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Helen Mack wins the title "The American Beauty" in New York, United States.

Scenes from the "The American Queen of Beauty ' pageant in New York City, United States, in October 1934. (The "Miss America" pageant was not held in 1934 due to Great Depression financial troubles that affected the pageant in 1933. This "American Queen of Beauty" pageant was sponsored by Madison Square Garden, and held only this one time, in 1934). Contestants in swim suits move around the judges. The judges consisting of experts are seated on the center of the stage. Helen Mack, who was Miss New York State, is seen being given the title of American Queen of Beauty after she defeated 3,000 girls from 30 states. She holds the silver winner's cup.

Date: 1934, October 8
Duration: 37 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Industrial development in Appalachian Mountain, United States.

Depicts industry and modernization coming into rural Appalchia in the early 1900s. A steam locomotive pulling a long line of train cars moves along the mountain side, leaving a trail of smoke in the Appalachian Mountain, near Smyth County Virginia. Man, woman and children wave at the coming train. Cow grazes in field. A steam shovel excavating a site. Vehicles drive past on a dirt road newly carved into a mountain side. Two men sawing a tree with a two-person saw. The tree falls. Horse carries wooden logs from the forest area. Logs being milled into lumber pieces at a saw mill. Giant saw blade spinning and cutting the wood. Factories with smoke spewing from chimneys. Rural coal mine buildings, some up high on stilts. A man operating an electrically powered, belt-driven lathe to turn lumber into round handles for tools. A rural preacher with a bible at an outdoor site, preaching in front of a corn field. Slates indicate that he is preaching against worldly education, and in favor of biblical learning only. reaches to people. A stone on a building with the words, "Marion Junior College. 1873." The preacher waving the bible in his hand. A teenage boy seated in a rocking chair on a porch reading a book.

Date: 1934
Duration: 4 min 0 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Colleges prepare students for military and civil occupations useful in war effort, United States.

Aircraft in formation. Officers working and looking at charts in a plane. Flying boat in flight. Military vehicles cross pontoon bridge. Gun crew beside a gun. Men operate artillery. Graduation at Annapolis in Maryland. Various colleges across United States. President of Purdue University, Edward C Elliott at desk gives a speech. Planes parked at Purdue University Airport. Instructor talks with college students in civilian clothing who are learning to fly. Tuskegee school students before war. Fliers operate planes at Tuskegee in Alabama. Men attend ground crew classes. Pilots outside laboratory to learn meteorology. At the University of Virginia, in the aeronautical department, students are seen learning principles of aircraft design use of wind tunnels. Mechanical Engineering college students work with equipment. Student work with communication devices. Medical college trains doctors and nurses. View of the University of Virginia School of Medicine building facing University Avenue. Men and women students in laboratory with test tubes and various tests underway. Another scenes shows a student working in a blood bank. Military messages and various diplomatic terms are taught to students by instructors. Students in Chinese and Japanese library at Harvard University learn Asian relations. Scientists work with selected students. U.S. Navy sailors in uniform work at Purdue University. Some are seen training as electricians. Other training classes are seen at Cornell Universtiy. At a Law school lecture auditorium of the University of Virginia law school, high ranking officers learn how to control occupied territory. At Tulane Medical school, officers learn how to fight tropical diseases. Army medical officers look through microscopes in a Tulane laboratory. Cadets at Quartermaster School at the Harvard School of Business are seen receiving instruction in how to manage army camps. They learn how to supervise camp kitchens. Students at Cornell University in a nutrition department laboratory are working to create vitamin rich, compact foods to be condensed in small blocks and carried in aviator kits. At a University of California laboratory, a students works to dehydrate foods to one fifth of their former size. Dehydrated fruits and vegetables are shown being weighed. African American students are trained at Hampton Institute. They are seen in the classroom, in a science laboratory, and working in a machine shop turning out war materiel. African American students learn welding in a shop classroom, and then some are shown working at shipyards. Men work with field equipment. Training of ROTC cadets is given at many schools including Perdue University. Cadets handle modern rifles, military vehicles, and learn artillery skills. Cadets beside a stadium at Texas A&M University put on gas masks and are trained for gas-raids. Cadets learn to thrown hand grenades. Navy ROTC students at Georgia Tech learn naval tactics. A groups of California students study a torpedo. Tulane University Navy ROTC students learn ship gun skills. Navy ROTC students in Virginia board a ship to learn practical sea skills. At University of North Carolina, students in the Naval pre-flight program attend fitness classes, do formation calisthenic exercises, learn boxing, and hand-to-hand combat. Navy cadets at a swimming pool practice swimming and diving skills, including fully clothed diving and swimming, and swimming under simulated burning oil.

Date: 1942
Duration: 10 min 49 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Scenes from 1934 film about westward expansion of United States in last quarter of 19th Century.

Scenes from 1934 film production about westward expansion of United States in last quarter of the 19th Century. Marias River flows through the mountains. Goats and bears in forest area. View of the Washington Monument. Engraved stone reads 'Farthest Point West on Captain Lewis trip up Marias River'. Car drives into portico of an old building in Washington. 'Children of a Common Mother' written on top of a monument. Engraved picture shows Lewis and Clark pointing towards land with boats next to them. View of the Columbia River flowing between mountains and a bridge. Aerial view of city of Portland. Steamer leaves harbor of Portland.

Date: 1934
Duration: 3 min 1 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Strikes across the United States in 1934

Teachers in Chicago protest pay injustice during the Great Depression, as they had not been paid for 11 months. 5,000 instructors joined by students and parents in a march and protest as they also complained about cuts in school services. Scenes from other labor strikes across United States in 1934 including shipyard and auto industry strikes. Striking workers marching. President Roosevelt intervenes in an automobile strike. President Roosevelt on Vincent Astor's yacht for a brief fishing holiday. Men in a factory or manufacturing facility punching timecards in time clocks. New automobile cars seen in production and rolling off assembly lines. Working men eat lunch beside their posts in an assembly line factory, during a break.

Date: 1934
Duration: 1 min 43 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
President Eisenhower bids farewell to Prime Minister of Canada, Louis St. Laurent, at Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia

West Virginia State troopers hold doors as President Eisenhower and the Prime Minister of Canada, Louis St. Laurent, come out of the Greenbrier Resort at White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, United States. They are joined by U.S. Secretary of State, John Foster Dulles, and Bernard M. Shanley, aide to the President. They all laugh and smile as they pose for photographers. The Prime Minister waves at spectators, and shakes President Eisenhowers hand as they say farewell. A 1956 Fleetwood cadillac automobile is parked on the drive with flag of United States and ensign of Canada on its fenders. The car drives away with the Prime Minister and led by a West Virginia State police car.

Date: 1956, March 27
Duration: 60 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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