Scenes from the 1917 baseball World Series. Game 1 in Chicago, Illinois. A large crowd gathering at Comiskey Park to watch the game. Fans lined up in front of sign for bleacher seating with sign "Bleachers 50 cents". Scenes from the field before the game. Managers Pants Rowland of the White Sox and John McGraw of the Giants reviewing ground rules. Pitchers Eddie Cicotte and Slim Sallee during warm-ups. White Sox dugout is seen with Happy Felsch on the far left, John "Shano" Collins beside him, then Fred McMullin and Reb Russell (just past the big baseball). Joe Jackson and Nemo Leibold may be standing outside the dugout, with Eddie Cicotte in the background and Chick Gandil and Byrd Lynn in front of Cicotte. African American man on the Giants bench around one-minute mark may be J. L. Mackall, the team's trainer. Manager John McGraw is sitting in front of the dugout, with Art Fletcher on his right and Red Murray on his left. Scenes from the game in progress, and view of cheering fans in the packed stadium. At about 1:43: Bottom of the 3rd. Single by S. Collins, and Cicotte is thrown out at 3rd base. The next play seen is a double by McMullin scoring S. Collins, who had taken 2nd base on the throw that got Cicotte out. At 2:13: Top of the 5th inning. Single by Sallee scoring McCarty from 3rd base. White Sox win game 1 over the Giants by a score of 2 to 1. Scene changes to New York, with Giants fans jammed in the streets of New York City watching the large scoreboard being updated during the game, mounted on the building of the New York American Newspaper offices. Cars and trucks pass slowly by in the area jammed with baseball fans.
Jeannette Rankin, Republican member of Congress from Montana, and first woman representative elected in the United States, is seen standing with women's suffrage movement activists in Chicago, Illinois, just before America's entry into World War 1. The leading slate mentions her forthcoming participation in a special session of Congress (referring to the Joint Session of Congress on April 2, when President Wilson will ask for a declaration of war against Germany). Rankin holds a bouquet of flowers and stands with another woman wearing a large corsage of flowers. A dozen women suffragists stand behind them. The building behind seems to be a hotel, containing several mirrored doors. Several men passersby walk past the camera while it photographing the group. Jeannette Rankin moves forward and another woman helps her to step into a vehicle (unseen).
John Philip Sousa's U.S.Navy Band of the Great Lakes Naval Training Station leading a World War I Liberty Loan parade on a city street (possibly in Chicago, Illinois). Behind them two cars are seen and other marchers carrying signs. One sign reads: "Chip In." Numerous spectators line the sidewalks. View from above of the band in formation for a concert. John Philip Sousa and his wife, Jane, pose in front of a residence. He wears the uniform of a Lieutenant in the Naval Reserve. (Note: During World War I, the Navy asked Sousa to train bandsmen at the Great Lakes Naval Training Center. On May 31, 1917, at the age of 62, he accepted a commission as a Lieutenant, in the U.S.Naval Reserve and organized a new band at the Great Lakes Center. His fame attracted so many band recruits that he was able to form several Navy bands for other Navy bases and units.)
The U.S. Naval Training Center in Great Lakes, Illinois, during World War I. (now called Naval Station Great Lakes, or NAVSTA Great Lakes). Trucks and cars are driven through the main entrance gate. Sailors in uniforms walk in and out of the gate. A building near the gate. A sign on the building reads: 'US Naval Training Station, Great Lakes Illinois'. A flag flutters from a flag pole outside a building. Smoke from chimneys of a factory. Wide ranging views of many buildings at the training station from elevated and ground positions. View of barracks.
Baseball 1917 World Series games numbers three and four in New York at Polo Grounds IV stadium in Upper Manhattan, New York City. A large crowd gathers at the stadium to watch the game. New York Mayor John Mitchel arrives along with officers and Mayor Mitchel throws out the first pitch. World Series Baseball game 3 in progress. Giants take the lead at 2 - 0 in the fourth. Robinson scores on Holke's double. Burns singles, sending Holke home. A closeup view of Dave Robertson and Rube Benton in the dugout. The crowd cheers the teams. View also from game 4 where Benny Kauff gets two home runs and Giants win game 4 also. New York crowd, all men, cheering the game 4 win. Mass of spectators exiting the stadium after the game.
The growing commercial laundry business in Chicago, Illinois early in the 20th century. A delivery man picks up a bundle of shirts at the door of a private residence. Trucks deliver wash to the commercial laundry plant. Drivers unload laundry packages. Wash being fed into large, industrial, electrically driven washing machines. Attendant seals rolling chambers filled with clothes. He adds soap and cleansers at stages. Clothes are then fed into dryers: View of a large industrial commercial hydro-extractor dryer revolving at high speed to remove water. Next the clothes are fed into a large drying drum. A woman takes out shirts from a machine and places them in a basket with a label that reads 'Palace Model Laundry'. Women operate large mangles or wringer machines and fold laundry emerging from the rollers.