linda, California. Richard Nixon speaks about how devoted and self sacrificing his mother and father were for their children. He calls his family a happy family but also speaks of the difficult times when his brothers Harold and Arthur died from tuberculosis. An old picture of Richard Nixon showing him with his younger and elder brothers. Nixon speaks that a life without any ups and downs can not know the beauty of life in a broader sense. He says that he got his attitude about winning from his football coach Wallace Newman during his college years. A picture of Coach Wallace Newman. A 1934 photograph of Richard Nixon in football gear during his senior year at Whittier College.

Date: 1968, November
Duration: 3 min 45 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. Army Air Corps airplanes and crews preparing for Alaskan Flight in 1934

Slate lists planned flight legs of U.S. Army Air Corps aircraft as: Washington DC to Edmonton, Alberta; Fairbanks Alaska to Seattle Washington; and Washington DC to San Diego California. Another slate explains that under command of Lieutenant Colonel H.H. Arnold,ten B-12 bombers demonstrate their capabilities in an 18,000 mile flight. Lt. Col Henry H. Arnold, U.S. Army Air Corps, stands in front of a large map on which planned flights are charted. Sign behind him identifies "Engineering Office," at Patterson Field. Arnold uses pointer to show the routings to another officer who has joined him. The next sequence shows Arnold describing the flight plans to more participants, using more charts. Camera pans across ten assembled Army personnel. Lt. Col. Arnold poses with 15 aviators in front of a YB-12 bomber (displaying air intake on port side of engine). Camera pans over eighteen mechanics and ground crewmen posed in front of the bomber. Symbol of eagle superimposed over map of alaska, is painted on side of forward fuselage. Arnold discussing the mission with Army officers and civilian officials, as they walk past a YB-10 (with air intakes atop the cowlings). Camera pans across Patterson field ramp, where officials, automobiles, YB-10 aircraft, and local civilian workers, including several women, are seen. Crew chief seen refueling a YB-10 with long hose from an underground fuel tank installed at edge of the ramp.

Date: 1934
Duration: 2 min 19 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Contrasting views of San Francisco circa 1906 and 1934

Scenes from 1934 movie about Westward Expansion of the United States at end of the 19th Century. View of San Francisco harbor with a steamer passing in the background. Inserted scenes from 1906 film of Market Street taken from a cable car headed toward the Oakland Ferry. It shows hectic uncontrolled vehicle and pedestrian traffic in the street. Change of scene shows current (1934) views of San Francisco from a vantage point above the city.

Date: 1934
Duration: 1 min 44 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Helen Mack wins the title "The American Beauty" in New York, United States.

Scenes from the "The American Queen of Beauty ' pageant in New York City, United States, in October 1934. (The "Miss America" pageant was not held in 1934 due to Great Depression financial troubles that affected the pageant in 1933. This "American Queen of Beauty" pageant was sponsored by Madison Square Garden, and held only this one time, in 1934). Contestants in swim suits move around the judges. The judges consisting of experts are seated on the center of the stage. Helen Mack, who was Miss New York State, is seen being given the title of American Queen of Beauty after she defeated 3,000 girls from 30 states. She holds the silver winner's cup.

Date: 1934, October 8
Duration: 37 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
The San Juan Capistrano Mission building in California.

Historical sites of westward expansion of United States. Building of San Juan Capistrano Mission in California. Man surrounded by white pigeons. Statue of Father Serra and Native American boy at San Juan Capistrano Mission. The bells of San Juan Mission. The interior of San Juan Church in California.

Date: 1934
Duration: 1 min 20 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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