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Elephant Seals sleep on South Georgia island during an expedition to Antarctica.

A film about Sir Ernest Shackleton's last expedition to Antarctica. An elephant seal (referred to as a sea elephant in the film slates) is seen on a coast. The elephant seal opens its mouth and is also seen sleeping on the shore. Another elephant seal sleeps near bushes. Elephant seals sleeping in shallow water at the coast. A elephant seal climbs up on a rock.

Date: 1921
Duration: 2 min 57 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Quest ship at Elephant Island in the Southern Ocean during an expedition to Antarctica.

A film about Sir Ernest Shackleton's last expedition to Antarctica. A view of snow covered mountains on a coast of Elephant Islands in the Southern Ocean.

Date: 1921
Duration: 60 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
The Elephant Butte Dam across the Rio Grande River in New Mexico, with car driving on its roadway, in 1920

Opening scene shows lake formed upriver of the Elephant Butte Dam on the Rio Grande River in New Mexico. Camera focuses on hilly islands in the lake. Views from upstream, of the dam, with water levels fairly low. A touring car drives on the roadway above the dam and passes a lone pedestrian walking across the dam. Next, swirling waters are seen in the river below the dam. Some form a whirlpool, of sorts. Others are seen simply flowing in rough waves. View of several dam-related buildings on high ground beside the river. The dam looms above them. Closeup of water surging from dam discharge. Brief view of a dam (unidentified) with water overflowing it.

Date: 1920, May 24
Duration: 2 min 53 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Sir Ernest Shackleton stands near an albatross on South Georgia island during his final expedition toward Antarctica.

A film about Sir Ernest Shackleton's last expedition to Antarctica. An albatross on or near the island of South Georgia. Sir Ernest Shackleton walks around the bird in a circle, moving his hand toward the defensive bird. The bird takes off. An albatross seated on a rock. Film shot late in 1921 or very early 1922, shortly before Shackleton's death on January 5, 1922.

Date: 1921
Duration: 2 min 2 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Aerial bombing of battleship USS Alabama (BB-8) in the Chesapeake Bay under direction of General Billy Mitchell

'Aerial bombing of obsolete battleship'. Bombing of an old United States Navy battleship USS Alabama (BB-8) in the Chesapeake Bay of the Atlantic Ocean in 1921. General William L Mitchell on the bridge of United States Mine Planter Schofield. Secretary of Navy Denby's yacht underway at sea. Planes maneuver off to Tangier Island, Virginia. A plane drops a chemical bomb, it strikes the forward deck and explosion occurs. An aircraft drops smoke bombs in water and smoke rises. White phosphorus bombs dropped and a massive explosion occurs.

Date: 1921, September 27
Duration: 3 min 25 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Franklin D. Roosevelt's early years in politics before becoming President of the United States

Franklin D. Roosevelt seen, well-dressed, in overcoat and hamburg hat, as a successful New York lawyer, in 1910, when he decides to run for a seat in the New York State Senate. He is seen greeting supporters outside his family home, Springwood, in Hyde Park New York, after winning the election. Very brief glimpse of Eleanor Roosevelt. Governor James M. Cox of Ohio, Democratic Party candidate for President, is seen with Franklin Roosevelt,Assistant Secretary of the Navy, whom he selects as his running mate, in 1920. View of Eleanor Roosevelt being recognized in the Democratic National Convention at the Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, California. Views of Franklin Roosevelt driving in an open car and speaking before crowds during the campaign of 1920. One crowd is notable for the preponderance of straw boater hats worn and waved by the men in the audience. Scenes of family life, after defeat of the Cox-Roosevelt ticket. Eleanor Roosevelt with children: Anna Eleanor;Franklin Delano Jr. II; Elliot; James; and Anna's dog, in 1921, at their summer retreat on Campabello Island, New Brunswick, Canada. Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR), seated in a wicker chair in front yard of the Campobello house, smoking a pipe and writing on some papers. FDR standing with a cane.His mother, Sara Delano Roosevelt, seated and conversing with FDR. Eleanor, with them, knitting as they converse. Political aid,Louis McHenry Howe.FDR posing with cane, alone, and with wife, Eleanor. Mrs. Roosevelt hosting a gathering at Springwood, to promote FDR's political future. Eleanor speaking at a political gathering.

Date: 1920
Duration: 2 min 32 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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