Trucks of the U.S. Army 1919 motor transport convoy moving smoothly on well-paved road as they approach Sacramento, California. Next, they are seen driving in the streets of Sacramento, where American flags fly from buildings and crowds line sidewalks to welcome them. Scene shifts to the convoy moving along a road winding through the Montezuma Hills just west of the small delta town of Rio Vista, on their way to Oakland, California. Close view of trucks passing the camera, with hills and trees in background.
U.S. Army trucks of the 1919 motor transport convoy drive past a moving trolley car on a street in Oakland, California. Spectators gather along side of street at ferry slip to watch as convoy trucks board a ferry boat for trip to San Francisco. Several men watch from upper deck of the ferry. A boy with a bicycle watches from beside a fence. View from upper deck of the ferry boat, of trucks driving aboard. A line of civilian cars sits to the side as the army vehicles drive aboard. View from the ferry boat underway in San Francisco harbor. Next, the convoy is seen driving along street in San Francisco, on September 7, 1919. The Mayor of San Francisco, James Rolph Jr., conversing with officers of the convoy, as they stand on a flag wrapped stand during a formal greeting ceremony. More views of convoy trucks in the city and lined up on hill overlooking San Francisco Bay.
An all girls baseball match in Oakland, California. Teams of young women from Niles and Oakland play a baseball game in Oakland, California. Niles defeats Oakland 27-4.
Older men and women dance at a garden in Oakland, California. The dancers from the "class of '61" (1861 - Civil War era) square dance in pairs. They dance to the tune of "Johnny in the low ground" and "Turkey in the Straw".
Images of destruction of Black Panter Party National Headquarters Office in 1968, by Oakland, California, police. Black American male image seen through broken window and another through window with gun shot hole in it. "Black Panthers" printed on signs in background. Scenes accompanied by drum beats. Huey P. Newton, one of the Black Panther Party founders speaks about police brutality in Oakland, California, United States. He is speaking from an anteroom adjacent to Oakland Police headquarters. Police officers can be seen in their offices, through windows in the room.
Amelia Earhart takes off from the U.S. Naval Air Station in Oakland, California in her Lockheed Electra aircraft, to begin her round-the-world flight. The runway and ramp contain small puddles of water from a recent rain shower. Aerial views from another airplane of the Lockheed Electra as it flies over the Oakland area of California. View of Oakland Bay Bridge.(These were probably shot on March 13th during their checkout flight.) In separate scenes, prior to departure, on the ground, Amelia talks with her husband, George P. Putnam.