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Two cars crash into each other but hardly any damage occurs as a result of the bumpers on the cars in Wilmington, Delaware.

A new bumper invention being tested in Wilmington, Delaware. Two cars head towards each other at a speed of 50 miles per hour. The cars crash into each other. A car being towed by another car as men run towards it. Men look at the less damage caused to the cars due to bumpers.

Date: 1930, September 22
Duration: 50 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
 
 
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
 
 
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. Coast Guardsmen drill on Water Street in Wilmington, North Carolina and oversee liquor raid during prohibition

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.

Date: 1926
Duration: 2 min 57 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
U.S. Army Air Forces experiment with inflight refueling of a towed P-38 fuel tank equipped with fins.

Views of P-38 drop tank, equipped with tail fins, under the wing of a B-24 aircraft. Views of the tank being towed beneath the B-24 as fuel is pumped through it. Fuel seen streaming from back of the tank.

Date: 1944, August 12
Duration: 7 min 28 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: None
 
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