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Views of the Monasterio de El Escorial palace in Spain

The Monasterio de El Escorial in the town of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain, about 45 kilometres northwest of Madrid. A carriage outside the palace, men remove dry leaves from the road outside the palace with large brooms. A stone emblem of a ruler and a statue of a man. Interiors of the palace. Murals on walls and ceilings. Furniture in rooms.

Date: 1956
Duration: 1 min 41 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Madrid fortifies and civilians evacuate during the Spanish Civil War

Scene opens showing the fly leaf of the book Don Quixote, De La Mancha. A hand flips to another illustrated page. Then camera focuses on statues of Don Quixote and Sancho Panza on the memorial to author, Cervantes, by sculptor Lorenzo Coullaut Valera, on the Plaza Espana, in Madrid. Next is shown a building partially destroyed by shelling. Citizens of Madrid are seen working to place protective walls around important monuments and buildings in the city. Masons work on the reinforcing walls, while citizens are seen busily going about their affairs in background. Several soldiers march into a guarded fortified area. A truck drives on a street, past a woman and small children sitting on some rubble. A streetcar moves along a street along with a horse-drawn covered wagon, and pedestrians, making their way past a long masonry protective wall. Two armed Republican soldiers ride on the roof of a bus. A Red Cross flag hangs beneath a Metro sign, above steps leading down into the subway. A long line of people waiting to buy vegetables at a small store. Masking tape crisscrossing the window of a shop to help proctect it. Pedestrians filling the sidewalks of a street walled by tall apartment buildings and shops. Some rubble in the street from rebel Nationalist shelling. A policeman armed with a rifle, directing pedestrians to move along. The covered body of a civilian lying amidst rubble from shelling, on a sidewalk. A Municipal Services truck pulling up to the spot. The city workers place the body in a wooden coffin and put it into their truck. A large poster urges all civlians to evacuate Madrid. View from moving vehicle of huge crowds of civilians on the sidewalks. A horse-drawn wagon, loaded down with household goods, moves along the street. Women carry bedsprings past stone bunkers. People standing about, with bundles of personal belongings, apparently waiting for transport of some sort. Women and children, with their belongings, being helped aboard a truck. The truck driving away.

Date: 1937
Duration: 4 min 43 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Bulls set free on the streets as part of the celebration of Feast Day of San Fermin in Pamplona, Spain.

Celebration of Feast Day of San Fermin in Pamplona, Spain. Bulls set free on the streets. Group of people run in front of them. Crowd cheers. Huge crowd on an open ground with bulls running after them.

Date: 1956, July 16
Duration: 52 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Famous sites in Madrid, Spain including El Prado art museum, statue of Velazquez, pond and surroundings in Buen Retiro garden.

Various locations in Madrid , Spain. A map shows location of Spain. View of the capital city, Madrid, in Spain. The "Puerta del Sol", the center of Madrid, and starting point of the Spanish national road network. Exteriors of the "Museo del Prado", one of the world's leading art galleries, and the statue of the painter Velazquez.. View of pond and surroundings in the park of "Buen Retiro", a famous garden in the center of Madrid.

Date: 1926
Duration: 1 min 9 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
An elevator observatory being inaugurated at the El Cortez Hotel in San Diego, California.

An elevator observatory at The El Cortez hotel in San Diego, California. A woman dressed in a space cadet or astronaut-like uniform stands in the elevator, known as the "Starlight Express." Passengers seen boarding the all-glass elevator that rises on the outside the building to carries guests to a rooftop ballroom. The lift supported on a hydraulic ram 175 feet long, rises up to the roof of the hotel, Clip includes a brief elevated view of the city of San Diego as seen from the elevator.

Date: 1956, April 12
Duration: 43 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Aerial views of Havana Cuba near coast and harbor. El Morro and monument at Castillo de San Salvador de la Punta

Views from aircraft flying over Havana, Cuba. Aerial views of houses and buildings. Bridge over a river and boat anchored at the river bank. Residential area surrounding the river. Two masted sail boats (sails down) in a harbor. At entrance to harbor, El Morro Castle fortress can be seen as well as the monument at Castillo de San Salvador de la Punta.

Date: 1937
Duration: 3 min 22 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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