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Fleet of motor-less gliders in flight at Elmira in New York, United States.

Fleet of motor-less gliders in flight at Elmira in New York. Frank Hawks starts the show. The glider pilots gathered around a glider on ground. Glider catapults from a mountain to begin its flight. Formation of five gliders. Various gliders catapult. Gliders land on ground. Jack O'Meara with his Baker McMillen Cadet II

Date: 1931
Duration: 6 min 23 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Eight National Soaring Contest as gliders take off with the help of a mechanical launching device in Elmira, New York.

Eight National Soaring Contest in Elmira, New York. More than fifty aircraft take part in the contest. People seated to watch gliders take off. The gliders on a field. A mechanical launching device being demonstrated as a glider takes off. A roller with strings rotates as the glider takes off. The glider in flight and lands.

Date: 1937, June 25
Duration: 47 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Motorless flights in sky during 10th Annual Soaring Contest in Elmira, New York.

People pushing a flight to the track as the 10th Annual Soaring Contest gets underway in Elmira, New York. The motorless flight takes off. Flights tied with wire. Two flights flying in the sky. United States flag waves and a flight passing by.

Date: 1939, June
Duration: 55 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Pilots take off on their gliders from a field in Elmira, New York.

Shows pilots take off on their gliders from a field in Elmira, New York. Several gliders in flight. Richard C. Dupont in his glider attains 6500 feet and breaks the American record for motor-less aircraft.

Date: 1934, July 2
Duration: 1 min 5 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Philip Hauser briefs George Stone on U.S. census from 1820 to 1931 in USA; also some Wall Street depression scenes

George Stone and Dr Philip Hauser at the presentation of U.S. census. A slide of U.S. map appears on the screen. 1820 and population figures are marked on part of the map inhabited at that time. The reasons for the increase in the population are discussed by George Stone and Dr Philip Hauser. In the next slide census figures of 1830 appears. Concern for the handicapped lead to including of deaf, dumb and blind category in this census is shown. Dr Philip Hauser shows cartoons appearing in newspapers of that time to George Stone. In the next slide, census figures of 1850 and 7 classes of occupation of people are seen. A percentage representation of various occupations in the population is given in the next slide. The stress on accuracy of 1850 census is seen in the next slide. A comparison of number of occupations of males and females from 1840 to 1870 is shown in the next slide. Census of 1930 is mentioned in the next slide. 1931 is shown as a Special Unemployment Census. Newspaper headlines about stock market crash is seen. Around clip timecode 8:13 are images of Wall Street stock exchange floor near time of stock market crash. Wall Street region in New York City filled with people and views of lines or queues for homeless, unemployed, or food during the Great Depression.

Date: 1960
Duration: 9 min 20 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
United States Air Chief Major General H H Arnold taking off in glider at National Glider Meet in Elmira.

National Glider Meet at Elmira, New York. U.S. Air Chief Major General H.H. Arnold boarding glider and taking off and taking off. Men standing near winch which supplies take off. Gliders in air, soaring and landing.

Date: 1941
Duration: 51 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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