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Professors Albert Einstein and Robert Millikan attend the ceremony of mounting of the huge telescope in Lester, Pennsylvania.

The mounting of the huge telescope in Lester, Pennsylvania. Officials and professors gather in the building. Men seated in chairs at the building. Professors Albert Einstein and Robert Andrews Millikan watch the ceremony.

Date: 1937, May 4
Duration: 42 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Secretary of War, Dwight Davis, and his party, return to Honoulu, after visiting military sites in Hawaiian Islands..

Camera pans into crater of Kilauea volcano, where someone has scrawled an inscription in the lava (not readable). Scene shifts to Secretary of War, Dwight F. Davis, and Hawaii Territorial Governor, Wallace R. Farrington, stepping out of the local volcano museum, onto a patio, where other persons are standing. Scene shifts to deck of the battleship, USS Pennsylvania (BB-38) where Secretary Davis stands near the railing. Closeup of Major General Fox Conner, Commander of the U.S. Army Hawaii Department, standing with Rear Admiral Robert R. Marvel, aboard the Pennsylvania. Marines firing gun salute with artillery field pieces as the Pennsylvania arrives at Pier 5 in Pearl Harbor. Secretary Davis on the dock, with his party including: daughters, Alice and Cynthia; Civilian aide, John H. Holliday and Military Aide, 1st Lieutenant Lester J. Maitland. The daughters are assisted as they enter a car. Next, Secretary Davis and Aide Holliday, enter a car displaying the Secretary of War Flag on its hood.

Date: 1928, August 20
Duration: 2 min 10 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Aerial view of Philadelphia Navy Yard, surrounding industrial and suburban areas in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Aerial view of highway, river, industrial areas, suburban areas around Philadelphia Navy Yard in Philadelphia, USA. Aerial view of smokestacks emitting smoke, ships at dock, factory buildings, highway, vehicular traffic on highway and industrial areas. The last scene is the Westinghouse Electric plant along the Industrial Hwy. {Pa. Rte. 291) between Lester and Essington, Pa. The Rte. 37 trolley (streetcar) loop is also an aid to identification.

Date: 1948
Duration: 3 min 1 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Giant telescope mounting ready for trip to coast.

Telescope mounting structure shown inside hangar. Albert Einstein looks at scale model of finished telescope. Einstein and men in the background. Audience seated. Einstein looks on other side as official talks to him.

Date: 1937, May 4
Duration: 41 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. Secretary of War Dwight F. Davis visits the Hawaiian Islands.

U.S. Secretary of War Dwight F. Davis meets various officials. He represents President Coolidge at the Captain James Cook Sesquicentennial. He is accompanied by his daughters, Alice and Cynthia. Davis greets General Hines at Fort Mason, California. He boards the battleship the USS Pennsylvania and poses with his daughters. Captain Greenslade and Lester Maitland. The shipboard scenes show inspections, deck tennis, church services and physical training. A flag flutters from the foremast of the ship. Soldiers line up at the ship deck. Executive Officer Richard S. Galloway and Captain Greenslade inspect the troops. Men on the ship deck read a weekly paper 'Key Stone'. Soldiers dressed in white stand in formation on the ship deck. Inspections by the Secretary of War and Captain Greenslade. They decorate the soldiers and discuss amongst themselves on the ship deck. Army and Navy planes hover over the battleship to greet the dignitary. Men gather at pier number 2 of the Fort Armstrong at the Honolulu harbor to greet them. Officials discuss. The Governor of Hawaii Wallace Farrington arrives to greet Dwight. They inspect the guard of honor 64th CAC-AA. Dwight leaves for the royal Hawaiian hotel.

Date: 1928, August
Duration: 9 min 52 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
President Franklin D. Roosevelt reviews a parade past the White House, following his 2nd inaugural in 1937.

President Franklin Roosevelt's mother, Sara Delano Roosevelt, is seen standing with her grandaughter, Anna Roosevelt Dall Boettiger, who holds the hand of her daughter, Anna Eleanor Roosevelt Dall. The President's son, Elliot Roosevelt and his wife, Ruth Josephine Googins Roosevelt, stand with them. Next, President Franklin D. Roosevelt and First Lady, Eleanor Roosevelt, holding a bouquet of flowers, are seen in an open car. Scene shifts to the White House porch, where a protected Presidential reviewing stand has been set up, along with chairs. View of President Roosevelt, in a top hat, receiving congratulations from officials. Admiral William Leahy, Chief of Naval Operations, and another admiral (possibly recently retired CNO, William Harrison Standley) are seen in full dress uniforms. The President's son, Elliot Roosevelt is also present, to assist FDR when necessary. Some mounted U.S. Army cavalry ride past the reviewing stand, saluting with swords. An automobile is seen driving along the wet street, accompanied by a formation of motorcycle police officers. President Roosevelt holding onto a built-in railing, reviews various elements and units in the inaugural parade, including several military marching bands. Army Chief of Staff, General Malin Craig, rides past on horseback, and renders a sabre salute to the President. He is followed by a contingent of U.S. Army mounted cavalry. One of the marching bands is seen from another camera location. An open top 1935 Duesenberg SJ Dual-Cowl Phaeton, with exposed exhaust tubes, is seen, displaying a small banner on its door, reading "Pennsylvania." Numerous closed sedans, carrying notables, drive along the wet street, past the President, who waves his hat and smiles at some. Vice President, John Nance Garner IV, shares the reviewing stand with FDR.

Date: 1937, January 20
Duration: 5 min 16 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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