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Seeking reelection,President Woodrow Wilson votes in 1916 National election. Republican candidate Charles Evans Hughes in New York City

President Woodrow Wilson returns to his home at Princeton, New Jersey, after casting his vote int the 1916 National election. The President moves through a crowd to enter his car. Scene shifts to some Well known Republican politicians and leaders walking in a group along a street in New York City. At the far left is Republican New York City Mayor John Purroy Mitchel aka "The Boy Mayor of New York. Near the center of the group is "Charles Evans Hughes, former Governor of New York State, and former Associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court who is running for President as a Republican, against Democratic incumbent President Woodrow Wilson. (Hughes resigned from the Court in June, 2016, to pursue the Presidential bid.) The group is being followed by some newsmen and photographers, and curious onlookers, walking in the street. One with a newspaper stuffed in his jacket pocket, reaches out to Justice Hughes and shakes his hand. Next, Justice Hughes is seen posing briefly, with others, on the sidewalk in front of a building. He starts to doff his hat.

Date: 1916, November 7
Duration: 29 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Famous personalities appear before crowds in the United States, in 1916

Famed Evangelist, Billy Sunday before a crowd in New York City. Scottish entertainer, Harry Lauder, raising funds for the Red Cross. French actress, Sarah Bernhardt appealing on behalf of France, during World War 1. Billy Sunday's Tabernacle at Broadway and 106th Street, in Manhattan, New York City, is seen in opening shots of film. Next to it is a YMCA cafeteria, Some cars are parked on the street and some pedestrians stroll along the sidewalk. Scene shifts to inside the Tabernacle, that seems filled to capacity. (It could seat 18 thousand persons.) Camera pans over the crowd. On a stage, Billy Sunday stands next to a desk and removes his tie. Displayed on the wall behind him is a huge patriotic circular bunting. Some men and women also occupy the stage with him. Next, Sunday is seen standing on the desk emotionally haranguing the audience with a fundamentalist Christian sermon. Change of scene to closeup of John Philip Sousa conducting an open air band concert, attended by a vast audience. Closeup of Harry Lauder, famous Scottish singer and comedian. Next, Scottish bandsmen in uniforms, including fur busby hats, crowd onto a raised platform in a park. A sign on the platform refers to B.F. Keith's and the Red Cross. Next, bandsmen are gone and the platform contains seated guests, including a British Army officer and several civilian officials. Harry Lauder is speaking to a crowd of mostly men, from the platform. Scene shifts to closeup of famous French actress, Sarah Bernhardt, seated next to a man in an open car. A huge patriotic bunting is hung in the background. A large crowd fills a park. Some wave American flags. Camera moves back revealing the setting with Bernhardt standing in the car speaking. The bunting is seen to decorate a raised speaker's platform. Her car, which displays the French tricolor flag, is surrounded by spectators. Photographers in foreground stand to take her picture.

Date: 1916
Duration: 1 min 32 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
National Guard is mobilized for U.S. Punitive Expedition to Mexico

A spectator sits on a lamp post to watch soldiers of New York's 6th National Guard Division parade on a street in Manhattan, New York City, following their mobilization for the U.S.Punitive Expedition in 1916. Locomobile Armored cars of the 1st Armored Motor Battery, of the New York National Guard move along a roadway, followed by trucks carrying soldiers and automobiles and motorcycles. Spectators, including girls with flowers, watch from the roadsides. Scene shifts to open platform train station, where National Guard troops, with shouldered rifles, march onto the platform, next to a parked empty passenger train The platform is crowded with spectators and well wishers. Another scene shows a train filled with National Guard soldiers leaning out its windows, waving at friends and loved ones. Closeup of soldiers leaning out the windows of a Pennsylvania Railroad passenger car. Two of them lean out to hold babies and kiss them goodbye. Scene shifts to dusty outdoor rail yard, where army horses are being readied to board boxcars. Closeup of fenced corral in which horses are guided for loading. Huge numbers of horses are herded by cowboys into corrals. A group of National guard soldiers stand on a rail bed and wave and smile for the camera. Army wagons are loaded on flat cars in a train parked behind them. Next, a large contingent of National Guard troops is seen marching onto an Army base.

Date: 1916
Duration: 1 min 42 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Scenes related to the Ford Motor company and the Ford Model T automobile in the United States.

Ford Model T cars being driven out the exit door of the Highland Park factory, Michigan,circa 1916. Numerous Model T cars driving on both sides of a divided highway. The Ford Highland Park Plant, circa 1920. Panoramic exterior views of the Ford River Rouge plant and factory buildings, circa 1930. A Ford Freighter ship, docked at the River Rouge plant. A view of the home of Henry and Clara Ford, at 66 Edison Road (now 140) Dearborn, Michigan, in 1914. Sketch of children coming home from school, singing song from McGuffey reader school book. View of schoolroom with McGuffey readers on desk. Street scene outside Ford Plant, during shift change, and street filled with workers. A car driving on empty road in Sudbury, Massachusetts. The historic Wayside Inn (immortalized in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's "Tales of the Wayside Inn") which Henry Ford purchased in 1923, to preserve for posterity. View of the original Pennsylvania Railroad Station in New York City, circa 1912. View of crowded sidewalks and street on 5th Avenue, and other street scenes in New York City, circa 1920. Model T Ford cars driving in U.S. National Parks. A visitor feeding a bear from his Ford car, as a Park Ranger stands nearby. People in Ford Model T, stopped by side of road to pick wild flowers. Two men remove a seat back from their Model T car to make a camper. Both men lying down in the car. Man carrying picnic basket from Ford Model T, parked beside a beach, where he joins the rest of his party on the sand. Children run along the beach, and stop to play with seaweed.

Date: 1923
Duration: 4 min 34 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
The 1944 U.S. Presidential election in World War II

On Election Day, November 7, 1944, in World War 2, Americans are seen waiting patiently to vote. They stand in a long line extending down a city sidewalk next to brick and stone buildings. Views of several persons in the line. Scene shifts in flashback to the election of Woodrow Wilson, in 1912. Four men on horseback arrive at a polling place. Another travels to vote, in his 1910 Ford Model T truck. Change of time and place shows farmer arriving by horse-drawn wagon and walking to polling place past 1930s car and truck. A fully laden truck stops at a rural gasoline station, temporarily serving as polling place. American town residential street scene in the 1930s. Citizens gathering to vote at a polling place set up at a laundry shop, in the Bronx Borough of New York City. Views of various places in the United States, serving as polling places. Americans seen waiting to vote at various places, in the 1944 national election. Among the sites shown is Bridgeport Central High School, built in 1916, (which later became Bridgeport City Hall), at 45 Lyon Terrace in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Persons in various places, registering to vote, including actor Lewis Stone, actress Esther Williams, and USO entertainer, Bob Hope. Voter closing curtain behind him as he votes. Views of voters' feet, below curtains, as they vote. Various types of boxes. Newspaper headline speaks of the large voter turnout in millions during the 1944 election. Shipyard workers at end of their shift, are seen heading to the polls to vote.

Date: 1944, November 7
Duration: 3 min 14 sec
Sound: Yes
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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