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.
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.
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.
A young woman opens ribbon and unwraps a gift package containing a vinyl RCA long playing record album disc of Romeo and Juliet. View she places the vinyl record on her phonograph turntable and starts playback. A film titled ' The sound and the story' shows the sound recording procedure at the Symphony Hall in Boston, Massachusetts. View of woman studying cover jacket of her new record album. Exterior view of Symphony Hall building in Boston Massachusetts in the mid 1950s. Interio view of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, circa 1956, in rehearsal under the baton of Music Director Charles Munch. The orchestra plays as a sound engineer of RCA (Radio Corporation of America) sits at a control panel. Close up view of meters on the recording console. Music being played is recorded on magnetic tapes. Close up view of reel to reel recording tape running on recording machine. Views of Maestro Munch, and various sections of the orchestra while they play. Stereophonic or stereo recording equipment configuration is shown. View of two early home stereo speakers. After the recording, Maestro Munch, smoking a cigarette, sits with the recording engineer and listens to the recording. Close up view of a RCA vinyl record spinning on a phonograph turntable.