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Charleston West Virginia USA 1930 stock footage and images

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"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
 
 
Construction of the Southside Bridge and a rail crossing improved by Work Progress Administration during the Great Depression.

In Charleston, West Virginia workers from the WPA (Work Progress Administration) are seen building the new Southside Bridge over the Kanawha River, in 1936. Sign of 'Railroad Crossing'. Rail crossing improved with the addition of a new overpass. Cars passing by mouth of the tunnel. A train pulled by a large steam locomotive emerges from the tunnel, moving by.

Date: 1937
Duration: 39 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Recruitment of American women during World War II labor shortage in Dayton,Ohio.

A road to Dayton Ohio, crowded with cars of the 1930s. Men hitch-hiking near a sign reading: "Dayton 47." A steam locomotive pulling a passenger train,speeds past the camera. Arrows on map of Ohio, show areas around Dayton, from which defense workers are being drawn. Closeup of car wheel and tire. Another hitch-hiker at 48 miles from Dayton. Cars converging on the city of Dayton. A line of patrons extending out onto the sidewalk outside the Virginia Cafeteria at 28 East 3rd Street. Another queue of patrons with bags of clothes outside a laundry and dry cleaners establishment. A long line of patrons on the sidewalk outside of a motion picture theater, showing a Western movie starring Johnny Mack Brown and Tex Ritter. A woman places a "No Vacancies" notice over Plaza Apartments sign. Other "No Vacancies" signs posted elswhere. Men and women war plant workers queue up to board buses to factories. Some men step over a rope line to get ahead of others. Closeup of workers crowding into the entrance of a commuter train. View from inside as workers (mostly women) try to board. A long line of men and women on the sidewalk outside a corner cafeteria in a large building.Woman removing "rooms to let" sign from her apartment wiindow. A man posting a "No Vacancy" sign. The office of the War Manpower Commission Area Director. Seated around a table are are seen members of The Dayton Local Labor Management Committee (Dayton War Manpower Committee). Inquiries being received by manufacturers hiring 8 persons or more, as well as personnel officers of the local Army Air Forces Air Fields, seen in uniform. Other employers answering the inquiries. Employers signing letters to the War Manpower Commission, pledging to stop hiring full-time workers, except those approved as war essential, with the understanding that part-time workers would be referred to them as substitutes. A woman in the War Manpower Commission office types a report to the Washington office. Draftsmen at work in an office. Two women going from house-to-house soliciting women to work in the war effort. Views of various women being interviewed. One watching her young son climb on her porch railing, has to rescue him during the interview, and declined to participate. Next, a woman is seen taking small children to a building labeled "Day Nursery." View inside as women leave their small children in the care of other women providing care for them. Many children seated at tables having a meal. Closeups of some of the children. Street scene with many women pedestrians. A publication called "The War Worker," showing an illustration of a man and a woman side-by-side going to war jobs. It lists war jobs open to women (and men). A team of motion picture workers filming a woman operating a machine, in a publicity shot encouraging such war work. View of a finished film called "Dayton Women are Marching to War !." Men and women in movie theater watching the film. Reporters for radio stations WHIO and WING, interviewing women in defense plants. View inside a local home where women playing bridge are listening to the interviews on a large console radio. Views of the City of Dayton with large billboards encouraging people to get jobs to help the war effort. Newpaper headlines related to the status of the ongoing World War 2. Advertisements inside the newspaper encouraging women to get wartime jobs. Glimpse of the city. Brief view of many women inside a war plant.Aerial view of the city.

Date: 1943
Duration: 7 min 17 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Crowd watches liquor-law violators linked in pairs by hand cuffs and marched on streets to prison.

During Prohibition, a large group of prisoners who violated liquor laws are seen linked in pairs by hand cuffs marching on streets under guard. Crowd watches prisoners as they walk on streets. Prisoners on bridge. Traffic passes by. Prisoners board train.

Date: 1930, December 11
Duration: 1 min 15 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Views of American landscape and western cities; United States soldiers from civil war and later marching in various places.

A film on the history of U.S. soldiers. Various American landscape wide views, some with roads, some with natural features. Plains, deserts, mountains in the United States. A mountainous area in the western United States. A snowcapped mountain in the background. Three elderly United States Civil War veteran soldiers, both Union and Confederate, walking together in a American military cemetery. United States Army soldiers wearing helmets and marching at an Army base or encampment. U.S. soldiers marching on Constitution Avenue in Washington DC during a parade. They hold rifles and a soldier holds the U.S. flag. U.S. Army cavalry unit riding on horses in formation. Elevated view of an American city square with snow capped mountains rising in the background. Other American cities in the west with city center areas, pedestrians, and 1930s and 1940s automobiles on the roads. Cars parked at a large industrial factory with a water tower rising up. Aerial view of an urban, western United States city with a bridge over water in background. Aerial views of various American cities. United States Army infantry soldiers march along a road and then cavalry are seen galloping by on horses. A railroad train approaching the camera and then passing by at high speed, with views of the locomotive, cars, wheels, and railroad tracks. View of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California. Point of view shot from front of moving railroad train in Colorado on the edge of gorge near the Rocky Mountains. A river steamboat or paddle steamer with a bridge in the background. Men harvesting sugar cane in Cuba. Lock gates on the Panama Canal opening, as seen from a ship waiting to enter. A World War I memorial sculpture honoring American soldiers.

Date: 1942
Duration: 2 min 15 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
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
 
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