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Wilmington North Carolina USA 1926 stock footage and images

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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
 
 
Delegates of The Pan American Highway Commission visit North Carolina

The Pan American Highway Commission officials received by Cameron A. Morrison, Governor of North Carolina. Governor Morrison and the delegates pose for a photo on steps of a building. The commission visits the Highway Equipment Depot near Raleigh and inspects the machinery. They proceed towards University of North Carolina. Traffic signs and direction boards on road sides. University of North Carolina college students give a cheer and greet the group. The commission buses, cars, motorcycles and motorcycles with sidecars are seen traveling on highway roads in North Carolina. The commission members observe road machinery and try out the machines including early tractors, graders, scrapers, and plows, trench diggers, and steam shovels. Two delegate members ride in the bucket of a steam shovel. They halt at the newly completed Wilcox Bridge spanning the Yadkin River near Spencer, North Carolina. A view of the caravan on the open-spandrel (open support system) Wilcox Bridge over the Yadkin River and then in a North Carolina town. The group entering Bessemer city in North Carolina, where a welcome banner spans the roadway.

Date: 1924
Duration: 4 min 34 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Services of the Killinger Mountain Clinic treating a sick Appalachian girl

Depicts services of the mission church in the southern appalachians led by Lutheran missionary Kenneth G. Killinger. Map depicting growth of churches in southern Virginia and northern Tennessee and North Carolina, also the Konnarock Training School, and the Iron Mountain Boys' School. View of Killinger driving on mountain roads, into a more rural area, crossing a primitive footbridge and visiting a sick girl in a rural mountain home of Smyth County. He offers to take her to his health clinic since no doctors are local. He carries the girl out to the 1930s sedan that is waiting. View of the girl being carried into the clinic, (possibly located in Smyth County on the Killinger farm in the Mill Stone area, north of Attaway. Possibly the nurse standing by is Ms. M.L. Crosby). The girl smiling in bed in the clinic. Image of a $100 bank check drawn on the First National Bank of Zanesville Ohio. It is made out to the Killinger Mountain Clinic Fund and signed by The Luther League Synod of Ohio.

Date: 1934
Duration: 3 min 15 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Dramatization depicts: members of the southern Cameron and northern Stoneman families of Washington during civil war.

Excerpt from the fictional film "Birth of a Nation". A pro Southern dramatization on the effect of the Civil War and the reconstruction. Prewar conditions on the Cameron estate in Piedmont, South Carolina. The members of the southern Cameron and northern Stoneman families of Washington are introduced. Men and women reading a newspaper outside a house. The newspaper headlined read: 'If the North carries the election, the South will secede'. An abolitionists meeting. They discuss about the news. The Stoneman library in Washington. Women cleaning the library. One of the woman leaves. A man enters and talks to the woman. They argue and the man leaves the room. The woman cry. Man portrayed as Leader of the Senate Charles Sumner in the library. He looks at the books kept on a table. He arrives near the woman and talks to her. A woman and a man talking amongst themselves in a room. Other man enters and talks to them.

Date: 1916
Duration: 4 min 39 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Mid 1940's New York City; also John C Campbell Folk School in Brasstown North Carolina helps farmer to develop creative ideas

Credits for the documentary titled 'Creative Hands' about mountain handicrafts in North Carolina. Background info about earlier handicrafts as an important part of civilization. A farmer weaves, sculpts a swan, whittle in clay. Scene change to New York City and busy areas of Manhattan, with people outside the Rockefeller Center in New York watching ice skaters. Women do window shopping. People enter Radio City Music Hall. Scene change again to farming areas in the mountains of southwest North Carolina. Animated map of United States. Wide views of farmland and a house in Brasstown North Carolina. Men cut a tree for lumber using a two man saw. Teacher at John C Campbell Folk School in Brasstown helps farmer to develop creative ideas using local materials. A sign reads "John C Campbell Folk School Handcrafts." Farmers walk with their materials and are seen seated at a table of the school showing some of their handicrafts. They are taught creative ideas by the teacher.

Date: 1945
Duration: 5 min 13 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: None
 
 
College football game between North Carolina State University and University of Houston at Astrodome in Houston.

People enter the Houston Astrodome building in Houston Texas for a college football game between North Carolina State University and University of Houston. Huge crowd cheers. North Carolina State wins over Houston with a score of 16-6. Bobby Hall of North Carolina State scores twice for the winning team.

Date: 1967, October 10
Duration: 1 min 30 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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