U.S. Navy tanker loads oil at docks in Wilmington, California. Tanker loads oil at Union Oil Company in Wilmington, California. U.S. Navy sailors coupling feed line to tanker. Sailors work on tanker. U.S. Navy tanker loading oil at Shell Co. docks at Wilmington. Barrels of oil being loaded on tanker with Matson Liner in the background. Sailors around oil barrel on dock. Oil barrels being hoisted aboard ship. View from deck of tanker shows Shell Tank farm in the background and sailor checking tank in foreground.
Shows U.S. aviatrix Amelia Earhart in conversation with officials in Wilmington,California. Amelia returns from a crash after her plane in which she was attempting a flight around the world, cracked-up at the Equator.
The disappearance of American aviatrix Amelia Earhart in 1937. A smiling Amelia Earhart stands with a man, possibly Fred Noonan. Earhart and crew loading up an airplane parked in a hanger. May 20, 1937, Lockheed Model 10-E Electra taking off from Oakland, California bound for Miami, Florida on the first leg of Earhart's second attempt at an around-the-world flight. Earhart and her navigator disappear during the flight and are last heard from on July 2, 1937. A huge air sea search is undertaken to find them. An aircraft carrier underway at sea. Airplane parked on the flight deck. Bi-Planes fly in formation during search.
Wedding ceremony of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jr. and Ethel Du Pont in Wilmington, Delaware. Relatives and guests of both family attend the wedding ceremony at Dupont Estate, "Owl's Nest". The bridegroom, U.S. President's son, Franklin D. Roosevelt Jr. and the bride, an heiress, Ethel Du Pont walk together. Photographers and cameramen take photos. Ethel gets off a car and climbs up a flight of stairs. Views of Ethel. People wave at her. Roosevelt, Jr. and Ethel stand together. U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt with the guests.
Kent Handicap in Wilmington, Delaware. Nearly 1800 people gather to watch the Kent Handicap at a new race track. The horse race gets underway. Strabo wins the race in the last minute after defeating Flying Scot.
Coast Guardsmen wearing white uniforms perform drill maneuvers with their rifles along the Cape Fear Riverfront in Wilmington, North Carolina. They stand in place and move their rifles synchronously during the drill. A single Coast Guardsman performs drill maneuvers on the deck of a ship. Coast Guardsmen supervise and guard the site of a large liquor bust during Prohibition. The bust is at the corner of North Water Street and Market Street in Wilmington North Carolina, on the bank of the Cape Fear River. A Coast Guard ship moored at pier along Water Street. Hundreds of wooden boxes heaped along Water Street in front of what is today the Alton Lennon Federal Building and Courthouse, between Market and Princess streets. Workers destroy the boxes with axes and sledge hammers while Coast Guard look on. Illegal liquor flowing in the street. Men continue to remove more boxes from the building at the corner of Water and Market. Road is filled with smashed boxes. Crowd watches the activities from the end of Market Street. A truck arrives to pick up the smashed boxes. Boats and ships at the port by the street are shown. Smashed boxes are loaded on the truck. One nearby building is named the "Union Cafe". A book shop is in the same building. (Today, that building at 14 South Water Street is site of the Riverboat Landing Restaurant). The JW Brooks Wholesale Grocer building is also seen in the footage, with its sign painted on the Market Street side of its brick face.