Views of Statue of Liberty and New York harbor. An aircraft carrier moving slowly in New York harbor, past lower Manhattan. The statue of Liberty, with many visitors walking across Liberty Island, at base of the statue. An ocean liner billowing smoke in the distance. Passengers on deck of an excursion boat headed toward the Statue of Liberty. They are wearing warm coats Two girls are eating ice cream cones. Views from the pilot house of the boat. Another view of passengers on the boat, with Statue of Liberty in background. Woman holds her hat against the wind. Views from stern of rapidly moving boat in the harbor. Navy boats and U.S. H-5 helicopters maneuver all around Liberty Island. New York City fire boats shooting torrents of water into the air in salute. Unrelated -- Near end of clip there is a brief view of men in white athletic clothes, possibly sailors or soldiers, performing bayonet drill exercise activities using rifles with fixed bayonets, at Ebbets Field, Brooklyn, New York (home of the Brooklyn Dodgers baseball team). Spectators are in the stadium. Advertisements posted on the baseball field fences, including one for Abe Stark's clothing store.
Fifth Avenue, in New York City, decorated with American flags, Fourth Liberty Loan banners, and flags of Allied nations, from 51st Street to Madison Square. Japanese flags are on buildings. Military units march along 5th Avenue to the Altar of Liberty, designed by Thomas Hastings, that is the focal point for the 4th Liberty Loan Campaign. Flags of the 22 Allied Nations fly on poles at Madison Square. Vice President Thomas Marshall stands on sidewalk by the Altar of Liberty with several officials and an Army chaplain in uniform. A contingent of Belgian Army officers marches followed by U.S. Military officers and diplomats and officials in automobiles. The Belgian officers greet civilian officials. Civilian officials gather and converse. Officials assembled on balcony of the Altar of Liberty. New York Governor, Charles S. Whitman is in center, to right of the Army chaplain. Another view of balcony, with Vice President Marshall present. Map of war zone on the Altar of Liberty, painted by H.T. Schladermundt. (It will be updated daily as the war progresses.) Governor Whitman introduces the Vice President, who looks at his watch and gives his address. The next speaker introduced is Emile De Cartier, Belgian Minister to the U.S. whose country is the first to be honored at the shrine.
Scenes from two World War I Liberty Bond drives. First scenes are in Washington D.C.during World War I. United States Navy sailors march down the Pennsylvania Avenue. A naval band plays and men carrying American flags march down the Avenue. The United States Capitol in the background. Landmarks seen include: Post Office Building and Willard Hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue. A street car is seen and a sign advertising Kelly Springfield Tires is clearly seen from Pennsylvania Avenue. A newsboy carrying papers. A truck with a banner on it to promote the sale of Fourth Liberty Loan. Sailors march and the naval band plays as they move past the Old Executive Office Building. John Phillip Sousa conducts a massive Navy brass band from the steps of the Capitol. Around 1:07 scene change to a Liberty Loan parade on 5th Avenue in New York City. A sign reads "Over the Top. The Fourth Liberty Loan Must be Made a Glorious Success. United Waist League of America." Sign on side of building for C.G. Gunther's Sons Fur Company (391 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan). U.S. Navy sailors among military groups parading on Fifth Avenue. A group of officials including United States Vice President Thomas Marshall and New York Governor Charles Whitman in coats and top hats are seen near the Altar of Liberty during the parade. With them is a U.S. Army chaplain in military uniform with a sign on him that reads "Lend !"
People dance in a terrace room of Grossinger Hotel in Liberty, New York. Views of people dancing rumba in pairs. A man and a woman talk. A Rumba band plays musical instruments and one performer sings on a mike. Views of people drinking at a table and talking.
A bar in Grossinger Hotel in Liberty, New York. A man and a woman talk at table. Views of two old women talking. People at the bar. They drink, smoke and talk.
A theater of Grossinger Hotel in Liberty, New York. Magician Russell Swann and a woman prepare for their guillotine magical illusion on a stage in the theater. A man stands on the stage. The magician and his assistant kid around with the man to the amusement of the audience. Finally, the man agrees to be the subject of an illusion. The audience laugh and applaud. Several views of the audience reacting to the illusion.