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Wheeling West Virginia USA 1937 stock footage and images

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The area submerged in water due to the flooding of Ohio river in Wheeling, West Virginia.

Damage in Wheeling, West Virginia due to the floods in Ohio river. Aerial view of the area affected by flood. Houses along the sides of a flooded street. Trees submerged in water. People aboard small boats moving through the water. Women and children stand outside a house and lookout at the water outside the house.

Date: 1937, May 4
Duration: 51 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
A combination bus and rail car moves on road and on rails as well

Around 1937 a combination bus and rail car with two types of wheels. Two types of wheels enables it to move on roads and on rails as well. Driver moving on street and then lowers rail wheels and drives the bus onto rail tracks. Views from the vehicle traveling on rails. Train and bus combination says "Arlington and Fairfax" on the side, and appears to be traveling on Glebe Road in Arlington Virginia.

Date: 1937
Duration: 38 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
The processing and transportation of iron,coal along the Mississippi river on steamboats in the United States

The activities around the Mississippi river in the United States. Smoke from steel mills and factories of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Wheeling, West Virginia. A crane lifts the iron ore. A crane lifts coal. View of factories spewing smoke and ash. Hot, molten iron being poured, with flames and sparks shooting outward as it is tipped to pour. Cotton bales on a conveyor. Making of cotton thread. Workers work on cotton bales. The cotton bales being loaded onto barges and a steamship. The steamboat in the Mississippi river travels to various places. Brief scenes of various known city views including St Paul and Minneapolis Minnesota; Davenport Iowa; Moline Illinois; Cincinnati; St. Louis; Omaha; Kansas City; New Orleans.

Date: 1937
Duration: 2 min 32 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
A new high capacity steam truck demonstrated at Bluefield in West Virginia, USA.

A new high capacity steam truck demonstrated at Bluefield in West Virginia, USA. The manufacturer's name, ' THE SENTINEL WAGGON WORKS LTD, SHREWSBURY, ENGLAND ' written on the truck. The loaded truck moves uphill. Additional information on this truck: This is the Sentinel S4 steam waggon, Number 9095. Built 1933 by Sentinel Waggon Works, Shrewsbury, England and exported as a demonstration vehicle to the USA with a works driver. Within a short time the vehicle was involved in an accident and overturned, requiring it to be returned to the UK. Many of the salvageable parts, especially those used to convert it to left hand drive were then fitted to a 6 wheel waggon No 9142 which was sent as a replacement. This vehicle was later purchased by the Pocahontas Coal Company of New Bedford. After a very short working life it was displayed at the Long Island Motor Museum, and Steamtown before being reaptriated to the UK in 2003.

Date: 1934, July 18
Duration: 30 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Recruitment of American women during World War II labor shortage in Dayton,Ohio.

A road to Dayton Ohio, crowded with cars of the 1930s. Men hitch-hiking near a sign reading: "Dayton 47." A steam locomotive pulling a passenger train,speeds past the camera. Arrows on map of Ohio, show areas around Dayton, from which defense workers are being drawn. Closeup of car wheel and tire. Another hitch-hiker at 48 miles from Dayton. Cars converging on the city of Dayton. A line of patrons extending out onto the sidewalk outside the Virginia Cafeteria at 28 East 3rd Street. Another queue of patrons with bags of clothes outside a laundry and dry cleaners establishment. A long line of patrons on the sidewalk outside of a motion picture theater, showing a Western movie starring Johnny Mack Brown and Tex Ritter. A woman places a "No Vacancies" notice over Plaza Apartments sign. Other "No Vacancies" signs posted elswhere. Men and women war plant workers queue up to board buses to factories. Some men step over a rope line to get ahead of others. Closeup of workers crowding into the entrance of a commuter train. View from inside as workers (mostly women) try to board. A long line of men and women on the sidewalk outside a corner cafeteria in a large building.Woman removing "rooms to let" sign from her apartment wiindow. A man posting a "No Vacancy" sign. The office of the War Manpower Commission Area Director. Seated around a table are are seen members of The Dayton Local Labor Management Committee (Dayton War Manpower Committee). Inquiries being received by manufacturers hiring 8 persons or more, as well as personnel officers of the local Army Air Forces Air Fields, seen in uniform. Other employers answering the inquiries. Employers signing letters to the War Manpower Commission, pledging to stop hiring full-time workers, except those approved as war essential, with the understanding that part-time workers would be referred to them as substitutes. A woman in the War Manpower Commission office types a report to the Washington office. Draftsmen at work in an office. Two women going from house-to-house soliciting women to work in the war effort. Views of various women being interviewed. One watching her young son climb on her porch railing, has to rescue him during the interview, and declined to participate. Next, a woman is seen taking small children to a building labeled "Day Nursery." View inside as women leave their small children in the care of other women providing care for them. Many children seated at tables having a meal. Closeups of some of the children. Street scene with many women pedestrians. A publication called "The War Worker," showing an illustration of a man and a woman side-by-side going to war jobs. It lists war jobs open to women (and men). A team of motion picture workers filming a woman operating a machine, in a publicity shot encouraging such war work. View of a finished film called "Dayton Women are Marching to War !." Men and women in movie theater watching the film. Reporters for radio stations WHIO and WING, interviewing women in defense plants. View inside a local home where women playing bridge are listening to the interviews on a large console radio. Views of the City of Dayton with large billboards encouraging people to get jobs to help the war effort. Newpaper headlines related to the status of the ongoing World War 2. Advertisements inside the newspaper encouraging women to get wartime jobs. Glimpse of the city. Brief view of many women inside a war plant.Aerial view of the city.

Date: 1943
Duration: 7 min 17 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Work Progress Administration projects in West Virginia during the Great Depression.

Shows 'Closed' sign on gate of a factory during depression. Jobless men sitting idle on benches. A young man asks another man for some money. People with signs and banners on road including a sign "Unemployed, will take any job." Men going through trash. Men sleep in doorways. Men in soup kitchen lines and waiting for handouts. Manufacturing factory whistle blows and men are seen going to work. Smoke stacks working again at industrial area. Men shoveling field. Men and women entering a factory. Men in a pay line to receive pay at a factory. Smiling faces of people. A parent tossing a young boy into the air playfully. A young girl drinking milk. A man handing bags of food groceries to a happy wife. Pictures of bottles of milk and plates of breads. People enjoy a swimming pool. Children on a merry go round and on a see saw, as seen from point of view on the ride. A couple holding kids. A tall building under construction and surrounded in scaffolding. Construction of Tri-County airport at Clarksburg. Men working to build the runways. A plane taxis on a completed runway beside them. A man working to seal abandoned mines to prevent pollution of the water supply. Construction of a retaining wall is shown at Richwood Avenue in Morgantown West Virginia to prevent collapse of the roadway and homes above it. Construction shown of a hydro-therapeutic unit at Morris Memorial Hospital for crippled children, especially those suffering from infantile paralysis (polio). Children suffering from infantile paralysis in cots. Scene of construction of a new building at Marshall College (later Marshall University) in Huntington West Virginia, for an elementary training school. A new Gymnasium at Fairview High School is shown, and a new Assembly hall for the 4-H camp at Jacksons Mill. The new building for the Negro High School at Morgantown is shown. View of a wwimming pool, and people diving and swimming. Scene changes to a Sewing room, with many women working at sewing machines powered by foot pedals, and making garments for needy families. View of a Nursery school, and a small black child being bathed in a bath tub. Children playing in the yard of the nursery school.

Date: 1937
Duration: 3 min 25 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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