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Detroit Michgan USA 1932 stock footage and images

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A baker decorates a pastry stand in the restaurant of Hotel Statler in the United States.

Dining at Hotel Statler in Detroit Michgan. A baker decorates the pastry stand. He arranges ribbon flowers and buntings around the handle of pastry stand. Pastries and the decorated pastry stand.

Date: 1916
Duration: 1 min 8 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Decorative model of an orchestra made with lobster shells at Hotel Statler in the United States.

Inside look at kitchens in Hotel Statler in Detroit Michgan. A creative model of musicians in an orchestra made of Lobster shells dressed in hats and coats. They hold miniature musical instruments. A chef eats a dish of homemade ice cream.

Date: 1916
Duration: 24 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Steward checks meat in the cooling storage at Hotel Statler in the United States.

Kitchens of the Hotel Statler restaurant, in Detroit Michgan. Steward in the cooling storage checks meat. A butchered Alaskan reindeer hangs in the corner of the cooling storage. Ribs hanging alongside. Chunk of whale meat on the table.

Date: 1916
Duration: 24 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Commuters using Detroit United Railway interurban system. An incident at night in the system.

First scene shows commuters in rush hour arriving and departing a major rapid transit station. Motor vehicles (mostly buses) are parked beside the station and electric street cars are lined up behing one another along the tracks. (No women are evident in the crowd of commuters.) Next is a nighttime scene showing commuters climbing stairs from a station platform, in what appears to be an incident of some kind. An empty streetcar is parked next to the platform. A flare is burning on the track and some passengers are walking along the tracks to the stairs .Another flare is burning on the platform, itself.

Date: 1932
Duration: 26 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
The City of Detroit acquires new Ford V8 sedan automobiles for its Police Department

First scene shows a line of new Ford V8 sedan cars parked side by side along the edge of a highway. The closest car displays a sign reading: "Ford, V8 Detroit Police Department." A spokesperson stands in front of the car and delivers some remarks. Next scene shows a white car parked next to the line of police cars, with a large sign on its roof and writing on its door. (The writing is difficult to decipher.) Individual Police officers are then seen standing next to each of the new Ford V8 automobiles, which are lined up along the highway edge, almost out of sight. Then the Police officers begin to drive the cars away, one at a time, successively, in a single file motorcade. Ford Company executives and Detroit city officials pose for a group picture. Ford Company Chief of Internal Security, Harry Bennett is standing to the left of a uniformed Police officer (who may be James E. McCarty). Bennett converses with Police Commissioner John P. Smith to his left. Closeups of segments of the group. Views of the officials dispersing and some more closeups. Finally, the new cars leave in a "parade" of sorts, led by motorcycle police. Traffic is stopped for them as they drive away from the photo site.

Date: 1934
Duration: 2 min 9 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Hundreds of thousands watch Auto Industry Golden Jubilee Parade in Detroit Michigan

The 1946 Golden Jubilee Parade celebrating the auto industry, in Detroit Michigan. A large crowd of approximately 750 thousand people watches from sidelines as antique automobiles drive past in the parade, along Woodward Avenue. The parade features a wide variety of antique and classic cars dating from as far back as the 19th century. Several jeeps carry persons, standing, who seem to be supervising the event. On a couple of occasions, cars stall and drivers must get out and hand crank them to restart, or push to get them running again. Some occupants are in costumes dating to the time of their cars. A Ford tractor pulls a float containing a Ford Fordson tractor. Another drives behind them. That is followed by a float showing the world and a message, "More food for a hungry world." The float also carries three men shoveling in a bread basket and a Ford tractor. A float carries the 999 race car built by Henry Ford, that set world speed records when driven by race driver Barney Oldfield. A 1946 Lincoln Continental that is possibly carrying Henry Ford, is followed by a large brass band, and more antique cars. A small brick building is seen on a float with a sign reading: "1896, The Original Ford car in First Workshop, 58 Bagley Avenue." The next float carries a 1940 Ford Station wagon, and a 1903 model Ford. Behind it are more antique cars. One stalls and need a push to restart. Scene changes to new perspective offering wider view of Woodward avenue, which is lined with tall Golden Jubilee signs. A pause in the parade allows spectators to spill into the street and some buses to pass. Closeups of more antique cars and their occupants. Closeups of the 1896 Ford workshop, showing the original Ford car inside, through a cutaway in the brick side.

Date: 1940
Duration: 4 min 6 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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