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South Boston Virginia USA 1936 stock footage and images

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People pick tobacco leaves and celebrate the National Tobacco Festival in South Boston, Virginia.

National Tobacco Festival in South Boston, Virginia. Women in a tobacco field, including the festival queen wearing a crown and assisting with tobacco picking. Men and women dressed in colorful costumes. A man dressed in native American Indian regalia smokes a pipe. Another man dressed in fancy robes (perhaps the look of an early settler) smokes the pipe and coughs. A parade to mark the National Tobacco Festival runs down Main Street in the town of South Boston, Virginia. Decorated floats with a woman dressed as a queen on a decorated float. Marquee on the Princess Theater on Main Street advertises the move "Suzy" starring Jean Harlow and Cary Grant. The floats drive past as parade attendees look on.

Date: 1936, September 14
Duration: 1 min 8 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Miss Martha Scott is crowned as Queen at the National Tobacco Festival. Scenes from the parade.

Celebration of the National Tobacco festival in South Boston, Virginia. Contestants for the Queen of Tobacco Festival walking through a tobacco field and picking tobacco leaves. They are holding a contestant up high on a platform shaped like a giant tobacco leaf, and picking tobacco leaves which they scatter on the platform as they walk. Colorful parade for the celebration of the festival. Contestants in decorated floats passing on the street. The first float seen features a giant cigarette held high over a girl contestant's head. Large crowd watching the parade. Buildings along the sides of Main Street in downtown South Boston, Virginia. United States Postmaster General James Farley crowns Miss Martha Scott as the Tobacco Queen. James Farley in a humorous shack is greeted by the line of contenders for the Tobacco Queen crown and kisses a number of them.

Date: 1940, September 9
Duration: 1 min 4 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
New bridge built in Petersburg and flood walls rebuilt by Work Progress Administration.

A raging flood in 1936 in West Virginia. Flood waters seen moving swiftly. WPA Workers during the Great Depression are seen building a new bridge at Petersburg West Virginia, spanning the South Branch of the Potomac River. Car crosses the bridge. New flood walls and dikes built by the WPA are shown, created to prevent recurrence of losses in future floods.

Date: 1937
Duration: 50 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Rural water mill and the rise of Kenneth Killinger as a preacher in the southern Appalachians

Depicts life near the southern Appalachian region of Marion, Virginia in Smyth County, and specifically the path of Kenneth G. Killinger from being a mill operator to becoming a mountain missionary of the Lutheran Synod of Virginia. Man carries sack of corn to a water powered mill. Sign "Corn Ground." Young man actor portraying Kenneth G. Killinger weighs the corn with a simple scale and then pours it into the stone grinder. He gives the ground corn to the customer, along with a booklet that reads, "The Augsburg Sunday School Teacher, 1910." Close view of the contents page of the booklet. The young man standing at the edge of the mill, water wheel turning beside him. Scenes portraying two memories from his youth: A woman taking a paddle to a boy as punishment. Next scene is a group of teenage and younger boys gathered together and taking drinks of whiskey alcohol from a bottle. They cringe from the taste and pass the bottle around. Scene of men digging a grave in a graveyard beside a rural church. Killinger reenters the mill. Scene of young Killinger sitting on the porch of a rural home, reading to young children. Killinger counseling a bed-ridden elderly woman. On screen text reads, "Kenneith G. Killinger. 'The Mountain Missionary' of The Lutheran Synod of Virginia. Marion, Virginia. July 24, 1921." View of Killinger in 1921, preaching to congregation sitting under a tree. The congregation entering a small makeshift church building. The congregation entering an abandoned rail car turned into their church. The congregation later in a larger church building. Killinger preaching. Rural children singing from hymnals. Churchgoers exiting the church.

Date: 1934
Duration: 5 min 20 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Newsreel about Washington Senators baseball spring training

Newsreel entitled "Baseball Aces Warm Up Under Southern Skies." Shows Washington Senators at spring training, 1936 in Orlando, Florida. Shot of players bursting through huge paper baseball marked '1936.' Last one is coach and noted "baseball comedian" Nick Altrock. Players do warm up drills as Altrock clowns for the camera. Players toss medicine balls. Players wheel legs in unison.

Date: 1936, February 26
Duration: 38 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Ninth National Convention of the Communist Party, New York City. Earl Browder and theme"Against hunger fascism war"

Ninth National Convention of the Communist Party USA in New York City, June 24 -38, 1936. The theme as seen in outsize banners included a huge likeness of Earl Browder displaying the words: "Against Hunger Fascism War" and a banner around the hall reading in part: "forward to Unity..." The activities seen are like any major political party convention, including having placards identifying delegates from all the States of the Union, such as Georgia, Virginia,Iowa,West Virginia, Kentucky, Maryland, District of Columbia,Oregon, etc. Lights sweep over the darkened arena highlighting the signs of the various states. Several scenes show massed flags of the Communist Party displaying the hammer and Sickle on a solid field.

Date: 1936, June 24
Duration: 3 min 1 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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