U.S. heavyweight boxing champion Joseph Louis Barrow (Joe Louis) nicknamed the Brown Bomber in Pompton Lakes, New Jersey. He holds a gun and shoots at a target. Spectators stand in the background. Brown aiming at the target. Joe Louis smiles. Boxer Joe Louis in a bout and spectators watch the boxing match. Joe Louis wears a helmet and fights.
Max Baer an American boxer displays his body before the heavy weight championship. Baer practices with coach in Asbury Park, New Jersey. While Italian boxer Carner whips himself into shape at Pompton Lakes, New Jersey.
Scenes from the New England Hurricane of 1938 (or Great New England Hurricane) (or Long Island Express) (or The Great Hurricane of 1938). Hurricane hitting U.S. Eastern Seaboard on September 21, 1938. The Coast from New Jersey to New England felt its effect. Cars and people drenched with water in streets. Policemen wade through hip deep water. New York is whipped by 70 mile-an-hour winds and the raging sea pouring tons of water far inland. A man retreats from a dock as waves pour water on him. Outcome of hurricane shows broken ships, downed trees, and devastation at the water front in coastal areas including Atlantic City, New London Connecticut, and Long Island. Firemen in New London Connecticut battle fires. Aerial view of destroyed shoreline and beached boats in New London. Broken cars crushed by fallen trees. Crowds gather to look at damage as a lone sentry guards against looting. Boats along the Atlantic Coast are destroyed. A boat is seen on a road in front of Merkel's Delicatessen. View of a train that was derailed by the hurricane on Long Island. Shot of a car that was carried far off a roadway and impaled on an upright beam.
Post-war home front activities in New Jersey, United States, shortly after the end of World War II. Locomotive train running on railroad tracks through the main street center of Passaic New Jersey. The Great Falls of the Passaic River is seen (now part of the Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park) with a power generating facility in the foreground. Views of various industries in the Passaic area, some deriving power from the falls. Factory workers seen outside a large industrial factory as they enter it. Narrator notes that the factories are being converted to peace time production. Women seen working in a textile mill. View of bolts of cloth, sewing, and looms. Steel mill activities. A factory making wood veneer or cardboard or thick paper. A man operates an industrial machine. Women sew clothes. Workers work on machines. View of street signs, buildings, pedestrians, and traffic with 1940s era automobiles and buses at the intersection of Broad Street and Market Street, in the Four Corners District of Newark, New Jersey. Narrator describes it as the 3rd most busy intersection in the world. Boats in Lake Hopatcong. A boat launch area at the lake and some people on the lake shore. A woman wearing a swimming cap dives into the lake from a dock.
In 1938 American distance runner and athlete Glenn V. Cunningham wins the race in Princeton, New Jersey. Glenn and U.S. athlete Archie San Romani during the last lap of the race . The spectators seated in a stand as they cheer. Cunningham wins the race.
High School Students skip classes and parade with banners on streets against suspension of their Athletic Instructor in Plainfield NJ. Few students inside a car display banner reading 'For Sale' from window to the camera. Students gather around an open area of street and perform Collegiate Shag. April 1938.