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Scenes of Miami Beach, Florida, United States, in the 1930s.

Various activities of tourists during winter vacations in Miami, Florida, United States. Sign atop a building entrance reads 'Minsky's Burlesque Million Dollar Pier'. People strolling along the waterfront and bathing on the beach. Steam locomotives pulling trains. (Note: film is silent except for sound of train passing, at the end.)

Date: 1936
Duration: 1 min 9 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Swimmers take part in the marathon swim and Sam Shields of Miami wins the race in New York, United States.

The marathon swim around Manhattan in New York, United States. Swimmers grease their body to keep from getting chilled in the long race in cold water. The contestants dive into the water. A boat in the water. The contestants are fed from the boat which sails beside them. Sam Shields representing Miami, Florida, wins in record time of 8 hours 35 minutes and poses. ( Note: Sam Shields, reportedly a native of Louisville, KY, was a top competitive swimmer in his college days with the University of Miami.)

Date: 1930, July 27
Duration: 1 min 18 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Arrowhead Safety Plane of 1930's flying in the air (a derivative of early Burgess-Dunne designs).

A tailless biplane taking off and flying up in the air. A derivative of early Burgess and Dunne designs, the 1930 Arrowhead Safety Airplane was also inherently stable, weighed only 850 pounds and landed at a low of 22 mph. It also claimed for a safe flight.

Date: 1930, December 8
Duration: 36 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Men and women working inside the Hurricane Warning Weather Bureau Forecast Center in Miami, Florida.

A documentary titled: 'Hurricane Circuit' on Weather Bureau's Hurricane Warning Center in Miami, Florida. View of the Caribbean Sea. People standing at a harbor. Several boats anchored at the harbor. The people load their produces in the boats. Men and women standing on a pier. A car passing on the pier. A woman carrying a container on her head walking along. The Caribbean Sea and Florida located on an animated map. Florida is known for its forests, phosphate industry, farms, cattle and winter sports. Key West, Tampa and Miami located on the map. Aerial view of houses and buildings along a sea shore. Animation shows the movement of a hurricane. Rubbled houses and buildings. The Capitol building in the foreground. Buildings of the Navy Department. The building of the Hurricane Warning Weather Bureau Forecast Center in Miami. Men and women working inside the building. A woman and a man typing a document on tele typewriter. Animation shows how and from where the weather information is received. Cloud and sea condition, parametric condition, temperature and pressure conditions are analyzed.

Date: 1947
Duration: 5 min 41 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. Ex-Governor Alfred Emanuel Smith along with officials watch a wrestling on a greased pole in Miami, Florida.

United States Ex Governor Alfred Emanuel Smith in Miami, Florida. He gets onto a boat to begin his South tour. He shakes hands with an official. Two men wrestle on a greased pole. One of them falls into the water below. Alfred Emanuel Smith and other officials watch the show.

Date: 1930, January 18
Duration: 1 min 35 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Kou Walter and brother Ahto reach Miami, Florida after crossing the Atlantic Ocean on a sailing boat.

Esthonian sailors cross the Atlantic Ocean on a sailing boat and reach Miami, Florida. Sailing boats and ships at sea. Kou Walter and brother Ahto on a boat. A man at a port unanchors the boat. Another man on the boat pulls down the sails of the boat. Kou Walter and brother Ahto pose.

Date: 1930, December 22
Duration: 40 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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