Delegates of the Pan American Highway Commission present a gift after a month-long tour of the United States in 1924. Ceremony at the Pan American Union in Washington DC. Tablet is unveiled inscribed with the title 'Highway of Friendship', and presented as a gift to the Highway Education Board. The first line of the tablet reads, "Commemorative of the Official visit of the Pan American Highway Commission to the District of Columbia and the states of North Carolina, Kentucky, Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New Jersey June 2 to July 3, 1924. The happiness and prosperity of the people of the United States have been greatly enhanced by your definite program of Highway education...." U.S. Secretary of State Frank B. Kellogg accepts the tablet and speaks to those gathered.
Count Turf wins the Kentucky Derby in Kentucky, United States. A large crowd of fans arrives for the Kentucky Derby. A large numbers of cars parked in the parking lot. Newspapers grabbed from a stack. Kentucky Derby pins on display for sale. A woman pins flowers on the dress of another woman. People wear fancy glasses and sun glasses. As a man smiles, his diamond studded teeth sparkle. An old men reads a newspaper. Spectators watch the derby. Celebrities include the Duke and the Dutchess of Windsor, publicist Steve Hannigan with actress Anne Sheridan, and actress Greer Garson with Senator Anderson People stand in a queue to buy tickets at a ticket window to bet on the race. Horses in the race include 'Mameluke' , 'Counterpoint', 'Fan Fair', 'Sonic', 'Ruhe', 'Battle Morn', and 'Repetoire' Racing horses at the starting gate. The race starts. The spectators watch through binoculars. Count Turf, the son of Count Fleet and the grandson of Reigh Count both of which were derby winners, wins the Kentucky Derby. View of the score board. Count Turf stands in the winner's circle wearing a garland of flowers.
Kentucky Derby in Kentucky, United States. A large crowd of spectators gather to watch the Kentucky Derby. Bidders at a bidding window. The horse race begins. The spectators cheer the horses. The racehorse Bold Venture wins the Kentucky Derby.
Race for Presidential election in 1924. Franklin D. Roosevelt, on crutches,as a result of polio, poses with Democratic party leaders John W. Davis and Alfred E. Smith. Democratic Party convention in New York, United States. Delegates from various states at the convention. People carry banners of various states. Alfred Smith and William McAdoo are the front runners for the Presidential nomination.
Animated map shows the course taken by Douglas World Cruiser aircraft of the U.S. Army Air Service in their round-the-world flight in 1924. It also highlights mishaps, such as the location of Major Fredrick F Martin's crash in mountains off Alaska and where Lt. Wade was forced down and wrecked near Iceland. Animation shows route from England to Newfoundland to Greenland to Labrador to east coat of United states and aerial route across states. The expedition was completed by 2 of the 5 original Douglas World Cruiser aircraft, namely: the "Chicago," crewed by Lt. Lowell Smith and Lt. Leslie Arnold; and the "New Orleans," crewed by Lt. Erik Nelson and Lt. Jack Harding. They are seen being congratulated by their Expedition Commander, Major Frederick F. Martin at the completion of the mission, on September 28, 1924, in Seattle, Washington.
Delegates of the Pan American Highway Commission visit the United States. Group gathered around the famous Man O' War race horse (then retired) in Kentucky. Close views of Man O' War outside a stable. Visit to the tomb of Abraham Lincoln at Springfield. Delegates with a wreath are gathered at the base of Lincoln's tomb. The Commission views a 2 mile section of roadway called Bates Road which was built as an experiment, ultimately to be destroyed. Views of the dusty Bates Road and vehicles traveling slowly over its rutted roadway.