Reel

Focus on the 30s

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Audio:
Location:
492885_1_1
Yes
United States
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Timecode:
1930  (Estimated Year)
B/W
00:45:02 - 00:53:05
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1146
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Technological advances in aviation, engineering, construction, transportation, etc, 1930s.

Focus on the 30s

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Audio:
Location:
492885_1_2
Yes
United States
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1930  (Estimated Year)
B/W
00:45:02 - 00:46:08
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1146
N/A
MSs successful pressure and stress tests being performed on unbreakable glass (using a hammer, a metal ball, and the wheels of a truck). MS sedan car parallel parking on a city street; CUs people feeding parking meters. MS/CUs middle-aged Caucasian man pitching the Grapefruit Mask (same as catalog #311781): "A very grave annoyance occurs at the breakfast table. No matter how good you feel in the morning, when you come down to the breakfast table & you happen to tackle a particularly vicious grapefruit & when eating it you happen to get squirted in the eye, your whole day is spoiled. You're likely to go down to the office, swear at the stenographer... All you have to do is pull down the protective screen & you can eat a grapefruit with hardly any problem at all." Patented breakfast cap. Wacky inventions.

Focus on the 30s

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Audio:
Location:
492885_1_3
Yes
United States
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1930  (Estimated Year)
B/W
00:46:08 - 00:47:34
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Original Film:
HD:
1146
N/A
TLS/MSs man with slats of wood attached to his arms & back running through field, trying to fly... for cheap; he leaps off sand dune, tumbles, falls. Funny. TLS/MSs of the first hang gliding (paragliding) attempt... a success. TLS monoplane doing a loop the loop. Panning TLSs monoplanes taking off. MS/TLSs aviatrix AMELIA EARHART returning to New York after her solo transatlantic flight (ticker tape parade, then posing with Mayor Jimmy Walker). MS/CUs two Soviet pilots who allegedly flew a transpolar flight from Moscow, over the North Pole, landing in California, 1937 (later reports point to the flight as a hoax perpetrated by the Soviets).

Focus on the 30s

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Audio:
Location:
492885_1_4
Yes
United States
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1930  (Estimated Year)
B/W
00:47:34 - 00:49:31
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1146
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MSs United States air force pioneer General BILLY MITCHELL (retired) speaking prophetically to the camera about the importance of military aviation: "Without air power, a nation is lost." Montage of government aviation development tests being conducted in Virginia (wind tunnel tests, models, wind shear, aerodynamics). TLSs experimental Waterman Aerobile (Arrowbile) driving along city streets, taking off, in flight. TLS hybrid seaplane driving onto dock. TLS gyroplane landing in field. Newsreel of IGOR SIKORSKY introducing his latest invention, the four-engine propeller passenger Pan American Clipper. Great air to air shot of Clipper flying over Golden Gate Bridge (still under construction at the time). MSs Caucasian people at leisure aboard a commercial plane (playing cards, reading, etc). TLSs Douglas luxury airplane landing.

Focus on the 30s

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Audio:
Location:
492885_1_5
Yes
United States
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1930  (Estimated Year)
B/W
00:49:31 - 00:50:06
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Original Film:
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1146
N/A
Nice TLS passenger train passing cam; MSs white people in dining cars, bar cars; MSs young white woman getting out of shower, toweling off, then getting into bed aboard train car; nice low angle shot train passing over cam. Panning high angle LS view from newly completed Empire State Building; MS Governor AL SMITH waving at hat at ribbon-cutting ceremony; tilting LS Empire State Building. TLS and aerial of the newly completed George Washington Bridge.

Focus on the 30s

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Audio:
Location:
492885_1_6
Yes
United States
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1930  (Estimated Year)
B/W
00:50:06 - 00:50:12
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Original Film:
HD:
1146
N/A
Montage of an urban construction crew at work (crane, steam shovel, crowd watching). Stills of buildings built by PWA, 1930s.

Focus on the 30s

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Audio:
Location:
492885_1_7
Yes
United States
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1930  (Estimated Year)
B/W
00:50:12 - 00:50:41
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Original Film:
HD:
1146
N/A
DO NOT USE Stills of male construction workers.

Focus on the 30s

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Audio:
Location:
492885_1_8
Yes
United States
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1930  (Estimated Year)
B/W
00:50:41 - 00:51:34
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Original Film:
HD:
1146
N/A
TLS/MSs construction work (building of Boulder Dam,): tractor shovels, buckets, bulldozers, conveyors, aggregate, etc.

Focus on the 30s

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Audio:
Location:
492885_1_9
Yes
United States
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1930  (Estimated Year)
B/W
00:51:34 - 00:51:54
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
1146
N/A
DO NOT USE Stills of construction, hydroelectric dams in Tennessee Valley

Focus on the 30s

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
492885_1_10
Yes
United States
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1930  (Estimated Year)
B/W
00:51:54 - 00:53:05
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Original Film:
HD:
1146
N/A
Building of Boulder Dam. Golden Gate Bridge on opening day: aerials of bridge; MSs pomp and circumstance, ribbon cutting, people crossing en masse; TLSs cars crossing; LS bridge. Montage of men building exhibits for the New York World's Fair 1939-40: sculptors, robotics engineers, architects, etc. Cool stuff.