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Women and children on floral floats participate in National Cherry Festival parade in Traverse City, Michigan.

The 1939 National Cherry festival in Traverse City, Michigan. Trees of cherries covered with cherry flowers and fruit. Girls stand on ladder and pluck cherries. Cherries being put into boxes. Parade goes down a road. Women seated on a float at the parade. A model of a cherry made up of flowers placed on a float. A girl seated on a floral float holding harness. A young child seated on a toy car placed atop a float in the National Cherry Festival parade.

Date: 1939, July 14
Duration: 47 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Scenes of New York City buildings in 1939, and of the 1939-1940 New York World's Fair

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.

Date: 1939
Duration: 4 min 9 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Boy Scouts visit the Pentagon building and meet U.S. Secretary of Defense James Forrestal during Boy Scout Week 1949.

Eagle Scouts from the 12 regions of the Boy Scouts of America visit the Pentagon building in Arlington Virginia during Boy Scout Week 1949 (celebrating the 39th anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America). The group of Boy Scouts on the steps of the Pentagon building. The Boy Scouts look around at the building and surroundings. The scouts walk up the stairs and enter the Pentagon building. U.S. Secretary of Defense James Forrestal seated in his office. The Defense Secretary meets with the scouts and talks to them. He shakes hands with various Boy Scouts. The 12 scouts in the group are: Alan Fritts of Troop 11 in Mankato, Minnesota; Andrew L. Clement, senior patrol leader of Troop 2 in Raleigh, North Carolina; George Barron of Troop 17 in Franklin, Virginia; Daniel Abbott of Senior Outfit 16, in Newtonville, Massachusetts; James Roswurm of Troop 31 in Huron, Ohio; Charles S. Wilson of Troop 3, in Bristol Tennessee; H. Cumings Johnson of Senior Outfit 230 in Traverse City, Michigan; Joseph L. Cox of Troop 98 in Trenton, Missouri; Howard M. Williams of Explorer Post 345 in Houston, Texas; James C. Vincent of Sea Scout Ship 232 in Brookings, Oregon; James E. Gill of Air Scout Squadron 234 in Berkeley, California; L. Drury Cathers of Troop 22 in Gouverneur, New York.

Date: 1949, February 9
Duration: 1 min 4 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
U.S. Army Brigadier General Prichard talking to Boy Scouts in his office at the Pentagon building in Arlington County, Virginia.

Eagle rank Boy Scouts representing the 12 regions of the Boy Scouts of America visit the Pentagon building in Arlington County, Virginia, during Boy Scout Week 1949. The interiors of the office of U.S. Army Brigadier General Vernon E Prichard. Boy Scouts arrive in the office and meet Brigadier General Prichard. A wall map in the background. Brigadier General Prichard speaks to the boys. The Vice Chief of Staff General Joseph Lawton Collins, talking to the boys in his office. The 12 Boy Scout representatives are: Alan Fritts of Troop 11 in Mankato, Minnesota; Andrew L. Clement, senior patrol leader of Troop 2 in Raleigh, North Carolina; George Barron of Troop 17 in Franklin, Virginia; Daniel Abbott of Senior Outfit 16, in Newtonville, Massachusetts; James Roswurm of Troop 31 in Huron, Ohio; Charles S. Wilson of Troop 3, in Bristol Tennessee; H. Cumings Johnson of Senior Outfit 230 in Traverse City, Michigan; Joseph L. Cox of Troop 98 in Trenton, Missouri; Howard M. Williams of Explorer Post 345 in Houston, Texas; James C. Vincent of Sea Scout Ship 232 in Brookings, Oregon; James E. Gill of Air Scout Squadron 234 in Berkeley, California; L. Drury Cathers of Troop 22 in Gouverneur, New York.

Date: 1949, February 9
Duration: 1 min 24 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
1939 Tool and die workers strike against General Motors in United States

R.J. Thomas, President of the UAW (Union of Auto Workers) speaks to members of the Union's Executive Board. They are discussing the Tool and Die Makers, who are part of the UAW. Scenes of Tool and Die Makers at work in an auto factory. They decide to go on a strike against General Motors, if necesary. Walter Reuther, National Director of UAW General Motors department informs the press about the underlying facts and issues. Newpaper headline reads: Newspaper headline reads: "Plants reopen peacefully, " when the UAW initially fails to back the Tool and Die Maker's walkout. Workers demonstrate by shouting slogans, marching in protest and carrying banners with slogans. Scenes of rioting in the streets of Detroit, Michigan. Picketing workers are seen as General Motors experimental lab workers and then the engineers also join the strike. Soon it spreads nationwide. Strikers line up for refreshments as they walk the picket lines. The United Auto Workers, Congress of Industrial Organization (UAW-CIO) is now battled by General Motors Corporation. Union members line up at tellers windows to pay their union dues.

Date: 1939
Duration: 6 min 37 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Farmers' Union help with food and grains to striking tool and die workers of General Motors in Detroit, Michigan

View of the General Motors Fisher Body Plant, where picketing continues as Union members demand an annual wage. Police monitor the picket lines. Representatives of United Automobile Workers decide to carry their protest to the Detroit City Council. Union Secretary Thomas seen on upper porch of building bidding them good luck. They present their grievances to the City Council. Striking workers provided food at Union kitchen. UAW members carrying American flags, form a motorcade to gather food contributions from the Farmers Union. Upon arriving at a farm in the country, Union members show their union cards and the farmers fill their bushel baskets with fresh farm products.

Date: 1939
Duration: 6 min 4 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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