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Nellie Tayloe Ross and officials oversee first gold shipment to Fort Knox from United States Mint in Philadelphia

Nellie Tayloe Ross, the 28th Director of the Mint, and Employees at the United States Mint, Department of Treasury oversee the first shipment of government gold from the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia to the U.S. Bullion Depository at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Clip shows casting and weighing of government gold, at the U.S. Mint facility in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. Nellie Tayloe Ross seen speaking and seated at a desk with other officials nearby. Mint officials check the quality and dimensions of a cast gold bar to be transported to Fort Knox in Kentucky. Gold molded into bars by ram machines. Nellie Tayloe Ross signs papers. Molding machines and employees at work. Molten gold in a kiln. Man casts it into gold bars. Officials and armed guards keep an eye on the process. Gold bars are placed on one side of a large scale and weighed. Exterior view of the U.S. Mint department building in Philadelphia. View is of the third U.S. Mint building in Philadelphia, North facade, facing Spring Garden Street (building later owned by the Community College of Philadelphia, as of 1973). Late 1930's automobiles seen passing by the U.S. Mint on Spring Garden Street.

Date: 1937, January 13
Duration: 4 min 30 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Brazilian flag is raised to fore top of USS Philadelphia and USS St. Louis docked at Philadelphia Naval Base in Philadelphia.

Activities aboard ships docked at Philadelphia Naval Base in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Rear Admiral Schuirmann comes aboard the USS Philadelphia (CL-41) light cruiser prior to ceremony. American flag is lowered from the fore top of the USS Philadelphia. Naval officers await the ceremony to start. Brazilian flag is raised to fore top of the USS Philadelphia light cruiser. Brazilian and American Naval personnel salute. USS Philadelphia tied alongside pier. USS ST Louis (CL-49) light cruiser tied along the pier. American sailor in the foreground. Sailor salutes and Brazilian being flag raised to fore top of USS St. Louis.

Date: 1951, January 29
Duration: 2 min 18 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
A group of women with short hair display various hair styles and a barber trims a monkey's hair in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Convention of Beauty Culturists ban short hair in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A group of women with short hair display various hair styles. A barber trims hair of a monkey named Bridget. A woman files her nails. The barber removes excess hair with a brush and shows a mirror to the monkey.

Date: 1930, January 18
Duration: 1 min 41 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Famous gangster Jack diamond after being caught by the police in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Jack Diamond, a gangster, is caught by the police in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A group of men. A ship underway at a sea. Men come out of a building.

Date: 1930, September 22
Duration: 25 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
United States Cruiser St. Louis (C-20) being scrapped in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in accord with London Treaty.

United States Navy junks warships in accord with London Treaty in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Cruiser USS St. Louis (C-20), World War transport veteran, being scrapped. Americans dismantle the ship. Large pipes being lowered with the help of a crane.

Date: 1930, September 11
Duration: 1 min 6 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Twelve year old boy Robert Dodge makes a car out of junk and drives it in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Twelve year old boy Robert Dodge makes a homemade car out of junk for $1 total cost in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Robert Dodge starts and drives his gasoline powered car, which is about the size of a soapbox racer car. Children run behind him as he drives the car. He pulls into a gasoline filling station and the attendant adds fuel to his gas tank. Robert continues on driving his car. He stops the car along a sidewalk. He accepts money or treats from other children to give them rides in the car. A girl sits on the "hood" of the car and then he drives away down the street giving her a ride.

Date: 1930, May 21
Duration: 53 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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