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Temple of Justice, Steven's Home, Governor's Mansion in Olympia Washington; views from SS Potlatch steam ferry in Hood Canal

Various landmarks in and near Olympia Washington, in Thurston County Washington, United States. Temple of Justice building (seen in brick as originally constructed). A man walking outside the home of the first Governor of Washington, Isaac Stevens, located on Capitol Way and Eleventh Street in Olympia Washington, and originally constructed around 1856. The home is in a dilapidated state and partially boarded up. View of the exterior of the Washington State Governor's Mansion in Olympia. A wooden wagon frame parked on the lawn. A car leaving from the covered portico on the driveway at the executive mansion. Scene changes to dock at Hood Canal as passengers board the S.S. Potlatch ferry steam ship. Views from the S.S. Potlatch underway in Hood Canal. A man looks over the edge of the tour ship. Wooded shoreline along areas of Hood Canal. Women and children on the deck of the ship. The ship stops at dock at Brinnon to offload passengers, and then continue on. The ship stops at Seabeck summer resort area. View from behind a young girl on the ship as it docks at Seabeck and people on dock greet the ship.

Date: 1917
Duration: 2 min 21 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
William Greenwood builds 'Noah's Ark' at Olympia in Washington

William Greenwood builds 'Noah's Ark' at Olympia in Washington. William Greenwood builds his boat. Birds and animals near the boat. He believes that the world will come to an end in 1932 because of a tidal wave.

Date: 1929, November 6
Duration: 1 min 9 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Casket of the Unknown American soldier of World War I is transported on the USS Olympia and received by dignitaries in the U.S.

The American Unknown soldier of World War I before burial in the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery. Remains of America's unknown hero sails aboard the USS Olympia (C-6) for America. A caisson carriage arrives at a harbor in France bearing the casket on October 25, 1921. Large crowd of soldiers and dignitaries present. France decorates the Unknown Hero as French officer reads citation for Legion of Honor medal. Officers crowd around the coffin. The ship USS Olympia (C-6) in the background. Sailors carry the coffin of the Unknown Soldier aboard the ship. French soldiers lay a wreath on the coffin. USS Olympia leaves the harbor. Next scene shows USS Olympia arriving in the United States at the Washington Navy Yard on November 9, 1921. Soldiers carry the casket off the ship. Unknown Soldier being received by U.S. Secretary of War John W. Weeks, U.S. Secretary of Navy Edwin Denby, U.S. Army General John J. Pershing, Commander of the U.S. Marines Major General John A. Lejeune. They salute as sailors carry the body past the military band. The flag draped casket is borne to the U.S. Capitol in Washington DC. A horse drawn caisson takes the body as officers and soldiers follow.

Date: 1921, November
Duration: 3 min 12 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Panoramic views of the city of Tacoma, Washington, in 1916. Views of the Old Capitol at Olympia, Washington

Panorama of business district Tacoma in Washington, United States. Aerial view of buildings. A drawbridge. Ships at anchor. Pacific Avenue, the main business artery of Tacoma. Horse-drawn vans and pedestrian traffic. Several parks and open spaces in the city. Residential areas in the city. Point Defiance Park. Exterior of several buildings. Men walking in parks and towards the buildings. Complete change of scene, from Tacoma, to views of the first Thurston County Courthouse, in Olympia, Washington, where the State Legislature met in a new East Wing, from 1905 to 1927. (Aka the old Capitol).

Date: 1916
Duration: 2 min 40 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Aftermath of the explosion at the H.J. Denn Powder Company in Olympia, Washington.

Aftermath of the explosion that occurred at the H.J. Denn Powder Company in Olympia, Washington. Search and rescue party scavenge the wreckage of the destroyed factory.

Date: 1934, July 2
Duration: 38 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Decline in industry and jobs, and Stock Market crash leading up to Great Depression in the United States.

The film 'The Unfinished Revolution' depicts people recovering after the Great Depression in the United States. Most scenes circa 1929 - 1931, but film produced in 1967. The United States Capitol building with 1940s and 1950s cars and taxi cabs on roads in foreground. View of exterior of Supreme Court building. Closer view of U.S. Capitol and then of the White House in Washington DC. Also the Washington Monument. A herd of sheep and of cattle grazes on pastures. Cowboys on horseback herd cattle on a giant field with snow covered mountains in the background. Farmers work in a field picking cotton. View of Manhattan skyline including Empire State Building, with new skyscrapers in construction in the foreground. View of a street market in a New York neighborhood and a Ford sedan on the street. Busy New York streets filled with cars and pedestrians at end of 1920s. Children standing on fire escape in poor downtown area look down over suspended laundry lines between buildings. An officer looks out from small window of a raised booth traffic light as the lights on the booth change color. A Ford automobile assembly line. Engineers work in a factory with minimum wages. A farmer plows a field of potatoes using four horses. A wheat thresher working a field. Trains at a crossing, on a bridge, and coal cars lined up at a coal yard. Busy New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) floor filled with people around time of 1929 market collapse. Frenzied stock market scenes. Board outside a factory reads 'No Men Wanted'. Scenes of silent railroad yards and dormant factories. A man plays an accordian and collects coin donations. People wait in a queue and in a soup line or bread line. Unemployed and homeless men asleep in public areas.

Date: 1929
Duration: 4 min 7 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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