In this newsreel, presented is a look at the historic 1934 West Coast Longshoremen's Strike which lasted nearly three months and led to the establishment of unions for port workers on the West Coast.
On Bloody Thursday, after fights broke out near San Francisco’s Embarcadero between police, strikebreakers and waterfront workers, the situation took a turn for the worse when police fired shotguns into a crowd of protesters. This led to a general strike which shut down the city of San Francisco.
This newsreel takes a look at art in Italy in 1953, specifically at an exhibition in Milan showing great works of art scaled to fit on postage stamps by Carrado Mezana.
The crowded event displaying the detail and craftsmanship of Mezzana even draws the president of Italy at the time, Luigi Einaudi. Stamps include are portrayals of Galileo, Saint Catherine and Vatican City.