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New Mexico USA 1948 stock footage and images

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The launching and explosions of various test missiles in the United States.

A review of research and development in guided missiles by the United States Air Force from 1919 to 1948. Interior of a steel mill shows workers performing various duties around an open furnace. The exhaust section of a JB-2, flames erupting from the same. A JB-2 launching. It taxis in a wooded area. A large explosion. The exhaust section of V-2 during launching. Failed test as a V-2 rocket streaks down towards the earth after a launch and slams into a wooded area, with a huge explosion resulting. The first guided missile robot torpedo aircraft crashes at Arcadia, Florida. First successful launching of the U.S. aerial guided missile. Exhaust section of JB-2 starting operation attached to a wing of a B-17. The B-17 launching. JB-2 in flight. PQ-8 target aircraft dives towards the slope of a mountain and explodes. An atomic bomb explosion. Atomic cloud formation rises up in the air from the Trinity test, the first atomic explosion, in New Mexico.

Date: 1946
Duration: 1 min 1 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Ernie Pyle reports in newspaper about why he likes Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Tribute to war correspondent, Ernie Pyle in New Mexico. Newspaper column by Ernie Pyle, called "The ROVING REPORTER." In it Pyle mentions many places he could live, including the Pacific Northwest, New England, the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Key West, California, and Honolulu. Images of these places are shown. Farmers loading hay in the Northwest; A church in New England; A paddle wheeler ship on the Mississippi River; A seaplane coming in to land on the water at Key West, Florida; Aerial glimpse of Golden Gate Bridge; the Diamond Head mountain in Honolulu. But Pyle chose to live in Albuquerque New Mexico. View of a passenger train arriving at station in Albuquerque. The street and house where Ernie Pyle lived A woman on the porch of the house petting Pyle's dog Cheetah. Inside the house are views of his study, books, and photographic memorabilia. View of Pyle with American soldiers in World War 2. American troops marching in war zone. Troops trying to keep warm in snowy conditions, and advancing in street fighting and other places, firing at hidden enemies Scene shifts back to Pyle’s study at home and focuses on a map of New Mexico. Glimpse of Santa Fe and its Capitol building, and its old Palace of the Governors. Persons on horseback riding in the town of Taos, and views of its Pueblo village. Gravestone of famous Frontier Scout, Kit Carson. Coal being moved in open rail cars from a mine in New Mexico. Street scene in Roswell and the New Mexico Military Institute with cadets marching in a field. View of Silver City, and of various metal ores being mined. Carlsbad Caverns, seen with visitors on a walkway in front of a huge opening and views inside the caverns where visiting children are singing the hymn, Rock of Ages. Views, back again to Ernie Pyle’s home, its study and living room, with his dog Cheetah sitting on one of the chairs.

Date: 1945
Duration: 3 min 33 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Scenes of various atomic bomb tests conducted by America during a course of time.

Scenes of various atomic bomb tests conducted by America during a course of time. Shows the atomic bomb test in Alamogordo, New Mexico(1945). Nuclear weapons tests for shot Able and shot Baker, tested at Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands as part of Operation Crossroads(1946). Close -up view of massive nuclear explosion at sea seen from shore with blast wave approaching unmanned ships near harbor and a palm tree on shore seen waving dramatically. Atomic bomb tests at the Enewetak Atoll (sometimes spelled Eniwetok or Eniewetok) In the Marshall Island as part of Operation Sandstone (1948). (World War II period).

Date: 1948
Duration: 3 min 39 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Adobe buildings under construction at Native American Indian settlement in New Mexico

Adobe construction shown in Native American settlement in New Mexico. Men shoveling clay soft clay and straw together into a wooden mold wheel barrow. He empties the mold along with others, on the ground where many are already laid out. Scene shift to open yard where many of these adobe building blocks are stacked up, on end. Workers mixing clay mud at a construction site and delivering it to workers, on wooden scaffolding, finishing the exterior of an adobe building. Closeup of an adobe masons smoothing clay with their bare hands on various parts of the structure. Closeups of features of adobe structures. Views of an entire adobe village. Outdoor ovens (hornos) are seen in foreground.

Date: 1948
Duration: 2 min 37 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Routine life in Native American Indian adobe village in New Mexico.

A Native American adobe community in New Mexico. An alleyway between adobe homes. Wooden ladders against the buildings to provide access to roofs. A graveyard marked with dozens of crosses. A large structure stands in background beside a long tunnel-like structure. Out on the desert, bleached bones of animals are seen on the ground. A woman holds up an antler. Closeups of various bones held up for the camera. Views of artwork incorporating images as well as actual bones. Artist, Georgia O'Keefe, in her studio. A closeup of one of her canvases. View of an artistic mobile suspended from a building beam. POV view from O'Keefe's window, of desert outside, as a car drives past. A small animal running across the ground. Goats in a pen. Panning views, from high rock formations, of desert below. A muddy creek beneath the hills, with simple bridge crossing it. The Rio Grande River running past a tree bent toward the water. Views of higher mountains (described by narrator as "mossy." Forests of various kinds in the mountains. Sheep grazing near a forest of aspen trees. Scenes of trees flowering in Spring. A fall of water from a mountain spring into a pool. Rivers and streams of water flowing into ever larger tributories toward the Rio Grande River. Diversion of water into irrigation ditches. Such a ditch circling a cultivated field, where two farmers are cutting a crop with a hand-held reaper. More views of landscape. A farmer uses a shovel to open path for water to flow into an irrigation ditch. The water seeping into field planted with crops. Closeups of various farm produce, including apples and various varieties of colored corn. Native American men, women, and children shucking corn. Irrigation water flowing into fields of crops. A man and woman hang peppers in the sun to dry. A wooden water wheel being turned by water. Worker inside small building housing a water-driven wheel in village of Barranca .He feeds grain into spout connected to grind stone.

Date: 1948
Duration: 7 min 35 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Glimpse of Life in old Spanish settlement of Abiquiu, New Mexico

A couple riding on a horse-drawn wooden wagon on street of the old Spanish settlement of Abiquiu, New Mexico. An old wooden building, housing a country store, seen across from them, and an adobe-stye building down the street. Two small log-style dwellings sit in between. Horses are tied to railings. A 1941 Ford convertible automobile sits in front of the old wooden building, where a number of people, including a woman with a small baby, sit relaxing in the sun. Artist Georgia O'Keefe steps from the car and enters a store in the building. A Native American woman stands, conversing with an old woman, dressed all in black,like a Spanish widow. Men outside an adobe building decorated with murals and a sign reading: "SL PA BAR." Closeups of the men sitting on benches with legs of cowboy in mural behind. Closeups of mural showing dancing girls. Scene shifts back closeup of the old woman in black. A woman looking out the window of her home. A woman rinsing a batch of some kind of material and placing it into another container. Another woman all in black, steps from her house to feed her two dogs on her doorstep. She poses for a closeup. Views of local flora.

Date: 1948
Duration: 1 min 39 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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