Women participate in Ostrich race in El Cerrito, California. After several attempts to jump up and mount their ostriches, two young women manage to hold on and ride successfully. However, by the end, each had fallen from their respective ostriches.
View of U.S. Army transport ship, "El Aquario," at dockside in San Francisco, California, preparing to get underway in support of the Army Air Corp Alaska Flight Project, in 1934. Views from aboard the El Aquario, as it makes its way out of San Francisco. View from amidship, forward to the pilot house.
Views of surrounding scenery as the ship makes way in protected inland waters from Seattle Washington through Vancouver, British Columbia, and Southern Alaska. View on deck as the ship rolls while underway.. View in ship's dining hall during meal as she rolls slightly (not enough to upset the dishes). An isolated waterfront house seen along the way.
Views of harbor at Ketchikan, Alaska, from deck of the "El Aquario," supply ship supporting the U.S. Army Air Corps Alaska flight project in 1934. Camera pans across the harbor showing a steamship at dock and the settlement town of Ketchikan. A passenger steamship is seen with smoke from her stack, underway. A smaller steam ship underway. Crew members of the El Aquario, fish from her bow. One pulls in a small fish. Another one poses with a large fish. views of glassy calm waters from the El Aquario, underway after refueling at Ketchikan, followed by scenes as she moves into more open waters. Hills with snow on their tops.
Lion cubs during the balloon test in El Monte, California. A group of lion cubs in a den in El Monte. A bunch of balloons put into the den by animal psychologists, for the balloon test. The lion cubs watch the balloons in the air. The cubs spring at the balloons, revealing their ferocious nature. A group of cubs watching another cub pawing at a balloon and the balloon bursts.
View of Midnight Sun from bow of the U.S. Army Air Corps Alaska Flight support ship, El Aquario, underway in Alaskan waters. Mountains are seen as she proceeds through Resurrection Bay, towards Seward, Alaska. Views of the harbor at Seward, where several ships are seen. The El Aquario, seen at the dock in seward. The camera pans the pier, which contains rails for cargo handling. Another ship is docked behind the El Aquario.
Slopes in background are covered in evergreen trees. Railroad station and warehouses are seen. View from atop a railroad train, shows rail lines, bridge, buildings, a ship in the harbor, and mountain in background. Captain George Goddard, supply officer for the expedition, stands with another officer and points to chalk writing on an Alaska Railroad caboose car reading: "Capt. Goddard return back on." He and the other officer are then seen on rear platform of that car on a railroad train. Goddard lights a cigarette. View from that caboose platform as the train pulls out of the Seward train station. View from atop the caboose showing the last six cars, containing expedition supplies, preceded by other cars making up a long train. Views of snowy landscapes beside the tracks as the train proceeds. Picture of the Fairbanks railroad station as the train arrives.
Brief view of people crowded at Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, near the Owl Drug store, during a general strike. The San Francisco City Hall is seen across the street. Crowds mill about in various areas of the city (This strike, in July 1934, grew out of a Seamen's and Longshoremen's strike and was soon joined by other labor organizations.) Vehicular traffic making its way with difficulty through the crowds on the street. Vigilantes with clubs keeping people away from side street where business owners cars are parked. Silhouette of California National Guard troops manning machine guns. Rioters gather on a road. Policemen or vigilante officers with rifles and gas canisters disperse crowd. Men run on the streets as policemen scatter the crowd. A sign for "H.A. Hopkins & Co" in background. Lamp lights and buildings on the street.