President Rutherford Birchard Hayes' house in Ohio, United States. View of President Hayes's tomb. View of President James Abram Garfield's house in Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Tomb and statue of President Garfield. View of the birth place of President William McKinley at Niles, Ohio. Scene shifts to Queen Liliʻuokalani at Royal Parade in Honolulu Hawaii. (Her throne was relinquished to the United States in 1893.) Men, women and children participate in the parade. Queen Liliuokalani reviews the parade and greets dignitaries. Sanford B. Dole, first Governor of Hawaii, views the parade. Hawaiian soldiers parade, followed by United States armed forces. A mounted band plays on horseback.
U.S. Navy Consolidated P2Y-1 flying boat in flight to Honolulu from Patrol Squadron Ten at San Francisco. The propeller of the United States Navy Consolidated P2Y-1 flying boat starts and it taxis down the ramp into water. The P2Y-1 with hull and stub lower wing takes off for flight from San Fransisco to Honolulu. Four P2Y-1 fly in formation. An old battleship underway at sea in the background. The P2Y-1 lands. A group of officers. The P2Y-1 taxis in water. A man signals. The P2Y-1 takes off on water. Four P2Y-1 fly in formation. California coast in the background. The P2Y-1 in flight over Hawaii. The P2Y-1 arrives in Hawaii and lands at Pearl Harbor. P2Y-1 taxis down the ramp into the water. The aircraft handlers take some gears off the aircraft.
Boeing P-12 pursuit biplanes and Curtiss A-12 Shrike ground attack monoplanes, of the U.S. Army Air Corps 18th Pursuit Group, are lined up at Wheeler Field, Oahu, Hawaii. The 18th Group's Fighting Cock emblem is visible on the P-12s closest to the camera. The A-12s have fixed gear and wheel pants. The aircraft all start engines and sit with props turning. Then they shut down. They start again, and crew chiefs pull chocks out from under wheels. Pilots can be seen in the cockpits.
U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt visits Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The cruiser USS Houston with President Roosevelt aboard it approaches Pearl Harbor. Outrigger canoes escort the ship to the harbor. A naval band plays as the Houston docks at Pearl Harbor. President Roosevelt aboard the ship as he raises his hat. A large crowd gathered to welcome the President. Roosevelt and others drive away in a car. The President reviews a parade at Schofield Barracks. Troops and aircraft pass in review. President Roosevelt addresses the spectators. Roosevelt leaves the island after his visit.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt and members of his party, bidding farewell as they prepare to depart Honolulu, Hawaii, on the USS Houston. The President waves his hat to the gathered crowd. Song of Aloha is heard. Wake of the vessel underway, as viewed from the stern.
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.