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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
 
 
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
 
 
Automobile workers work in a factory in Detroit, Michigan.

The film 'Auto Workers in Detroit' about workers in automobile factories in Detroit, Michigan. Street traffic in Detroit. Various 1940s vehicles seen including Ford, Chevrolet, GMC. A trailer truck carrying new cars takes a turn. Exteriors of automobile factories. A trolley car comes to a stop. Workers get out of trolley car. A car pulls into a parking lot. A man gets out and walks to the factory. Men walk towards and into a factory. They punch time cards. Interiors of an auto plant. A worker pulls levers that start various machines. An automobile engine on an overhead hook dollied towards a car then lowered into position. A man works near the door of a Ford Custom 2 door sedan on the assembly line. Wheel and rim on the overhead hook dolly are placed into position.

Date: 1950
Duration: 2 min 58 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Cincinnati Reds beat Detroit Tigers to win the 1940 World Series

The Cincinnati Reds defeat the Detroit Tigers in game 7 of the 1940 World Series to capture that year's major league baseball title. Shot of crowd at Crosley Field in Cincinnati Ohio watching the game. In second inning, the Tigers' Hank Greenberg (#5) is tagged out by the Reds' second baseman Eddie Joost in a rundown between second and third base, ending a Tiger scoring threat. Crowd cheers. In seventh inning, Tigers pitcher Bobo Newsom (#12) gives up a fly ball to Reds shortstop Billy Myers, allowing Jimmy Ripple to score what would prove to be the winning run in the 2-1 Reds victory. Hundreds of fans rush onto the field and celebrate with at the end of the game.

Date: 1940, October 8
Duration: 35 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
 
 
American singer Jerry Jones arrives to perform a stage show in Washington DC.

A film version of the legendry 1940s stage show in the United States. American singer and dancer Jerry Jones arrange the show. Jones along with his other men standing inside a building and reading a paper about a show. They perform stage shows in several places. They perform the shows in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Chicago, Detroit and Washington DC. The Capitol building. The artists inside a building in Washington DC where they are to perform the show. A woman arrives in the building and talks to Jerry Jones. Jones talks to her about a soldier who was killed in the Pearl Harbor. He addresses the artists and talks about the show to be performed. People arrive at the theater to watch the show. Several dignitaries and officials also arrive. People applauding.

Date: 1943
Duration: 5 min 25 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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