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Elwood Indiana USA 1940 stock footage and images

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Presidential candidate Wendell Willkie's relatives and friends in his home town.

Wendell Willkie's home town Elwood, Indiana. Cars passing on the street. A board reads: 'Elwood City Limit'. Buildings along the sides of street. Men swimming in a waterway. Willkie's relatives and friends pose for pictures near his home, school and other areas. They read articles about his nomination in newspapers. Man with cattle on a farm. A house in the background.

Date: 1940, July 1
Duration: 55 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Republican Party (GOP) candidate Wendell Willkie in Colorado Springs, Colorado drafts the acceptance speech for his campaign.

Republican Party (GOP) candidate Wendell Willkie in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Wendell Willkie seated on the terrace of a building drafts the acceptance speech he will soon make at his home town Elwood, Indiana as a start of his campaign.

Date: 1940, July 31
Duration: 23 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Wendell Willkie arrives in his home town and formally accepts the Republican Presidential nomination before the crowd.

Wendell Willkie arrives in his home town after being nominated as the Presidential candidate. Wendell Willkie in a car. A large crowd gathers to greet him. Crowd cheering and applauding. He stands on the podium and addresses the crowd. He formally accepts the Republican Presidential nomination before the crowd. Addressing the crowd, he states that the domestic and foreign policies of the New Deal is leading the nation into war. He endorses the draft for U.S. defense and dares President Roosevelt to meet him for a public debate on questions vital to all Americans.

Date: 1940, August 19
Duration: 4 min 43 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Charles Yeager in X-1A attached to bomb bay of B-29 as it takes off from Edwards Air Force Base in California, United States.

The flight tests on United States Air Force(USAF) aircraft X-1A and X-10 at the Edwards Air Force base in California, United States. The U.S. Air Force F-86 Sabre,F-84 Thunderjet,F-86D Sabre,F-89 Scorpion ,F-102 Delta Dagger lined up on the ramp. Another aircraft at a distance. The B-29 Superfortress with X-1A installed in bomb bay. X-1A in a cutaway bomb bay of B-29. The crew members of the B-29 and X-1A include U.S. Air Force Major General Charles Elwood Yeager as he picks up a helmet and a parachute. The crew members walk towards the aircraft. B-29 with X-1A takes off. B-29 with X-1A climbs for altitude. B-29 in flight with X-1A attached to bomb bay and fuselage. The X-1A drops away from B-29. The rocket engine of the X-1A started and it continues flying. The F-86 Sabre behind the X-1A. The contrail of X-1A . The contrails of B-29. The F-86 diving and turning. Ground in the background. X-1A lands on desert. A group of personnel around the X-1A. Charles Elwood Yeager in the cockpit of the X-1A. He climbs out and jumps on the ground.

Date: 1954
Duration: 2 min 38 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
American pioneers conquer the west in the 1800s, compared to 1940s workers

The U.S. Capitol dome at night. Montage of U.S. Declaration of Independence with view of U.S. founding fathers. Depiction of 17th century immigrants arriving in the U.S. Group of men marching while carrying a "Don't Tread on Me" Gadsden flag. Depiction of Betsy Ross with U.S.A. flag. A covered wagon at sunset. 18th century men cutting down trees. 18th century men building a log cabin. Settlers arrive to the remains of their burned out cabin. A stage coach on the U.S. prairie. A covered wagon in the midwest. A stage coach traveling through grass lands. 18th century depiction of a western town in the U.S.A. A white man and a native american man driving the last spike to complete a railroad as the steam locomotive starts. An 18th century steam locomotive passes by. External view of 1940s factory. Inside 1940s factory men are building engines. Wide shot of workers entering factory. New York street scene. Los Angeles street scene. A rancher mends a barbed wire fence. Cowboys-ranchers on their horses. Fisherman pulling in nets on shore. Tobacco farming. Leather worker. Shirtless worker wielding a pick axe. Plant worker turning a large valve. A woman painter with a maritime village scene...perhaps Provincetown. A woman scientist in a laboratory. A 1940s family at the dinner table. Farm laborers harvesting melons. Man drives a tractor with woman riding behind him.

Date: 1947
Duration: 2 min 59 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. Army Air Corps sets new airborne endurance record using midair refueling

The U.S. Army Air Corps Fokker C-2 named the 'Question Mark' is rolled out and takes off.from Van Nuys, California, on New Years Day 1929 with Capt.Ira Eaker at the controls. Shortly thereafter,it is refueled by a C-1 airplane piloted by 1st Lt. Odas Moon and 2nd Lt. Joseph G. Hopkins., View of the The C-1 above and slightly ahead of the Question Mark, maintaining 20 to 30 feet of vertical separation, with both aircraft stabilized in level flight at 80 mph. The refueling hose is reeled out. View of the Question Mark in flight over the coast of California. At the conclusion of the mission, cut short by engine trouble after 150 hours aloft, the crew, Sgt Hooe, Lt. Elwood Quesada, Lt Halverson, Captain Eaker and Major Spatz are seen standing in front of their airplane, the FokkerC-2, Question Mark.

Date: 1929
Duration: 41 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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