View of a busy streets of New York City in 1905. Horse drawn carriages ride by. Pedestrians walking. Streetcars or trolleys pass at the upcoming intersection. Brief cut to 1940s aerial view of Saint Patricks Cathedral, and street view in front of cathedral. Then return to 1905 footage. Women and men in turn of century clothing, early 20th century fashions. Variety of different hats, top hats, derby hats, ornate hats on women. Overcoats, suits, and long dresses.
Immigrants on board a ship arriving in New York Harbor, circa 1905, see New York City buildings across the water. A couple walking along the avenue in New York City. The man buys a newspaper from a newsboy. A trolley car passes in the center of the avenue. A sign on the trolley reads: "Broadway." Several automobiles drive along a street, each close behind the other. One is decorated with American flags. A school building at side of the street displays numerous American flags. Pedestrians walking along 5th Avenue in New York City. Some men are wearing top hats, and others bowlers. Women are wearing bonnets. Several gentlemen in formal attire seat seated at a banquet table. They smoke cigars and have after-dinner drinks. Flowers adorn the table and the men wear boutonnieres. They all sport mustaches and wear some sort of garlands of greens (or paper) on their heads. The scene expands to reveal more men at the table,similarly attired, including the garlands. Couples dancing in an elegant ballroom. Change of scene shows waiters serving guests at an outdoor dining venue. Most of the men wear straw boaters (hats) and the women wear summer dresses and bonnets. A gentleman in a top hat with two women at a fashionable outdoor affair. The women wear large-brimmed hats. Ann Harrison Vanderbilt (Mrs. Willian K Vanderbilt) seated in a rolling straw chair, pushed from behind, chats with a gentleman in Florida. Lady in striped jacket and white skirt, with tennis racquet under her arm talks to chauffeur, standing next to a Locomobile limousine, parked at the curb. The Vanderbilt home, "the Biltmore," in Asheville, North Carolina, viewed from the back of the mansion.
King George V and Queen Mary at the Coronation Durbar arena in Delhi, India, in 1911. They are seen under the royal canopy, surrounded by troops wearing White helments, white gloves, and white puttees. Complete change of scene shows women on horse-drawn floats in a suffrage movement parade on 42nd street, East of 5th Avenue in New York City, circa 1912. A woman dressed as Columbia stands in the first float,wearing a banner with word "Suffrage" on it. and some men supporters march in the parade. Crowds watch from the sidewalks. Uniformed policemen escort the marchers. Several women ride in a second float, wearing various costumes, including those of 17th Century pilgrims and of the 18th Century revolutionary war era. The float displays an American flag and some other type, as well. An automobile festooned with flowers, follows behind. The final scene shifts to London, England, circa 1905, and shows women's suffrage leader, Emmeline Pankhurst, carrying a bouquet of flowers, as she is escorted by a gentleman, out of a professional office building. One sign on the building reads,"Goodale, Hobson, & MacHahon.This refers to William Goodale, Alfred Allen Hobson, and Patrick Maurice MacMahon, Solicitors, 9, Essex Street, Strand London, England. (Note: that firm dissolved in 1907.)
Panorama, in 1905, from newly constructed Times Building at Broadway and 42nd Street, (Times Square) New York City. Other buildings, streets and traffic on the streets. Woman hanging out wash on roof of nearby building. Church with tall steeple. Public park with serpentine paths. The newly constructed Hippodrome Theater, on 6th Avenue. A small building displays sign reading: "New York Theater."
Footage titled 'Bargain Day' depicts shoppers gathered on 14th Street in New York, United States on 20th April, 1905. A large crowd of shoppers gathered on sidewalk at 14th Street in front of the Rothschild Company 5 and 10 Cent Store. Streetcars, trams move on streets in front of the store. The shoppers stream steadily into the main entrance of the store.
A film titled ' Departure of Peary [and the] Roosevelt from New York '. The schooner "Roosevelt" docked at a pier. Men in straw hats and women in long dresses and elaborate hats, board ship. Polar explorer Robert Peary seen on the gangway. Several other vessels seen in the river.