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Auto workers union sit-down strike at the General Motors Fisher Body plant in Flint, Michigan, 1937

Union workers gathered in Flint Michigan, 1937, with a sign reading: "We've just begun to fight!" View of an Army truck, with a uniformed National Guardsman atop, manning a Browning M1917 machine gun mounted on a tripod. It drives past the Fisher Body factory, where striking workers, who have occupied the plant are seen looking out the windows. View from factory of National Guardsmen setting up machine guns outside. View from behind two Guardsmen, in battle gear, directing a machine gun from a high point along the factory roadway. Closeup of a machine gun crew setting up. Camera view looking directly into muzzle of the machine gun. Women and children watching the troops. Crowd of supporters waving at the strikers. Several women pass a basket of food to the strikers through a window. Strikers receiving cigarettes and one talking with his wife through a window. A striker lowers his child back down to his wife, after a visit with Daddy. Union workers marching along street, carry a banner of the new local 236 of the UAW (CIO) established on March 3, 1937, for workers at the L. A. Young Spring and Wire Corporation. Former sit-in strikers at the Fisher Body plant are seen outside,with family and friends, celebrating a contract after the 44-day ordeal. A crowd with banner reading: "GM Today, Ford Tomorrow." Several views of union workers from different industries, marching. In one, workers carry a coffin labeled "The Open Shop." Workers walking and waving in front of Chrysler's Desoto plant on Jefferson Avenue in Detroit, Michigan. More views of C.I.O. union workers in gatherings.

Date: 1937
Duration: 1 min 49 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Large crowd in a parade on streets of Detroit, Michigan during World War I Liberty Bond drive

Aerial view of a large crowd on parade in Detroit Michigan, during a Liberty Bond drive. People move on the street carrying American flags. Close-up view of cheering crowd. Men with blackface (their faces painted black) carry a decorated casket on their shoulders through the crowd of cheering men, women, and children. Elevated view of American flags and a flag with 104 stars and a "104" stitched at the base, waving as they hang from a building. Cars, streetcars, and people move on a crowded street of Detroit below.

Date: 1917
Duration: 46 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Highland Park Ford plant and busy city streets of Detroit Michigan

Views of the Ford Motor Company Highland Park Plant building and several vehicles moving on street in front of the building. Automobiles move on the busy market streets of Detroit. People,streetcars, bicycles, some horse driven wagons, and automobiles move on the busy city streets at two different intersections. An accelerated view of traffic moving in Detroit.

Date: 1917
Duration: 53 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
View of banks, church, public park, Belle Isle, busy streets and Bob-Lo steamship SS Columbia leaving dock in Detroit, Michigan

In Detroit Financial District, people in front of First State Bank Building at 751 Griswold at Lafayette in Detroit, Michigan. (The building was designed by Albert Kahn and Corrado Parducci, and later housed the Olde Discount Corporation). Interior of First State Bank Building, Detroit. Street view of First National Building under construction at 660 Woodward Avenue in Detroit (for First National Bank and other tenants). Automobile traffic on streets of Detroit. People leave Sweetest Heart of Mary, Roman Catholic Church, located on Russell Street at the corner of East Canfield avenue, in a historic Polish parish. (The neighborhood at the time was predominantely Polish.) In the distance is another Polish parish and Saint Josaphat Church located on East Canfield at the corner of Hastings Street (which is now the I 75 freeway). Heavy traffic on a main boulevard. Children play in playground on swings and slides. People and pigeons in a park. Heavy traffic on a street. Large crowd on shore and others in canoes in water at Belle Isle. Crowd streams through gate at dock to board the steamship ferry "Columbia" of the Detroit, Belle Isle and Windsor Ferry Company, with sign "Bob-Lo Route" on the side. Boblo Steamship SS Columbia (designed by Frank Kirby) filled with passengers underway on the Detroit River bound for Bob-Lo Island in Ontario Canada.

Date: 1921
Duration: 3 min 8 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Large crowd on streets of Detroit with a replica of Statue of Liberty during a Liberty Bond parade in World War 1

Detroit streets crowded with American men and women and children, some of them carry American flags, during a World War I Liberty Bond Parade. A Detroit streetcar moves amidst large crowd in front of the S.S. Kresge Co. 5&10 cent store. People walking in the street. Massive crowd in front of Central Savings Bank building. Crowd milling about near the Michigan Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument. A man holds a child on his shoulder and the child carries an American flag. A group carrying a mock stretcher. A group of nurses amidst large crowd in the square. A replica of the Statue of Liberty in the square as people throng around it. A superimposed picture of the Statue of Liberty.

Date: 1917
Duration: 1 min 59 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: None
 
 
Football game held at Ferry Field of the University of Michigan in 1917

A Wolverines college football game held at University of Michigan. Crowd seated in the spectator area stands. Campus and athletic buildings in the background. Players at line of scrimmage. Slate indicates "Spark's drop kick scores for Michigan" (referring to Cliff Sparks). Another slate during the action reads "Michigan makes a clever forward pass." (Ferry Field Athletic Clubhouse at the east end of the field is seen in the background.) Includes views from field-level and from high up in bleachers.

Date: 1917
Duration: 1 min 52 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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