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Newsreels: 1948 - February 11

Public Domain Stock Footage Newsreels: 1948 - February 11

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Synopsis: New Orleans Mardi Gras 1948, Carnival Time On The French Riviera, Festival Celebration In Italy, Annual Pirate Raid By Gasparilla In FL, First Daughter Margaret Truman At Ship Launching, Snow Sculptors Compete In New York, 1948 Golden Gloves Boxing In NYC, FL Hosts 1948 Lipton Cup Yacht Race...(read more)

  • Date: 1948
  • Duration: 00:07:32
  • Sound: Yes
  • Color: Monochrome
  • Type: Public Domain
  • Language: English
  • Location: United States, France, Italy

Newsreels: 1948 - February 11

New Orleans Mardi Gras 1948

In New Orleans the traditional round of gala parades and lavish costume parties herald the beginning of Lent.

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Carnival Time On The French Riviera

The French Riviera is resplendent with carefree celebrators and grotesque floats for the annual Pre-Lenten festivities.

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Festival Celebration In Italy

The carnival at Viareggio, famous for its masked figures, is as colorful and full of Old World charm as ever.

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Annual Pirate Raid By Gasparilla In FL

Tampa Florida is the setting for the annual raid by Gasparilla and his band of buccaneers. After a brief skirmish, the city surrenders.

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First Daughter Margaret Truman At Ship Launching

Miss Margaret Truman does the honors at the launching of a ship named in honor of her President father. She officiates at the launching of a new type of Mississippi river craft.

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Snow Sculptors Compete In New York

More than 200 amateur sculptors compete in a festive outdoor contest in Central Park. Some amazing results are seen, including a salute to Leap Year and a snowman of Babe Ruth.

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1948 Golden Gloves Boxing In NYC

Knockdowns and bruising action all the way feature the quarterfinals of the Golden Gloves tourney in the Bronx. Young heavyweights put on a slam-bang exhibition and the losers go down hard.

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FL Hosts 1948 Lipton Cup Yacht Race

In a close-hauled and closely matched yacht race, sleek sloops vie for honors in the Lipton Cup Classic on a wave-tossed Atlantic. Mid-winter thrills in a balmy tropical setting.

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