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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
 
 
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
 
 
Democratic Party convention in 1924, New York, United States. Al Smith Presidential nominee. Franklin Roosevelt on crutches

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.

Date: 1924
Duration: 40 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
The film 'Touring with the Granges' shows a man with a bullock cart on a road in Massachusetts, United States.

The film 'Touring with the Granges' shows local Granges on a road in Massachusetts, United States. A man walks with a bullock cart on a road. The American flag on the cart. Buildings and houses in New England.

Date: 1924
Duration: 59 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Animated map of U.S. Army's flight around the world. Expedition Commander, Major Frederick F. Martin congratulates crews.

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.

Date: 1924
Duration: 1 min 39 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
People celebrate the Douglas World Cruisers aviators across the United States.

U.S. Army Air Service Douglas World Cruisers (DWC) in the United States during their first flight around the world. In Boston, Massachusetts Major General Patrick, head of the Army Air Service, praises his aerial pioneers and Mayor of Boston James Michael Curley presents Lieutenant Lowell H. Smith, and Lt. Erik H. Nelson watches. Views of the ceremony. Major General Patrick inspecting an aircraft. Aerial view of a squadron of airplanes flying over New York City. Aerial view of two world cruisers in flight. Edward. Prince of Wales, visiting the United States, is among those at Mitchel Field awaiting the aviators. He looks at the sky. Several people in the crowd look through binoculars. A world cruiser coming in for a landing at Mitchel Field, Long Island. View of the world cruisers on the airfield and the crowd around the aircraft. The Prince of Wales in the crowd. Several views of crowd welcoming the world cruisers.

Date: 1924
Duration: 2 min 37 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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