The United States of America in 1916. In 1916 : A large crowd gathered outside the St. Louis Coliseum for the 1916 Democratic National Convention. Dignitaries arrive for the convention. Nominated President Woodrow Wilson with his wife in an open motor carriage. Woodrow Wilson with officials in his New Jersey home. A large crowd gathered outside his home. Woodrow Wilson delivers an acceptance speech. The large crowd listens to the speech. The nominated Secretary of State William Jennings Bryan. William Bryan and officials in the balcony of a building. William Bryan shakes hands with people gathered outside the building
World War II restrictions on movements of civilians in the Eastern United States, are referenced by U.S. Army Lieutenant General Hugh Aloysius Drum, Commander of the Eastern Defense Command, and Mr. James M. Landis, Director of the U.S. Office of Civil Defense. They look at a large map showing the U.S. Eastern states and coast, from Maine to Florida. General Drum discusses Public Proclamation number 4 issued by the War Department, and urges citizens to read it. (It is posted in U.S. Post Offices and describes restrictions on the movements of citizens near war plants and beaches.) General Drum speaks of a uniform system of controls needed for U.S. Civil Defense. James M. Landis, Director of the Office of Civilian Defense, adds his comments about the importance of Civil Defense measures.
Exterior view of the The Chicago Coliseum in Chicago Illinois, at 15th and Wabash. U.S. flags decoratively displayed on the building as it hosts the 1916 Republican National Convention. Republican convention delegates parade on the streets near the Coliseum. The men hold the U.S. flags. A crowd gathered outside the coliseum. View of then Senator Warren G. Harding, the convention chairman, talking. Vehicles parked on the side of a road. Several dignitaries outside the building. A woman talks to an unidentified elderly delegate or attendee. Women suffragettes holding umbrellas in the rain moving on a road as they appeal for women's suffrage. The Presidential candidate Charles Evans Hughes. Charles Evans Hughes moves with other officials along a road. An official shakes hands with him. Closeup view of Charles Evans Hughes nodding his head.
Various activities of Buffalo Bill Wild West Show are seen. Group of men working to put up the big top tent. A man drives a horse drawn, powered, pile driver that pounds stakes deep into the ground to support the large tent that is like a circus tent. Native American Indians in costumes perform a War Dance. Cowboys are breaking wild horses and performing in a rodeo. Riders and galloping horses are also seen. Tents are seen in background.
Snow skiing is seen. Participants ski during competition.Crowd is lined on both sides of the skiing path. Trees are seen on both the sides. An ambulance with a cross-sign is seen at the start point.
Soldiers play push ball as a part of army athletic activity. A large ball is rolled by two teams in opposite directions. Referee is riding on a horse.