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Bell Telephone advertisement chronicles costs for telephone calls reducing from 1915 to 1970.

Bell Telephone television advertisement depicts the cost of telephone calls over years from 1915 to 1970. Pictures of streets and houses in Boston. Portrait of Alexander Graham Bell. The cost of telephone from 20.70 dollars in 1915 reduced to 70 cents in 1970. Rapid paced montage of images (some still and some motion) from 1915 to 1970. Poster reads 'Japan at War'. Man and woman dance. Missile launched from launch pad. Aircraft parked on runway. The cost of telephone charges reduced over the years. Different types of telephones seen in 1970.

Date: 1970
Duration: 2 min 1 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Dr. Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas Watson's contribution towards the New York-San Francisco telephone line in the U.S.

Telephone line construction between New York and San Francisco in the United States. A picture of Dr. Alexander Graham Bell talking into a telephone while opening the New York-Chicago telephone line on October 18, 1892. Several men standing beside Dr. Bell. A donkey with a saddle on it. A man loading the donkey with devices. The man leading the donkey which is carrying the devices to be fitted on a telephone post in a hilly area. Several men erecting telephone posts while laying lines joining New York and San Francisco to the Bell System in 1915. View of a bear climbing down a telephone post. A picture of Dr. Alexander Graham Bell attending the opening of the transcontinental telephone line in New York on January 25, 1915. Several AT&T executives sitting on both sides of Dr. Bell. Dr. Bell repeated the historic first sentence transmitted on March 10, 1876, "Mr. Watson, come here; I want you", on the telephone to Mr. Watson in San Francisco. A picture showing Thomas A. Watson, Dr. Bell's assistant in 1876, at the opening of the transcontinental telephone line. Mr. Watson replied to Dr. Bell, "It would take me a week this time, Dr. Bell".

Date: 1926
Duration: 2 min 7 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
The AAA-sponsored 500 mile race at Twin City Motor Speedway, on Labor Day, September, 4, 1915.

AAA-sponsored 500 mile race at Twin City Motor Speedway in Minnesota, on Labor Day, 1915. Scenes of racing cars running and of groups of cars as they begin the race, with racing teams pushing their cars off. Race driver, Dario Resta, who had earned a pole position with a qualifying speed of 102.8 mph, is seen as he pulls off the track in his Mercedes, abandoning the race, after completing 110 miles, because the cap on back of his oil pump had come off, causing pump failure and oil loss. His racing crew surround the car. The next scene shows Resta posing beside his Mercedes, number 24. One of his team playfully pokes him in the ribs. Flagman steps into track and waves as officials in two passenger cars drive past.

Date: 1915, September 4
Duration: 1 min 2 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Memorial ceremony in Baltimore Maryland, for those lost in the sinking of the RMS Lusitania, in 1915

Film opens showing mounted U.S. soldiers riding teams of horses pulling empty caissons signifying those lost in the sinking of the RMS Lusitania in 1915. They ride along a major thoroughfare in the City of Baltimore. Buildings along the street are decorated with patriotic bunting. Scene shifts to view from a pier, of a U.S. Navy single-funnel gun boat is seen making way, slowly In Baltimore harbor. Closeup of Group of women, dressed in white, aboard the boat, ares seen holding a large memorial wreath over side of the boat. Next, the camera shows a U.S. Aeromarine AS-2 Float Plane landing in the water. As it taxis in, the scene shifts back to the women on the boat, holding the memorial wreath. They are seen from behind, as they hold it high over their heads, and cast it over the side into the water. View of the women clustered in the bow of the boat as it moves slowly in the water. Other persons are present on deck, including at least one soldier and photographers and reporters. The U.S. navy ensign of stars flies from the bow. Closeup of the women in the bow, who now throw flowers into the water. Closeup of a woman (possibly Lusitania survivor). She stands next to the gun boat (now docked) holding a bouquet of flowers and wearing a sash reading “Lusitania.” Next, the camera focuses on Lusitania survivor, British actress, Rita Jolivet, who stands on a pier with a building and automobile behind her. Scene shifts, again, to the ladies in white aboard the docked gun boat. Among those seen with them are two British Royal Navy officers in uniform. Final scene is of large public gathering at an outdoor pavilion. A military band is at the front of the gathering. Public figures are assembled on the stage. A color guard carrying American flags is moving through the crowd, toward the stage.

Date: 1915
Duration: 1 min 46 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Race car driver Dario Resta poses with his car and crew after dropping out of AAA-sponsored 500 mile race, Labor Day,1915

The new Twin City Motor Speedway. Dario Resta beside his Mercedes race car, number 24, posing with his racing team, after dropping out of the AAA-sponsored 500 mile race, at the 110 mile point, with a broken oil pump. (A cap from the back of the pump case had jolted off, causing a loss of oil.) Additional scenes from the race are seen. Start of the race. Cars racing on track.

Date: 1915, September 4
Duration: 21 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Images showing interests, culture, lifestyle and events of Americans in the period 1915 through 1918

America in the World War 1 years, before and during the U.S. involvement in the war. View of Woodrow Wilson in academic robe and cap, as President of Princeton University. Steel mill with stacks belching smoke. Workers tap an open hearth furnace in steel mill. Children on a city street dancing and being sprayed with a fire hose to keep cool in summer. Boy hopping over the backs of his friends. Boys seated on a bench. Scenes from early motion pictures, interposed with images of Uncle Sam from Army recruiting poster: They are rapid montage comedy and stunt scenes, including Keystone Cops chasing fugitive; cars racing, gangster shootouts from cars; automobile hijinks; men raising barrier at railroad level crossing while a woman is left dangling from the raised crossing gate; car races and crosses railroad track in front of rapidly approaching locomotive; comic car chase down; line of 3 open top cars racing over an edge into a deep ditch, a motorcycle taking flight off of a road and into a river; a man waving warning flag frantically at a blasting site; The Cunard Liner, RMS Lusitania, underway; Newspaper front page about torpedoing of the Lusitania. American soldiers boarding troop ship for France in World War 1; View of the troop ship deck filled with U.S. soldiers. Various scenes of U.S. troops in the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) in France during World War I: amid wartorn ruins in France; firing French 75s and heavier artillery; charging across no-man's land; caring for wounded behind the lines and in trenches of the battle fields; placing helmets, and identification cards on rifles of the fallen.

Date: 1918
Duration: 2 min 3 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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