Wednesday, February 13, 2013

some DC history film links

This is nothing to do with Bloomingdale.

A Shaw resident sent this Email to a distribution list, including me.
   
I went hunting for film footage of our historic slum and came upon CriticalPast.com.  I went through 100 out of 594 pages of inventoried film.  All I could find in our neck of the woods centered around the arson and looting of 1968 and the dedication of the Gompers memorial, but I also found some other interesting views of the city in older films, which I thought you might enjoy seeing.   Regards, Ray

1968 RIOTS:

Shots of 7th/N and 11th Streets,  3rd Infantry protecting F Street downtown:

http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675044276_Washington-Riots_3rd-Infantry-Soldiers_burnt-building_vehicles-drive-past

Cavalier Shop on 7th, below N (Convention Center site):  http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675078124_damaged-stores_Washington-Riots_signs-on-stores_aftermath-of-riots

Corner of 14th and V, I am pretty sure, where SNCC headquarters as located at base of hill to Columbia Heights (today's Busboys and Poets):
http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675078126_Washington-Riots_patrolling-streets_African-Americans_woman-talks-to-a-soldier

Carnage on H Street:  http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675078119_3rd-Infantry-Division_Washington-Riots_damaged-building_wreckage-on-sidewalk

http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675044237_Washington-Riots_African-American-people_burning-buildings_fire-fighters


Views of Columbia Heights:  http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675044231_Washington-Riots_3rd-Infantry-soldiers_African-American-woman_sanitation-front-loader

http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675044237_Washington-Riots_African-American-people_burning-buildings_fire-fighters


Burned out Micky Dee:  http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675044227_Washington-Riots_fire-fighters_burning-building_American-flag
AUGUST 28, 1963 MARCH ON WASHINGTON: 
-  http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675028214_Americans_man-plays-guitar_vehicles-on-street_man-smoking
-  http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675029516_Black-American-singers_Lincoln-Memorial_sing-in-chorus_Civil-Rights-rally


DeeCee during WWII:  AMERICA'S BOOMTOWN OF BEAVERBOARD:  http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675076698_government-buildings_people-working_Federal-Bureau-of-Investigation_White-House

Aerial views and mostly ground views of the city in 1921: (click on Next Video to see whole movie, but I like these)
http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675049981_Catpitol-Building_Potomac-River_stone-house_Elmer-and-Griffin-Painter
http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675049983_French-Embassy_English-Embassy_American-Army-Naval-and-State-office
http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675049984_AmericanTreasury-building_vehicular-traffic_pedestrian-traffic
http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675049985_Grand-Army-of-Republic-Monument_Pension-building_leafless-trees
 (and Pension Building)
http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675049987_White-House_Pennsylvania_vehicular-traffic_American-flag
http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675049990_Union-Railway-Station_Memorial-Fountain_American-flag_main-entrance 
(so few cars!)
http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675049991_statues-of-noble-men_famous-figures_horse-mounted-statues_public-parks
http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675053054_Saint-Johns-Church_automobiles-parked-on-road_automobile-passing-on-street 
(Jackson Square)

Gompers' monument at 10th and Massachusetts dedicated: http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675041641_Samuel-Gompers_President-Truman_William-Green_Gompers-Square

1935 Movie about DeeCeeDawn Strikes the Capitol Dome, the "war on the Depression" (again, click on Next Video to see whole film sequentiially)
http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675069103_Dawn-Strikes-the-Capitol-Dome_Capitol-Building_Washington-Monument_traffic-on-streets
Parks in DeeCee: http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675072202_parks_water-parks_canals_fountains-in-parks
Cars in Rock Creek Park, downtown: http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675072204_parks_office-buildings_United-States-Capitol_people-play-tennis
Horse riding along Lincoln Memorial: http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675072205_racing-boats_Potomac-River_people-ride-bicycles_people-ride-horses
http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675069105_Washington-Monument_children-swinging_people-in-bus_shoppers-on-street
http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675069104_Pennsylvania-Avenue_people-at-zoo_traffic-on-streets_a-girl-plays-with-leopard-cubs

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing, Scott.

    The Samuel Gompers video is Bloomingdale related. I was trying to see the Morrison-Clark in the video, but couldn't pick it out - lots of foliage.

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