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Cleveland Indians at baseball spring training, Fort Myers Florida, 1941

Newsreel clip titled "Cleveland Indians Coming Along Fine at Training Camp" from baseball spring training in 1941. Players come running around corner of wooden fence. Close up of Indians manager Roger Peckinpaugh. Shots of coach talking to players, batters warming up. Close up of outfielder Hal Trosky. Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Feller hurls curveball at catcher Rollie Hemsley. Close up of Feller pitching. Feller throws fastball at Hemsley.

Date: 1941
Duration: 45 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Former U.S. Army Lieutenants Lahm and Foulois recall their flights with Orville Wright in 1909

A film about the history of aviation in the United States. Retired Air Force Brigadier General, Frank Lahm talks about his first flight, as an Army Lieutenant, with Orville Wright on the Wright Flyer airplane, in July, 1909.Then, Retired Major GeneralBenjamin Foulois recalls how, as an Army Lieutenant, he flew the final cross-country and speed test flight from Fort Myer to Alexandria , Virginia, and back, again, with Orville Wright on 30th July, 1909. Film then shows that event, on July 30, 1909. Lt. Benjamin D. Foulois is seen climbing aboard the Wright Flyer airplane to accompany Orville Wright on the final cross-country and speed test required by the U.S. Army before it would purchase any aircraft. View of the Wright Flyer taking off with Wright and Foulois. Spectators watch in the background. View from another perspective of the aircraft taking off from Fort Myer, Virginia. View of the Wright Flyer being moved by several soldiers after landing back on the Fort Myer drill ground. (In his comments about this, Foulois notes that the flight set three world records: flying ten miles cross-country; attaining altitude of 600 feet, and speed of 42.5 miles per hour.)

Date: 1953
Duration: 1 min 56 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
American aviation pioneers speak about their associations with the Wright Brothers

Aviation pioneer, aircraft designer and builder, Glenn L. Martin, at his desk, stands behind a model of the Martin M-130 Clipper flying boat. He reads a 1910 postcard from the family doctor to his mother, warning that her son (Glenn) will kill himself if he persists in his aviation endeavors. Next, one of Martin's earliest employees and collaborators, Donald Douglas, Sr. is seen with his dog. He says his first memory of things in aviation, was seeing the first Wright airplane demonstrated for the Signal Corps in 1908, at Fort Myer. Period film shows the Wright Flyer airplane with twin rear propellers turning. Next view shows Orville Wright along with military officers and officials, standing near the launching tower (from which a propelling weight would drop). Orville Wright is seen climbing aboard the airplane, after the first flight demonstration, as Lieutenant Lahm joins him to be the first military officer to ever fly in an airplane. Next, the weight is seen falling from the launching tower, propelling the airplane along a single track to take off. It is seen flying above spectators at the Fort Myer drill field. View of a U.S. Army balloon in flight overhead. Scene shifts to pioneer Army balloonist, Roy Knabenshue, who was hired by the Wright Company in 1910. He holds a photograph of a balloon, and identifies Walter Brookins, in the photograph. (Brookins was taught to fly by the Wright brothers and became the first instructor for their Exhibition Team.) Knabenshue extols the skills of Brookins as a Wright Company pilot, along with Arch Hoxsey and Ralph Johnson. While Khabenshue is speaking, views of a Wright Flyer in the air at Fort Myer are seen.

Date: 1953
Duration: 3 min 1 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. Army personnel move the Wright airplane to the launching site for an official exhibition of its flight in Virginia, U.S.

Official trial of the Wright airplane at Fort Myer in Virginia, United States demonstrating compliance with specifications in the presence of the Aeronautical Board, U.S. Signal Corps. The storage building for Wright airplane at Fort Myer. U.S. President William Taft looks through doors which are surrounded by U.S. Naval and Army officers and civilians. President Taft in the crowd. Army personnel removing the doors from the building. Men remove the airplane from the hangar. They move the airplane across to the launching site near the headquarters building at Fort Myer.

Date: 1909, September 27
Duration: 3 min 42 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Major competition events in women's diving and in water skiing, during 1957, in the United States.

Women's diving finalists are seen performing platform dives at AAU meet in Houston,Texas, on August 16,1957. Paula Jean ("PJ") Myers wins the gold medal. (Narrator notes she won the gold medals in every AAU meet held in 1957). Myers is seen putting on her sweatshirt after a dive. Scene shifts to Florida, where several expert Water skiers,including an Italian woman, display tricks during World Water Skiing Championship tournament at Cypress Gardens, Florida, on September 17, 1957. Winner of the Tournament's trick skiing event, Mike Amsbury, of California, is seen performing in the final sequence.

Date: 1957, August 16
Duration: 1 min 3 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Frank Lahm and Orville Wright prepare for a take off, take seats and take off in Wright flyer during a test at Fort Myer.

Orville Wright and U.S. Army aviator Frank Purdy Lahm, the first army passenger, test the "Wright Flyer" at Fort Myer, Virginia. Preparations for the take off of the aircraft. Frank Purdy Lahm sits at the controls with Wright standing in the front and releasing the ropes. Lahm and Orville Wright take seats in the aircraft. Men standing beside a catapult in front of buildings. Good views of Fort Myer buildings of the era. They adjust the position of the catapult. The catapult as seen from the front of the aircraft. View of catapult from behind the aircraft. The Wright Flyer takes off. The aircraft in flight. It circles over a field and buildings. Headquarters building in the background. The aircraft in flight over the field.

Date: 1909, July 27
Duration: 3 min 59 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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