Amaizo Company Picnics & Roby Racetrack 1934-1948
Amaizo Company Picnics 1936-1939 Rare footage of Amaizo in Hammond, Indiana You will see the Amaizo Company marching band, picnic, games, employees, and a cast of hundreds.
Amaizo Company Picnic 1939 More great picnic footage…baseball games on the picnic grounds right outside at Daly Hall with the WORLD FAMOUS Walter Mays Amaizo Band!
Strike at Amaizo in 1948, right at the front gate! People are getting up off their seats to come see the hubbub in front of Amaizo. Then see some Roby guys playing ball outside a Tavern right at the corner near Amaizo. Fun little guy stumbling out of the tavern, too. What a ham!
Watch as the old 1930s racecars zoom around Roby Racetrack, with Amaizo right in the background! This was before the track was “relocated” to Calumet Avenue, as “New Hammond Racetrack”. Don’t get dizzy as the camera tries to keep up with the cars on the turn! Have fun, Race Fans!
Boats and Ports of Call
This is a collection of Public Domain documentaries of the shipping industry at sea. 1950s-1960s color and B&W film transferred to DVD, for all to enjoy and learn from, once again.
- Seaport Chicago, 25:56
- Color, public domain from the Chicago Board of Trade, narrated by Frasier Thomas. Covers Chicagoland’s shoreline industry. You’ll see the ships, the ports and the industries using these ports. See how the railroad industry and the trucking industry work hand-in-hand with the seaport industry, getting American Made products to you! Footage of the Board of Trade, making the deals that will go in these shipments. Great sound, great quality, a real public domain gem!
- Port of Baltimore, 29:10
- B&W, public domain from Maryland Telephone Company, “Down Where the World Comes In”. Great sound and quality production on one of the greatest seaports in the world. Referred to as the “doorway to the world”, you’ll see ships from all over the world bringing shipments into the United States. You’ll hear how the train engineer, the customs officer, the tugboat captain and many more everyday people who will probably never meet each other will all be involved in bringing products in through the seaports of Baltimore, Maryland. See inside and out of these ships and ports and what it takes to open the “doors” to these worldwide shipments every day.
- Queen Elizabeth II, 21:43
- B&W, public domain from Discovery ’70. “Transatlantic Voyage on the QE2” starting in New York City, we’ll take a passenger trip to Europe. Great scenes of New York City skyline and ports. What does the crew do on a great sea voyage? What does the captain do? What is there for the passengers to enjoy? You’ll get these answers and more in this great film.
- Freighter at Sea, 16:02
- B&W, public domain footage. You’ll see the American Merchant Marine in action. You’ll see the routes shipments take from around the world to bring in the goods! From passengers to crew to cargo, you can see what happens on these trans-Atlantic voyages. Explanations are offered for the bells you hear on the ship, radar and daily activities of the ship’s crew. Great sound and quality. Another public domain gem!
- Chesapeake Bridge, 42:24
- Bethlehem Steel presents this color public domain film “Steel Spans the Chesapeake”. 1952, when the Chesapeake Bay Bridge opened, no one could believe that it was actually open to traffic. Joining western Maryland to it’s eastern shore, just short of 5 miles long, you’ll hear how the steel industry helped to make this decades-long dream a reality. Baltimore designed, and steel provided by Indiana’s own Bethlehem Steel Company, you’ll see how this massive structure has helped transportation from industry to commuter traffic. They will explain how this huge bridge was conceived, designed and erected. Great sound, great footage.