Two handmade 1946 model Ford cars during their test drive on roads in Detroit, Michigan. Four and two door models of the Ford car during their exhibition run. Narrator describes the new Ford cars and speaks to how Ford had not forgotten cars for American consumers after retooling for war production.
The 1946 Golden Jubilee Parade celebrating the auto industry, in Detroit Michigan. Crowd, numbering 750 thousand, watches from sidelines as antique automobiles drive past in the parade, along Woodward Avenue. It includes 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 tractor. Another drives behind them. That is followed by a float showing the world and reading:"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.
U.S. Army soldiers at a baseball game in Yokohama Park Stadium, Japan, during postwar occupation following World War II. The stadium had been renamed and a sign on it reads "Lou Gehrig Stadium." U.S. soldiers enter the ball park to watch the baseball game. A crowd of American soldiers in the stands. Baseball game in progress. First Lieutenant Don Pinciotti, assigned to ASCOM-C 8th Army Headquarters, as Athletic Officer in charge of all Recreational Activities, for USA troops in and around the Yokahama area, is seen playing as catcher and manager of the 8th Army Chicks. Japanese bat boys sit near the dugout. (Note: Pinciotti returned to the United States in August 1946 to complete his studies at the University of Dayton, where he also played football and made All-Ohio and Catholic All-American in 1946. He graduated in June 1947. Prior to graduation, he signed a contract to play professional football with the Detroit Lions and after graduation, he signed a contract to play professional baseball with the Chicago White Sox.)
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.
A baseball game being played at Navin Field, in Detroit, Michigan. Based on the uniforms, the size of the crowd, and the action seen in the clip, this is very likely the second game of a doubleheader played by the Detroit Tigers and Chicago White Sox May 30, 1916, on the holiday then known as Decoration Day (now Memorial Day). Clip opens with shots of one White Sox player, two Tigers players hitting. Camera pans across packed stands. Tigers outfielder and Hall of Famer Ty Cobb (with split grip on bat) reaches out to get a hit. White Sox catcher Ray Schalk removes mask, gets ready for throw. Detroit player tries to score; Schalk receives the ball, applies the tag. Umpire's call is difficult to discern. Action shifts to an overhead view. Three White Sox players score on a hit, the last one sliding past an attempted tag by Detroit catcher Oscar Stanage. Detroit pitcher Harry Coveleski gets final out of the inning. Detroit player reaches first base on infield error. The next batter pokes a ball over first baseman for a single. Other Tigers players hit. The Tigers would win this game 9-8.
A travelogue of Mid West regions of the United States in the mid 1980s. Map highlights Mid West regions. Montage of small images followed by full screen footage. Close up of corn plant stalk and corn field with bright sun behind. Elevated sweeping pan of a farm with corn and wheat fields, barns, and a river behind. Point of view shot in a wheat field at tops of wheat stalks looking far across the field and then focusing on individual wheat stalks. Combine harvester moving in field and harvesting wheat. Next scene shows group of two canoes on a river. A fly fisherman casting with his fly fishing rod and reel into fast moving rapids of a river. A man and a woman hiking; the man helps the woman step over a shallow stream. Two young men playing on a moving water wheel. They stand atop it and try to balance as it spins, and one falls in the water. Flock of white birds ascending from a lake, with a farm and barns in the background. Aerial view of a recreational vehicle camper on a road surrounded by trees with colored leaves in autumn. Aerial view of many lakes surrounded by trees in autumn. Next scene shows airport worker guiding a large TWA jumbo passenger plane as it taxis into a gate at an airport. Scenes inside an airport. Customers at ticket desks and information desks talking to airline agents and workers. A woman speaks in Spanish and provides guidance to a Spanish-speaking family as they look at a map inside the airport. Point of view shot from moving car at night on a highway of the midwest. Street lights illuminating the roadway. Pedestrians and cars in a town or city at night. Cooks wearing white chef hats prepare food in a casual restaurant. A full glass of beer slides across a bar to a patron, from a bartender. Batter Chet Lemon, number 34, hits a ball at a Detroit Tigers baseball game. A young boy in the stands wearing a Detroit Tigers baseball hat. Aerial view of Detoit Tigers baseball stadium lit up at night. View on field a Detroit Lions quarterback dropping back to deliver a pass in a football game. Kent Benson making a shot at a Detroit Pistons basketball game. Brief scene from a professional hockey game. Scenes from a high speed motor boat race as fans watch the race. Track level view of a pit stop underway during a Formula One car race. Scene of a Formula One car losing control during the race an swinging around backward with smoke coming up from tires. Front view of a red sports car (possibly a Pontiac Fiero) in front of a garage turning on its lights. Automatic pop up lights open and shine at the camera position. View of assembly line operations at an automobile factory in the midwest. Work being done by both automated welding machines and men working on the assembly line. Sunrise or sunset view of city of Detroit skyline with skyscrapers, as seen from a boat on the Detroit River. A large cargo vessel then is seen in the foreground as the camera position continues moving . Sunrise or sunset view of the Gateway Arch in St. Louis Missouri. Aerial wide view of downtown Chicago skyline as seen from a low flying aircraft over Lake Michigan. Young people in swimsuits jumping into a large swimming pool in Chicago Illinois, with view of skyline and skyscrapers of Chicago in the background. Two small motor boats underway in a lake cove. A local civic band playing in a small town as the director conducts them. Children march in a small town parade in a midwest American town. More children riding on a float covered with bunting and American flags, likely in an Independence Day parade. View of a tractor driving on a rural midwest road beside farm fields, as seen from a low-flying aircraft. The farmer on the tractor waves. Low flying aerial view of a Greyhound bus driving on a roadway with farm fields on either side.