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People have drinks in an air raid shelter opened by an enterprising merchant in Seattle, Washington.

An enterprising merchant opens the first air raid shelter in North-West Seattle. Aircraft in flight over Seattle. A man puts up a sign which reads 'Bomb Shelter'. The shelter has sand bags stacked outside. A sign reads 'For Rent Space In This Bomb Shelter'. People move inside the shelter. Interiors of the shelter shows people drinking. A sign in background reads 'Only Bottled Beer Sold During Raids'. (World War II period).

Date: 1940, October 30
Duration: 46 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. Army's 'Round the World Flight in 1924, using Douglas World Cruiser aircraft

Documentary about the U.S. Army's flight around the world in 1924, employing four Douglas World Cruiser aircraft. A flag of United States. Crowds gather around around. the four Douglas World Cruisers, named Boston, Chicago, New Orleans, and Seattle, as they prepare to depart from Seattle, Washington, on their expedition. One of the aircraft taking off. All the aircraft in flight over Seattle Washington. Major Frederick F. Martin Commander of the flight. An animated map shows the aerial expedition's route and locations of various accidents and incidents that beset them along the way. View of one Douglas World Cruiser in flight, equipped with floats. The expedition was completed by the Cruiser,Chicago, crewed by pilot, Lt. Lowell Smith and Lt. Leslie Arnold; and by the New Orleans, crewed by pilot, Lt. Erik Nelson and Lt. Jack Harding, who are seen being congratulated by expedition Commander, Major Frederick F. Martin upon their completion of the mission in Seattle, on September 28, 1924.

Date: 1924
Duration: 1 min 31 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Scenes of Washington DC, and people working inside various Federal buildings and government offices in Washington DC.

A documentary titled 'Boomtown DC', a part of 'This is America' series, compares Washington DC to an industrial boomtown where the big business is government. 1930's and 1940's cars parked along a tree-lined street in a Washington DC neighborhood with homes visible. A cat jumps down from a wall behind a neighborhood home, with the U.S. Capitol seen in the background. Scene changes to U.S. Capitol building exterior close up. Close up views of souvenir stand trinkets in Washington DC, including banners, snow globes, and postcards of buildings and monuments of the city. View on the National Mall in Washington DC toward the Lincoln Memorial, interrupted by temporary wartime elevated walkways erected between buildings of the rapidly expanding Navy Department on either side of the National Mall. Smoke stacks from the chimneys of a factory superimposed over various images of buildings in the city. A woman exiting a voting booth, followed by a man entering the same voting booth and closing the curtain. A US Army guard standing outside the White House. Exterior of the newly built Pentagon War Department building in Arlington Virginia. Sign "War Department" on the War Department building at 21st and Virginia Avenues. Exterior view of a Navy Department building, then exterior view of the Treasury Department building. Close up view of hands holding and flipping through a stack of IRS individual tax return documents, then of hands sorting through a stack of U.S. government bonds. View of the Justice Department, and then view of sign on the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Scientists in a laboratory operate various equipment and run tests. A scientist near some beakers and test tubes in the lab. Scientists look through microscopes. View of underground rifle range in the FBI building as personnel practice marksmanship. View toward shooters on the range during firing, and toward targets. US Army guard in front of the State Department building. Exterior view of the Department of Labor building and sign. View of the U.S. Office of War Information building (OWI) with sign "US Information" inscribed in large letters on the top of the building (possibly the "Temporary V Building" of the OWI?) Exterior view of the Supreme Court Building. View of Declaration of Independence document on display. Exerior view of U.S. Capitol, then view of House of Representatives in session. U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt seated at a desk signs a document. Citizens and workers walking on streets of Washington DC. Sopme people enter the Department of Agriculture building. Men and women enter the Office of War Information. Civilian and military hats being hung on a hat rack. Hand reaches for a 1940's era telephone. Women filing papers, views of filing cabinets. Close-up of 1940s era typewriters in use.

Date: 1943
Duration: 4 min 34 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
The first draft lottery being conducted in Washington DC, under the 1940 Selective Service Act of 1940

The first Selective Service lottery conducted in Washington, DC, on October 29, 1940, in the United States. An American Legion member, in uniform, poses with Mrs. Robert Bell and her son and a young woman (her daughter?) after her son's draft number (158) had been the first one drawn in the Washington DC Lottery. Dr. Baxter talks with Mrs. Bell and asks why she exclaimed out loud when the first number was drawn. Dr. Baxter gives her the capsule in which her son's draft number was contained. Views of the audience at the The Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium at 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, where the lottery was being conducted.

Date: 1940, October 29
Duration: 1 min 33 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: English
 
 
Cargo ships lined at harbor in Seattle, Washington to load with scrap metal on the eve of calling off scrap shipments to Japan.

On the eve of the embargo calling off shipments of scrap metal to Japan, cargo ships lined at harbor in Seattle, Washington to load with valuable junk for Nipponese war machines. Cranes load scrap metals to the cargo ships. Small tugs and boats near the ships at harbor.

Date: 1940, October 16
Duration: 28 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
The Boeing Stratosphere Liner's initial test flights in Seattle, Washington.

Boeing-1 motored air transport aircraft takes off for test fights in Seattle, Washington. United Sates airmen test the engine before the flight. United States aircraft taxis and takes off from runway for its initial test flights. Pilot seated in the cockpit of the aircraft. The Stratosphere Liner under construction. (World War II period).

Date: 1940, January 29
Duration: 41 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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