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Track and Field events at Franklin Field in Philadelphia.

Athletes take part in various track and field events at Franklin Field in Philadelphia. A hurdle race takes place in the background while an athlete pole vaults. Athletes running in a 400 meters event. Close up of athlete Grover Klemmer after he breaks 400 meter world record. 1941.

Date: 1941, June 29
Duration: 1 min 20 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
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
 
 
Cierva C30 Autogiro parked at airfield. Autogiro lands on roof of new Post Office Building in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

Cierva C30 Autogiro (G-ACIO) built by British A.V. Roe & Co. is seen parked at Air Park, London, England. Several views of the autogiro. Scene shifts to aerial view of the new Federal Post Office building in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. A Kellett autogiro lands on the building roof, on May 25, 1935,as part of dedication ceremonies,for the new Post Office building. Officials stand on the rooftop watching the landing. The pilot delivers a mail pouch to James A. Farley, the U.S. Postmaster General, thus initiating airmail service between Camden New Jersey and Philadelphia. Aerial views of the Post Office building and surrounding downtown Philadelphia. The autogiro climbing steeply away.

Date: 1935, May 25
Duration: 51 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Veterans and their wives present in 42nd National VFW Encampment in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

42nd National VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) Encampment in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 50,000 Veterans and their wives present. Veterans parade with flags. Several women perform in the parade. Several handicapped veterans on pavement. Crowd cheers them.

Date: 1941, August 27
Duration: 28 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Destroyed buildings and rubble due to a gas explosion in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

A gas explosion in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Destroyed buildings and houses. People watch the wreckage. People take luggage from their houses and walk. Rubble on the ground.

Date: 1941, February 13
Duration: 27 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Strike of workers in a wage dispute spreads to Philadelphia's transportation system affecting half a million people.

Strike of workers in a wage dispute spreads to Philadelphia's transportation system. People on streets going to work. Philadelphia. Streetcars, subways and buses lie idle. 'Station Closed' sign at Philadelphia subway entrance. Huge crowd of people walking to get to work, waiting at railway station and on streets for transportation. View of empty 46th street metro rail station in Philadelphia. View of taxis on streets and a press company without workers. Buildings and shops along streets of downtown Philadelphia. A line of African American men and women hitchhiking in downtown Philadelphia to get a ride. Group of 5 people runs to catch an available Philadelphia taxi cab. Scene changes to New York City where striking newspaper workers form a picket line. Empty newspaper offices are shown. Longshoreman dock workers on strike so office workers are seen hoisting a giant rope and assisting the Cunard ocean liner Queen Mary in docking operations at New York harbor slip covered in thin ice. Cunard Queen Mary passengers carrying their own luggage at the dock area due to the labor strike.

Date: 1963, January 17
Duration: 2 min 28 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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