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People of the Penobscot tribe Native American Indians gather during the feast of Corpus Christi in Old Town, Maine.

Activities of the Native American Indian Penobscot tribe in Old Town, Maine. People gather for the feast of Corpus Christi. People march on a street. Houses and trees along a side of the street. Other people watch them. They march towards a graveyard. Old people standing. Children kneel in front of a building.

Date: 1937, April 2
Duration: 46 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
"By Request Department" shows scenes of soldiers' home towns for soldiers deployed overseas in World War 2; views of several American towns circa 1945.

Busy streets of the cities in the United States. A woman officer at a desk of Army-Navy Screen Magazine's "By Request Department" addresses U.S. soldiers overseas during World War 2, and says they will show views of various American home towns by request.. Busy intersection along Capitol Street in Charleston, West Virginia. 1930s automobiles on roads and American citizens walking on city streets. Next scene shows the main street of Wytheville, Virginia with cars, pedestrians, and shops. Next scene is of main street area in Fall River, Massachusetts. Buildings seen on either sides of the streets and buses at bus station depot. Next view is of Springfield Street, looking toward Market Street in the center of Newark, New Jersey. Main streets of Winslow Arizona, with citizens dressed in Western wear, and then a main intersection in Tucson, Arizona, where a paper boy sells newspapers on a street corner.

Date: 1945
Duration: 1 min 52 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Laborers and projects of the Work Progress Administration in West Virginia during the Great Depression.

Men breaking rocks for road building in rural areas of the Allegheny Mountains in West Virginia. Cars along road through rural area. A man stands in a horse pulled cart moving on a rural road. Post office at Helvetia, West Virginia, a small town where many citizens still practice traditions from their heritage in Switzerland. Old woman sitting churning butter outside farmhouse. Women with Swiss cheese. Tourists arrive in car at Seneca Rocks, and views of the large rock formations. A sweeping wide view of Germany Valley. Work of the Conservation Commission fish hatchery in Morgan County, as fish including bass are added. Young women feed deer for restocking of forests. A woman feeds a white tailed deer fawn with a bottle. A woman pets a white tail deer buck with antlers.

Date: 1937
Duration: 1 min 32 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Bad weather forces woman pilot Frances Grayson to abandon her third attempt to fly to Denmark; she returns to Old Orchard Maine

Sikorsky S-36 amphibious aircraft parked at beach in Maine. Crowd surrounds aircraft named "Dawn". Aircraft in flight over Atlantic Ocean after take off from beach. Sikorsky S-36 amphibian aircraft the "Dawn" then seen returning and landing on water back again at Old Orchard after shortened 500 mile flight due to weather. Men on beach direct aircraft. Female pilot Frances Wilson Grayson (niece of President Woodrow Wilson) exits aircraft after bad weather forces the aviatrix to abandon her third attempt to fly to Denmark. Close up view of Frances Grayson. (Grayson was flying together with pilot Wilmer Stultz and navigator Brice Goldsborough.)

Date: 1927, October 23
Duration: 1 min 59 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Scenes in North Carolina town. Dogs, Old frame house, Farmer's Bank,Banker, Negro men

A dog with a collar lies on the ground. It gets up. A dog lies on sand. He sits up. A very old unpainted wood frame house, sagging in the middle, and having two outside chimneys and roughly patched roof. Exterior view of Farmer's Bank. A man inside the bank pulls down a "closed" sign at the door and comes out and locks the door. Three negro men pass on the sidewalk. Road sign shows U.S. Highway 158.

Date: 1934
Duration: 1 min 14 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
General Motors guidelines for maintaining private cars during World War II, when none were manufactured in the U.S.A.

General Motors film entitled: "It's up to US," explains how to maintain private cars during World War 2, when all manufacturers switched to production of war materiel. Bugler, in U.S. Army uniform, blows reveille. Montage of American scenes, including homes and gardens; mountains; forests and lumberjacks felling a tree; an oil well gusher spewing crude oil; open pit mining operations; Niagara falls; flock of sheep grazing; workers picking cotton and it being delivered to a processing plant by horse-drawn wagon; a large log being cut into boards in a lumber mill; steel being manufactured for the war effort; a woman saving foods in a refrigerator; a man cutting his lawn; a woman vacuuming her carpet; a taking clothes from a washing machine; a farmer plowing with a tractor; automobiles on American road and in parking lot of a defense plant. A driver with worn and dented 1938 Chevrolet car parked in front of a home is assisted by another who drives up behind him in a 1941 Oldsmobile and gives him a push. Sign at a Chevrolet service garage reading: "Official O.P.A. Tire Inspection Station." A 1942 Chevrolet 2-door fastback car drives into the garage. Mechanic greets driver and begins routine service, including: adding distilled water to battery; draining oil from car up on hydraulic lift. Scene shifts to a mechanic lubricates fittings on a 1937 Chevy on a lift at a gas station. Scene reverts to the earlier garage where mechanic drains cooling system, and refills it. The mechanic removes the carburetor and services it on a bench. He checks distributor rotor and makes compression checks. He cleans and re-gaps spark plugs, and checks tires and brakes. Cars driving on a town street. Mechanic aligning wheels on 1941 Chevrolet. Animated illustrations of tire wear from alignment problems. Servicing air in tire of 1942 2-door Chevy. More animated illustrations of tire problems. Illustrated explanation of rotation for bias tires.

Date: 1943
Duration: 8 min 16 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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