IImmigrants to America from Eastern Europe, around the turn of the 20th Century. Reenacted scene as a woman dances. Immigrants crowded into a hall. Arriving immigrants pose for camera. Actual 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. Recreation scenes of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire. Actual 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 scene shows views of buildings and fountains at the 1915 Pan-Pacific Exposition in San Francisco.
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. England, 1903: The future Prince of Wales plays with his brother Albert and sister Mary at the Winter Castle. The two boys hold toy guns. Moscow, 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.
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.
Major Phillipe who flew from Villacoubay to Eastchurch, England in three stops. De Moulinet who flew 1450 kilometers. Pegoud, pilot for the Bleriot firm, shown making flight tests with arresting gear. Scenes of first live parachute jump over France made by Adolphe Pegoud. Aerial maneuvers piloted by Pegoud in 1913. Views of jubilant crowd who watched the flight and race to meet Pegoud after landing, then carry him on shoulders and celebrate.
Pedestrians walk, vintage automobile cars and trucks pass by, and horses pull carts along "grand canyon" of Chicago at LaSalle and Jackson streets intersection. Buildings and shops can be seen in the background and flanking the Chicago city streets.
'The Big Picture' depicts the life of General Douglas MacArthur. Sergeant Stuart Queen introduces the program about General Douglas MacArthur. General MacArthur delivers a speech at a Joint meeting of Congress as he closes his 52 years of service. General MacArthur with his father Lieutenant General Arthur MacArthur. A childhood picture of General Douglas. Picture of General Douglas with American Olympic team. The Philippine Campaign under Lieutenant General Arthur MacArthur. View of Mount Fuji, in Japan, and sketch of Japan neighborhood. World War I footage with with rows of tents. View of World War 1 soldiers digging trenches. The soldiers of the 42nd Infantry Division of the U.S. Army commonly known as the Rainbow Division exercise in front of Major Douglas MacArthur before departing for France. The soldiers march. A troop ship carrying the 42nd Division underway across the Atlantic and disembarking in France. Colonel Macarthur comes down a flight of stairs and studies a map with two persons. Brief scene of railway guns being fired by U.S. 73rd Artillery Regiment, Haussimont, France. U.S. troops in combat in trenches at the front in World War I. U.S. Artillerymen firing 155mm howitzer. General Pershing, Commander American Expeditionary Forces, decorates Colonel MacArthur. The exterior of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point where General Douglas was a superintendent. The cadets in the academy. The cadets stand up to honor General Douglas MacArthur.