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Barrel jumping contestants do their best to win in New York.

A barrel jumping contest in New York. A skater on ice skates takes a start for an attempts to hurdle ten barrels. Ten barrels placed on the snow. He takes a long jump and lands on the last barrel. Spectators watch the contest. Referees move forward to measure the jump distance. Photographers click pictures.

Date: 1953, January 12
Duration: 7 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. 5th Marine Regiment lay prone on the ground and dig a trench with an axe during a contest in Gondrecourt, France.

U.S. 5th Marine Regiment in Gondrecourt, France during World War I. U.S. troops lay prone on the ground and take cover. They dig a trench with their pick axes during a contest. The troops cheer during the contest. An officer looks at the troops as they are digging the trench.

Date: 1918
Duration: 2 min 13 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Exhibits of masters arts and contestants perform act in Washington DC.

Masters art pageant in Washington DC. Exhibits of the masters art. A woman puts on makeup on the contestants. They perform their act. A woman puts on make up of Miss liberty. She performs as the Statue of Liberty. A woman speaks about college of arts and museum. A contestant is interviewed.

Date: 1986
Duration: 3 min 12 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Phyllis McLeen wins the contest and gets a contract for tour to publicize the film Written On The Wind, Los Angeles.

Girls model for winning a contract in Los Angeles, California. The contestants wearing different costumes climb down the steps and walk. The judges seated on chairs judge the girls. The girls pose. The judges judge the girls. The girls in costumes pose near a swimming pool. Phyllis McLeen wins the contest. Universal International Picture Executive Bob shakes hands with the winners. He gives Phyllis the first Universal International contract for tour to publicize the forthcoming film "written On The Wind."

Date: 1956, November 15
Duration: 45 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Contestants release bowling balls and pins fall during a bowling tournament in Kansas City, Missouri.

The Women's International Bowling Congress in Kansas City, Missouri. Women bowling at a bowling alley during a bowling tournament. The lanes in the alley. The pins fall down. The audience applaud. A man and a few women seated in the front row of the audience. The man holding a child on his lap. A woman holding a bowling ball moves towards the lane. Several contestants releasing the balls and the pins falling down during the contest.

Date: 1946, May 9
Duration: 54 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Cherokee Indian baby Jenora Hooper is named the Princess of America in a beauty meet held in Lawrence, Kansas.

A Cherokee Native American Indian baby is named the Princess of America in Lawrence, Kansas. Women holding their babies. Native American Indian baby Jenora Hooper, of Cherokee tribe, is named the Princess of America. Indian girls posing.

Date: 1930, October 13
Duration: 48 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English