View of an electric locomotive called "the Virginian" moving along a track in Mullens, West Virginia. Several buildings seen and snow in background. Slate states that the "Virginian" has three motive power units developing 9,000 horsepower. Electric pickup apparatus can be seen on top of locomotive and electric poles alongside the railroad tracks.
View from Niagara River gorge of the exterior of the Schoellkopf Power Generating Station, operated by New York's Niagara Power Company. The turbine deck of the power plant, with turbines being driven by water of Niagara Falls. Bank of electric generators in operation. Change of scene to open gondola rail cars containing coal for a power plant. A steam locomotive pulling a freight train. An electric powered freight train of the Virginian Railway moving through snowy landscape over its electrified 134-mile track in the mountains,from Mullens, West Virginia, over Clark's Gap, to Roanoke, Virginia. A coal car being emptied by a tipper.
Thomas Edison with his original tin foil phonograph (recording and playing device), that was produced in December 1877. Edison stands near a NBC microphone and shows operation of his tinfoil phonograph, also referred to in press of the late 1800s as a Talking Machine. This footage was shot on the occasion of a recognition ceremony for Edison on October 20, 1928, where he was also presented the Congressional Gold Medal by President Calvin Coolidge. This original tinfoil phonograph had been given by Edison in 1880 to a representative of the English Patent Office who visited the Menlo Park lab. The machine had been exhibited in England. It was repatriated for this 1928 event by the South Kensington Museum in London. British diplomat Ronald Ian Campbell, partially visible on the left in this footage, presented the phonograph back to Edison. Today it is on display at the Edison National Historic Site in West Orange, New Jersey.
Democratic Presidential nominee, John W. Davis, receives tumultous reception in his home town of Clarksburg, West Virginia. Well-wishers jam the streets, bunting is hung on building, and a brass band plays. An open automobile, carrying the Presidential nominee, proceeds slowly through mass of spectators. Davis stands in the car, waves at the crowd, and shakes hand with spectators. Later, he wipes his face with a hankerchief, as he stands with his wife, Ellen G. (Bassel) Davis, on the balcony of a house. Crowd cheers him. One holds sign reading: "West Virginia." Mr. and Mrs. Davis pose for photograph. Mrs. Davis holds bouquet of flowers. Nominee Davis speaks from a podium. Banner on podium displays official motto of West Virginia: "Montani Semper Liberi" (Mountaineers are always free). American flags are massed behind him.
West Virginia State troopers hold doors as President Eisenhower and the Prime Minister of Canada, Louis St. Laurent, come out of the Greenbrier Resort at White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, United States. They are joined by U.S. Secretary of State, John Foster Dulles, and Bernard M. Shanley, aide to the President. They all laugh and smile as they pose for photographers. The Prime Minister waves at spectators, and shakes President Eisenhowers hand as they say farewell. A 1956 Fleetwood cadillac automobile is parked on the drive with flag of United States and ensign of Canada on its fenders. The car drives away with the Prime Minister and led by a West Virginia State police car.
U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower in West Virginia. Railroad station in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. President Eisenhower steps down from a train the station. Cecil H. Underwood, Governor of West Virginia and State Police officials greet him. The President enters a waiting car, which moves away with Secret Service agent walking with hand on right front fender.Spectators at the station wave at the President. The President's motorcade of several cars enters the drive of the Greenbrier Resort. The Canadian Ensign, American Flag, and Mexican Flag, all fly at the front ot the Greenbrier central building. Resort managers escort the President into the entrance of the Greenbrier. Exterior views of the Greenbrier Resort.