Funeral ceremonies of the former U.S. President Calvin Coolidge in Northampton, Massachusetts.Film begins showing President Herbert Hoover and his wife, Lou Henry Hoover, walking rapidly from a railroad train, accompanied by several officials and military officers who escort them to a waiting automobile. Next, police and officials try to control a small number of people gathered on local residential sidewalks. The President's car is next seen wending its way through a huge crush of spectators in downtown Northampton, Massachusetts. Several views of the crowds. People massed at the front of the victorian-era Edwards church, which has black drapings at its entrance. Official visitors enter the church, with some difficulty due to the crowds. View shifts to inside the church, where the former President's bier sits flanked by a military honor guard of two soldiers. Garlands of flowers cover the casket. Scene shifts, again, to the huge crowds outside, and to pallbearers carrying the Coolidge casket through the crowd, followed by President and Mrs. Hoover and their party. The President and First Lady enter their car. A sign on a pole near their car reads: "Elm St." and points toward Pittsfield. Another reads: "Main St." and points toward Greenfield. The President's car drives away through the crowd. Other officials also leave the church and proceed towards their cars. A stalled motocade is seen in the center of the city.
A pictorial history of the episodes in the life of Calvin Coolidge, the 30th President of the United States of America. Governor Coolidge during a ceremony at Plymouth Rock, the 'stepping stone to liberty', with his wife Grace Coolidge and Massachusetts Senator Henry Cabot Lodge. Several other men present. Calvin Coolidge arrives home and receives an ovation from his Northampton neighbors on his nomination for the Vice Presidency. His family is greeted by a throng of Northampton citizens. Coolidge stands on the steps of his house and greets the people. Coolidge pledges to uphold the best traditions of the Republic during his nomination. A large crowd gathered for the event. Calvin and Grace Coolidge cast their vote in the elections. A crowd waits outside as the two emerge from a building.
A pictorial history of episodes in the life of Calvin Coolidge, the thirtieth President of the United States of America. President Calvin Coolidge. The simple farmhouse at Plymouth Notch, Vermont where Coolidge was born on 4th July, 1872. He works at his farmhouse, cuts hay, and chops wood. The Coolidge family outside their Northampton home in Massachusetts. Coolidge with his wife Grace Coolidge in a garden and at a seashore. Coolidge is elected the Governor of Massachusetts in 1918. People with the U.S. flags during the event. The new Boston police force built up by Coolidge marches on the streets. The policemen stand at attention in rows during the ceremony. A large crowd gathered to greet President Coolidge at the 300th anniversary celebration of the Pilgrims' landing in Plymouth. People wave the U.S. flags and hail the Governor. Calvin Coolidge with Grace Coolidge.
United States ships at Norfolk, Virginia. USS Thomas A Edison and USS Northampton tied up to a pier. A mobile crane removes one of the brows from USS Northampton. The ship gets underway away from the pier with President of the United States John Fitzgerald Kennedy aboard it. USS Northampton backing out from the pier. A harbor tug boat moves around the bow of the USS Northampton to assist the cruiser out into a stream. USS Northampton underway in Hampton Roads after leaving the pier. Merchant ships in the background. The cruiser moves away. The sun setting in the background. A part of pier in the background.
The American Interplanetary Society's first liquid fuel rocket is launched from Staten Island in New York, United States in 1933. George Edward Pendray of the AIS, and his associate preparing for the launch. The 7 1/2 foot rocket is placed on a stand. Other men look on. The rocket, fueled with gasoline and liquid oxygen, takes off. Its fuel tank overheats and explodes moments after takeoff and the rocket crashes to the beach below. (From a November 10, 1958 newsreel recounting events 25 years earlier. The world's first successful liquid fuel rocket was launched by Robert Goddard in Auburn, Massachusetts, on 16 March 1926. This film records the first such attempt under auspices of the American Interplanetary Society, in 1933. )
The hoop-rolling contest in Wellesley college in Massachusetts. College girls participate in the contest. Other students gather on either sides of the street to watch the contest. The girls roll the hoops. The winner stands with a floral bouquet and a hoop. Girls stand in formation of 1933.