U.S. Army negro troops returning home following service in Europe at the conclusion of World War 1. The 369th Infantry, 93rd Division negro troops of the New York National guard (also known as the 15th New York National Guard Regiment or Old Fifteenth; also the nickname Harlem Hellfighters), arrives at Hoboken aboard the Swedish-American ocean liner 'Stockholm'. View of their commander, Colonel William Hayward, talking to a soldier on the ship deck. Negro soldiers of the famous jazz band led by James Reese Europe play on the aft promenade deck of a smaller transport ship shuttling troops from the Stockholm to the disembarkation pier. View of Hoboken skyline buildings as they disembark at pier 97, North River, at the foot of West 57th Street and walk in line formation. A board reads 'Welcome Home'.
Following the armistice of World War I, President Woodrow Wilson and his party depart Hoboken New Jersey bound for the Paris Peace Conference. Band on a transport pier near building marked "Pier 5 U.S. Army Transport Service" at Hoboken, New Jersey port. Converted liner USS George Washington seen with sailors and dignitaries aboard, leaving port. Sign "Naval Transport George Washington" seen briefly on the ship. People stand on ship and on shore waving. A tugboat at the port with many people aboard bidding farewell to the President and his party. Steam rises from stack of USS George Washington. President Woodrow Wilson stands on the ship talking to others. USS George Washington underway in the harbor.
Views from a small boat moving past docked transport ships at U.S. Transport Service piers in Hoboken, New Jersey, during World War 1. Tugboats and some small boats maneuver in the area. Some ships display the American flag at their sterns. The camera boat passes pier 5, of the Transport Service when smoke from ships' stacks obscures the picture somewhat. Next it passes Pier 4 and then a large ship being maneuvered by tugboats at Pier 3. The camera boat continues past a tugboat tied up at Pier 2 and finally reaches Pier 1, where another tugboat is tied up. (World War i; World War 1; WWI; WW1)
USS George Washington departs from Hoboken, New Jersey bound for the Paris Peace Conference at end of World War 1, with President Woodrow Wilson and his party on board. Smoke rises from stacks of the ship. Hoboken buildings and skyline in the background as seen from ship on the water. Silhouette of ship. A zeppelin airship (presumably of the U.S. Navy) in the sky over the port. It passes near the USS George Washington. A biplane aircraft in the sky passes by ship. A barge with stripes painted across entire exterior. Barge, airship and airplane in the sky seen. (World War I; World War 1; WWI; WW1)
Bishop James Cannon, who is charged with illegal stock market manipulations, arrives in Hoboken, New Jersey for investigations called by his fellow bishops against him. Bishop James Cannon walks down the gangplank of a ship. Bishop Cannon surrounded by others.
Documentary on World War I, titled 'Flashes of Action - Actualities of the World War'. Commander in chief of the American Expeditionary Forces, General John J. Pershing poses at Lucey in France during World War I. U.S. troops embark upon the U.S. Army transport ship' Leviathan' at Hoboken in New Jersey. Distant ships underway in sea. Troops dance and stage friendly boxing bouts aboard USS Wilhelmina and transport ship Tendores.