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Liverpool England 1931 stock footage and images

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European immigrants aboard ships and on their way to America via Liverpool

From a 1975 production on European immigration to America, with a mix of modern interviews, historical footage circa 1905-1910, and historic still images of immigrants. Elderly immigrant recalls his experiences. Picture of men with shaved heads at Ellis Island processing facilities after being sprayed and shaved for decontamination measures. European immigrants aboard ships. Band play music at port as immigrants embark on boats and ships. Animated map connects Hull and Liverpool. Passenger train runs on route from Baltic regions to Liverpool England carrying European immigrants bound for America. View of Liverpool harbor and port areas. Ships at port in Liverpool. Passengers at railway station. Old man shares his memories of watching immigrants pass through Liverpool. People on horse-drawn carriages in Liverpool streets bound for Lime Street Station. One covered carriage with sign on side "London Northwestern Railway Collecting Van For Fast Train Traffic" passes by on Lime Street with St George's Hall in background. Another more simple carriage has a sign "Lucania" on it. Immigrants in Liverpool aboard ocean liners at dock, including the RMS Lucania (which clarifies this footage as before 1909). Passenger Ocean liner underway in heavy seas. View from ship with waves crashing over bow during heavy seas. Old woman shares her experience aboard the ship then, commenting on problems of seasickness among the immigrant passengers in the forward steerage compartments.

Date: 1905
Duration: 5 min 22 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Students fight with wooden swords and white powder bags in Liverpool, England.

Students clash in Liverpool, England. The students march with a banner that reads ' Knights of Panto'. The students from lower and upper classes clash with each other. They fight with wooden swords and throw bags of white powder over each other. They run towards a building.

Date: 1931, January 22
Duration: 1 min 3 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Images of European immigrants to America around turn of the 20th Century

Camera pans over still images of late 19th and early 20th Century immigrants to America. One group photo shows men standing around women seated. Voice of an old man, from Liverpool England, narrates as camera shows more views of immigrant families. Scene shifts to that man speaking of the hardships and poverty of immigrants he witnessed passing through the port of Liverpool, England.

Date: 1975
Duration: 1 min 43 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
A young woman pulls a Comper Swift monoplane, loads her baggage and flies the airplane in Liverpool, England.

A woman flies a small airplane in Liverpool, England. A young woman pulls a small 'airplane roadster' across an airfield. She poses with a small dog at the airplane, then places some golf club luggage in a rear compartment of the fuselage, and a briefcase or suitcase in a front compartment. Her dog is sitting in the airplane. The woman places a large suitcase in a forward fuselage compartment, climbs in the cockpit, checks her makeup in a mirror, and then takes off. People standing near a car watch. (This is a Comper Swift monoplane, filmed at Hooton Park, near Liverpool, where these planes were made. Probably the first one built, filmed for publicity, It is powered by a 40 hp ABC Scorpion piston engine. Later versions had a more powerful radial engine.)

Date: 1930, February 8
Duration: 1 min 13 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
John Joseph Pershing walks on the deck of the transport Baltic and inspects an honor guard in Liverpool, England.

U.S. Army General John Joseph Pershing visits Liverpool, England. John Joseph Pershing walks on deck of transport Baltic. He talks to his colleague. He takes off his cap and poses. People on a gangplank. He disembarks with staff from the ship. He inspects honor guard at Liverpool. The transport Baltic underway at sea. John Joseph Pershing with other officers on the deck of the ship. The American flag on a flagpole. Officers salute. John Joseph Pershing is greeted by officers. He walks with other officers while reviewing troops.

Date: 1936
Duration: 4 min 47 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
United States troop disembark from a transport in Liverpool before Allied invasion of Western Europe during World War II.

U.S. troops reach Liverpool before Allied invasion of Western Europe in World War 2. U.S. transport ship arrives at Liverpool and Allied troops disembark. A band play at harbor. U.S. sailors on streets of London. Officers and MPs (Military Police) outside servicemen's clubs in London. Various servicemen's clubs in the city. Group of MPs on street.

Date: 1944
Duration: 1 min 47 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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