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Trinity Church and empty streets of Manhattan, then scenes of traffic, jams, backups and U.S. roadways featuring 1930's cars

Trinity Church and empty streets of Manhattan. Instrumental audio begins, accompanying scenes of busy roadways and traffic jams in the United States. Many 1930s automobiles seen from Ford, Chevrolet, Packard, Chrysler, and others. Passenger cars as well as delivery and freight trucks. Scenes of cars driving steadily on the highways and roads in the United States. Number of cars drive steadily on a six lane road. Scenes of cars stuck in long lines of traffic. Exasperated drivers. Drivers get out of their cars in the jam to talk to each other. A mechanic replaces flattened tire of a car on the road side. Many outdoor advertising signs featuring local businesses and services. A boy helps a girl peer over a high stone wall where she sees a "no trespassing" sign. The kids join their parents in a picnic on the roadside. A police officer on a motorcycle shakes his head in disbelief at the traffic. Signs warn drivers about traffic safety. A wooden mannequin of a policeman with arms waving to slow down traffic. A man works on the engine of a car. A crashed car and a crane. View from a valley as a car soars over the edge of the road embankment above and crashes down a mountainside, with pieces flying everywhere.

Date: 1939
Duration: 2 min 33 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Steel fabrication plant for construction and assembling of giant steel pipes, during Hoover Dam construction in the U.S.

Construction of Hoover Dam in the United States, concluding in 1935. A sign reads 'the Babcock'. Giant steel pipes. Steel plates hoisted by a crane. Steel pipes are assembled in the steel fabrication plant erected on the dam site. Men working on constructing and assembling pipes. Train passes through a 30-foot diameter section. Trailers carry giant steel pipes. The pipes transferred via cable ways. Trailers carry giant steel pipes inside diversion tunnel. Steel pipes are joined at location with cables. Construction equipment work on construction site. Railroad tracks seen. A tram car carrying construction material, passes through the tunnel. Last concrete poured on May 28, 1935 and construction of the Hoover Dam completed two years ahead of schedule. View of completed Hoover dam in mid to late 1930's with 1930s automobiles passing by and parked on top of the dam. From a 1962 production about the dam.

Date: 1935
Duration: 3 min 19 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Famous 1930's boxer, James Braddock, teaching boxing techniques to young boys

Famous boxer James Braddock, wearing boxing gloves, appears talking to a group of young boys. He teaches young boys boxing techniques. Boys practice boxing in front of him. He kneels on one knee and teaches a boy boxing punches. A crowd surrounds them.

Date: 1938
Duration: 2 min 13 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Negro life and segregation in South Carolina, United States during the mid 1930s.

Negro life in South Carolina, United States. Two men walk past a municipal building. A negro woman and children seated on a park bench. View of negro men and women selling cut flowers and plant sprigs along a street side, as early 1930's automobilies go by. Houses at a distance and a car in front. Cars move on the road. A fence with message "For white only" painted on it reflecting "Jim Crow" laws.

Date: 1936
Duration: 1 min 10 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Evening and night scenes with traffic and pedestrians in Washington DC during the Great Depression

A film depicts an impressionistic study of Washington DC on a typical depression day. Traffic on a street. The Lincoln Memorial and a statue of Lincoln. A view of the memorial. The dome of the United States Capitol. 1930's era cars and automobiles on the roads of Washington DC, including some closeup views of automobiles. Car exit a building marked as "Capitol Garage." People on the streets. People gathered in front of a theater box office. Man stands by a taxi cab and pays the taxi driver as he is dropped off. A restaurant with sign White Tower Hamburgers at either 631 F Street NW or 1419 I Street NW Washington DC. Night scenes show traffic on the streets and the dome of the United States Capitol with fountains in front of the building.

Date: 1936
Duration: 1 min 35 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Views of American landscape and western cities; United States soldiers from civil war and later marching in various places.

A film on the history of U.S. soldiers. Various American landscape wide views, some with roads, some with natural features. Plains, deserts, mountains in the United States. A mountainous area in the western United States. A snowcapped mountain in the background. Three elderly United States Civil War veteran soldiers, both Union and Confederate, walking together in a American military cemetery. United States Army soldiers wearing helmets and marching at an Army base or encampment. U.S. soldiers marching on Constitution Avenue in Washington DC during a parade. They hold rifles and a soldier holds the U.S. flag. U.S. Army cavalry unit riding on horses in formation. Elevated view of an American city square with snow capped mountains rising in the background. Other American cities in the west with city center areas, pedestrians, and 1930s and 1940s automobiles on the roads. Cars parked at a large industrial factory with a water tower rising up. Aerial view of an urban, western United States city with a bridge over water in background. Aerial views of various American cities. United States Army infantry soldiers march along a road and then cavalry are seen galloping by on horses. A railroad train approaching the camera and then passing by at high speed, with views of the locomotive, cars, wheels, and railroad tracks. View of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California. Point of view shot from front of moving railroad train in Colorado on the edge of gorge near the Rocky Mountains. A river steamboat or paddle steamer with a bridge in the background. Men harvesting sugar cane in Cuba. Lock gates on the Panama Canal opening, as seen from a ship waiting to enter. A World War I memorial sculpture honoring American soldiers.

Date: 1942
Duration: 2 min 15 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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