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La Crosse Wisconsin USA 1942 stock footage and images

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People indulge in ice skating in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

Ice skating in La Crosse, Wisconsin. A huge crowd stands on the snow covered ground. Amateur ice skaters compete. Crowd cheers the boys and girls. Cars parked on the road in the background.

Date: 1942, February 2
Duration: 1 min 13 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Soldiers march on streets holding rifles during World War I and veterans return to farming and dairying in United States.

A United States troop transport ship at sea during the first World War. U.S. Army troops (aka dough boys) aboard the ship. U.S. Army soldiers march in formation in a large city square area in Europe (likely France) holding rifles during World War 1. United States troop ships being loaded with American soldiers for World War I, and scenes of U.S. troops in WWI marching in the streets of a European city. Scenes from earlier during combat in the war. World War I allied soldiers on battle front in France. Soldiers run to a bomb crater area for shelter when crossing no man's land. Soldiers fire artillery. Artillery shells explode. Allied soldiers running across a battlefield as tanks run beside them toward the German enemy. People wave U.S. flags as First World War war ends with Armistice. Large crowd gathers in New York celebrating WWI armistice. Newspaper held high by a man with headline "Germany Surrenders". Views in the United States of hard times in American towns after World War I ended and war industries were no longer providing money. View of forests. Girl draws water from a well. Man and a boy operate a grindstone sharpening a saw. Farmers plowing fields with horse drawn plows during great depression era. People do agricultural works at fields. Negro farmers at cotton office. Cattle in field. Man and a woman milk cows with hands. Man pours milk in vessels. Milk processing before bottling including pouring milk through a cooling device. Men on tractor at fields. A board reads 'For the common defense'. Views of a factory. A man operates a switch on a switchboard for generating electricity. Views of a power generation plant. Narrator describes how America will prevent a slide into hard financial times again after World War 2 ends. From a 1942 production with footage from 1917 through 1942.

Date: 1918
Duration: 6 min 50 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Some activities of U.S. First Lady, Eleanor Roosevelt, during the 1930s and 1940s.

Scenes from the beginning of the Roosevelt Administration in 1933 through 1942, in World War 2. First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt waving with President Roosevelt, from a balcony. In a different sequence, she is seen modeling clothes, for photographers, and sitting with another woman, as she prepares her daily newspaper column, entitled:"My Day." She is seen horseback riding, with companions, in a wooded park. Crowd fills the area around the Lincoln Memorial and reflecting pool, as African American contralto, Marian Anderson, descends steps of the memorial and begins her famous Easter Sunday concert, on April 9, 1939. First Lady, Eleanor Roosevelt, is seen sitting with Secretary of the Interior, Harold L. Ickes, in the audience. Mrs. Roosevelt testifying before a congressional committee regarding conditions of the aged. Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt sitting in a garden where she knits while he works over some papers. Grandchildren run to them. Eleanor Roosevelt with King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, in London, 23 October 1942, viewing destruction wrought by the Nazi Blitz in World War 2. Eleanor Roosevelt in her Red Cross uniform, visiting soldiers at a U.S. Army hospital, during the war.

Date: 1939
Duration: 2 min 43 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Traffic stops on a road as a commuter passenger train departs Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard for Honolulu

Oahu Railway and Land Company locomotive No. 76 departs Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard with commuter train for Honolulu. Passenger cars with freight doors had been previously converted to "can cars" by the OR&L and returned to passenger service after the Dec. 7th 1941 attack. Style of blackout headlight indicates 1942. Cars and trucks on road stop near a railway crossing. Men pass the crossing. Palm leaves near a sea shore.

Date: 1942
Duration: 1 min 51 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
1940 launching of USS Hornet (CV-8); accomplishments of USS Hornet, famous for the 1942 Doolittle Raid during World War II.

A film titled 'The Life and Death of The USS Hornet' dedicated to the workers of America's shipyards and war plants during World War II. The Capitol building in Washington DC. U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt gathered at press conference to announce the bombing of Tokyo Japan by Doolittle Raid forces in April 1942. Reporters run out to phones and typewriters. A man at NBC microphone in 1943. The headlines of newspapers read 'Japs Murder Doolittle's Fliers'. American people listen to radio broadcasts, gathered at work and in living rooms around radios to hear the radio news. They buy newspapers at newstands. Headline of newspaper reads "Carrier Hornet was Shangri-La". Workers at shipyard, factories, machine shops. Men and women war workers of varying ages and races, including white, Japanese-American, and African-American seen welding, machining, and working to buld the ship and its parts. Scenes from the launching of USS Hornet CV-8 in December 14, 1940, with sponsor Annie Reid Knox at the launching.

Date: 1942
Duration: 2 min 42 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Traffic in business section of unidentified U.S. town; brief view of riverboat; then views of shops on West Main Street in Madison Wisconsin

Majority, but not all of clip shows Madison Wisconsin circa 1946. Clip opens with views of an unidentified town in the United States. Automobile traffic on street of the town. Long views in distance suggest possibly western United States. Next scene is a very brief view of a riverboat or steamboat on a river. Next scene is Main Street in Madison Wisconsin, with cars and trucks on street. Capitol building dome in Madison is visible in distance. Point of view from a moving vehicle of shops and businesses on West Main Street in Madison, Wisconsin. Businesses include The Drake; Fashion Shop; Chris Eckert; Edward Eckert at 125 and 127 W. Main Street. Next is "W. H. Hanger Plumbing and Heating at 123 West Main Street, Madison, Wisconsin. Then a Steak and Fried Chicken restaurant. Next is Margaret's Beauty Salon; Goodyear Tires; J.C. Penney Company. Scene changes to a house. A man comes out of a house carrying a fishing pole. Brief scene of two young men in a library.

Date: 1946
Duration: 57 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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