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Peoria Illinois USA 1933 stock footage and images

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Cars running on fuel made from corn in Peoria, Illinois

A film titled, 'Surplus farm stuffs make new motor fuel' shows factories manufacturing fuel from corn behind a railway yard in Peoria, Illinois. Huge heaps of corn in farms. A man fills car gas tank with fuel made from corn (ethanol). At the gas station or filling station, a man puts fuel in his car. A banner on the back of the car reads that it is alcohol from grain mixed with Gasoline and "Works fine, Use it!". Final scene shows a car being driven wildly, at high speed, skidding from side to side, going off road and onto a grassy area, and then back onto the road.

Date: 1933, March 20
Duration: 51 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Federal government reimburses defunct Fon Du Lac Bank's patrons by cashing their accounts in full under Federal Insurance Act

The government reimburses the patrons of defunct Fon Du Lac Bank by cashing in their accounts for one hundred cents on the dollar. Crowd gathered outside Fon Du Lac Bank in East Peoria, Illinois. Women on the counter while cashier counts dollar bills. Child collects cents from the cash counter.

Date: 1934, July 4
Duration: 1 min 1 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: None
 
 
U.S. Postmaster General, James Farley, formally opens the 1933 Century of Progress Worlds Fair in Chicago, Illinois.

The 1933 World's Fair in Chicago, Illinois. The Avenue of Flags. A huge crowd at the fair. Postmaster General James Farley formally opens the fair. A crowd at the carnival-like "Midway" of the fair. Huge statue of a boy in a red wagon.

Date: 1933, May 27
Duration: 18 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Views of the Midway, also known as "Ballyhoo Boulevard" in the Chicago Century of Progress Exposition of 1933.

Views of rides and entertainment on the Midway at the Century of Progress Exposition, Chicago, Illinois, United States. An amusement ride called 'The Funnies'. African American jazz musicians and dancers perform a minstrel show in costume and black face on stage at the "Old Plantation." A covered ride called "Bozo" spins around a track. Fire eater performs. Moving robotic animatronic models of a dinosaur and a bear at the Sinclair Dinosaur Exhibit. Children stand near them. Night views of the Exposition and fireworks show. Fireworks at night.

Date: 1933
Duration: 1 min 11 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Scenes of Chicago "Century of Progress" World's Fair. Gardens, aerial tramway, main concourse, car moving through crowd

A large crowd of visitors walk around a garden in the grounds of the Chicago "Century of Progress" World's Fair of 1933-34. People move on paths between the gardens. Some sit on benches by hedges. Posts on the paths contain signs pointing to various exhibits at the fair. An aerial tramway called the "Skyway" carries riders above the fairgrounds. Flags fly in background. Extremely dense crowds of visitors move through a main concourse of the fair. A car (1933 Hupmobile?) moves slowly through the crowd. Large umbrellas at outdoor cafe in background.

Date: 1933
Duration: 2 min 5 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
World's Champion Horseshoe pitcher, Ted Allen, demonstrates skills, after his win in Moline, Illinois

Approximately 20 contestants, dressed in white, are seen at horseshoe pitching lanes in a fenced enclosure. Spectators are seated in bleachers nearby. A stray dog wanders in the foreground. View of the spectators (mostly men). View of a shoe landing as a ringer. View from the pins as a contestant throws five shoes at four pins. One shoe appears to have landed closed against the first pin. The remaining four are all ringers. In a complete change of scene, Ted Allen, wearing a sweater emblazoned with his name and title: "World's Champion," gives a demonstration. He throws four ringers at one pin, while an intrepid assistant leans over, with his hand atop the pin, confident that he won't be hit by one of the horseshoes. Final view is a closeup of Ted Allen posing with his face framed by a horseshoe. (Note: Ted Allen was born in Kansas. His family moved to Colorado in 1922; to Oregon in 1932; to California in 1933; and finally back to Colorado, in 1936.)

Date: 1935, September 4
Duration: 1 min 1 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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