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Girls display latest styles of wooden dresses at Hoquiam in Washington

Girls display latest styles of wooden dresses at Hoquiam in Washington. The wooden dresses are designed according to forest fashion. The girls walk down the road. Houses in the background.

Date: 1929, November 6
Duration: 41 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Scenes of New York City buildings in 1939, and of the 1939-1940 New York World's Fair

From the Ford Motor Company produced film, "Scenes From the World of Tomorrow" documenting the 1939-1940 World's Fair in New York City. View of buildings of the New York World's Fair of 1940. The Brooklyn Bridge. Aerial view of Manhattan Island, New York City. Skyscrapers of New York City including the Chrysler Building and the Empire State Building. New York Harbor and ships in the harbor. View of the buildings of the New York Worlds Fair in the distance in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, as seen from high in a skyscraper of New York City. The Fair's Trylon and Perisphere stand out. People walk along the sides of fountains and waterways at the fair. Crowds milling about, bands marching, dancers performing. Flags of many nations flying on the flag poles. Celebration of the 150th anniversary of George Washington, as the first President of the United States and a statue of George Washington. A bus moves on the street. Fountains and a small bridge near a waterway. Pavilions of nations of England, Japan, and Italy. The USA building and some of the buildings of U.S. States including Maine and Florida. Fountains and waterways of the fair. Woman and two girls eat ice cream cones. A Raymond Loewy - designed S1 experimental streamlined locomotive created for the Pennsylvania Railroad. Pavilions of American Telephone & Telegraph and of United States Steel Corporation, also of Westinghouse, Goodrich, Chrysler, and General Motors.

Date: 1939
Duration: 4 min 9 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Three women display wooden swimsuits made out of thin wooden strips in Hoquaim, Washington.

Women display wooden bathing suits in Hoquaim, Washington. Three women wearing swimsuits cut thin strips of wood. They put thin pieces of these strips on their swimsuits. Women wearing wooden swimsuits get into water at the beach. They display their swimsuits.

Date: 1939, July 5
Duration: 39 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
People gather at the New York World's fair of 1939 to 1940, as dances and bands perform at the fair.

The New York world's fair of 1939-1940. View of Manhattan, George Washington bridge. Aerial views of buildings and other skyscrapers of New York City. People gather on the fairgrounds. People outside various buildings. Exhibitions, bands, dances, statues and flags at the fair grounds. Statue of George Washington. The United States Government building and different state buildings in view. Woman and two girls seated on a bench as they eat ice-cream cones.

Date: 1939
Duration: 3 min 1 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
British royalty visit Washington DC in June, 1939, at the invitation of President Franklin D. Roosevelt

Opening scene shows a military parade along Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, DC, in honor of the visit of British King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. The parade is led by a contingent of mounted Army cavalry. Spectators line the sidewalks. The Capitol building is clearly visible in the background. Closeup of Cavalry passing the camera. Closeup of King George VI with President Roosevelt conversing in an open automobile. Both are formally dressed. The President wears a top hat. Riding in the back of a car are First Lady, Eleanor Roosevelt and Queen Elizabeth, together with a Navy officer. Next, seen posing on the porch of the Roosevelt family home, Springwood, at Hyde Park, New York, are: First Lady, Eleanor Roosevelt; King George VI; the President's mother, Sara Ann Delano Roosevelt; Queen Elizabeth; and President Roosevelt. Camera pans in closeup across the group, as they engage in friendly conversation.

Date: 1939, June
Duration: 29 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Venezuelan baseball pitcher Alex Carrasquel plays in New York, 1939

This Spanish language newsreel clip highlights Alex Carrasquel -- the first baseball player from Venezuela to play in the U.S. major leagues. He played in New York on July 4, 1939, the day before Venezuela's Independence Day. Title cards read: "Especially for Venezuela. The great pitcher Alejandro Carrasquel plays in New York on the eve of the Venezuelan patriotic day." Shot of Simon Bolivar statue in New York's Central Park with 'Simon Bolivar El Libertador' written under it. Huge crowd at Yankee Stadium in New York to watch July 4 doubleheader between New York Yankees and Carrasquel's team, the Washington Senators. (NOTE: This crowd was mainly there to see the Yankees honor Lou Gehrig, their Hall of Fame first baseman, who had just been diagnosed with ALS.) Carrasquel (#14) pitches to Yankees in second game, gives up run-scoring triple, tags out another runner trying to reach first base. Carrasquel speaks to crowd through microphones in ceremony at home plate. Shot of Venezuelan flag on pole outside a building (Venezuelan embassy?). Men and women gathered at a cafeteria. Sign in large white letters reads 'Venezuela.'

Date: 1939, July 4
Duration: 2 min 30 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: Spanish
 
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