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50th Anniversary of the Douglas DC-3 passenger transport aircraft. Scenes of the aircraft in use over the years.

Original design document of the DC-3. View of a Douglas DC-3 suspended from the ceiling of the Smithsonian Air and Space museum in Washington, DC. View of DC-3 plane taking off and in flight. 'Bonanza' written on the plane. Views of military use of the DC-3, in WWII for dropping paratroops, for carrying cargo, such as the Berlin Airlift, and as a gunship in Vietnam. A newspaper headline reads 'US Depends on Air to Ship Berlin Freight'. Interior view of the DC-3 as a luxury passenger aircraft, circa 1939. Discussion with a current executive of the McDonnell Douglas aircraft Company, Michael Burch. Scenes of DC-3 aircraft being manufactured in large factory plants during World War 2 era. Various scenes of vintage DC-3 aircraft, crews, passengers, and interior and exterior views over the years.

Date: 1985
Duration: 2 min 15 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: French
 
 
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
 
 
American Contralto, Marian Anderson, performing in the United States, beginning with Town Hall debut in New York City

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.

Date: 1935, December 30
Duration: 7 min 4 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
State Funeral of Philip Kerr, Lord Lothian, British Ambassador to the United States, in Washington DC.

The funeral of Philip Kerr, the 11th Marquess of Lothian, and British Ambassador to the United States, from 1939 until his death in 1940. Spectators stand on the sidewalk across from the British Embassy in Washington, DC. British flag flying over the Embassy. Leaving the front gates of the Embassy is a coffin draped with the British flag resting on a caisson, drawn by a team of matched white horses. High-ranking British military officers walk behind followed by civilian mourners. A squad of cavalry on horseback escort the funeral procession. View of the Washington National Cathedral, still under construction, with derrick and scaffolding visible. A crucifer heads about 30 clergy in white robes, leading the funeral cortege up the front steps of the Washington National Cathedral. Military pallbearers in uniform carry the coffin up the steps. U.S. first lady, Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt arrives and steps from a black limousine. Brief view inside the Cathedral sanctuary. Pallbearers carry the coffin down the steps. Official mourners follow. A large group of mourners stand on upper steps of Cathedral as the immediate funeral party departs.

Date: 1940, December
Duration: 1 min 14 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Senator William Edgar Borah in a conference in Washington DC.

Senator William Edgar Borah,Republican Senator from Idaho,addresses in a conference in Washington DC. Borah warns U.S. to pay heed to Washington's advice and continue adopting the Monroe Doctrine as part of U.S. National Defense.1939.

Date: 1939
Duration: 36 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Views of Capitol Building, Lincoln Memorial, soldiers, cadets, and midshipmen parading in United States

Capitol Building and Lincoln Memorial at Washington D.C. U.S. Military Academy cadets marching at West Point. Scene then blends to close up of U.S. Army troops marching, wearing helmets and shouldering rifles with fixed bayonets, in World War I . Scene then blends again to U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen marching at Annapolis. Visitors walking the grounds of Mount Vernon. Statue of George Washington at 1939 New York Worlds Fair. Re-enactment of the Crossing of the Delaware. Lincoln's Statue at the Lincoln Memorial . An actor portrays Lincoln in a theatrical film. A view of a New York City victory parade for American soldiers returning World War I in February 1919.

Date: 1950
Duration: 1 min 3 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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