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'Pontoon Lizzy', an amphibian auto, during its test ride, rides on shore and takes fishermen to sea, in Padre Island, Texas.

Amphibian auto tested in Padre Island, Texas. An amphibian auto, nicknamed 'Pontoon Lizzy', tested along a beach on Padre Island. A few fishermen holding fishing rods on the land-and-sea car. The auto enters the water with the fishermen aboard. The auto at sea. The men sit along the end of the auto with fishing rods dropped into the water. A man at the engine of the auto. Another fisherman fishes with a rod and catches a fish. The fishes caught by the fishermen laid in a line on the auto. The auto on the shore.

Date: 1934, January 15
Duration: 54 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Victims of Hurricane Beulah in Red Cross shelters are being helped by volunteers in Texas, United States.

A documentary titled: 'It Happened in Texas', about the landfall and aftermath of Hurricane Beulah in Texas, United States. Doctors treating a wounded infant. Hurricane hits the area with high winds and high surf. Wind blown trees near Brownsville Texas. A flooded area. A ship submerged in water. Men working on an instrument. A man typing a document on a typewriter in offices of the Texas Department of Public Safety. People getting food inside a building during relief operations. People in Red Cross shelters. Wind blowing debris and roofing material along a city street in South Texas. Devastated buildings and debris in Port Isabelle area of South Padre Island. People listen to weather warnings from the weather bureau. Officers discussing among themselves. Rescue workers and other volunteers helping the victims. Damaged buildings and houses in an area. Clouds in the sky. A warning about a tornado is given to the people. Views of several tornadoes in south Texas, triggered by the hurricane. Tornado funnel clouds crossing land. The tornado hits the area. Rain and flooding in the area from 20-30 inches of rain over 4 days.

Date: 1967, September
Duration: 3 min 5 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Farmers explain how they suffered the drought and dust bowl storms in Dalhart, Texas, during 1934.

Farmers of Dalhart, Texas describe the terrible sand storms they suffered in the region during 1930s. In 1960 interview, farmer Harold Hogue describes a severe dust storm he experienced in 1934. Scene change to mid 1930s footage showing dust bowl views of desolated farms, drought stricken lands and houses and farm equipment all piled high and buried in dust and dirt. A 1960s' farmer on his tractor describes how the dust storms destroyed his wheat crops and left sand and dust on everything. He states that they experienced 110 dust storms in the Spring of 1934.

Date: 1960, February 7
Duration: 1 min 57 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
View of many city skylines, town centers, and war industries in Texas during World War 2

Cowboys approaching ride horses into a stable. Cattle graze. Oil wells and military airfield from overhead. Distant view of Dallas Texas city skyline. Night view of streets and signs in Amarillo Texas. Daytime view of a tall skyscraper building and wide street in Houston Texas with cars and traffic View of the Hotel Nimitz in Fredericksburg Texas. Downtown Fort Worth Texas city street with shops, offices, and cars. Downtown area in Pampa Texas. Street corner view in Kerrville Texas. Two different views of The Alamo and surroundings in San Antonio, Texas. A water tower and oil rigs in Kilgore Texas. Downtown area of El Paso, Texas from elevated view. Street view in downtown Beaumont, Texas. Downtown view in Wichita Falls, Texas. Downtown San Angelo Texas views. Distant view of the city of Austin Texas from an elevated position, and then in downtown Austin featuring the State House Capitol building. Cattle, sheep, and sorghum farming views. Rice fields and Turkey ranches. Many oil rigs and oil wells. A busy shipyard in Texas making ships for World War II war effort. A sprawling aircraft factory. Oil rigs pumping oil. Farmer on tractor plows wheat field. View of rice harvesting (Massey Harris Self Propelled Harvest Brigade). Men stack magnesium bars. Magnesium factory next to ocean in Texas. Hand cotton picking and view of a mechanical cotton picker. Tractor pulling sorghum harvester. Sulfur mining and Helium plant in Amarillo. Black clouds in sky from burning natural gas in making synthetic rubber for war effort. Cliff of sulfur dynamited and loaded by train crane. Cowboys herd cattle and view of Fort Worth Stockyards and Exchange. Angora goat farm and turkey farming. War time workers manufacturing. Alabama and Coushatta Native American Indian village with flag of service stars for men in the war. Indian children with elder and Indian logging camp. Campus of University of Texas and State Capitol in Austin. Well dressed women exit Dallas department store.

Date: 1945
Duration: 7 min 18 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Views of Japan and its militarism from 1937 through 1943 . Construction of B-29 bombers in the United States

Volcanic eruption and creation of island of Japan. Glimpse of map of Japan. Gardens and rivers. Two men demonstrate samurai sword techniques. Japanese soldiers advance through smoke carrying rising sun flag. Chinese suffering under Japanese military occupation. Two executed with rifles. Japanese soldiers waving weapons and red ball flags. A DC-3 aircraft flying over a Japanese Pagoda. Vies of Old Japan. Farmers at work. One manually turning a water pump with his feet. A man using a pole to propel a boat. Modern methods adopted in Japan for terraced farming. Japanese building railroads. Japanese modern locomotive on South Manchurian Railway. in 1934. A Japanese twin engine bomber taking off. The Japanese ocean liner, Asama Maru, in the 1930s. Glimpse of numerous ships in Tokyo harbor. Western style architecture in modern Tokyo buildings. Neon lights on the Grand Palace Hotel and other establishments in Tokyo. Industrial smoke stacks. Women at work in a silk factory. Finished product stamped "Made in Japan."Steel ingots being made in a Japanese steel mill using scrap iron imported from the U.S.A. Chinese victims of 2nd Sino-Japanese War. Japanese troops on parade. Fallen American Marines on shore of Tarawa Atoll in the Pacific in World War 2. Japanese high ranking officers reviewing troops on parade. Japanese warships underway. Troops parading beneath the Imperial Palace in Tokyo. American B-25 bombers on flight deck of the USS Hornet, headed to bomb Tokyo.A crew of Doolittle's Raiders standing by their plane. B-25 taking off from the Hornet. Formation of B-25s in flight. View from bomber of smoke rising from bombing of Tokyo below. Brigadier General Jimmie Doolittle pledging to repeat bombing of Tokyo. Supply train entering a Boeing Company defense plant. Workers being scrutinized as they enter the facility and punching in at a time clock. Poster in the plant picturing a B-29 bomber on a message in German describing it as an instrument for a "Destruction Battle against the Luftwaffe." Bold letters, above, in English read: "They're Promised-Let's Deliver 'em!" And, below, the words: "B-29, Super Bombers." Slabs of aluminum sheets fill a factory room. Overhead traveling cranes move them. Workers use heat and brakes to shape the aluminum sheets. Multiple views of the aluminum being machined and stamped to specifications. Wings being fabricated. Relatively unskilled labor using jigs to perform the work. Woman operating an overhead crane moving a wing in the plant. Views of plane parts moving across the ceiling via cranes. Women driving rivets into wings. Men and women employees working inside fuel fuel compartments of wings. A floor full of engine nacelles. A floor full of 2200 HP radial engines. A skeleton nose section being fabricated. Midsections and bomb bays being assembled. Workers crawling through the airframe during assembly. A woman working on a connecting tunnel. Sub-assemblies made by contractors arriving at the plant. More views of Boeing employees including young, old, men, and women, at work in the plant.

Date: 1944
Duration: 11 min 0 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
People drink Schepps beer at the Texan Hotel in Dallas, Texas. It is priced at 60 cents for 60 minutes of beer drinking.

A beer drinking offer for Schepps Beer at the Texan Hotel in Dallas, Texas, 1935. Sign out front of the building says "Look! All the Schepps beer you can drink. 60 cents per hour." . A man drinks beer at the bar where for 60 cents he may have as much beer as he can consume in 60 minutes. Several men use straws to drink beer from a pitcher at the same time. Men and women drink beer from huge mugs and salt their beer before drinking it. A group of men and women raise their mugs in toast as they congregate around a woman playing a piano. From a 25 year retrospective in a newsreel dated July 14, 1960. (Note: Schepps Brewing Co. was founded in Dallas in 1934, and sold in 1935. In 1939, it became Time Brewing, Inc. and subsequently Dallas-Fort Worth Brewing Co. 1940-51.)

Date: 1935, July
Duration: 31 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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