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Contribution of WPA after the Great Depression in Ohio United States.

From a film titled "A better Ohio". Scenes of depression period in the US: Idle men, closed factories, men searching through trash, sleeping on sidewalk. Scenes of post depression recovery: Smoke from factories, lines of workers, ample food, happy families. Views of Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects in Ohio: Airstrip at Cleveland Airport, Dayton Airport construction, sealing pipes at abandoned mines, remodeled orphanage with orphans playing, repaired homes for sailor's and soldier's orphans in Xenia, dairy farm, old people's home in Napoleon, Tuberculosis Sanitorium in Toledo. Scenes of flood damage followed by WPA -constructed dams and tree planting.

Date: 1937
Duration: 3 min 30 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Bell XFM-1 Airacuda taxis and takes off from the Wright Field in Dayton, Ohio for its first test flight.

The first test flight of U.S. Army Air Corps Bell XFM-1 Airacuda bomber destroyer aircraft at Wright Field in Dayton, Ohio. XFM-1 stationery at the field. A pilot and an officer stand in front of the bomber airlift. The propeller of the aircraft starts. XFM-1 taxis and takes off. The aircraft in flight. XFM-1 lands at the air field and taxis.

Date: 1937, November 3
Duration: 1 min 4 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Toys and decorated floats move past a large crowd during a toy parade in Dayton, Ohio.

A toy parade in Dayton, Ohio. Adults and children gathered for the toy parade. Decorated floats and toys move past the crowd during the parade. Clowns aboard the decorated floats. A man rides a dummy horse. Well decorated floats move past a large crowd on either side of a street. A man dressed as Santa Claus waves to a large crowd from the top of a building.

Date: 1937, December 2
Duration: 1 min 59 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Orville Wright is flanked by people and dignitaries place wreaths on the grave of Wilbur Wright in Dayton, Ohio.

Wrights Brothers are honored in Dayton, Ohio. A still photograph of the Wright Brother's home in Dayton. Orville Wright flanked by army, navy and civilian representatives. A funeral ceremony in a graveyard for Wilbur Wright. Various dignitaries walk up to a tombstone. Men place wreaths on the grave of Wilbur Wright. A street in Dayton. Wright's home and bicycle shop in Dayton. A model of Wright Brothers' first aircraft on a stand. The engine of the first Wright aircraft.

Date: 1935
Duration: 43 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Train derailment and destruction in Xenia Ohio due to a tornado during April 1974 super outbreak across 13 states.

Ominous clouds in sky during Super Outbreak of tornadoes in April 1974 that hit regions in many states, including Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, and New York; and the Canadian province of Ontario. Xenia Ohio city manager Bob Stewart seen talking to his wife. A man checks storm on radar during a tornado in United States. A man rolls a machine to other room. During recording, a man shows areas that come in tornado's range. Sheriff dispatcher gives warning to all police and sheriff personnel about the sighted tornado in Montgomery County. Dick Burroughs on phone at Miami Valley Disaster Services in Dayton Ohio. A freigh train entering Xenia, Ohio just as tornado, scene via a student's 8mm camera comes into view and bears down on Xenia Ohio. Tornado hits the city of Xenia. Reenactment as city manager's wife takes call from him warning of tornado and she heads for basement cover. U.S. Air Force dispatches emergency medical convoy from grounds of base hospital at Wright Patterson Field. View of medical staff from the base mobilizing with ambulances and heavy construction battalion. Box 21, an emergency group responds to siren. People gather and discuss their plan include Military Personnel. A man explains situation. Rescuers save victims from tornado and take away dead bodies to temporary morgues.

Date: 1974, April 3
Duration: 6 min 59 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: English
 
 
Flooding and rescue work in 1937 as Ohio River Valley floods

Damage caused due to flood in Ohio Valley , United States. Newspaper headlines read: '80000 desert homes as Midwest streams rage to higher levels'. People engaged in the rescue and relief work. Men aboard small boats as they carry on rescue work in the steets of downtown Louisville Kentucky. Buildings along the flooded area. Flooded buildings in Evansville Indiana and Paducah Kentucky. Flooded farms and fields washed away. Marooned livestock atop a levy. A dog atop a car. A cat perched in a 2nd story window just atop flood waters. Aerial views of the flooded Ohio Valley heading toward the Mississippi River. View of the blasting of the so called "fuse plug" in the levy below Cairo Illinois (on the Missouri Side at the junction of the Ohio River and Mississippi River) to prevent the flood waters from destroying Cairo. An army of workmen building extensions on top of the levees near Cairo Illinois to protect it from the flood. Water lapping at the wall built by the workers.

Date: 1937, January
Duration: 3 min 31 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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