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Striking garment workers in Chicago suffer police opposition and conflict in 1910

Group of garment workers pose, for photograph, on steps of a building in Chicago. Police on horseback approach a group of people on a sidewalk. Horse-drawn wagon parked at curb. Mounted police breaking up a gathering. Two women caught in the commotion. One falls to the ground and is helped up by a uniformed policeman. Four women garment workers pose for a picture. Another view of the group seen earlier on steps of a building. Striking garment workers marchi in streets of Chicago. Brief montage with scenes of unrest. Garment workers parade with sign lamenting the death of Charles Lazinskas .Formal portrait photograph of Charles Lazinskas, with caption beneath reading:"Was shot December 3, 1910." The Chicago Daily Tribune of January 4, 1910, with headline reading: "Man shot in strike riots, foreman of big clothing factory held." Another newspaper headline reads:"Strikers March With Mute Pleas, Garment Workers Rely on Banners and Placards to Air Grievances." Yet another reads: "Strike Embroils Social Workers, Pastor and U of C Student Interfere for Toilers and Are Arrested, Police Brutality." Picture of social worker, Jane Addams, with another woman. Early and later photographs of Joseph Shaffner, of Hart, Schaffner, & Marx company. Garment worker union leader, Sidney Hillman. Fabric cutters working at the clothing factory.

Date: 1910
Duration: 2 min 16 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Early 20th Century images show tension between U.S. business and workers over child labor, low wages, and labor unions

Girls and boys working on machinery in fabric mills. Boys working in coal mines, A boy working at blacksmith's forge and one in a machine shop. Lady and gentleman in riding habit on horseback. All members of a family engaged in needlework, at home. Closeups of miners and a woman worker. Workers including children, parade with American flags and a sign reading: "Give us A Living Wage, Not Charity." New York City Garment workers from various unions, such as Pants makers, marching with placards. Workers jammed in a Chicago city square to hear Hannah Shapiro, initiator of the garment workers strike against clothing firm, Hart, Schaffner, & Marx. Some carry signs. One reads: "Do you belong to a Union. If not, why not." Closeup of Hannah Shapiro, standing on a ladder, with a Union banner beside her. Large group of marching workers with many children in the front rank. They carry American flags. Mine owners' spokesman assuring workers about their rights and interests. Closeups of a decorated senior uniformed policeman on horseback and another policeman in uniform. Group of uniformed policemen armed with Browning shotguns. Contingent of policemen mounting their horses in formation, and several riding along a cobblestone city street containing trolley tracks. An early vintage car is following them. Policeman walking ahead of women marching with a banner about Union Contracts for New Yorkers. Mounted police dispersing an unruly crowd. Policeman taking a young man into custody .A 1910 Auburn automobile, with right-hand drive. Policemen taking protesting workers into custody.

Date: 1910
Duration: 3 min 9 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
The "Big Blowup" forest fire of 1910 in Elk City Idaho. Firefighters recruited.

History of fire fighting in forests in United States. United States President Theodore Roosevelt standing with several persons, including John Muir and Chief Forester, Gifford Pinchot. Roosevelt on speaker's stand. Picture of Northern District Forester, William B. Greely and his staff, in Missoula, Montana. Scenes from 1910 during period of drought. A ranger checks a rain gauge. Picture of Smoke rising in a forest as a fire breaks out in Montana. Firefighters are recruited and head to Montana on horses and mules. Smoke rises as fire spreads across the forest. Firefighters work with hand tools and axes in attempt to control the fires. August 20, 1910, hurricane force winds create the "Big Blowup" fire storm starting in Elk City Idaho. Destruction in Wallace, Idaho. Scenes of aftermath, showing swaths of destroyed forest. Men in area filled with smoke, felling a large tree using axes. Forest Rangers standing on a mountain peak, scanning the horizon, with field glasses, for signs of fire. A Ranger on horseback. A Ranger approaches a fire, puts his backpack down and starts to clear brush. A fire warden standing on a peak looking for signs of fire.

Date: 1910
Duration: 3 min 40 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Early activities in the United States to combat forest fires. Circa 1910 scenes of lookout stations. Osborne fire finder

Scenes of early Forest Ranger activities to fight forest fires. A circa 1910 photo of Fire Warden standing on observation post at top of extremely tall tree. A flag flies at the observation post. A tree House observation post on the top of a tall bare tree. A "wooden skyscraper"lookout tower. A fire warden and his family pose in front of their house at the base of a lookout tower in Arkansas. Lookout house built on a high peak in Willamette National Forest, Oregon. A tall steel tower lookout in the Suwanee forest, Georgia. A Ranger at an early lookout point, equipped only with a map and compass. Fire warden sights through a W.B. Osborne's fire finder and makes a telephone call. Observations from two ranger stations being plotted on a map and the intersecting lines give the exact location of area under fire.

Date: 1910
Duration: 1 min 38 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Development of the automobile from 1910 to 1927 in the United States.

Growth of suburban areas caused by inter-development of the automobile and the public road system (1897-1927). A farmer delivers goods to people living in the city. He sorts fruits and vegetables in his horse cart. The farmers home and farm in the countryside. Men in an early automobile on a dirt road. A car follows a horse carriage in the countryside. The car with a driver and a couple halts. The carriage stops near the car. 1910: Three men seated in an automobile with a wind shield, as it is driven on a developed road. 1927: Two men get into a modern automobile with a hood and doors. A car leaves a farm.

Date: 1927
Duration: 2 min 7 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Conditions of American workers and the rise of labor unions, especially in garment industry, early in the 20th century

A large group of well-dressed men and women at an event in a park in Chicago, Illinois. Many men wear straw boater hats and many women wear bonnets. Men and women working at sewing machines in a factory of Hart Shaffner & Marx men's clothiers in Chicago, Illinois. Successive closeups of two foremen and one worker, posing for the camera. Pay envelope for a person named Herscowitz in the seaming department. Card shows pay of $1.78 for 23 hours & 20 minutes work. Men working as cutters in garment factory. Young girls, an older man, and mature women working in the factory. Several young women walking arm in arm, ostensibly in protest. Closeups of several factory workers. Group of labor protestors led by women, walking in a city street. Many workers in a protest parade in the snow as spectators watch from sidewalks. Gathering of workers dissatisfied with their union leadership. One carries a sign reading: "Our so called leaders say strike settled. This demonstration is contrary to their claims."

Date: 1910
Duration: 2 min 49 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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