Woodsmen cut and tie fir Christmas trees for shipment in Shelton,Washington, United States. Woodsmen in the forest areas cut and tie fir trees. They attach tags to the Christmas tree bundles. Tags read names of places like Manila, Singapore, Honolulu. Man transports the tree bundles by a trailer. Crane loads a bundle on a ship.
Preparations for Christmas in Shelton, Washington. Men cut and bundle firs for the celebration of Christmas. The bundled firs are loaded onto trains for their shipment to various parts of the country.
From the Ford Motor Company produced film, "Scenes From the World of Tomorrow" documenting the 1939-1940 World's Fair in New York City. View of buildings of the New York World's Fair of 1940. The Brooklyn Bridge. Aerial view of Manhattan Island, New York City. Skyscrapers of New York City including the Chrysler Building and the Empire State Building. New York Harbor and ships in the harbor. View of the buildings of the New York Worlds Fair in the distance in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, as seen from high in a skyscraper of New York City. The Fair's Trylon and Perisphere stand out. People walk along the sides of fountains and waterways at the fair. Crowds milling about, bands marching, dancers performing. Flags of many nations flying on the flag poles. Celebration of the 150th anniversary of George Washington, as the first President of the United States and a statue of George Washington. A bus moves on the street. Fountains and a small bridge near a waterway. Pavilions of nations of England, Japan, and Italy. The USA building and some of the buildings of U.S. States including Maine and Florida. Fountains and waterways of the fair. Woman and two girls eat ice cream cones. A Raymond Loewy - designed S1 experimental streamlined locomotive created for the Pennsylvania Railroad. Pavilions of American Telephone & Telegraph and of United States Steel Corporation, also of Westinghouse, Goodrich, Chrysler, and General Motors.
This Spanish language newsreel clip highlights Alex Carrasquel -- the first baseball player from Venezuela to play in the U.S. major leagues. He played in New York on July 4, 1939, the day before Venezuela's Independence Day. Title cards read: "Especially for Venezuela. The great pitcher Alejandro Carrasquel plays in New York on the eve of the Venezuelan patriotic day." Shot of Simon Bolivar statue in New York's Central Park with 'Simon Bolivar El Libertador' written under it. Huge crowd at Yankee Stadium in New York to watch July 4 doubleheader between New York Yankees and Carrasquel's team, the Washington Senators. (NOTE: This crowd was mainly there to see the Yankees honor Lou Gehrig, their Hall of Fame first baseman, who had just been diagnosed with ALS.) Carrasquel (#14) pitches to Yankees in second game, gives up run-scoring triple, tags out another runner trying to reach first base. Carrasquel speaks to crowd through microphones in ceremony at home plate. Shot of Venezuelan flag on pole outside a building (Venezuelan embassy?). Men and women gathered at a cafeteria. Sign in large white letters reads 'Venezuela.'
Graphic: "This film is restricted". Group of industrial smoke stacks emitting smoke and pollution. Aerial view of Hoover Dam. Large power lines coming from Hoover Dam. View of George Washington Bridge with traffic. Aerial view of early highway interchange. Aerial view of Manhattan, New York. Aerial view of smoggy city with railroad switching yard in foreground. Early highway crowded with car traffic. People wading in water at the beach. People looking out from high vantage point. 1939 World's Fair Trylon and Perisphere. Interior view Grand Central or early Penn Station. Porters and travelers walking in train station. View of Egyptian ruins and pyramids. Ruins from 300 BC. Graphic: Dates of modern advances in geometry, arabic numberals, physics, electricity, chemistry, railroads, telegraph, and automobiles. Factory with smoke stacks, pollution, and view of a large grain elevator. Foundry with sparks flying. Line of turbine generators. General electric building with GE logo on top. Dr. Irving Langmuir works in a lab at the plant demonstrating creation of thin films of oil in a pan. View of Noble Prize won by him for his research about the basic structure and behavior of molecules. View of non-reflective glass demonstrated on General Electric meter. Men in laboratory and looking through microscopes.
Audience enters the Town Hall in New York to hear a recital by Marian Anderson on December 30, 1935. Curtains are opened. Marian Anderson stands beside a pianist on the stage. Audience applauds. She sings while the pianist plays. Marian Anderson bows to the audience. Curtains are closed. Two assistants help Marian sit in a chair because she has been performing with a broken ankle. View of the streets in the District of South Philadelphia., Marian's native hometown. Marian's mother Mrs Anna Anderson at her home. Shots of members of the Union Baptist Church passing an offering plate to raise money to aid Marian Anderson. Marian Anderson talks with manager Sol Hurok in dressing room. Marian Sings during another concert. Crowd applauds as she finishes. View of the New York Times showing name of Marian Anderson in the roster list of great American artists. Montage shows Marian's concerts cards, awards received by Marian from city foundations, the Philadelphia Bach Award of 10,000 dollars in 1941. Marian performs outside at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC, USA on Easter Sunday April 9, 1939. Thousands in attendance at the concert as she sings My Country Tis of Thee.