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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
 
 
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
 
 
Scenes showing some of the earliest aircraft in the first decade of human heavier-than-air flight

Mankind's earliest attempts at achieving heavier-than-air flight, and footage of early and historic flight and aircraft. Animated film clip showing imaginary rocket in flight. View from an airplane taking off with other aircraft and terminal buildings seen outside. A caption reading "We can fly." Views from airplane windows of scenes below, including a town, bodies of water, Alpine lodges, and snow-covered mountains. (Views are from a Ju52 passenger plane, the corrugated wings, of which are seen.) Some views are out of the small round port window of the airplane. Sequence shifts to film reenactment of Otto Lilienthal setting up one of his gliders, and running downhill to launch it (circa 1895). A still photo of Lilienthal aloft in one of his gliders. View of German Karl Jatho's airplane, circa 1903. The American Wright brothers airplane being started and taking off. The Wright Flyer airplane in flight. The Voisin-Farman I airplane in flight. it was built by Frenchman Gabriel Voisin and flown by aviator Henri Farman in 1907. Danish inventor-engineer,Jacob Christian Hansen-Ellehammer, in his airplane, 1906. Louis Bleriot inspects his airplane, circa 1909. A pilot (not Bleriot) sits cockpit of a Bleriot airplane with engine running. He taxis and takes off.A biplane built by Gabriel Voisin in flight, circa 1909. A light monoplane built by German aviator,Hans Grade,takes off, flies a while, and lands again,at an air show in 1909. The pilot crawls out of the airplane.Photograph of The Etrich Taube (AKA Rumpler Taube) monoplane,in flight. It was designed in 1909 by Igo Etrich of Austria-Hungary, and first flown in 1910.

Date: 1909
Duration: 5 min 7 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
Early aviators winning different air races and early French aircraft

People attend the Circuit de L' Quest. Alfred LeBlanc is the winner of the race. Leblanc lands aircraft and personnel run out to meet him. LeBlanc congratulated. Jules Vedrines is the winner of the Paris-Madrid race. Jules Vedrines lands at San Sebastian completing the second of three legs in the race to Madrid in 1911. Jules Vedrines alights the plane. View of Andre Beaumont (really Jean Louis Conneau but better known as André Beaumont), winner of the first European Circuit Air race in 1911. André Beaumont smiles from the cockpit of his airplane. Female aviator (aviatrix) Helene Dutrieu (Hélène Dutrieu) seated in cockpit of a Santos-Dumont designed Demoiselle. View of the first multi-passenger aircraft built, the Albessard tandem monoplane.

Date: 1910
Duration: 2 min 39 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: French
 
 
Korean propaganda film with montage of scenes, depicting Korean hardships under Japanese occupation and official Japanese annexation of Korea in 1910

Japanese involvement in Korea, from end of Russo-Japanese war through post annexation in 1910. Landscape scenes of Korea. A 4-stacker Japanese troop ship, in a Korean harbor, flying the rising sun flag. Japanese troops disembarking, and marching off the pier. Japanese atrocities committed against the Korean people. Still pictures of Japanese officers. Slate highlights August 10, 1910, the date that Japan officially annexed Korea. Images show Korean flag being replaced by that of Japan. Panning views over rooftops of residential neighborhood and buildings in Nam San Dong, Seoul. Scene shifts to poorer rural area village with straw-roofed huts. Men till rice fields and irrigate fields by manpower alone. Views of various farm crops in the fields. Women are seen harvesting crops. In village, peasants thresh grains by hand. Officials arrive to weigh and take rice from village.Narrator states that the Japanese were everywhere and treated the Korean people very badly.Burlap bags of grain piled on cart. Korean workers load farm products for shipment to Japan. Various cargoes of Korean products being moved by rail to ports for shipment to Japan. Korean women and some children at work in fabric mills. Korean men at work in smelting plant. Many Korean men laboring on rock piles, and carrying heavy logs. One man collapses. Another collapses while working in surface mining. Supervisor chases others who try to assist him. (Note:This film, which contains some very old historic footage, is attributed to the War Department Military Intelligence Division, and was probably produced circa 1940. It is listed as 1910 because Japanese annexation and related events are included herein.)

Date: 1910
Duration: 4 min 57 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: Korean
 
 
Labor dispute: Striking garment workers in Chicago suffer police opposition and conflict in 1910

Group of garment workers pos, for photograph on steps of a building in Chicago. Police on horseback approach a group of people on a sidewalk. Horse-drawn wagon parked at curb. Mounted police breaking up a gathering. Two women caught in the commotion. One falls to the ground and is helped up by a uniformed policeman. Four women garment workers pose for a picture. Another view of the group seen earlier on steps of a building. Striking garment workers march and protest in streets of Chicago. Brief montage with scenes of unrest. Garment workers parade with sign lamenting the death of Charles Lazinskas .Formal portrait photograph of Charles Lazinskas, with caption beneath reading:"Was shot December 3, 1910." The Chicago Daily Tribune of January 4, 1910, with headline reading: "Man shot in strike riots, foreman of big clothing factory held." Another newspaper headline reads:"Strikers March With Mute Pleas, Garment Workers Rely on Banners and Placards to Air Grievances." Yet another reads: "Strike Embroils Social Workers, Pastor and U of C Student Interfere for Toilers and Are Arrested, Police Brutality." Picture of social worker, Jane Addams, with another woman. Early and later photographs of Joseph Shaffner, of Hart, Schaffner, & Marx company. Garment worker union leader, Sidney Hillman. Fabric cutters working at the clothing factory.

Date: 1910
Duration: 2 min 16 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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