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U.S. President Herbert Hoover welcomed by people of Saint Thomas, Virgin Islands

United States President Herbert Hoover visits Saint Thomas, Virgin Islands. People gather to meet him at the harbor. Mountains in background. U.S. President Hoover sits in a car. The car passes through a large crowd. President Hoover waves to the crowd. President Hoover watches the dance performances and drills of school children.

Date: 1931, March 30
Duration: 1 min 34 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Sailors of USS Valley Forge (CVS-45) visit a restaurant, a market and a beach in Saint Thomas, United States.

Sailors of USS Valley Forge (CVS-45) on liberty in Saint Thomas, United States. The crew walks down the gangway from USS Valley Forge. The sailors at the restaurant of Bluebeards Castle Hotel. The crew takes sunbath at Morning Star Beach. They walk down a street. The sailors and the natives buy fish.

Date: 1956, February 22
Duration: 1 min 10 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
An icon of Virgin Mary which wept when a worshiper prayed in front of it is enshrined in Saint Paul Cathedral on Long Island.

An icon of Virgin Mary enshrined in Long Island, New York. Exterior of a house. People gather outside the house. The icon is said to have wept when a Mrs. Pagona Catsounis of Island Park, NY prayed in front of it. The Priest, Fr. George Papadeas carrying the icon coming out of the house. They proceed towards Saint Paul Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Hempstead. Interior of the church where The icon is enshrined.

Date: 1960, March 24
Duration: 42 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Agricultural activities in Puerto Rico on the eve of World War II

Cattle pulls his plow as a farmer plows his field in Puerto Rico. Man loads sugar cane into a truck. The S.S. Catherine is docked at a passenger terminal. (She makes overnight runs between San Juan, Puerto Rico, and St. Thomas, the U.S. Virgin Islands.) Men are seen moving about on the wharf, where some cargo is sitting. . View of farms. A small tugboat pulls a heavily laden barge in coastal waters. A sign reads 'god bless America'. New cars are seen on the docks. Some are covered with cloth covers. Cars of the era are parked at the curb near a sidewalk. Aerial views from an airplane flying over the coastline. Views of Fort San Felipe del Morro from the air.

Date: 1941
Duration: 1 min 38 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
The USS Arizona (BB-39) underway in the Caribbean Sea, with President Hoover on board. The President visits the Virgin Islands

President Herbert Hoover on the U.S. Battleship Arizona (BB-39) headed to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The President's flag flies on the ship. Crew of the Arizona drape themselves across the superstructure and guns of the battleship to be photographed with President Hoover. The President seated in a wicker chair at the center of the picture. President Hoover visits Charlotte Amalie, the Capital of the U.S. Virgin Islands. A sailor jumps onto the dock from the boat carrying the President. Herbert Hoover is met by the Virgin Islands Governor, Paul Pearson. who escorts him to a car. Hoover gets into the car with Governor Pearson and they proceed in a motorcade through Charlotte Amalie. The sidewalks are filled with spectators. President Hoover and the Governor Pearson watch a parade of students from a raised gazebo in a park.

Date: 1931
Duration: 1 min 19 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
President Hoover aboard the USS Arizona en route to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. He goes ashore at the Virgin Islands

U.S. President Herbert Hoover aboard the U.S. Battleship Arizona (BB-39) underway to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. View of ship's deck. The President's flag flies on the mainmast. The ships company take up positions across the entire superstructure of the USS Arizona forming a dramatic backdrop for a photograph with President Hoover. The President seated in a wicker chair on deck. President Hoover is brought by boat from the USS Arizona to the dock at Charlotte Amalie, the Capital of the U.S. Virgin Islands. A sailor jumps onto the dock from the boat. President Herbert Hoover is met by the Governor, Paul Pearson. Soldiers and sailors stand in attention. President Hoover gets into a car with Governor Pearson and they drive with several other cars through the streets of Charlotte Amalie, which are filled with spectators. From a gazebo-like reviewing stand, The President and the Governor watch a parade of students and various organizations.

Date: 1931, March
Duration: 1 min 19 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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