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Steamship from San Pedro to Avalon in Santa Catalina Island in California

Map showing the location of Avalon on Santa Catalina Island in California. Passesngers climb steps of a steamship going to Avalon from San Pedro. A lighthouse is seen. Many other passenger boats also seen. Hotel Stamford is seen. Passengers disembark. All ashore at Avalon Harbor.

Date: 1916
Duration: 3 min 23 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Automobile traffic on a street and pedestrians on a sidewalk in California, United States.

Life of people in California, United States. An automobile driven in open country. A rocky shore as waves break at the coast. A man examines a mast of a Chinese junk off Santa Catalina Island. Automobile traffic on a city street. Pedestrians on a sidewalk. Cars driven along a mountain road. A man mixes a meal with a wooden pestle in a wooden bowl.

Date: 1917
Duration: 50 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Views of Avalon Bay and Casino at Santa Catalina Island.

Shows Avalon Bay and City of Avalon from porch of Wrigley home. Houses in Avalon City can be seen. Views of Casino, Avalon dock and U.S. flag flying.

Date: 1944, August 29
Duration: 2 min 6 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
United States Maritime Services Administrative Office and Training station at Avalon City.

Entrance of U.S. Maritime Services Administrative Office. Lieutenant Commander R.J.Casilli (USNR Executive Officer) and Lieutenant Commander Z.K.Fonyo (USMS Training Officer) chatting outside the office. Board sign of 'United States Maritime Service Training Station - Santa Catalina Island'. Trainees moving out for the noon muster in island villa barracks.

Date: 1944, August 29
Duration: 2 min 28 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Woman taxidemist, Emily Parker, shows sea life specimens at Catalina Submarine Gardens in Avalon, on Catalina Island, California

Woman taxidermist, Emily Parker, interviewed at Catalina Submarine Gardens, in Avalon, on Catalina Island, California. Numerous preserved species of sea life are mounted on the wall behind her. She is working on a specimen of hammerhead shark. Next, Ms.Parker displays a preserved Tuna and several other species including a pair of so-called Flying Fish. she touches- up a billfish specimen and inspects a shark. (Note: Ms. Parker's husband, C.B. Parker, was a Taxidermist in Catalina. After he passed away in 1926, Ms.Parker continued his business. She was considered to be one of the first women taxidermists.)

Date: 1930, March 5
Duration: 1 min 8 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Participants taking off in hot air balloon race from Catalina Island to California mainland

Five Hot air balloons preparing for a race from Catalina Island, to the mainland, California. Views of gas tanks and flames that create the hot air for the balloons. Participant, Barbara R. Keith,a 42 year old grandmother, from Hartford, Connecticut, seen wearing an inflatable life jacket and donning her helmet. She boards her balloon and tucks her goodluck mascot (a stuffed toy dog) into the gondola. she is seen rising in her balloon. Brief view of the ground and sightseers from a balloon about 50 feet in the air. Famed balloonist, Donald Louis Piccard, is seen igniting his heater and leaving the ground aboard his balloon. (Note: This was an ill fated venture. Only one balloonist successfully reached the mainland, California. The rest had to be rescued from the water. Mrs. Keith lost her life and her body was recovered days later.)

Date: 1964, January 23
Duration: 1 min 17 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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