An airplane crashes at the Lick Observatory on Mount Hamilton in California. The damaged side of the building. The wrecked airplane inside the building.
United States Army Air Corps exercises on Hamilton Air Force Base in California, United States. United States Army Air Corps Douglas B-18 Bolo bomber fly in formation.
American film stars of the silent screen arrive at the preview of the Universal International film, 'The Hollywood Story' in New York, USA. American actor James Neil Hamilton receives a scroll from New York's Walter Shirley. Cast and crew of the film present at the eve including William Barnum and Francis X Bushman. Scenes from the preview of the film at the Academy Awards Theater in Hollywood, California. Several renowned Hollywood stars arrive at the preview.
College students from the University of California Bears crew team begin training in hopes of winning the 1939 rowing championships. California oarsmen in Oakland turnout for the spring training. Ten shells get underway for vigorous practice on Frisco Bay. Crew teams rowing on the bay.
Crowd gathered in front of the Jailhouse in San Jose, California, where a mob of thousands had broken in and seized prisoners Thomas Thurmond and John Holmes, who had reportedly confessed to the kidnapping and murder of Brooke Hart, son of Alexander Hart, the owner of Leopold Hart and Son Department Store. The mob had taken the two and lynched them, in St. James Park, across the street. Under-sheriff Hamilton, is interviewed and states that they held the mob off until they ran out of tear gas, and then didn't shoot, because of women and children. View of many people and cars outside, as seen through cell windows inside the prison. One of the prison inmates, testifies about seeing the mob break into the prison and make their way to the third floor. View of the St. James Park, where many people are seen gathered beneath its palm trees. Camera focuses on trees where the prisoners were hanged. California Governor,James Rolph, Jr., makes a statement tantamount to condoning the lynchings. The film shifts to a new location, in Missouri, where, On November 28, 1933, a crowd of 7-thousand broke into the Buchanan County Jail, St. Joseph, Missouri, to seize and lynch a negro charged with criminal assault. The mob overpowered defending police officers and members of the 35th Tank Company, Missouri National Guard. One of tank company's six ton M1917 light tanks parked in front of the prison. View of broken steel prison door and battering ram used by the mob. Wrecked interior of the prison quarters. People posing near a broken prison steel door.
A female Air Force service member walks up to a IBM Card Sorter with a stack of punch cards. She loads the card sorting machine and presses the start button. Early computing punch cards fall into various slots. She transcribes information from these cards and hands forms to officer at a desk. Sergeant sitting at desk, talks to an Airman. View of U.S. Capitol building and Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC. Tourists look at Lincoln statue in LIncoln Memorial. View of National Mall and reflecting pool. Man takes picture of woman with Washington Monument in the background. View of the Jefferson Memorial, and then across the river in Arlington Virginia, a view of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery. Airman stands in front of church. Close up views of 1953 license plates on cars from various states including California, Wyoming, Iowa, Texas, Tennessee, and the Canal Zone. View of various embassy buildings in Washington DC. View of the White House. Large crowd of visitors walk down the North entrance drive in front of the White House. U.S. military servicemen riding in a bus. Bus stops at drop off area in front of Mount Vernon, home of George Washington, in Alexandria, Virginia. Sign board reads "Mount Vernon Home of George Washington." Service members touring on grounds of Mount Vernon, and exterior views of front of main house at Mount Vernon, with service members seated on chair on porch, and looking out at the scenic Potomac River from the porch. View of information center building at Bolling Air Force Base, and a woman inside giving information on sight-seeing to service members. Military service members standing outside the entrance at the base of the Washington Monument. Wide view of Supreme Court building. Another sign board reads "National Zoological Park" in front of the National Zoo. Tourists view a giraffe inside the Washington Zoo. 1950s car drives through shallow water cascading over road in Rock Creek Parkway area. Elevated view of a parade in Washington DC as military units pass in review.