Japanese Ambassador to the United States Hiroshi Saito calls on U.S. Secretary of State Cordell Hull In December 1934 to inform that Japan will denounce the Washington Naval Treaty on 1922 which limited the size of the Japanese fleet. A close up of the ambassador Saito. He exits the State, War, and Navy Building (later the Executive Office Building) and gets in a car. Next segment: A female pilot Helen Richey becomes the first woman to fly mail in the United States. Richey stands in front of an aircraft and shakes hand with an official. Richey in the cockpit and the aircraft takes off. From a December 14, 1959 newsreel recounting events 25 years earlier.
Japanese Ambassador to the United States Hirosi Saito officially declares that Japan would no longer abide by the terms of the Washington Naval Treaty of 1922. Hirosi Saito steps from his car and enters the Old Executive Office building in Washington DC. Exterior view of Executive office building. He descends the steps of the building and enters his car.
U.S. destroyers of Squadron 14, depart Norfolk, Virginia for the Mediterranean, in October, 1922.
Map showing the Mediterranean Sea and surrounding countries, from the Straits of Gibralter, and East to Black Sea and Red Sea. Various sea navigation routes are depicted through the water areas. U.S. Navy Clemson class destroyer, taking on supplies in Norfolk, Virginia. Sailors carrying sacks of supplies over their shoulders from a dock onto the ship. Women seen waving at the USS Barry (DD-248) in October 1922, as she departs Hampton Roads, Virginia, for the Mediterranean, to serve with the U. S. Naval Detachment in Turkish Waters. View of USS Kane (DD-235) with sailors lined up on her foredeck. View from stern of a Squadron 14 destroyer, of the USS Hatfield (DD-231) followed by the USS Barry (DD-248). View from bridge of a destroyer, as officer looks through binoculars at five other destroyers of Squadron 14, underway in a line. Sailors on deck of destroyer practice handling of small arms and on of the ship's 5-inch guns. Sailors spin propellors on tail of a torpedo and load it into one of a battery of three launching tubes. Sailors exercise by throwing a medicine ball.View from destroyer of 5 destroyers in line, astern, the first being USS Overton (DD-239). View from a destroyer as the Squadron enters harbor at Gibralter. Sailors climbing upon concrete pier from a long boat. Buildings on steep hills of Gibralter. The USS Hatfield and the USS Gilmer (DD-233) on either side of a supply ship. Views of Destroyer Squadron 14 ships anchored, along with other warships off Constantinople (Istanbul)in the Bosphorus straits. View from a high point in Constantinople. Camera pans over city and warships in the Bosphorus.
The first U.S. Aircraft Carrier, USS Langley (CV-1) anchored on the York River, in Virginia, October 17, 1922. A Vought VE-7airplane, piloted by Lieutenant Virgil C. Griffin, accelerates along its flight deck and successfully completes the first airplane takeoff from the deck of the Langley. The VE-7 seen flying over the ship. On October 26, 1922, Lieutenant Commander Godfrey de Courcelles Chevalier, in an Aeromarine 39-B airplane, makes the first successful landing on the USS Langley, while she is underway.
Eugene Ely was the first when he took off from the USS Birmingham, Hampton Roads, Virginia, November 14, 1910
A film about Sir Ernest Shackleton's last expedition to Antarctica. An albatross on or near the island of South Georgia. Sir Ernest Shackleton walks around the bird in a circle, moving his hand toward the defensive bird. The bird takes off. An albatross seated on a rock. Film shot late in 1921 or very early 1922, shortly before Shackleton's death on January 5, 1922.
A northbound Detroit,Toledo,and Ironton train is taking on coal in Bainbridge,Ohio. The train continues north across the twin-span Paint Creek Bridge,then through the single span over Buckskin Creek. The railroad crosses route 41 and Buckskin creek again, below Fruitdale,and then on to Thrifton. Here the railroad crosses under the Baltimore and Ohio, this underpass is known as "Hole-in-the Wall". The two story depot that once served both railroads can be seen.The train again crosses Paint Creek at Greenfield,then continues past Island Grove,north of town.