Rare World Series Footage

The Library of Congress found a reel of rare newsreels and they turned out to be in great condition. I work as an electronic records archivist for the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA for short). We find computer tapes of old reels a lot of times but since they are usually numbers and text that  have meaning only when you know what the column that the number appears in means, it is simply a series of numbers. The values without any explanation they are virtually worthless. It’s just strings of numbers like this:







But old movies that’s a different story:

Here’s a film of the 1924 World Series between the Washington Senators and the New York Giants, the forerunners to the current San Francisco Giants. It’s game 7 at Griffith Stadium on 7th St and Florida Avenue, NW in the US Capital! This is the only time a Washington team won the World Series.

The silent film uses subtitles to explain what the image will then show.




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