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An aircraft piloted by aviator Charles Lindbergh takes off from a field in Hicksville, New York.

American aviator Charles Lindbergh takes off in an aircraft from Hicksville, New York. Charles Lindbergh walks towards an aircraft on a field. He examines the aircraft. Men gathered around the plane. Propellers of the aircraft rotate as engine starts. Aircraft taxis and takes off. Aircraft climbs up.

Date: 1930, August 11
Duration: 60 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Montage of images chronicling the settlement and development of the United States of America over many years.

The last portion of Emma Lazarus’sonnet,"The New Colossus," is shown as engraved on a tablet inside the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty. Illustrations of immigrants arriving and felling trees to build dwellings in America. Reenactments of early English, Scottish, and Dutch settlers building houses and working at crafts in New England. Italian sulphur mine workers in Louisiana. Immigrants, from France and Switzerland, planting vineyards in California and New York State. Danes, Norwegians, and Swedes, sowing seed and cultivating crops in the Midwest. Polish and Welsh immigrants in American coal mines. African Americans harvesting cotton on farm fields in the United States south, including a woman with her baby riding on her long collecting bag. A Spaniard on horseback in the Southwest. Mexicans working in Texas oil fields and on ranches of New Mexico. Greek and Portuguese fishermen with huge catches of fish. A German technician working with fine instruments. Hungarian and Russian immigrants working in steel mills. Irish, Slavs, and Chinese, building railroads. Closeup of lumberjack's axes and saws cutting trees. A forge and a blacksmith shoeing a horse with horseshoes. A woman at work with a spinning wheel. Railroad ties and rails being placed. An antique railroad workman's locomotive and car. Men installing telegraph wire on rough poles. An antique steam locomotive pulling a freight train. Cowboys on horseback rounding up steers. Herds of cattle,sheep, and pigs, bound to market. Farmers tilling soil with horse-drawn cultivators, preparing tobacco leaves for drying, and loading cotton bales. Machines spinning thread in a textile mill or factory. Fabric weaving machines at work. An early steam boat underway in a river. Early model automobile driving on dirt road. Wright Flyer airplane in flight with several persons on board. Early tractors and harvester machinery working on a farm. Glimpses of American industrial plants and transportation in rapid succession (some of it showing building of Hoover Dam and building of the Chrysler Building in New York City). Oil well drilling and a "gusher" oil well spouting oil upward. Steel mills, locomotive trains, and then a scientist in a laboratory working with beakers and a solution. Dynamite charges blasting away sides of mountains and gorges, and scenes of dam construction and dams opening to allow water gushing. Large electrical control levers being thrown to run electricity, and scenes of electric transmission towers and facilities. Natural gas storage areas. Golden Gate bridge under construction and high rise skyscraper buildings being constructed, including the Chrysler Building circa 1930 while still under construction in New York City. Aerial view of New York City. Camera panning over the gravestones in Arlington National Cemetery.

Date: 1939
Duration: 3 min 33 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Ethnic and seasonal diversity in the United States; dust bowl affects farming.

British narrated film discusses people and climate of the United States. Shots of CIO (Congress of Industrial Organizations) President John L Lewis and Father Coughlin speaking. Harlem street scene. Crowd entering a subway station in New York City. Newspaper headlines posted in China Town New York. Storefronts of Greek and Italian merchants in downtown New York City. Signs seen include 'Grande Deposito Dolio Doliva,' and 'Anthony Coulapides, manufacturer of high grade cigarettes.' Hebrew writing and star of David seen on side of building. Buildings with Spanish language signs in New York. A parade float with Virgin Mary depiction. Wide shot of a vineyard. View of a water wheel turning at a mill. Boys skinny dipping. 1930's and 1940's era cars on deep snow covered roads of an American town. Homes in deep snow. People recline on a beach in Florida in winter while on the same day in New Hampshire people ski, some pulled by horses. People slip while walking across a street during a blizzard. A boy takes removes an apple from an icebox (early refrigerator). Dust storms in farm country of the midwest during the dust bowl. Man races across a field toward a barn as a dust storm bears down on it. A farmer leads his horses out of a corral. A farm is destroyed by dust storms during the dust bowl. A family piles their remaining things on a farm truck and abandons their farm destroyed by the dust bowl. A poor family in a shack in the River Mississippi Valley area.

Date: 1945, January 23
Duration: 2 min 42 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Activities of U.S Merchant Marines and American ships underway in the United States in the 1920's and 1930's.

The legislative and maritime history of the U.S. Merchant Marines in the period between World War 1 and World War 2. Newly launched German, Italian and Japanese ships underway at sea. Ships including the German liner Bremen and the Italian Ocean liner Rex are seen underway. People gather at a dock. American ship underway in heavy seas with waves crashing over. Point of view shot at heavy seas from deck of a ship. A man works in a ship radio room. A man watches through binoculars and uses a sextant. Sailors row a small boat with oars in heavy seas. A sailor decorated by officials of the Merchant Marines. Dock workers and ship construction workers at a shipbuilding yard in the United States working on building new ships. American liners are seen undereway including: SS Washington off shore of New York City skyline and skyscrapers, SS Manhattan also off shore of Manhattan, the SS Lurline, the SS Mariposa, and the SS President Hoover (named for Herbert Hoover) underway at sea. The U.S. flag fluttering from a flag pole. The text of the declaration of policy under the Merchant Marine Act of 1936 is shown.

Date: 1942
Duration: 2 min 21 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Reenactment and actual footage show FBI activity against gangsters, spies, and KKK in 1930s-50s.

Reenactment shows FBI(Federal Bureau of Investigation) agents battling gangsters in the United States, during the 1930s. Machine Gun Kelly storms an apartment building and shoots enemies. The Kansas City Massacre reenacted. Shootouts with gangsters George Kelly Barnes nicknamed 'Machine Gun Kelly', 'Babyface' Nelson, 'Prettyboy' Floyd and John Dillinger by FBI agents. The FBI agents with the help of hidden cameras keep a check on gangster in New York. Hidden camera footage of FBI double agent meeting an axis spy on a New York street. The Brinks robbery in Boston, Massachusetts. Armored cars driving at night. Large amounts of money transported to trucks. Reenactment shows plane exploding with 40 passengers on board. FBI agents in warehouse examining airplane wreckage. Brief shot of Martin Luther King being interviewed. Man smoking a cigar. Roulette wheels associated with illegal gambling.

Date: 1977
Duration: 2 min 17 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Traffic on Fifth Avenue in New York City, New York, United States

Cars, buses, taxi cabs, and other vehicles on Fifth Avenue, in New York City. Sign boards of show-rooms in the street. Several other buildings in the background. Pedestrians cross the street. Several pedestrians stand on the paved roads. United States flag on buildings. A man loads goods into a truck. Midtown Manhattan views, including New York Public library. Uniformed policemen directing traffic of various 1930's and 1940's cars and automobiles, from center of street.

Date: 1940
Duration: 3 min 42 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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