In October 1925, crowd gathered to watch the Pulitzer Trophy air races at Mitchel Field, Long Island, New York. VIPs arrive in various automobiles. Army Air Service Curtiss R3C-1 airplane is pushed onto the field. Air Service Chief, General Patrick , speaks with Lieutenant Cyrus Bettis as Lieutenant James Doolittle listens. A Navy crew works on their entry in the race, similar to the Army Air Service airplane. Navy Lieutenant Al Williams seen with a pipe upside down in his mouth. Lieutenant Bettis taxis out for takeoff in his airplane number 43. Then Navy Lt. Williams proceeds to take off in his aircraft, number 40. Lt. Bettis breaks ground and begins to fly the closed course, coming very close to the ground at times. He lands and climbs out of the cockpit, surrounded by spectators and officials who are convinced he has won, registering a speed of 249 miles per hour. Navy Lt. Williams lands shortly thereafter having averaged 242 miles per hour. He is greeted by several spectators, including a young woman.
Two weeks later, the U.S. Army was represented by Lieutenant Jimmy Doolittle, who flew the Curtis R3C-1, again, but this time fitted with floats, at the Schneider Cup Seaplane Race in Baltimore, Maryland. He shakes hands with a young woman, just before the race. The Navy also entered with a similar seaplane, shown being pushed into the water. The British entry, a Glouster-Mapier IIIA is seen (replacing the Supermarine-Napier S.4, that was damaged). The Italian Macci M.33 is seen on a dock with engine running. The float planes taxi out over the Chesapeake bay waters to takeoff position. Doolittle is the first to take off and to return, logging an average speed of 232 miles per hour. He is seen smiling after the race.
The Schneider Cup Race for the fastest seaplane in Baltimore, Maryland. A Curtiss R3C-2 (US Air Service) at the race and U.S. airmen stand around the plane. U.S. Army Air Service Lieutenant James H. Doolittle in the cockpit. Airmen push the plane in water. Gloster Napier III seaplane of England is being pushed into the water. Maachi Flying Boat of Italy in the water. Seaplanes in flight. The race is won by Curtiss R3C-2 (US Air Service). Lt. James H. Doolittle leaves the R3C-1 and is being congratulated by Mrs. Doolittle and the Chief of U.S. Army Air Service Major General Mason M. Patrick.
United States Army Air Service activities in Baltimore, Maryland. A parachutist stands on the lower wing of a biplane. He opens the parachute and jumps from the aircraft.
A close up of U.S. Army Air Service Lieutenant James Doolittle, winner of the Schneider Cup float plane race in Bay Shore Park, Baltimore, Maryland, clocking an average speed of 232 miles per hour. He is seen standing on one float of his winning Curtiss R3C-2 racer , next to a small boat containing several persons.
The Baltimore Colts and Los Angeles Rams play a game of football at Baltimore Memorial Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland. Baltimore continues its headlong gallop towards the Western Division title. Huge crowd gathered to watch the match.
Baltimore riots in the wake of Martin Luther King's assassination in 1968. A busload of men, arrested during rioting in Baltimore, are bused to the Baltimore City Courthouse, on Calvert Street, where they unload, single-file, with hands held over their heads, and enter the courthouse, under armed guard by Federal (or Federalized) troops. Spectators fill the sidewalks to watch the goings on. Brief closeup of soldier wearing helmet and carrying rifle with fixed bayonet. Soldiers form a cordon around the line of prisoners as they walk into the courthouse. Two civilian officials follow the prisoners into the courthouse. Closeup of a Baltimore City policeman holding a Remington 870 Police Magnum shotgun. He smiles for the camera. Army troops are in the background. Closeup of the bus with some prisoners at the windows (apparently having reboarded the bus). Army troops begin moving spectators away from the courthouse entrance.