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Enrico Caruso and his family at an Italian port.

Enrico Caruso with his wife arrive in a boat. Caruso and other debark. Caruso and his wife at the dock. Stationary boats in the background.Caruso plays a hand-clapping game with several women. His wife goes into the water to swim. He teases her. Caruso picks up a chair and approaches the cinematographer threatening, playfully, then sets chair down and sits on it, backwards. He play boxes with a young man. Caruso hold his daughter and his wife stands next to him. [Note: These are last known surviving moving images of Enrico Caruso, taken in Italy 1921, only a few weeks before his untimely death. His daughter Gloria (seen in the film) was born in December 1919, and was a year and a half. Enrico Caruso died from pleurisy in Sorrento on August 2nd, 1921, aged 48.]

Date: 1921
Duration: 1 min 3 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Rise of Fascism in Italy and Germany after World War I

Rise of fascism in Germany and Italy due to economic and social unrest in the wake of World War 1. Animated map of Japan, Germany and its neighboring countries, and Italy. Views of Italian Fascist "Black Shirts" marching bearing flags, and rendering fascist salutes. Fascists participating in the famous "March on Rome" in October, 1922. Spectators line the sidewalks and side of the road. Brief (jerky) views of unrest in Italy following World War I, due to unemployment and hard times. People getting food at an outdoor soup kitchen. Fascists promising better times are seen parading and riding in jammed open cars. Benito Mussolini, who was elected to Parliament in 1921, is seen in a top hat, arms akimbo, standing with other officials. Glimpse of Black Shirts marching. Back to Mussolini, again, who now makes some remarks to those standing with him and expresses himself with exaggerated body language. Another glimpse of Black Shirts marching. Film transitions to Germany, where Adolf Hitler is seen walking through a dense crowd of supporters. Hitler's clothes resemble a military uniform. Next, scenes illustrating the terrible post-World War 1 hyperinflation suffered by Germany during the Weimar Republic. Various banknotes and currency in ridiculous denominations are shown. People trying to buy groceries during this period. German militaristic marchers. Fascists giving arm salutes as they parade in a city street. General Field Marshal Paul von Hindenburg (who is also President of Germany) is seen standing in front of Germany's top military leaders. Directly behind him is Marshal August von Mackensen, in a fur busby hat with Totenkopf (death head) insignia. Other Generals wear pickelhaube spiked helmets. Hindenburg's closest associate, General Erich Ludendorff stands just behind and to the left of Hindenburg. Glimpse of German soldiers in more modern uniforms. Next, Hindenburg is seen reviewing troops in the company of their commander. Next, Hitler is seen with a group of German civilian industrialists whose interests he promises to support. Alfred Krupp Jr. sits, with his legs crossed, next to Hitler. Glimpse of Hitler, in uniform, waving from a window. People running as a cadre of mounted police canter in formation down the street.

Date: 1933
Duration: 2 min 20 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Fascism growth despite pre-World War 2 disarmament efforts including Washington Disarmament Conference, Nine-power treaty.

The background of World War II. German Hitler Youth children march with rifles, flags and a band beneath a camp entrance named Nordmark Lager 1935. Flag with Nazi symbol. Japanese flag and Japanese youth march in military exercises, followed by teenage Japanese forces. Italian fascist troops in uniform march in Torino Italy led by a band. Views of various German and Nazi forces parade and goose step in various cities. Units include brownshirts, Storm Troopers, Wehrmacht. Civilians give a salute. Mostly sad looking men women and children watch the parades. The world globe. U.S. Capitol Building in Washington DC. French, Japanese and United States dignitaries attend the Washington Disarmament Conference or Washington Naval Conference at Memorial Continental Hall in Washington DC in 1921. View of the Washington Naval Treaty naval fleet reduction treaty book with signatures on it. Officials sign the Nine-Power Treaty that guarantees the integrity of China (per the John Hay "Open Door Policy"). Japanese delegation is shown at signing ceremony for the Nine-Power Treaty. Next scene shows 1928 signing ceremony in Paris of the Kellogg-Briand Pact renouncing war as a means of settling international disputes. French Foreign Minister Aristide Briand is seen speaking, and American Secretary of State Frank Kellogg is also seen at the treaty signing which was signed by 47 nations including Germany and Japan. In a 1930 scene, U.S. Secretary of State, Henry Stimson hands the London Naval Treaty to President Herbert Hoover. Scene of a U.S. Navy ship being blown up and scrapped in accordance with the treaty terms. View of American citizens in small town parades with floats marching as anti-war and isolationist groups.

Date: 1942
Duration: 4 min 12 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
1921 World Series champion New York Giants Baseball Team

Players of baseball's New York Giants pose for team photo at their home stadium, the Polo Grounds in Manhattan, New York City. The Giants defeated the New York Yankees to win the 1921 World Series. Close-up view of the Giants' manager and Hall of Famer John McGraw.

Date: 1921
Duration: 27 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
A map gives a comparison of various endurance flight across the Atlantic from 1909 to 1921.

Various endurance flights and their comparison. A map of the United States as it depicts the comparison of various endurance flights from 1909 to 1921. Map compares various flights like the 1910 flight by Glenn Curtis, trans continental flight in 1919 by O.C. Read, non stop trans Atlantic flight by Captain John Olcock. 1st transcontinental flight by R.C. Towler in 1912.

Date: 1930
Duration: 3 min 16 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Battle of Blair Mountain, in Logan County, West Virginia,1921

Scenes from the labor dispute and uprising known as the Battle of Blair Mountain. Opening scene shows Sheriff's Deputies firing down upon miners from a hillside in Logan County, West Virginia. One of them is armed with a Model 1917 Browning machine gun. Scene shifts to group of Union miners, cleaning and adjusting their rifles and shotguns. One wears a metal Army helmet. Several more pose for the camera, holding their guns. One of them also wears an Army steel helmet. They check the actions of their weapons. Closeup of one in a steel helmet. Next scene shows miner families leaving the area in horse-drawn wagons. Change of scene shows a group of men boarding a railroad train car. An armed U.S. Army soldier in uniform stands nearby. The final scene shows Sheriff Don Chafin of Logan County, posing with U.S. Army Brigadier General Henry H. Bandholtz.

Date: 1921, September
Duration: 59 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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