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Seattle Cycle Club members participate in a motorcycle mud race to celebrate the spring in Seattle, Washington.

The Seattle Cycle Club celebrates the coming of spring with a motorcycle dirt and mud race in Seattle, Washington. Members of the Seattle Cycle Club start the race on motorbikes. They go through water and a mired course. Tire stuck in mud. All participants ooze a thick coat of mud. Spectators watch the mud race.

Date: 1954, April 29
Duration: 1 min 1 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Bikers ride through dirt, mud and water during a mud motorcycle race in Seattle, Washington.

A dirt and mud motorcycle race by Seattle cycle club in Seattle, Washington. Motorbikes at the start line. The race gets underway. Bikers cross a pond of water. Bikers get stuck in mud as audiences look on. Motor bikers ride through mud and water. A biker crosses the finish line.

Date: 1954, April 29
Duration: 1 min 1 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Wade Halbrook of Oregon playing in a basketball match between Washington and Oregon in Seattle, Washington.

Basketball match between Washington and Oregon in Seattle, Washington. People watching the match. They cheer and applaud. Wade Halbrook of Oregon playing in the match. He is 7 feet 3 inches tall. Halbrook in a room. Two beds are joined for him to sleep. Halbrook sits on the bed. He wears a coat.

Date: 1954, January 18
Duration: 54 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Dedication of Marine Corps War Memorial at Quantico Virginia, and sculptor Felix de Weldon working on sculpture for Arlington location.

The U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial original statue during its unveiling ceremony at the Marine Corps base in Quantico, Virginia on November 10, 1951 (This is after the statue had been moved from its original Constitution Avenue location in Washington DC in 1947, and subsequently renovated under sculptor de Weldon's supervision while it was in Quantico.). A sign on the memorial reads "Uncommon valor was a common virtue, 1945." Next scenes show sculptor Felix de Weldon as he works to build the larger Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington, Virginia, which was dedicated in November 1954. Felix de Weldon measuring a model of the flag raising on Iwo Jima made by him. de Weldon and others on his team work to carve the large war memorial in plaster before it is cast in bronze. Views of the sculpted faces of the six Marines who raised the flag on Iwo Jima: Faces of John Bradley, Rene Gagnon, Ira Hayes, Franklin Sousley, Harlon Block and Michael Strank. Brief glimpse of the original flag raising scene on Mount Suribachi in February 1945. Next scene, circa 1954 or 1955, shows the completed Marine Corps War Memorial in bronze, in Arlington Virginia, with Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial landmarks of Washington DC in the background. Close-up views of faces of a young boy, an elderly woman, and a middle aged man who removes his hat. American flag fluttering in the breeze atop the war memorial.

Date: 1955
Duration: 5 min 35 sec
Sound: Yes
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
 
 
Sea otters get extra care and are first of their kind to survive in captivity in Seattle, Washington.

Sea otters stage a comeback with man's help at a zoo in Seattle, Washington. Robert John, Major of the Aleutian Islands, stands with a sea otter. The sea otter runs over deck and the Major catches him. Fur of sea otters are taken out from a bucket, which is got by exterminating otters. Sea otters in a cage and get care from man and are first of their kind to survive in captivity.

Date: 1954, June 3
Duration: 37 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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