A pictorial history of episodes in the life of Calvin Coolidge, the thirtieth President of the United States of America. President Calvin Coolidge. The simple farmhouse at Plymouth Notch, Vermont where Coolidge was born on 4th July, 1872. He works at his farmhouse, cuts hay, and chops wood. The Coolidge family outside their Northampton home in Massachusetts. Coolidge with his wife Grace Coolidge in a garden and at a seashore. Coolidge is elected the Governor of Massachusetts in 1918. People with the U.S. flags during the event. The new Boston police force built up by Coolidge marches on the streets. The policemen stand at attention in rows during the ceremony. A large crowd gathered to greet President Coolidge at the 300th anniversary celebration of the Pilgrims' landing in Plymouth. People wave the U.S. flags and hail the Governor. Calvin Coolidge with Grace Coolidge.
A film concerning railroad electrification in the United States. A westbound Boston and Maine Railroad steam train at East Portal, Hoosac Tunnel, where the railroad was electrified in 1911. An electric locomotive approaches the steam engine. ( Note the carbide headlamp on the electric locomotive--which were outlawed by the ICC circa 1918. ) The motor pulls the steam engine and its train West. Next: a 'cab ride' from North Adams, Massachusetts to West Portal and subsequently exits the East Portal of the 4.75 mile long Hoosac Tunnel.
Food conservation exhibit in Boston, Massachusetts during World War I. A kitchen on a vehicle. Posters stuck on the kitchen. People crowd around the vehicle. Men and women in the kitchen on the vehicle. People seated and standing near the vehicle. Men and women in the kitchen cook food.
Girls from Charleston Navy Yard are taught how to shoot with rifles and pistols in Boston, Massachusetts during World War I. The girls stand in a group. An officer holds a rifle, teaches them to shoot. He hands over the rifle to a girl. The girls stand in a line aiming with the rifle. The officer instructs them. Another officer holds a pistol in his hands and teaches a girl how to shoot with the pistol. The girl practices holding the pistol. A close up of a girl aiming with a rifle.
Red Cross nurses make gauze masks to wear while caring for thousands of Spanish Flu patients in Boston, Massachusetts during epidemic outbreak. A nurse wears a mask on mouth. Red Cross caps on their heads.
Race riots in Boston, Massachusetts sparked by dissatisfaction with welfare system. African American rioters on the streets in the Roxbury section in Boston. They smash glass, set buildings on fire and loot stores. Mobs throw rocks and bottles at the Boston police. Firemen work to extinguish fires in burning buildings. A rooftop sniper wounds a fireman as he extinguishes a fire. Boston police arrest a rioter.