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Owners near their antique cars lined up for a car race and cars driven during the race in Connecticut, United States.

Antique cars in Derby car racing in Connecticut, United States. Antique cars lined up for a car race. A man near his antique Ford motor car built in 1903. A woman and a child sit in a car. Steam comes out of a steam powered car built in 1910. People stand around the car. Spectators watch the car race. Antique cars driven during the race on the race track. A man watches the race through binoculars.

Date: 1942, July
Duration: 52 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Smoke rises from the stacks of factory in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

Factories in Bridgeport, Connecticut. A man walks on either Maiden Lane or California Street. (These streets are now gone.) Smoke rises from the stacks of The American Tube and Stamping Company. The factory is viewed from the west side of the Yellow Mill Channel. Industrial smoke and smog pollution from stacks.

Date: 1942, October
Duration: 1 min 14 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Influx of foreign immigrants add to total population in Northeastern States of the United States.

Animated map of Northeastern United States bounded with Middle States and Southeastern States. Map depicts geographical condition of Northeastern States. Map marks States of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Map shows Northeastern settlement during colonial period by Scotch, English, Dutch, Germans, and Swedes. Also shows influx of French Canadians during early 19th century and immigrants from different countries occupying urban Northeastern centers. Map explains the population occupying region.

Date: 1942
Duration: 2 min 50 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
United States President Franklin Roosevelt checks facts and figures about aid sent to Allied countries.

United States provides aid to Allies. United States President Franklin Roosevelt seated in his office. Lend Lease Administrator Edward R. Stettinius reports to President Roosevelt about the aid provided to her allies. Lend-Lease shipments prepared and shipped. Merchandise, tanks, planes sent to Soviet Union and Britain. Rail cars carry crates of machine tools made by Bullard Company in Bridgeport, Connecticut. These crates are seen being loaded in a ship destined for the Soviet Union. A ship at sea. Smoke rises up from smokestack. (World War II period).

Date: 1942
Duration: 1 min 55 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Granada Hills, California beats Stratford, Connecticut, 2-1 in extra inning of the Little League World Series.

Spectators fill bleacher seats to watch the Little League championship game in Pennsylvania. View of Dave Sehmen, of Granada Hills, California pitching against Stratford Connecticut. Narrator states that he struck out 18 batters. Glimpse of spectators in the stands. Next, California takes a one-nothing lead as their catcher, Ken Kinsman, gets the only extra-base hit of the game, a home run in the 4th inning. Views of fans scrambling for the ball where it lands, and of Kinsman rounding the bases. Fans applauding in the stands. Harold Smith of Connecticut is seen stealing second base and advancing to third as another Connecticut batter grounds out to first base. Smith is seen sliding into home plate to even the score, when California catcher Kinsman lets a pitch get past him. In an extra inning, Kinsman is seen hitting a single to right field. View of him (number 10) on first base. Team mate Fred Seibly (number 6) hits an infield grounder and Kinsman is forced out at second. But the throw to firat for a double play goes wild and Seibly advan\ces to second. James Walker then hits a looping fly over first base that brings Seibly home for the win. Members of the California team celebrate on the field with their coaches.

Date: 1963, August 28
Duration: 1 min 38 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
General Motors guidelines for maintaining private cars during World War II, when none were manufactured in the U.S.A.

General Motors film entitled: "It's up to US," explains how to maintain private cars during World War 2, when all manufacturers switched to production of war materiel. Bugler, in U.S. Army uniform, blows reveille. Montage of American scenes, including homes and gardens; mountains; forests and lumberjacks felling a tree; an oil well gusher spewing crude oil; open pit mining operations; Niagara falls; flock of sheep grazing; workers picking cotton and it being delivered to a processing plant by horse-drawn wagon; a large timber log being cut into boards in a lumber mill; steel being manufactured for the war effort; a woman housewife or homemaker saving foods in a refrigerator in a vintage 1940s kitchen; a man cutting his lawn; a woman vacuuming her carpet; a woman taking clothes from a washing machine; a farmer plowing with a tractor; automobiles on American road and in parking lot of a defense plant. A driver with worn and dented 1938 Chevrolet Coupe car parked in front of a home is assisted by another who drives up behind him in a 1941 Oldsmobile and gives him a push. Sign at a Chevrolet service garage reading: "Official O.P.A. Tire Inspection Station." A 1942 Chevrolet 2-door fastback car drives into the garage. Mechanic greets driver and begins routine service, including: adding distilled water to battery; draining oil from car up on hydraulic lift. Scene shifts to a mechanic lubricates fittings on a 1937 Chevy on a lift at a gas station. Scene reverts to the earlier garage where mechanic drains cooling system, and refills it. The mechanic removes the carburetor and services it on a bench. He checks distributor rotor and makes compression checks. He cleans and re-gaps spark plugs, and checks tires and brakes. Cars driving on a town street. Mechanic aligning wheels on 1941 Chevrolet. Animated illustrations of tire wear from alignment problems. Servicing air in tire of 1942 2-door Chevy. More animated illustrations of tire problems. Illustrated explanation of rotation for bias tires.

Date: 1943
Duration: 8 min 16 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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