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Lorain Ohio USA 1924 stock footage and images

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A huge freighter named Henry Ford II launched on Lake Erie in Lorain, Ohio

The Henry Ford II freighter, of the Ford Motor Company, launched on Lake Erie in Lorain, Ohio. Huge propeller and rudder visible as the freighter slides off dry dock skids and moves into the water. Crew member standing and waving on the ship. Large number of spectators standing at the shore.

Date: 1924
Duration: 1 min 46 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Pan American Highway Commission presents a commemorative plaque at the Pan American Union in Washington DC

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.

Date: 1925
Duration: 1 min 12 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. Army Air Service pilot Russell L. Maughan makes a one-stop dawn-to-dusk flight across the United States.

U.S. Army Air Service test pilot 1st Lieutenant Russell L. Maughan's dawn to dusk flight across the United States on June 23rd, 1924. Lt. Maughan in the cockpit of a Curtiiss P-1 Hawk airplane. He takes off from Mitchel Field in New York at dawn. The airplane in flight over Manhattan, New York City showing the East River with Williamsburg, Manhattan, and Brooklyn Bridges. The Curtiiss P-1 Hawk in flight over the Wall Street district, the Battery Park and the Hudson River. The aircraft arrives at McCook Field in Dayton, Ohio. Lt Maughan in the aircraft. A ground-gasoline truck and a fire truck near the airplane as it is refueled with the engine running. He climbs out of the cockpit briefly to allow a boy to look inside. Maughan takes off from McCook field. He is seen by his Curtiss P-1 Hawk, after arriving at Crissy Field in the Presidio, San Francisco, California.

Date: 1924, June 23
Duration: 1 min 59 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. Air Service promotional activities during the 1920s.

1924: A crowd gathered at Boston Harbor to welcome the first 'Round the world flyers. Dignitaries seated. Air Service Douglas World Cruiser biwing float planes land in the harbor. United States Army Air Service flyers, led by Lieutenant Lowell Smith, arrive in boat at harbor. The six intrepid Lieutenants: Harding, Nelson, L.P. Arnold, Wade, Ogden and Smith, pose with General Patrick, Chief of the Air Service , along with several young women. View of the Barling Bomber at Wright Field in Ohio. Crew members: Lieutenants Harris and Muir Fairchild together with designer Walter Barling and engineer Culver, pose together and then climb aboard the airplane. The aircraft commander stands in open cockpit and orders flight engineer to start the 6 Liberty engines. The Barling Bomber taxis out and takes off. Commander waves from open front cockpit as aircraft climbs after takeoff. Views of the Barling Bomber in flight. President Calvin Coolidge stands, awaiting the arrival of the Pan American Goodwill flyers, at Bolling Field, Washington, DC. Crew of the Loening OA-1A amphibian, "New York": Major Herbert Dargue, and Lieutenant Ennis Whitehead, are greeted as they climb down from their aircraft. President Coolidge, presents all of the flyers with Distinguished Service Cross Certificates.

Date: 1924
Duration: 4 min 22 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Montage of scenes with William Jennings Bryan

Some restrospective scenes with William Jennings Bryan, assembled after his sudden death in Dayton, Ohio, shortly after the celebtrated "Scopes" trial in 1925. Bryan speaking in front of a residence. (Slate notes he ran for Presidency three times, and was Secretary of State in cabinet of President Woodrow Wilson.) Bryan wearing a cloak and hat, walking on a rainy day, in a city. Automobiles parked at the curb in the background. He smiles, stops and removes his hat to pose for the camera. Next, a closeup of Bryan, bareheaded. Scene shifts to New York City, in 1924, where Bryan stands with his brother, Charles W. Bryan, former Governor of Nebraska, who was nominated as Vice-Presidential candidate during the Democratic Party Convention. William Jennings Bryan conducting one of his weekly Bible classes and Sunday Sermon, to a large outdoor audience, from a stage, in Royal Palm Park, Miami, Florida. Closeup of him gesticulating as he speaks. Bryan and members of his family standing on the bayfront balcony of his residence,“Villa Serena," on the occasion of a visit by former U.S. President Warren G. Harding, who stands behind several Bryan grandchildren

Date: 1925
Duration: 1 min 16 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Scenes of the 1924 Democratic National Convention held in Madison Square Garden, New York City

1924 Democratic National Convention, at Madison Square Garden in New York City from June 24 to July 9, 1924. The alphabetical process of nominating candidates begins with Alabama and Forney is seen Johnston, putting Senator Oscar Underwood's name into consideration. View of men at the podium. Bernard Baruch, a supporter of William McAdoo, is seen standing in background. View of the crowded Madison Square Garden, filled with delegates. Some carry a banner reading: "Wilson 1916 for McAdoo 1924." The various State delegations are identified by signs with their State names on them. Kentucky, Massachusetts, and Hawaii (U.S. territory) are seen. As the camera pans the gathering, many more State signs are seen. Outside , in Madison Square Park, a loudspeaker is set up on a truck and a crowd is gathered to listen to events. Back inside Franklin D. Roosevelt, Al Smith's campaign manager, is seen giving a speech nominating Smith for President. Supporters hold up Posters displaying Smith's picture. Closeups of some of the banners. Ticker tape being thrown to celebrate the end of the convention, which ended on July 9th after the 103rd vote finally carried for compromise candidate, John W. Davis of West Virginia. Governor Charles W. Bryan of Nebraska was selected as the vice-presidential nominee.

Date: 1924
Duration: 2 min 18 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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