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Debacle at Garment Workers Convention in 1914 leads to formation of Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America

United Garment workers (UGW) Union members discuss plan for 1914 convention in Nashville Tennessee. View from locomotive traveling on a straight train track. A steam locomotive pulling a passenger train. Trainman on rail car waving a lantern. Views of the convention, October 12, 1914, in Nashville, headed by UGW President Thomas A. Rickert of Chicago. Union locals from New York, Boston, Rochester, Cincinnati, Philadelphia, and Baltimore, were deemed in arrears on dues (although they had been on strike) and not allowed to participate. They walked out, with the Chicago delegation too. View of Telegram sent from Nashville, by the dissidents, to Sidney Hillman in New York, October, 1914, asking him to head a rival union. Photo of Hillman taking telephone call. A special convention at Webster Hall, in New York City, where dissidents join with Journeyman Tailors union and form the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, with Sidney Hillman as President. Key members of the new union are seen standing in front of a car. Sidney Hillman in his office dictating to his secretary. Copies of the new union's House organs in various languages. Amalgamated Clothing Workers holding signs in various languages. Workers pose on a truck by a sign reading:"A Fair Deal, A Chance to Live, Arbitration is all we ask." Workers in cars. Girls on roller skates wearing sashes reading: "Don't Be A Scab." A man in a barrel with sign reading: "Can't afford to wear pants. Pa works in an open shop." Women pose in sandwich boards that spell out: "Closed Shop." Philadelphia garment worker ostensibly writing letter to Sidney Hillman. Shop owners examine sewn item and shop records while man works at sewing machine.

Date: 1914
Duration: 3 min 35 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
The Vultee Aircraft Plant at Nashville, Tennessee.

View of Vultee Aircraft Plant at Nashville, Tennessee. Dedication of Vultee P-66 Vanguard pursuit fighter. Huge crowd gathered. View of an emblem.

Date: 1941
Duration: 14 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
A train for the Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey circus arrives at a station in Nashville, Tennessee

People young and old in Nashville, Tennessee gather at a train station for the arrival of the Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey circus train. Scenes of children eagerly awaiting the train. The train arrives, with the circus name written on the side. A circus clown is seen. A handler helps unload an elephant as the sound of an elephant's trumpet is heard. Elephants with shiny circus harnesses and panels draped over their heads. A show host for the show "Ahora" addresses the audience in Spanish and previews the show to come, about the circus. Standard opening sequence for the series "Ahora" is shown. Name of director Roger Wilkinson is among credits.

Date: 1977
Duration: 1 min 31 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: Spanish
 
 
Circus comes to town. Preparations for the Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey circus show in Nashville, Tennessee

Arrival of the Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus in Nashville Tennessee. Documentary show host speaks in Spanish as he walks down a sidewalk, describing the circus. Preparations for the circus show. A train arrives carrying the circus. Elephants, clowns, circus performers, and handlers unloading equipment and animals from the train. Elephants linked trunk-to-trunk walking down the city street. Automobile traffic moves on the streets followed by elephants and horses. The elephants pass by a building with a storefront sign 'Waterloo'. Exterior and interior views of stadium or arena and preparations. Workmen setting up the circus stage inside the arena.

Date: 1977
Duration: 1 min 54 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: Spanish
 
 
Wendell Wilkie dedicates the new Vultee aircraft plant at Nashville, Tennessee.

Wendell Wilkie arrives at Nashville, Tennessee. He disembarks from an aircraft. People wave to him. Aerial view of the land and crowd. An aircraft stands between the crowds. Wendell Wilkie dedicates the new Vultee aircraft plant. A huge crowd seated as Wendell Wilkie speaks. Two girls with flowers. A plane taxis. The aircraft takes off.

Date: 1941, May 5
Duration: 29 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Twenty millionth Ford parked,men come down steps and holds license plate '20 millionth' in Nashville, Tennessee

Twenty millionth Ford in Nashville, Tennessee. The twenty millionth Ford parked at the steps of War Memorial building. A crowd gathers around the car. Men come out of the building and come down the steps to the car. The men shake hands. A man signs a register. The twenty millionth Ford driven off. The car parked at the base of the steps of a building. Men reach into the back seat for log book. Men come down the stairs. The men shake hands. One of them holds the license plate '20 millionth' and signs the log.

Date: 1931, June 27
Duration: 2 min 7 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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