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Kittery Maine USA 1939 stock footage and images

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People gathered during the launching ceremony of submarine SS Seawolf at Portsmouth Navy Yard in Kittery, Maine.

Launching of submarine SS Seawolf (SS-197) at Portsmouth Navy Yard in Kittery, Maine on 15 August, 1939. Clip opens with the submarine in water post launch. Next scenes show the prior events: People look on as workers pound braces away so submarine can slide down skids. Sponsor Mrs. Syria Florence Kalbfus, wife of Admiral Edward C. Kalbfus, walks up a flight of stairs beside the submarine ship with a U.S. Navy Officer. She greets another woman. The navy officer near them. The woman talks to another woman. A man standing on a ladder works on a side of the ship. Navy officers and a woman. Mrs. Syria Florence Kalbfus pulls a rope and smashes a bottle against the hull, and the submarine is launched. The submarine sliding into water. People gathered for the World War 2 era launching ceremony.

Date: 1939, August 15
Duration: 3 min 21 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Submarine USS Searaven (SS-196) moves into water after it is launched at Portsmouth Navy Yard in Kittery, Maine.

Launching of submarine USS Searaven (SS-196) at Portsmouth Navy Yard, Kittery, Maine. Mrs. Julianna B. Cole, wife of Cyrus W. Cole, holding a bouquet of flowers prepares to Christen the boat. She is handed a champagne bottle. People cheer. Spectators in a space marked 'Observation Space'. [ In preparation for launch of another submarine, a sign at adjacent ways in shipyard reads ' U.S.S. SEAWOLF submarine ( SS-197 ) keel laid 27 Sept. 1938 Launching 15 Aug. 1939 ' .] The submarine SS-196 proceeds down the ways into the water, with many persons on her deck. Tug boats move to her sides.

Date: 1939, June 21
Duration: 1 min 56 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
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
 
 
Forks of Cypress plantation buildings circa 1939. Views of outbuildings and part of main house exterior of James Jackson's 1830 house.

From a U.S. Department of Agriculture documentary. A lone negro man resides in a dilapidated house surrounded by other rundown outbuildings on the grounds of the Forks of Cypress plantation and farm, in Florence Alabama, (Lauderdale County), United States. A dilapidated shack house on an abandoned plantation or farm during the Great Depression. A lone negro man emerges from the house. He walks up to a bell, cleans it, and rings it. View of old main Greek Revival Forks of Cypress house built in 1830 for James Jackson. View of the west elevation of the house and the smokehouse is seen behind and to the side of the main house, and a clothes line with clothes on it beside the smokehouse. Chickens walk on the porch of the house, past its tall colonnade of 24 ionic columns. A cock and chickens outside the house. The elderly negro man looks around, mumbling to himself, walks back towards the other house, enters and closes the doors behind him. (Note: The house burned completely in a 1966 fire).

Date: 1939
Duration: 2 min 0 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
A mix of submarines from World War I to 1925

Sequence 1; The launching of the USS V-1 (later Barracuda SS-163) on July 17, 1924 from the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine. Sequence 2; Two surrendered German U-Boats, most likely the U-117 (L) and the UB-148 (R) circa 1918/19. Sequence 3; The USS S-19 circa 1925 either looking to moor or pulling away to sea. Sequence 4; U.S. "L" class submarines ay Bantry Bay, Queenstown, Ireland circa 1918 World War 1, American submarines had to place an "A" before there name to avoid confusion with the British "L" class submarines. L to R are L-11 (bow), L-1, L-10, L-4 and L-9.

Date: 1918
Duration: 1 min 28 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
People watching the production process of the Ford car and various other exhibits during the 1939 New York World's fair.

The New York world's fair of 1939 - 1940. People gather on the fairgrounds. Streamline train on display. People watching the railroad train. AT&T building, United States Steel building, Westinghouse, Goodrich, Chrysler, General Motors and Ford buildings in view. Entrance to Ford building. Statue of Mercury. Interiors of the entrance hall. People watch various displays. A couple looks at Ford, Lincoln, and Lincoln Zephyr cars outside the building. They look at Henry Ford's first gasoline-powered engine on display. Crowd look at a huge mobile mural by Henry Billings. They move through hall as they look at exhibits. They watch the main exhibit-'Ford Cycle of Production'. The steps involved in the production process of Ford being displayed at the fair

Date: 1939
Duration: 3 min 0 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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