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The flood of immigrants from Europe to America from 1870 to 1890. Traveling experiences of immigrants are depicted.

Contains mix of vintage still images, 1970s interview footage, and a small amount of vintage film footage. Images of an old signs, in Europe, advertising land and promoting the virtues of various of the United states, including: Iowa, Nebraska, California, Kansas, and Dakota. One says "room for millions of immigrants." One cites "free homes." One contains a cartoon image of a grim "old World,"opposite a smiling "New World." Poster for steamship line, Norddeutscher Lloyd, of Bremen. Poster for railroad company. Poster for steamships from Liverpool to New York citing fares from 12 to 30 pounds sterling for "Saloon Passage"; 8 to 10 pounds for Second cabins; and 4 pounds for steerage passage. A Polish publication expressing concern over the "epidemic" of immigration to America. Articles calling for measures to restrict this immigration. Documents in cyrillic that narrator describes as mail from America that Russian officials censor. Samples of letters to relatives back home, from immigrants in America, enclosing steamship tickets, railroad tickets, and the like, that the narrator states "never arrived." Animated map showing the flow of immigrants from interior of Europe to ports of Hamburg, Bremen, and Rotterdam, noting that Hull and Liverpool also prospered on immigrant trade. Note on map states that between 1870 and 1880, two and three quarters of a million American immigrants came from Europe and by 1890, five and a quarter million more had crossed the Atlantic. View of immigrants waiting to be processed by government officials before departure at a port in Europe. People crowded in a long line outside, waiting to enter the office. Views of shanties in a town. A woman is seen describing immigrants' circumstances. Pictures of men women and children traveling by horse-drawn wagons. Actual vintage footage of an old railroad steam locomotive pulling a passenger train into a station area circa 1900-1910. View of train station at a European port city. Huge number of people from all over Europe, standing in the courtyard of a train station. A man is seen describing these people as like "coming from another world." A barracks-like housing arrangement for immigrants waiting to pass health screening by the steamship companies, which included carefully examining their hair. A woman who experienced this described her embarrassment at the health examinations.

Date: 1975
Duration: 6 min 59 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
San Francisco Market Street view and earthquake aftermath in 1906; Pan-Pacific Exposition of 1915; mix of actual footage and reenactment scenes.

From a 1961 film: Clip includes mix of reenacted, fictional scenes and authentic period footage from the early 1900's, as follows: Clip opens with fictional re-enacted scenes of immigrants to America from Eastern Europe, around the turn of the 20th Century. Reenacted scene as a woman dances, followed by scene of immigrants crowded into a hall. Arriving immigrants pose for camera. Next scene is actual period footage from the first few years of the 1900s (approximately 1905 or 1906) of a street car traveling along a track on Market Street in San Francisco, California, with early automobile cars and another street car crossing in front of it. The San Francisco Ferry Building clock tower on the Embarcadero is seen in the distance. Next series of scenes are fictional reenactments of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire. Next is actual period footage of the aftermath of the earthquake, with San Francisco residents walking on a streets in front of a destroyed building. Partial signs are seen on the corner of the building that read "...Standard Paint" and "The Lowe...." Next segment is authentic period footage also, and shows both still image and moving image views of buildings and fountains at the 1915 Pan-Pacific Exposition in San Francisco.

Date: 1915
Duration: 2 min 38 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Otto Von Bismarck, Prince of Wales, Tsar Nicholas II and Kaiser William II at the turn of the 20th century.

Earliest motion pictures captured at the turn of the 20th century in Europe. Berlin 1895: Otto Von Bismarck, Chancellor of Germany, addresses Germans about the need for 'blood and iron'. Large crowd gathered at a Berlin square to hear him. Next scene is in England, United Kingdom, in 1903: The young boy future Prince of Wales and future King Edward VIII plays with his brother Albert (the future King George VI) and his sister, Mary (Princess Royal and Countess of Harewood) on the grounds of Windsor Castle. The two boys hold toy guns and march. Next images are in Moscow, Russia, in 1907: Nicholas II, Tsar of Russia, at a gathering with military officials and other dignitaries. A large crowd outside the palace. Germany, 1910: Kaiser Wilhelm II along with other military officials at an orphanage. Children put up a show for the German Emperor. Orphan children posing with the Kaiser.

Date: 1900
Duration: 2 min 42 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
50th Anniversary of cinema recalls historic motion picture films in the United States

50th Anniversary of cinema recalls historic movies.Thomas Edison shoots with Henry Ford. Mrs Edison displays Kinetoscope. View of lower Broadway New York City in 1896. U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt and the 'Rough Riders' parade in New York City. Theodore Roosevelt inaugural parade down Pennsylvania Ave. in 1905. Women clocking into a shift at a factory at the turn of the century around 1900. Woman workers leaving a factory around 1900. An early beauty pageant circa 1910. Two well dressed women sitting in an early automobile as a man starts it up and drives away. Lillian Russel, Pearl White and William S Hart appear in early movies. Silent movie stars Sarah Kimball Young and Sidney Drew. Market street in San Francisco circa 1900. Ruth Roland performs stunts in early movies.

Date: 1944
Duration: 3 min 17 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Glimpses into a book entitled "builders of Hawaii." Highlights in Hawaiian history. Portrait of Sanford Ballard Dole.

View of a book entitled "Builders of Hawaii." A hand opens it to several different places, revealing photos of persons who played roles in the early development of Hawaii. Also revealed are pages from the newspaper "Commercial Advertiser" reporting that flags changed as "Hawaii becomes the first outpost of Greater America" and "Old Glory is the new flag of the Hawaiian Islands." (This refers to the establishment of the Territory of Hawaii, under the U.S. Hawaiian Organic Act of 1900.) A portrait of Sanford Ballard Dole is shown. (He was the President of the Republic of Hawaii, 1894-1900, and its first Territorial Governor, 1900-1903.) Views of the Hawaiian State Archives Building, on the grounds of the Iolani Palace, in Honolulu. A plaque honoring Captain James Cook. Views of visitors inside an exhibit that includes a reproduction of an early Hawaiian cottage.

Date: 1937
Duration: 2 min 50 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Bombardment of Taku, china, during Boxer rebellion, staged with models and filmed by Edison Manufacturing Company

An early experiment in motion picture film making. Film about Bombardment of Taku (aka Dagu) forts, on June 17, 1900, by Allied fleets,during the Boxer Rebellion in China. It is staged with models of battleships, and filmed in 1900, by the Edison Company. Model ships move across water contained within a model of that coastal area of China. Some are white and some black. At first they simply scurry back and forth. But they later assemble to begin firing at the Chinese land forts. A chinese Junk gets caught in the action and flees. Explosions on "land" raise much smoke and those from defenders cause white smoke and large splashes in water. Many explosions are set off with lots of smoke. The Russian ship "Gilyakwas" seen on fire and sinking.

Date: 1900, June 17
Duration: 3 min 7 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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