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Men try to catch seal on the Diomedes Islands, Alaska during polar cruise of the Whaler "Herman."

Whaler "Herman" on a polar expedition in the Diomedes Islands, Alaska. A man tries to catch a seal in a snow covered area. A boat amidst snow. A man clears snow from the area.

Date: 1914
Duration: 1 min 19 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Cruise of Whaler "Herman." Ships of the Canadian Arctic Expedition at Banks Island,in the Arctic Archipelago, 1914.

Arctic cruise of the Whaler "Herman." Stefansson camp at Banks Island. Several ships of ill-fated Stefansson expedition (Canadian Arctic Expedition) in a harbor.The name "Alaska" can be seen on stern of one. Two-masted schooner ashore on beach. The four-masted schooner S.S. Holmes, appearing partially sunk and leaning to port. Two men in cold weather gear on board, working to repair her. Later view of the SS Holmes appearing to have been uprighted. View from a boat proceeding along a shoreline. Christian Theodore Pedersen, Captain of the "Herman" with another man, possibly William J. (Levi) Baur, both in fur coats, being welcomed by Charles D. Brower, owner of a store at Point Barrow. He poses with them and others in front of his store.The camera pans other buildings in Mr. Brower's compound.

Date: 1914
Duration: 4 min 7 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Information about unidentified airplanes is transmitted in the United States.

A public television program by the U.S. Army entitled 'The Big Picture.' U.S. troops are seen hunkered down and looking through binoculars in a defensive position in Korea, during the Korean War. American soldiers riding atop a Sherman tank on a city street in Germany, during World War II. Ski troops moving across snowy hill in Alaska. U.S. Army amphibious assault training on a beach in Puerto Rico. Army Master Sergeant Stuart Queen, narrator, speaks about America's defense against threat of atomic attack in these times of lukewarm peace. View of mountainous region in Alaska. A cluster of Cup'it Eskimo dwellings is seen on Nunivak Island, in the Bering Sea. Several of the local inhabitants are fishing through holes cut in the ice. Vapor trails are seen from Soviet aircraft flying at high altitude. A sign on a tarpaulin displaying logo of the Army Signal Corps, reads,"Alaska Communication System, Long Distance Commercial Telephone-Telegraph." A tracked vehicle carries a soldier to a facility posting a sign reading, "Alaska Communications System Receiver Station." Several tall antennas loom above the site. The soldier, dressed in arctic gear, steps from the tracked vehicle and walks past several snow shoes, standing upright in the snow, to enter a white wooden building. Inside, a man in civilian clothes works at a battery of telecomunications equipment. He transmits a message about the aircraft sighting, to the Alaska Communication System facility in Fairbanks Alaska (briefly shown) by means of a telegraph key. From there it is relayed to a Signal Corps facility, shown, in Washington, DC. A soldier is seen Inside that facility, in a room filled with computers and telecommunications equipment. A Sergeant handles paper tape messages being sent ant received by teletype. Another soldier plugs connections into a communications switchboard. Next, the camera pans over the entrance to the Office of the Secretary of Defense, in the Pentagon. More views of soldiers attending banks of teletype machines. Animated map displays paths of orders being transmitted to U.S. Air Defense Centers in San Francisco, Chicago, Seattle, New York, and Atlanta. View from control room, of several U.S. Air Force F-94 Fighter Interceptor aircraft on an airfield ramp. A controller activates a Klaxon horn and pilots on alert, in the Fighter Interceptor Squadron ready room, jump up and scramble to their aircraft. A pair of F-94s taking off. One is number 51-5385. Next, a U.S. Navy F-9 fighter plane is seen taking off from an airfield. It displays tail code AE. It is followed by another F-9 aircraft.

Date: 1954
Duration: 3 min 39 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Immigrants from Europe, arriving from 1880 to 1914, participate in the working life of America.

Two new immigrant man are seen on bunks in a tenement in New York City, where the narrator says nine out of ten immigrants arrived in the period from 1880 to 1914. Two women pose, sitting beside a sleeping child in a tenement. An immigrant speaks about the hardship of arriving in a strange land where he did not speak the language and felt "lost." He says he gradually overcame that by going to night school to learn a little English and to read and write. He says he made a nice living as a peddler, and expressed appreciation for the opportunities America gave to immigrants. In the next scene, children enjoy rides on a traveling merry-go-round visiting their neighborhood. The operator runs it manually, by turning a wheel. View of children riding and others watching on the street. Streams of pedestrians crossing a bridge across a busy city street. Pedestrians on sidewalks and horse-drawn wagons and electrified street cars moving on the street in the commercial center of a city. Workers heading home after their shift in a factory. View of workers producing products in a factory. A line of women punching a time clock at their place of work. Women working in a clothing factory. Men standing atop a shipment of steel rails for the building of a railroad. Views of rails being moved into position for a new segment of the railroad. Glimpse of a steam shovel scooping a bucket full of raw material. Black smoke rising from funnel on a steam locomotive, and also from nearby steam shovel. Iron workers on a the wide open upper floors of the 60-story Woolworth building under construction in Manhattan, New York City, in 1911. Pilings being put in place for a new building. Riveters guiding a section of steel column into place for a new building . Views inside a heavy manufacturing plant of the W. E. & M. company in New York City. Their products appear to be large dynamos and motors. View of the Statue of Liberty on Bedloe's Island in New York harbor, with its arm appearing to hold up a full moon.

Date: 1911
Duration: 4 min 37 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Empty buildings on Ellis Island, in 1954. Flashback to Immigrants arriving and being processed in 1901.

Start of a documentary production titled,"The Inheritance." Introductory slate tells how in December, 1914, the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America (Union) was founded in a meeting at Webster Hall, New York City. It also describes how far and wide that union had grown in the ensuing 50 years. An ocean liner is seen in the mist in New York Harbor. Fog horn sounds. The statue of Liberty is seen dimly through the fog. A commercial ship and a tug boat pass in front of Ellis Island. Views of building interior, Sign in boiler room reads: "U.S. Immigrant Station. Ellis Island. N.Y.H." Furnace door and thermometer and pressure gauges are seen. Large hall is seen. Camera pans through the empty corridors and rooms of the facility. The frame of an iron baby's crib sits in an empty room. View through window of Ellis Island proper, just outside, and of New York City buildings across the water. Montage of still photo images: Immigrants on the deck of a ship in 1901. Views of small children. A group of immigrants wearing the fez. Immigrants waving their hats as they see the Statue of Liberty. Broader view of the ship packed with immigrants. Interior of Ellis Island building with queue of new arrivals being processed. Immigration officers seated on high stools, checking documents of arrivals. Medical officer examines a boy with a stethoscope (screening for TB). View shifts to passengers arriving. They walk across the pier, carrying their belongings.

Date: 1901
Duration: 4 min 48 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Maps of different countries show their relative oil production as compared to that of the United States.

Relative oil production of the United States and other countries for the year 1914 is depicted. A political map of the United States shows some states with dots and some with crosses and some states with dots and crosses both. A box on the top left corner of the map shows the state of Alaska. A map of the continent of South America with oil production of some of its countries. A box on the top right side of the map shows oil production in Trinidad. A map of Russia shows its neighboring countries such as Germany, Galicia, Roumania and others. Relative oil production in these countries is depicted using crosses and dots. Boxes on the top right corner of the map show relative oil production in Japan and Formosa. Another map shows India, Tibet and neighboring countries. Relative oil production in these countries is depicted. A box in the lower middle of the map shows relative oil production in Dutch East Indies.

Date: 1923
Duration: 1 min 55 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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