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
Variety of events in World War I years. German merchant submarine Deutschland (a British blockade buster) in 1916 in the United States (then neutral), departing New London, Connecticut on November 21, 1916 headed back to Germany carrying silver bullion. The submarine had just completed repairs following a collision with the tugboat T.A. Scott Jr. when first attempting to leave New London on November 16, 1916. The North German Lloyd Shipping Company submarine Deutschland is seen leaving the dock at New London, Connecticut. The officers on the submarine Deutschland wave. View of a submarine under water. An officer blowing a bugle aboard the deck of an Italian naval torpedo boat. Italian sailors prepare a deck gun on the vessel. The deck gun is fired. An explosion in the water. View of Austro-Hungarian Battleship SMS Szent Istvan (Saint Stephen), capsizing and rolling after it is torpedoed off the Dalmation Coast of the Adriatic Sea by Italian torpedo boats on June 10, 1918. Survivors being rescued in small boats. View of a merchants vessels at dock and in a harbor. View of survivors of the May 1915 Lusitania disaster, with belongings, arriving in a harbor. Men and women with children posing. Two small girls pose among the group of Lusitania survivors.
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.
Armed French infantrymen (Poilu) march hundreds of Austrian prisoners, under guard, who were captured by the French in Italy, during World War 1. They march four abreast along a road in Italy.
'Italian munitions 1914-1918 ' Men mine iron ore at a hilly region in Italy. Iron ore transported in trolleys and then shipped. Trolleys carrying iron ore unloaded at a port in Italy and placed on trailers with a crane. Coking ovens are emptied and blast furnace charged with the ore and coke. Furnace is tapped and molten steel poured giving a fiery flare. (World War I; World War 1; WWI; WW1)
shipyard operations in Italy during World War 1. A man using a pneumatic tool to drive rivets into steel plates for submarines and warships. Men using chain block and tackle hoist to raise heavy parts in the assembly plant. A submarine at the shipyard pier, being outfitted. A freighter in background. Another submarine at the pier, being services with fuel and water. It displays the Naval Ensign of the Kingdom of Italy. Scene shifts to a pier in foreground, where Italian Naval officers and officials stand next to the stern of a huge ship, towering above them. Across the water, many other uniformed persons watch from another pier and local citizens watch from vantage points on buildings in the background. Suddenly, the ship moves down the ways, past the official party, and into the river. A camera captures the event from another perspective, where spectators watch from small boats. Although persons line the deck of the newly launched ship, it shows little superstructure, which will likely be added later. The next scene shows an Italian two-piper torpedo boat destroyer under full steam with black smoke billowing from her stacks. One crew member stands aloft on her forward mast. She displays the numeral "6" on her hull. (World War I; World War 1; WWI; WW1)