Telephone line construction between New York and San Francisco in the United States. A picture of Dr. Alexander Graham Bell talking into a telephone while opening the New York-Chicago telephone line on October 18, 1892. Several men standing beside Dr. Bell. A donkey with a saddle on it. A man loading the donkey with devices. The man leading the donkey which is carrying the devices to be fitted on a telephone post in a hilly area. Several men erecting telephone posts while laying lines joining New York and San Francisco to the Bell System in 1915. View of a bear climbing down a telephone post. A picture of Dr. Alexander Graham Bell attending the opening of the transcontinental telephone line in New York on January 25, 1915. Several AT&T executives sitting on both sides of Dr. Bell. Dr. Bell repeated the historic first sentence transmitted on March 10, 1876, "Mr. Watson, come here; I want you", on the telephone to Mr. Watson in San Francisco. A picture showing Thomas A. Watson, Dr. Bell's assistant in 1876, at the opening of the transcontinental telephone line. Mr. Watson replied to Dr. Bell, "It would take me a week this time, Dr. Bell".
Passengers arrive at Cunard deck and exit from their automobiles at Pier 54 in New York City. They board the British liner RMS Lusitania in New York, United States, for its final voyage. People on board the deck of a ship. Views of the ship. The Lusitania leaves New York harbor, aided by tug boats. The Lusitania was sunk 6 days later, on May 7, 1915, by a torpedo from a German U-boat.
Empire State Building under construction in New York. Animation shows the evolution of skyscrapers in New York. Buildings in hierarchical order. Arrow shows its name and dates of completion. World 1890, Park Row 1900, Singer 1905, Metropolitan life 1910, Woolworth 1915, Chrysler 1929 and Empire State 1931. View of Empire State Building from the other buildings around it.
Passengers arrive at Pier 54 in New York City and go aboard the RMS Lusitania passenger ship, during World War 1. Passenger Robert James Timmis is seen at 1:01 into the clip on the left side of frame wearing a flat topped hat. Timmis survived the sinking even after giving up his own life vest. Charles Plamondon and his wife Mary Plamondon, of Chicago, are seen exiting a taxi. The Lusitania's flag is raised. Passengers, including author Elbert Hubbard, pose at the ship's rail. Views of passengers on the decks as the ship readies for departure. Tugs maneuver the Lusitania ocean liner into the channel, bound for Liverpool. The Lusitania was sunk 6 days later, on May 7, 1915, by a torpedo from a German U-Boat.
From the Ford Motor Company produced film, "Scenes From the World of Tomorrow" documenting the 1939-1940 World's Fair in New York City. View of buildings of the New York World's Fair of 1940. The Brooklyn Bridge. Aerial view of Manhattan Island, New York City. Skyscrapers of New York City including the Chrysler Building and the Empire State Building. New York Harbor and ships in the harbor. View of the buildings of the New York Worlds Fair in the distance in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, as seen from high in a skyscraper of New York City. The Fair's Trylon and Perisphere stand out. People walk along the sides of fountains and waterways at the fair. Crowds milling about, bands marching, dancers performing. Flags of many nations flying on the flag poles. Celebration of the 150th anniversary of George Washington, as the first President of the United States and a statue of George Washington. A bus moves on the street. Fountains and a small bridge near a waterway. Pavilions of nations of England, Japan, and Italy. The USA building and some of the buildings of U.S. States including Maine and Florida. Fountains and waterways of the fair. Woman and two girls eat ice cream cones. A Raymond Loewy - designed S1 experimental streamlined locomotive created for the Pennsylvania Railroad. Pavilions of American Telephone & Telegraph and of United States Steel Corporation, also of Westinghouse, Goodrich, Chrysler, and General Motors.
The new Twin City Motor Speedway. Dario Resta beside his Mercedes race car, number 24, posing with his racing team, after dropping out of the AAA-sponsored 500 mile race, at the 110 mile point, with a broken oil pump. (A cap from the back of the pump case had jolted off, causing a loss of oil.) Additional scenes from the race are seen. Start of the race. Cars racing on track.