A balloon race in Detroit, Michigan. The balloon race for Detroit News Ballooning Trophy. Balloons in flight include 'Skylark' piloted by W.C. Naylor and Kenneth Warren, 'S-1' piloted by Lieutenant Max Moyer and W.E. Huffman, Detroit Flying Club balloon piloted by Charles D. Williams and Arthur G. Schlosser with Dr. George M. LeGallee, 'The Goodyear IV' piloted by J.A. Baettner and W.H. Mortan with H.W. Maxson and The Highball II' piloted by S.A.V. Rasmussen, E.J. Hill and S.A. Mitchell also participate.
A balloon race for the Detroit News Ballooning Trophy in Detroit, Michigan. A half filled balloon on the field. A few men beside the airfield. Aerial views of the balloons moored to the ground and the people spread over the field. A balloon piloted by W.C.Naylor and Kenneth Warren released and lifts off into the sky. 'Skylark' written on the envelope of the balloon. Another Army Air Service balloon piloted by Lieutenant Max Moyer and Lieutenant W E Huffman released and lifts off. A balloon piloted by Charles D Williams, Jr, and Arthur G Schlosser with Dr Geo M LeGallee lifts off. A balloon piloted by J.A.Boettner and W W Morton with H W Maxson lifts off. View of the balloon piloted by S A U Rasmussen, E J Hill and S A Mitchell lifting off from the field and who were the winners of the trophy. 'Detroit News Trophy Race' written on the envelope of the balloon.
The Detroit News Balloon Race in Dearborn, Michigan. Balloons ascend near a mooring mast during the Detroit News Balloon Race.
In Detroit Financial District, people in front of First State Bank Building at 751 Griswold at Lafayette in Detroit, Michigan. (The building was designed by Albert Kahn and Corrado Parducci, and later housed the Olde Discount Corporation). Interior of First State Bank Building, Detroit. Street view of First National Building under construction at 660 Woodward Avenue in Detroit (for First National Bank and other tenants). Automobile traffic on streets of Detroit. People leave Sweetest Heart of Mary, Roman Catholic Church, located on Russell Street at the corner of East Canfield avenue, in a historic Polish parish. (The neighborhood at the time was predominantely Polish.) In the distance is another Polish parish and Saint Josaphat Church located on East Canfield at the corner of Hastings Street (which is now the I 75 freeway). Heavy traffic on a main boulevard. Children play in playground on swings and slides. People and pigeons in a park. Heavy traffic on a street. Large crowd on shore and others in canoes in water at Belle Isle. Crowd streams through gate at dock to board the steamship ferry "Columbia" of the Detroit, Belle Isle and Windsor Ferry Company, with sign "Bob-Lo Route" on the side. Boblo Steamship SS Columbia (designed by Frank Kirby) filled with passengers underway on the Detroit River bound for Bob-Lo Island in Ontario Canada.
Commercial airplane reliability tour at Ford Airport in Dearborn, Michigan. Two men work on a partially inflated balloon. Weights around the edge of the balloon. Aerial view of five balloons at a field during the Detroit News Balloon Race Trophy. 'Skylark' balloon piloted by W.C. Naylor and Kenneth Warren ascends. 'Club' balloon piloted by Charles D. Williams and Arthur G. Schlosser with Dr. Geo M. LeGalle. The balloons ascend. A mooring mast in the foreground. Aircraft fly overhead. 'Goodyear IV' piloted by J.A. Bottner and W.W. Morton with H.M. Maxson in flight. 'Highball II' piloted by S.A.V. Rasmussen, E.J. Hill and S.A. Mitchell in flight as it ascends.
A baseball game being played at Navin Field, in Detroit, Michigan. Based on the uniforms, the size of the crowd, and the action seen in the clip, this is very likely the second game of a doubleheader played by the Detroit Tigers and Chicago White Sox May 30, 1916, on the holiday then known as Decoration Day (now Memorial Day). Clip opens with shots of one White Sox player, two Tigers players hitting. Camera pans across packed stands. Tigers outfielder and Hall of Famer Ty Cobb (with split grip on bat) reaches out to get a hit. White Sox catcher Ray Schalk removes mask, gets ready for throw. Detroit player tries to score; Schalk receives the ball, applies the tag. Umpire's call is difficult to discern. Action shifts to an overhead view. Three White Sox players score on a hit, the last one sliding past an attempted tag by Detroit catcher Oscar Stanage. Detroit pitcher Harry Coveleski gets final out of the inning. Detroit player reaches first base on infield error. The next batter pokes a ball over first baseman for a single. Other Tigers players hit. The Tigers would win this game 9-8.