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U.S. Navy tanker loads oil at Union Oil Company and Shell Company docks in Wilmington, California.

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.

Date: 1938, December
Duration: 4 min 19 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
U.S. aviatrix Amelia Earhart in conversation with officials in Wilmington,California.

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.

Date: 1937, March 15
Duration: 14 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
The air-sea search undertaken to find the American aviatrix Amelia Earhart in the Pacific Ocean.

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.

Date: 1937, May 20
Duration: 47 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Strabo wins the Kent Handicap after defeating Flying Scot in Wilmington, Delaware.

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.

Date: 1937, June 25
Duration: 1 min 2 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jr. weds Ethel Du Pont and guests attend their wedding ceremony in Wilmington, Delaware.

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.

Date: 1937, June 30
Duration: 1 min 17 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Soviet flyers who flew from Moscow, Russia, to Vancover Washington, begin journey back to Russia

United Airlines DC-3 Mainliner aircraft lands and taxis to the airfield ramp,at Oakland, California. U.S. military and civilian officials, and newsmen gather around the airplane as its doors open. A crowd of spectators and well-wishers fill an area at the airfield terminal. Closeup of three Soviet flyers, standing and waving from the top of stairs at the plane's door. They are Pilot Valery Chkalov; Co-pilot Georgy Baydukov and Navigator Alexander Belyakov. They left Moscow, Russia, June 18, 1937 in a single-engine Soviet Tupolev ANT-25 aircraft on a flight over the North Pole and finally landed after 63 hours and 25 minutes, at. the U.S. Army Pearson Field in Fort Vancouver Barracks (Washington State, USA). Scene shifts to Pearson Field, where their airplane is being prepared for shipment back to Russia. U.S. Army soldiers package up recording instruments preserving evidence of the flight necessary to document their accomplishment. They remove and package loose articles, such as parachutes. View of the airplane being completely covered in protective tarp wrappings.

Date: 1937, June
Duration: 30 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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