The U.S. Naval Training Center in Great Lakes, Illinois, during World War I. (now called Naval Station Great Lakes, or NAVSTA Great Lakes). Trucks and cars are driven through the main entrance gate. Sailors in uniforms walk in and out of the gate. A building near the gate. A sign on the building reads: 'US Naval Training Station, Great Lakes Illinois'. A flag flutters from a flag pole outside a building. Smoke from chimneys of a factory. Wide ranging views of many buildings at the training station from elevated and ground positions. View of barracks.
Scenes from the 1917 baseball World Series. Game 1 in Chicago, Illinois. A large crowd gathering at Comiskey Park to watch the game. Fans lined up in front of sign for bleacher seating with sign "Bleachers 50 cents". Scenes from the field before the game. Managers Pants Rowland of the White Sox and John McGraw of the Giants reviewing ground rules. Pitchers Eddie Cicotte and Slim Sallee during warm-ups. White Sox dugout is seen with Happy Felsch on the far left, John "Shano" Collins beside him, then Fred McMullin and Reb Russell (just past the big baseball). Joe Jackson and Nemo Leibold may be standing outside the dugout, with Eddie Cicotte in the background and Chick Gandil and Byrd Lynn in front of Cicotte. African American man on the Giants bench around one-minute mark may be J. L. Mackall, the team's trainer. Manager John McGraw is sitting in front of the dugout, with Art Fletcher on his right and Red Murray on his left. Scenes from the game in progress, and view of cheering fans in the packed stadium. At about 1:43: Bottom of the 3rd. Single by S. Collins, and Cicotte is thrown out at 3rd base. The next play seen is a double by McMullin scoring S. Collins, who had taken 2nd base on the throw that got Cicotte out. At 2:13: Top of the 5th inning. Single by Sallee scoring McCarty from 3rd base. White Sox win game 1 over the Giants by a score of 2 to 1. Scene changes to New York, with Giants fans jammed in the streets of New York City watching the large scoreboard being updated during the game, mounted on the building of the New York American Newspaper offices. Cars and trucks pass slowly by in the area jammed with baseball fans.
Jeannette Rankin, Republican member of Congress from Montana, and first woman representative elected in the United States, is seen standing with women's suffrage movement activists in Chicago, Illinois, just before America's entry into World War 1. The leading slate mentions her forthcoming participation in a special session of Congress (referring to the Joint Session of Congress on April 2, when President Wilson will ask for a declaration of war against Germany). Rankin holds a bouquet of flowers and stands with another woman wearing a large corsage of flowers. A dozen women suffragists stand behind them. The building behind seems to be a hotel, containing several mirrored doors. Several men passersby walk past the camera while it photographing the group. Jeannette Rankin moves forward and another woman helps her to step into a vehicle (unseen).
U.S. Navy sailors in training at a parade field of the Great Lakes Naval training station north of Chicago Illinois. The sailors march in formation. Smoke from a chimney in the background. Buildings in the foreground. A sailor blows a bugle. The sailors carrying rifles march beside troops. They stand at attention in formation. They stand in ranks and go through a rifle drill. They put bayonets on rifles and perform drill. They put the bayonets in scabbards. Men march and stand in a rank. They stack rifles and move backwards. Some of them move forward and pick up the rifles.
Recruits in civvies being trained at the Great Lakes Naval Station facility in the United States during World War I. Recruits in civilian clothing stand at attention. They run and salute. Houses in the background. Recruits in civvies drill beside uniformed men. They march into barracks. Trees in the background. Uniformed sailors drill. A group of civvies watch them.
American sailors at work in the United States near grounds of U.S. Naval Training Station, Great Lakes training facility (Naval Station Great Lakes) in World War I. A group of sailors walks along a street. Buildings along street sides. The sailors carry boxes and lumber boards. They unload coal cars with shovels from raiload cars labeled C&E (Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad). The sailors aboard a small vessel 'SP-1011' underway in water. The vessel is tied up at a dock. A sailor mends his cap. A propaganda slate urges American citizens to support the country and the President.