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Madison Wisconsin USA 1946 stock footage and images

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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
 
 
The Wisconsin Badgers and the Illinois Fighting Illini team play football in Madison.

The University of Wisconsin Badgers and the University of Illinois Fighting Illini college football teams play football on field in Madison Wisconsin competing for Big Ten honors. Huge crowd gathered to watch the match. The Wisconsin team wins by 28-7 over the Illinois team.

Date: 1953, November 16
Duration: 1 min 16 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Arrival of SS Marine Flasher in New York, carrying displaced persons and refugees from Europe to the U.S. after World War 2

Views from dock in New York and from aboard ship as the SS Marine Flasher arrives in New York on May 20, 1946, after departing Bremerhaven Germany on May 11, 1946. Crowd of people gathered to greet passengers getting off the ship. Scenes show jubilant people and some reunions of family members or relatives. The passengers are largely displaced persons and refugees from World War 2. People disembark the ship. A woman with her child stands in front of a hatch. Three women aboard the ship pose. A woman kisses a man. People meet their relatives. People leave with their luggage. The luggage of the people with tags. Luggage tags with name (Ingeborg) Inge Rummeni of 824 North 38th St. Milwaukee Wisconsin on them. A woman and a child show concentration camp number tattoos on their arms from a Nazi German prison camp.

Date: 1946, May 20
Duration: 3 min 47 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Roosevelt nominated as the Presidential candidate at the Democratic Convention of 1932 in Chicago, Illinois; national debate on prohibition

Democratic Convention in Chicago, Illinois. Delegates from various states at the Democratic Convention. Senator Alben W. Barkley of Kentucky delivers Keynote address, including a call for Congress to repeal the 18th Amendment to the Constitution (Prohibition). A woman temperance supporter who gives the impression of being in a trance (perhaps "channeling" a spirit?), says she is George Nye, the Quaker Evangelist of Madison, Wisconsin. She speaks for the Prohibition Party (sometimes called the Dry's or Dries) and condemns both Republican and Democratic parties for their alcohol tolerance. William McAdoo addresses the convention and declares Franklin D Roosevelt the Democratic candidate for President of the United States.

Date: 1932, July 1
Duration: 2 min 51 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
B-29 "Dave's Dream" returns to airfield in Marshall Islands after Test Able atomic bomb drop on Bikini Atoll

The B-29 "Dave's Dream" returns to airfield in Marshall Islands, after dropping atomic bomb on Bikini Atoll, in Test Able of Operation Crossroads, on July 1st, 1946, during U.S. nuclear testing. The B-29 lands and taxis to a parking place on the ramp. The area around the aircraft is cordoned off and the crew is confined therein as they deplane. Navy photographers take photos. An interviewer talks to crew members. The crew walks away from the aircraft along a cordoned pathway between numerous military personnel on hand to greet them on this historic occasion. The aircraft, number 44-27354, was actually participating in its second atomic mission. It also served as a photographic platform for the mission to Nagasaki on August 9, 1945, when it was named "Big Stink.". Pilot for the Bikini mission was Major Woodrow Swancutt of Wisconsin Rapids, WI. The aircraft was renamed "Dave's Dream" in honor of Captain David Semple, a bombardier killed during the crash of another B-29 on March 7, 1946, near Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Date: 1946, July 1
Duration: 3 min 23 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
People visit the display of modern houses and kitchens at 'Madison House' in Newark, New Jersey.

Display of a model of 'Madison House' in Newark, New Jersey. People look at the design and interiors of a living room. Two old women and a couple observe houses worth $12,500. People observe dinette kept for display from outside a glass window. An official of the U.S. military is amongst the visitors. A modern kitchen design available with the houses. A man inspects the kitchen.

Date: 1946, March
Duration: 2 min 26 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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