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[Aerial views of Alaskan landscape, circa 1930s-1940s]
Film footage depicting aerial views of the Alaskan landscape, circa 1930s-1940s. The footage begins with shots of a harbor, then transitions to aerial views filmed from an unidentified aircraft, showing mountains, tundra, buildings, and clouds, presumably in Alaska. A wing is visible in some of these scenes, which displays Northwest Airlines markings. At 00:07:30, there is a brief scene filmed…
[Footage taken during flights over Japan and Shemya Island (Alaska), circa 1930s-1940s]
Film footage taken during flights over Japan and Shemya Island (Alaska), circa 1930s-1940s. The footage begins with aerial views filmed from an unidentified aircraft, showing houses, streets, and a shoreline; presumably these shots are of Kobe and Osaka, as noted on the film container label. The next segment, starting at 00:00:40, depicts a shoreline and runway, filmed from inside an aircraft as…
[Aerial views of Hawaii, circa 1948]
Film footage of aerial views of Hawaii, circa 1948. The footage is mostly comprised of aerial views filmed from an unidentified aircraft, showing coastlines, cliffs, harbors, and islands, as well as shots of the city of Honolulu. No exterior shots of the aircraft are present in the footage. The footage is in color and is silent. Label on film container: "Honolulu, '48"
[Leisure activities and views of Churchill (Manitoba) and Saturday Cove (Maine), circa 1930s-1940s]
Film footage of leisure activities and views of Churchill (Manitoba) and Saturday Cove (Maine), circa 1930s-1940s. The first segment, filmed in and around Churchill, is comprised of aerial and on-the-ground shots of mountains, lakes, tundra, and buildings. The Prince of Wales Fort is visible in one of the aerial views (00:03:33). There are also several scenes of dogsledding activities. The next…
[Scenes in China, circa 1930s]
Film footage of scenes in China, circa 1930s. The footage is comprised of short clips filmed during pilot Julius A. Barr's time in China. Specific locations in the footage are unidentified. Scenes include city streets, cargo being unloaded from Barr's Boeing 247D aircraft, people using a pedal-powered water pump, children playing outside, and people congregating outside a gate. The footage is in…
[Harbor scenes in Rabaul, Papua New Guinea, circa 1930s]
Film footage of harbor scenes in Rabaul, Papua New Guinea, circa 1930s. The footage, which was likely filmed by Julius A. Barr during his travels in Asia, contains short clips of a harbor filmed from an unidentified ship. Scenes include people watching from the shore at the ship approaches, men maneuvering a boarding ramp into place, passengers boarding, logs being loaded onto the ship, men in…
[Flight over Alaska, circa 1930s-1940s]
Film footage taken during a flight over Alaska, circa 1930s-1940s. The segments feature aerial views taken from an unidentified aircraft, showing mountains, including Denali, coastlines, and other terrain. The footage also includes a shot of Nome, Alaska. No exterior shots of the aircraft are present in the footage. The footage is in color and is silent. Label on film container: "McKinley, Nome."
[Harbor and street scenes, Manila, Philippines, circa 1930s]
Film footage of harbor and street scenes, Manila, Philippines, circa 1930s. The footage was likely filmed by Julius A. Barr during his travels in Asia and primarily contains shots of a harbor, showing ships, boats, and the coastline, as well as a few street scenes. No particular aircraft is visible in the footage. The footage is in black-and-white and is silent. Label on container: "S2093-2."
[Footage of French fighter ace Georges Guynemer and Pfalz aircraft, circa 1930s-1950s]
Film footage of French fighter ace Georges Guynemer and a Pfalz aircraft, circa 1930s-1950s. The first segment, titled "Guynemer, French 'Ace of Aces,'" was produced by Great Oak Studios in 1955 and edited by G. B. Jarrett. It features vintage World War I-era footage of Guynemer during a military ceremony and piloting aircraft, intercut with still-shots of photographs and documents related to his…
[Boeing executives Edgar Gott and Army officials with unidentified aircraft, circa 1910s-1920s]
Film footage of Boeing executives and Army officials with an unidentified aircraft, Camp Lewis, Washington, circa 1910s-1920s. The footage begins with two men, likely Boeing executives William E. Boeing and Edgar Gott, speaking with a pilot. The next scene takes place in an office, with Gott speaking to a secretary. The final scene features Gott speaking with Army officials, identified in the…