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.
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.
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.
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.
The icebreaker, USS Burton Island (AGB-1) en route to King Island in Alaska as a part of U.S. Navy annual winter ice reconnaissance mission. USS Burton Island stops at Womans Bay, Kodiak Island. Naval air station at the island. An aircraft pulls up into the hangar. Residential area in Kodiak. Snow covered mountains. The U.S. troop transport submarine, USS Perch (SSP-313) moves slowly on the surface, past the camera. The USS Perch crew lines her afterdeck. Notable on the USS Perch, is a large rounded watertight container for storing amphibious landing equipment. A helicopter being loaded aboard USS Burton Island. Crew fastens the helicopter securely in anticipation of rough seas through which she is later seen making way. Views of crew members removing rime ice from the deck, superstructure, and turret of a 5 inch gun. Small slabs of sea ice termed, "lilly pads," floating in the water. Rime Ice covering the railings of the USS Burton Island.
The Aleutian Islands Campaign of World War II. A map shows the Aleutian Islands situated in the North Pacific Ocean forming the southern boundary of the Bering Sea. Volcanoes in the Aleutian Islands. The rocky coast of the island. A man stands on an ice covered ship. A boat carries some people. An aircraft lands on sea. A ship in the rough seas. In 1942: Animated map depicts Japanese invasion of Midway Island and Dutch Harbor and U.S. response to the attack. An aircraft takes off. U.S. Army officers who participated in the Battle of Dutch Harbor include Lieutenants Charles H. Briggs, Jack Todd, Jep C, Jonson, James E. Breeding, Virgil Alleman and Jack S. Marks. Active volcanoes in the background. Army camps in the Aleutian Islands.