The United States of America in 1916. In 1916 : A large crowd gathered outside the St. Louis Coliseum for the 1916 Democratic National Convention. Dignitaries arrive for the convention. Nominated President Woodrow Wilson with his wife in an open motor carriage. Woodrow Wilson with officials in his New Jersey home. A large crowd gathered outside his home. Woodrow Wilson delivers an acceptance speech. The large crowd listens to the speech. The nominated Secretary of State William Jennings Bryan. William Bryan and officials in the balcony of a building. William Bryan shakes hands with people gathered outside the building
Willian Jennings Bryan, campaigning for President Wilson, as a private citizen, in 1916 (after having resigned as Wilson's Secretary of State). He stands in a car decorated with patriotic bunting and an American flag, in front of modest house in a rural area. Bryan is accompanied by several associates. A popular Wilson campaign photograph (coming loose at the top) is attached to the car door . The writing under Wilson's picture is not legible. As Bryan sits down in the car, his wife, Mary, is seen next to him. (She had been blocked from the camera while he stood.) The car drives away. In complete change of scene, a crowd is seen completely filling the lawn and grounds of "Shadow Lawn," President Wilson's Summer White House, at Long Branch, New Jersey. They have come to celebrate his renomination as Democratic candidate for President. Camera pans over the crowd. Next, President Wilson is seen standing on a step in the center of the garden, acknowledging and accepting the nomination.
A Parade in Hawaii depicts the customs, people and scenic wonders of Hawaii. Parade begins with policemen on horseback. Men ride bicycle with fancy fish costumes. Marching Unit with banner 'Korean Girls Seminary'. Girls in Japanese costumes
The German U-boat submarine, Deutschland, repaired after a 16 November, 1916 collision with the tugboat "T.A. Scott Jr.", leaves U.S. for Germany on 21 November, 1916. The launch "Efco" opens the pontoon fence guarding the submarine's berth, and the submarine slowly moves out of the dock area. She carries 6.5 tons of silver bullion on this successful British blockade-evading voyage back to Germany.
President Woodrow Wilson at the National Guard training grounds in Sea Girt New Jersey, to visit with troops returning from duty in Texas during the Mexican Border Campaign (aka Pancho Villa Expedition) of 1916. Brief glimpse of The President stepping from his 1916 Pierce Arrow 38-C Series 4 Brougham Limousine, parked next to a row of army tents. The car displays a unique American Eagle radiator cap ornament (and an AAA emblem on the radiator). He is surrounded by officers, who greet him. The next scene show the President and the unit's commanding Brigadier General, seated in rocking chairs in a tent. Wilson, in dress clothes, including top hat, mounts an army horse, and rides along with officers, to review the Guard troops drawn up in formation. He sits astride the horse, next to the General, and removes his hat in salute as the troops march in review.
Actors depict courtroom of Kaikilani-a Kukailani at a large ground in Hawaii. Costumed attendant carrying palm branches walk in the park. Spectators seated on bleachers watch the show with palm trees in the foreground. Girls dance Hula with Queens's attendants in the background. American, Hawaiian and Japanese school children dressed in red, white and blue clothes forming the American flag. Girls wearing Kimono dance on ground. Another group of girls perform a dance of the butterfly. 100 yard swimming race. Spectators watch the race.