Scenes from the New England Hurricane of 1938 (or Great New England Hurricane) (or Long Island Express) (or The Great Hurricane of 1938). Hurricane hitting U.S. Eastern Seaboard on September 21, 1938. The Coast from New Jersey to New England felt its effect. Cars and people drenched with water in streets. Policemen wade through hip deep water. New York is whipped by 70 mile-an-hour winds and the raging sea pouring tons of water far inland. A man retreats from a dock as waves pour water on him. Outcome of hurricane shows broken ships, downed trees, and devastation at the water front in coastal areas including Atlantic City, New London Connecticut, and Long Island. Firemen in New London Connecticut battle fires. Aerial view of destroyed shoreline and beached boats in New London. Broken cars crushed by fallen trees. Crowds gather to look at damage as a lone sentry guards against looting. Boats along the Atlantic Coast are destroyed. A boat is seen on a road in front of Merkel's Delicatessen. View of a train that was derailed by the hurricane on Long Island. Shot of a car that was carried far off a roadway and impaled on an upright beam.
A school for Drum Majorette graduates in Long Beach, California. Girls practice to lead a band. The girls perform different steps during the classes. They roll the stick in their hands and twirl around. Buildings in the background.
Gold Cup regatta in Long Beach, California. Spectators gathered to watch the motorboat regatta. Skimmers compete for the Gold Cup. Boats powered by outboard motors race on river. Kenny Harmon in 'Miss Reno' skips across the line to finish first.
Relna Brewster poses for camera to show her arm muscles. Relna wrestles a male opponent in ring at beach side inVenice California. Spectators gather in number around the ring. Various moves like slams,scoops,locks and tosses are delivered. Relna tosses her opponent on ground. January 1938.
Orphans enjoy a day out on a beach in Long Beach, New York. School buses with 3000 Brooklyn orphans aboard head for the beach in Long Beach, New York. Children enjoy surf bathing on the beach. Children play with sand. They eat ice cream and burgers.
Aviator Howard Hughes flies his H-4 Hercules amphibious plane in Long Beach, California. Hughes' H-4 Hercules amphibious plane on display in Long Beach. Hughes walks through the internal sections of the plane. The plane off shore. Hughes at the instrument panel aboard the plane. Hughes sits at the controls in the cockpit of the plane. The plane moves ahead on the surface of water. A cameraman records the event from a boat. The plane takes off and stays low above the water for a mile and then descends back on water.