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Chester Pennsylvania USA 1940 stock footage and images

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Mrs. Bergdoll begs President Roosevelt to pardon a noted draft dodger in Chester, Pennsylvania.

Mrs. Bergdoll speaks standing near a table in Chester, Pennsylvania. Photo of President Franklin D Roosevelt on table.

Date: 1940
Duration: 56 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Cadets of Pennsylvania military school ride horses during a cavalry dash in Chester, Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania military school cadets ride horses in Chester, Pennsylvania. The cadets ride horses in a wooded area and cross a stream.

Date: 1930, May 21
Duration: 50 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Scenes of New York City buildings in 1939, and of the 1939-1940 New York World's Fair

From the Ford Motor Company produced film, "Scenes From the World of Tomorrow" documenting the 1939-1940 World's Fair in New York City. View of buildings of the New York World's Fair of 1940. The Brooklyn Bridge. Aerial view of Manhattan Island, New York City. Skyscrapers of New York City including the Chrysler Building and the Empire State Building. New York Harbor and ships in the harbor. View of the buildings of the New York Worlds Fair in the distance in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, as seen from high in a skyscraper of New York City. The Fair's Trylon and Perisphere stand out. People walk along the sides of fountains and waterways at the fair. Crowds milling about, bands marching, dancers performing. Flags of many nations flying on the flag poles. Celebration of the 150th anniversary of George Washington, as the first President of the United States and a statue of George Washington. A bus moves on the street. Fountains and a small bridge near a waterway. Pavilions of nations of England, Japan, and Italy. The USA building and some of the buildings of U.S. States including Maine and Florida. Fountains and waterways of the fair. Woman and two girls eat ice cream cones. A Raymond Loewy - designed S1 experimental streamlined locomotive created for the Pennsylvania Railroad. Pavilions of American Telephone & Telegraph and of United States Steel Corporation, also of Westinghouse, Goodrich, Chrysler, and General Motors.

Date: 1939
Duration: 4 min 9 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Secretary Dern presents degrees to cadets and reviews a parade in Chester, Pennsylvania.

Degrees being conferred on to cadets at a ceremony in Chester, Pennsylvania. U.S. Secretary of War George Henry Dern with officers . An aide to the Secretary on crutches. Cadets march past. The cadets lined up on a field. Degrees being presented to the cadets. A cadet shakes hands with a man after the ceremony. Secretary Dern reviews a parade. Men holding broom lined up on a field as the Secretary reviews them.

Date: 1933, June 8
Duration: 3 min 38 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Aerial views of the shipyards in Chester, Pennsylvania.

Aerial views of shipyards in Chester, Pennsylvania on the Delaware River. Smokestacks, industrial and suburban areas, ships under construction at the ship yard, ships at dock and other views. Opens with power generating plant adjacent to today's Commodore Barry Bridge.

Date: 1948
Duration: 2 min 8 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Ford plant workers at final assembly line in a Ford Motor plant, Chester, Pa. United States, during World War II.

A mix of various Ford model vehicles including wood-paneled station wagons, sedans and other models, on final line of an assembly plant in Chester, Pennsylvania, during World War 2. A large American flag hangs from the ceiling of the plant. Camera pans across the factory floor, from an elevated position and shows several views of the operation. Each of the vehicles has its doors open. Closeup of one with hood up, as well as, undergoing final inspections. Gleaming new Ford cars parked in a holding area of the plant. Workers gathered around a Ford V8 car, with a sign on its windshield reading:"This is the last V-8. Watch out Japs. Here comes the little Jeep next. 'V for Victory.'" Next, a Ford GPW Jeep follows behind the V8.

Date: 1942, February 20
Duration: 4 min 22 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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