Views of the 1926 Schneider Cup seaplane races at Hampton Roads, near Norfolk, Virginia. An Italian Macchi M.39 racer with number "3" on fuselage, taxis in the water and takes off. Another Italian Macchi M.39, carrying the number "5" takes off. Ground crew moves a U.S. Curtiss R3C-2 racer (carrying the number "4") into the water. Next, it is seen taking off and flying fairly high to start the course. The winning entry, an Italian Macchi M.39, that averaged 246.5 mph, lands on the water and taxis to the shore. It carrys the number "5" on its fuselage. Victorious pilot, Major Mario de 'Bernardi, stands in the cockpit. He is picked up and carried on the shoulders of his cheering compatriots.
U.S. sailors at Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, Virginia. A dock shows Norfolk Naval Shipyard buildings. Battleship at the dock. U.S. Army personnel aboard a ship and on the dock. A U.S. official speaks to a group of servicemen. Sailors march along a road. The sailors come to a stop and march again. Two navy officers talk to each other.
Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, Virginia. Buildings and smoke stacks across water at Norfolk Naval Shipyard. A man walks past a large building. A horse-drawn carriage moves along a road. A smoke stack emits smoke.
U.S. Navy sailors on the top of a building at Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Virginia. The sailors stand in a group and talk to each other. Building in the background. A contingent of U.S. Naval officers, led by a Vice Admiral, leaves the compound and climbs a hill to pose for the camera.Walls of the compound form backdrop.
U.S. Navy officers at Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Virginia. An Admiral, in full dress uniform,walks out of a building. The officer poses, with a woman and young child, in front of a biwing amphibian airplane parked in a hangar. A Navy Vice Admiral and a Captain step out of a building followed by a group of navy officers. The Vice Admiral shakes hands with a Petty officer, in front of a set of granite steps. A Rear Admiral steps from the U.S. Navy building and converses with two other officers who accompany him. The weather is cool enough to see their vapor from their breath. They joke about that. A rear Admiral and a Captain and another officer pose on a lawn.
U.S. Army and Navy officers at Norfolk Naval station in Virginia. A large group of Navy officers poses with several U.S. Army officers for a photograph. an Admiral occupies the front center position with other officers lined up, sitting and standing around him. Several Army officers stand in the back row. A Rear Admiral poses with six Navy Captains. Five Army officers pose with large group of Naval officers, including at least two Admirals. A formation of Naval officers marches and maneuvers around back again, carrying swords.