Franklin D Roosevelt's election campaign. A large crowd cheers at a public meeting during Roosevelt's election campaign in United States. A train pulls up at a station in New England. Roosevelt along with Alfred E Smith receives a warm welcome at the convention hall in Boston. Franklin D Roosevelt's election campaign. A large crowd cheers at a public meeting during Roosevelt's election campaign in United States. A train pulls up at a station in New England. Roosevelt along with Alfred E Smith receives a warm welcome at the convention hall in Boston.
Boys display their model airplanes in Boston, Massachusetts. The boys show their airplanes. The model airplanes fly over a grassy field. Several views of airplanes flying. The boys eating at a table. Trophies on a table in front of men.
William T Murdock, a suspect communist shipped to Liverpool from Boston, Massachusetts. A boat arrives at dock. Murdock climbs up on dock. Policemen escort him to ship. They climb up stairs of ship.
Sportsmen from all over the world participate in the Patriot's Day marathon race in Boston Massachusetts. Athletes running on road during race. Crowd cheers the runners. German athlete Paul De Bruyn wins the marathon and makes his place in next Olympic games.
This railroad was built as a hobby by Mr. W. H. Nichols at his Nichols Machine Company in Waltham, Mass. Mr. Nichols was a pioneer in the hobby of building "live steam" locomotives. He built a multi-gauge track at his factory and hosted "meets" of the Boston Society of Model Engineers. The film clip shows his 7-1/4" gauge locomotive "Ella Cinders" pulling a trainload of people around the track. The locomotive was copied after one that Mr. Nichols remembered from his home in Canada on the Hamilton & Dundas Railway. The prototype was a "dummy" locomotive which had a streetcar type body built over the boiler. Mr. Nichols never finished that part, and ran the miniature locomotive with no cab at all. The model still exists, and is owned by decendents of Mr. Nichols. It was still operable into the 1990s, and is scheduled for a rebuild in the near future. The boy in the close-up and running the train in the film is Charles S. Purinton. "Charlie" was the son of the late Charles A. "Carl" Purinton, founder of the Brotherhood of Live Steamers and that group's secretary for many years. Carl built and operated many model steam locomotives over the years until his death at 101 in February, 1999. Charlie also was an avid live steamer and locomotive builder who constructed many model engines. He passed away in November, 2010. The man seen working on the engine in the film clip is W. H. Nichols himself.
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.