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Fire Island New York USA 1919 stock footage and images

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Removing wounded WWI soldiers from carrier "Northern Pacific" aground off Fire Island, New York, following World War I.

American troops returning home from Europe after conclusion of World War 1. Coast Guard cutters removing wounded U.S. soldiers from the troop carrier "Northern Pacific," which is aground at Fire Island, New York. Man gives flag signals. Men load goods on a boat to carry it to the ship. People disembark from a boat. View of various other ships in sea. Men camp on the coast with the ship in background. Officials taking a drink and reading a newspaper.

Date: 1919, February
Duration: 3 min 6 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Views of Manhattan Island, New York, from a sight-seeing boat on the Hudson River, in 1919.

View from a sight-seeing boat on the Hudson River, showing Grant's Tomb on a bluff above, circa 1919. (The tomb of President Ulysses S. Grant, in Riverside Park was completed in 1897. In the background, to the North, can be seen the Claremont Inn and Hendrik Hudson apartments. Following a slate reading "Hudson River," the film captures the scenes as the boat moves south along the Hudson. Grant's Tomb is still seen at the extreme north end of the view. But a cluster of tall apartment buildings dominates the bluff above the river. Closeup of a U.S. Pennsylvania-class Armored Cruiser anchored in the Hudson river, with small boats around it and men boarding her from them. Apartment buildings on Riverside Drive in the background. View progresses close to Manhattan Island, where Pier 7 of the U.S. Army Transport Service is seen with ships docked on either side. A docked ship emits heavy black smoke from one of its funnels. A commercial ferry boat passes in front of the camera vessel. More views of ocean-going ships docked on the Hudson river side of Manhattan. Smoke is coming from some of their stacks. The Hudson Terminal with the Singer Building and City Investing Building in the background. The Singer Building tower dominates the center of the view and the taller Woolworth Building is seen to its left (North), at 233 Broadway. Next are views of the Battery on the tip of Manhattan. The large low round structure in the foreground is the Castle Clinton housing the city aquarium. The prominent tall building behind it, to the left, is the Whitehall building at Battery Place. As the camera pans south around the tip of Manhattan, some sight-seeing boats are shown, docked at the waterfront.

Date: 1919
Duration: 1 min 54 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Various "firsts" in U.S. aviation history from 1918 through 1924; early history of flight and vintage flight scenes

Shows several aviation "firsts" accomplished by U.S. Army Air Service aviators in the period from 1918 through 1924. A close formation of biplanes in flight. President and Mrs. Woodrow Wilson chat with Major Fleet, Officer in charge, on the occasion of the first air mail flight, inaugurated on May 15,1918 between Washington DC and New York.The mail is loaded into the Curtis JN-4 aircraft. Pilot in the cockpit. The aircraft takes off and in flight. Air Service. Mention of aviators helping spot forest fires. Smoke rising from forest fires and mountain ranges. In 1920, U.S. Army Captain St. Clair Streett is seen with some of his Squadron who flew four De Havilland DH-4 aircraft 9,000 miles, from New York City to Nome, Alaska. Two of the men play with pet dogs. Their itinerary is painted on the side of one of the aircraft, along with the names of pilot and mechanic (C.E. Crumline and J.E. Long). In 1923 the first non stop coast-to-coast flight was made in the Fokker T-2 aircraft. . A sign on the aircraft reads 'Army Air Service non stop coast to coast'.First Lieutenants Oakley O.Kelly and John A. Macready board the aircraft, at Roosevelt Field, Long Island, New York, on May 2, 1923. Their Fokker T-2 in flight. Their arrival at Rockwell Field, on Coronado Island (San Diego) California. In 1924, Lt. Russell Maughan is seen boarding his P-1 Hawk airplane at Mitchel Field, on Long Island, New York, and taking off , bound for Crissy Field at the Presidio, San Francisco, California. His goal is the first dawn-to-dusk, coast-to-coast flight. Views of his P-1 Hawk airplane flying over Manhattan, New York City.

Date: 1920
Duration: 2 min 18 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Post World War One political issues in the U.S.A. including Red Scare, anarchists, labor strife, and KKK

A huge crowd on streets of New York City cheering and celebrating victory over Germany in World War I after signing of the Armistice. A cemetery of U.S. soldiers died in World War I. Cross burning and views of hooded Klan members at a Ku Klux Klan (KKK) ceremony. Palmer Raid victims: Suspected leftists, left wing, and anarchists seen being led away in a group by police after their homes were raided and searched without search warrants, under program led by U.S. Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer, during 1919 and 1920. Some arrestees being escorted by U.S. soldiers in uniform. Palmer Raid arrestees seen behind barbed wire fences where they were held without charges for three months and denied legal representation. Vigilante businessmen and town leaders enforcing 12 hour work days at Steel factories in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania and Gary Indiana. Vigilantes (deputized and armed by local authorities seen with rifles and shotguns marching down streets enforcing business demands and countering steel workers on strike. They approach a striking worker on the road side and seize a stick he is holding. Together with police they begin to beat back the protesting crowd of men. Someone fires a gun in the crowd and shooting starts. An injured or dead steel worker on the ground is lifted up by a man and carried away.

Date: 1920
Duration: 1 min 54 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Montage of scenes depicting America in World War I, from 1917 to 1919.

U.S. President Thomas Woodrow Wilson signs the declaration of war during World War I. U.S. ships sink after torpedo attacks. United States troops aboard a troop carrier ship bound tor France. Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Franklin D. Roosevelt. U.S. troops disembarking on docks in France. Navy ships being built in U.S. shipyard. Allied troops attack across no man's land. Allied rail gun firing. U.S.Soldiers fire howitzers. Smoke pours out of Allied biplane aircraft after being shot down. German troops fighting in trenches. A horse falls into a trench after being shot. Tanks in action. Tanks advance and fire. German machine gunners. German prisoners walk in a line. American troops in France celebrate the end of hostilities with the Armistice on the 11th hour of 11th day of 11th month, 1918. The American flag flies on a pole as a symbol of victory. Huge crowds of Americans celebrate in Manhattan, New York city, waving newspapers with headlines announcing German surrender. In 1919, President Wilson and General John (Black Jack) Pershing review victorious American troops marching in Chaumont, France (Pershing's headquarters). Franklin D. Roosevelt, Assistant Secretary of the Navy with Secretary of the Navy, Daniels, in France. U.S. troops board transport ships for home. Returning U.S. Armies hold a victory parade in Manhattan, New York City, where they parade through a temporary Victory Arch constructed expressly for the purpose in Madison Square. Hydrogen balloons decorate the Arch. New York City mounted police monitor the crowds.

Date: 1917
Duration: 4 min 46 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
America fully mobilized in World War II

Opening slate announces 11 million Americans to bear arms (in World War 2.). U.S. Army Chief of Staff, General George S. Marshall conversing with Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Ernest King. Next, Admiral King is seen standing with Commanding General of the U.S. Army Air Forces, Lieutenant General Henry H. (Hap) Arnold, and Admiral William D. Leahy, Chief of Staff to the President of the United States. Scene shifts to a graduating class of cadets from the United States Military Academy, at West Point. They are seen receiving their diplomas. West Point cadets are also seen cheering at an athletic event and in several views of them marching in formations on different occasions. Views of cadets from the U.S. Naval Academy, at Annapolis, Maryland, on parade and at a graduation ceremony in Dahlgren Hall, where each receives a diploma and they toss their hats into the air at the end of the ceremony. Next, ordinary citizen soldiers (mostly draftees) are seen marching in formation They participate in calisthenics en masse. Heavyweight boxing champion, Gene Tunney, is seen leading an exercise session. Soldiers run over an obstacle. Next cadets are seen on parade in the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, at Kings Point, New York. Some cadets are seen practicing escape from a burning vessel at sea. U.S. soldiers engage in field training that includes live weapons fire above their heads as they crawl under barbed wire on a training course. View of soldier firing a Browning M1917 water-cooled machine gun near the trainees. Another is firing a Browning M1919 air-cooled machine gun.

Date: 1943
Duration: 1 min 34 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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