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Ocean City Washington USA 1936 stock footage and images

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Activities of U.S Merchant Marines and American ships underway in the United States in the 1920's and 1930's.

The legislative and maritime history of the U.S. Merchant Marines in the period between World War 1 and World War 2. Newly launched German, Italian and Japanese ships underway at sea. Ships including the German liner Bremen and the Italian Ocean liner Rex are seen underway. People gather at a dock. American ship underway in heavy seas with waves crashing over. Point of view shot at heavy seas from deck of a ship. A man works in a ship radio room. A man watches through binoculars and uses a sextant. Sailors row a small boat with oars in heavy seas. A sailor decorated by officials of the Merchant Marines. Dock workers and ship construction workers at a shipbuilding yard in the United States working on building new ships. American liners are seen undereway including: SS Washington off shore of New York City skyline and skyscrapers, SS Manhattan also off shore of Manhattan, the SS Lurline, the SS Mariposa, and the SS President Hoover (named for Herbert Hoover) underway at sea. The U.S. flag fluttering from a flag pole. The text of the declaration of policy under the Merchant Marine Act of 1936 is shown.

Date: 1942
Duration: 2 min 21 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Universal Pictures beats McPherson Globe Refiners in basketball to win Olympics final in New York City

A newsreel titled "Universal five wins Olympics basketball final" shows a game between the company team from Universal Pictures and the McPherson Globe Refiners from Globe Oil and Refining Co. of McPherson, Kansas. The McPherson team is sometimes also referred to as the Oilers, or the Refiners. The teams are seen playing in the Olympics Qualifying basketball final in New York's Madison Square Garden. People cheer the two teams. Universal defeats the McPherson Globe Refiners to win the Olympics final. The win entitled the Universal Pictures team to name 7 players to the Olympic basketball team representing the United States in the 1936 Olympics held in Berlin Germany, and McPherson Globe Refiners was able to name 6 players to the team. These two teams beat out five U.S. college teams to earn the spots in the final and determine the makeup of the U.S. Olympic Basketball team. Players in the game in this video clip include Globe Refiners forward Francis Johnson, Centers Willard Schmidt and Joe Fortenberry, and Universal forward Carl Knowles. Universal beat the Globe Refiners by a score of 44 to 43. According to a Time Magazine article of April 13, 1936, the Globe Oil & Refining team, "...have perfected a technique called dunking with which they score by jumping up above the basket, dropping the ball into it." This may be one of the earliest references to dunking, now a staple technique in basketball. The same Time article further stated of the Oilers, "On the defense, they prevent opponents from scoring by batting the ball out of the basket." Again, the Globe Refiners were demonstrating play that later became standard in modern basketball. The idea for the Globe Refiners was a company promotion scheme, thought up in 1934 by Gene Johnson, the Sales Manager of Globe Oil who had several years experience coaching basketball. The Olympic team also included Washington State Huskey player Ralph Bishop. The USA went on to win the gold, defeating Canada 19-8.

Date: 1936, April 6
Duration: 1 min 9 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Men and women collect clams on a beach and load them on truck in Ocean City, Washington.

People gather to collect clams from a beach area in Ocean City, Washington. Men and women along a twelve mile front on the beach collect clams in buckets. They load their collection onto a truck.

Date: 1936, April 1
Duration: 56 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
WPA workers build a massive scale model of New York City; also WPA art, library, and theater programs

Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects in New York City during the Great Depression. Skilled architects, draftsmen, and artists work for the WPA on a massive scale model of New York City, built in cooperation with New York University (this model predates the famous Panorama of New York City model built for the 1964 World's Fair). An artist is seen leaning over part of the model painting one of its features, which include detailed roads, bridges, buildings, and waterways. A hand lifts a building and measures its base with a ruler. Cartographic Survey WPA workers are seen creating a relief map of Staten Island for educational use. Men and women artists, including sculptors, are seen creating new sculptures funded by WPA. A man carves a bust in an art studio or class. Another man carves a relief stone commemorating Dewitt Clinton. A man stands in a Free Library and looks at books. Two women on a park bench look at books from the WPA Free Library holdings. A skilled artist is seen laying out and buildings stained glass windows for the United States Military Academy at Westpoint in New York. Stained glass panels depicting George Washington and soldiers are seen. A series of the George Washington stained glass windows is seen in place, with the artist applying final touches. Men work on the Federal Theater Project. Billboard signs advertising various WPA funded theatre productions in 1936 are shown, including Jefferson Davis, The World's Greatest Circus, Taking the Air, The Mikado, Macbeth, All American Minstrels, Battle Hymn, and Horse Eats Hat.

Date: 1936
Duration: 1 min 40 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Scenes in life of President Franklin D. Roosevelt during the national election of 1936

Opening scene shows President Franklin D. Roosevelt driving his personal Ford Phaeton hand-controlled car along a tree-lined drive at his family residence in Hyde Park, New York. Riding with him are his daughter, Anna Roosevelt Dall, and her children, Anna Eleanor Dall ("Sistie") and Curtis Roosevelt Dall ("Buzzie"). Next, Roosevelt is seen in car, parked in a cornfield, near the Little White House in Warm Springs, Georgia, while his grandchlldren, “Sistie” and “Buzzie” visit with farm hands who are clearing old plants from the field. Very good close-up of President Roosevelt sitting in the driver’s seat of his car. Scene changes to the lawn at "Springwood," the Roosevelt family estate in Hyde Park, New York, where President and Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt are sitting in wicker lawn chairs. She is knitting, and FDR is paying attention to the grandchildren, Anna and Curtis, who are riding horses, and granddaughter, Sara, on a pony. He talks with Sara. Close-up of Sara. Change of scene shows Republican Presidential Alf Landon, Governor of Kansas, and his family in their home. Voters are seen lined up along the sidewalk to cast their ballots in the election. View inside the polling place of voters entering and leaving individual voting booths. Another view shows voters in a long line snaking back and forth across a sidewalk. A Jewish Rabbi is seen registering and being directed to a voting booth at one polling place. On election night, President Roosevelt stands outside his Hyde Park home, assisted by his son Franklin Roosevelt, Jr., as he acknowledges his reelection victory. View of Times Square in New York City, crowded with people celebrating FDR’s reelection. President Roosevelt drives in an open on his return to Washington to resume his duties in the White House. He holds a large bouquet of flowers aloft and waves it to the crowds of spectators who fill the sidewalks. Later, he waves his hat. View of the Presidential motorcade lining Pennsylvania Avenue, with the Capitol in the background. The crowds spill partway into the streets, in places where police are not keeping cordoned off. A crowd of thousands packs the area in front of the White House as President Roosevelt, assisted by his son, stands and waves from a portico. Clip is from a 1961 newsreel showing events 25 years earlier.

Date: 1936
Duration: 1 min 51 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Newsreel restrospective produced following the death of President Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR).

Opening scene shows the White House in Washington, DC. Scene shifts to President Roosevelt seated, ready to address the Nation by radio. View of the statue of Abraham Lincoln in the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC. FDR with his entire family posing, in front of the family home "Springwood" at Hyde Park, New York. Roosevelt, when Governor of New York, seen in a sail boat, in 1929. FDR in his car at his Institute for Rehabilitation in Warm Springs, Georgia. He is speaking with a man associated with the Institute, who then greets several polio victims in wheel chairs there. Crowds celebrating Roosevelt's election, in Times Square, Manhattan, New York City, in 1932. Roosevelt, at the Democratic Headquarters at the Biltmore Hotel on November 8, 1932. He is standing, supported by his son James, as he remarks: "It looks my friends like a real landslide this time." Aerial view of the U.S. Capitol. FDR taking the oath of office on March 4, 1933. A man looking at stock market ticker tape. A group of people raising a National Recovery Administration member flag. Glimpse of "Springwood" and then view of President Roosevelt sitting next to his mother, Sara Ann Delano Roosevelt. Next, as Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt sit in the garden, their grandchildren, Anna Eleanor Dall ("Sistie") and Curtis Roosevelt Dall ("Buzzie") come past riding horses, with granddaughter Sara, behind them on a pony. FDR pets the pony and talks with Sara. FDR being nominated for a second term as President, in the 1936 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. President Roosevelt, riding in an inaugural motorcade as he begins an unprecedented 4th term as President in 1941. Glimpse of President and Mrs. Roosevelt in an open car. West point cadets marching in the inaugural parade. Military trucks towing artillery pieces in the parade. President Roosevelt speaking at the dinner of the White House Correspondents' Association at the Willard hotel in Washington, DC, March 15, 1941. He extols the virtues of Winston Churchill and the British people. And he promises that America will supply them with the war materiel they need (This is known as the Lend Lease Speech.)

Date: 1945
Duration: 4 min 5 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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