Winter maneuvers of First Pursuit Group of United States Army Air Service in Oscoda Michigan. Airmen carry fuel in a container. DH-4 De Havilland is refueled. The wheels of DH-4 are replaced by skies. Airmen stand near the planes. Curtiss PW-8 Hawks parked. Aircraft taxis and takes off.
First Pursuit Group tests winter equipment during maneuvers in Oscoda, Michigan. A modified United States Army Air Corps fighter aircraft Curtiss P-1 Hawk stationary on snow. Skis on the aircraft. The aircraft being warmed up prior to a take off. Crew turns the propeller of the aircraft. The propeller turns. A pilot in a cockpit. A row of stationary P-1 Hawks equipped with skis on a flight line. A tower building in the background. Ground personnel turn the aircraft around. Snow blown due to the propeller blast. A P-1 Hawk taxis on the snow field and takes off.
Ford Railroad train moving slowly in the railroad yard of Ford River Rouge Plant Motor Plant in Dearborn, Michigan in 1923. Transition to 1925 and view of parking lots at the plant. Heavy automobile and bus traffic outside the plant. Workers leave plant by overpass and come downstairs. Workers walk in plant yard.
Slate indicates that 200 million gallons of gasoline are used annually in the United States for power (in 1925). View of a busy city street, possibly New York City, circa 1925 with motor vehicle traffic, pedestrians and many tall buildings. Many early automobiles seen. A worker tests flash point of kerosene. Lighted candle in stuck block of paraffin (wax) showing wax or parrafin as a byproduct of petroleum. Slate indicates that petroleum provides motor fuel, common light, a lubricant for machinery and other important by-products.
Lieutenant Al Williams flying a Curtiss R3C1 racer aircraft for the 1925 Pulitzer Race at Mitchel Field in New York, United States. View of the navy R3C1. Lieutenant Al Williams and a civilian look at a map laid out on a wingtip of the aircraft. Lieutenant Cy Bettis and Lieutenant Williams standing behind the navy R3C1 aircraft. Lieutenant Williams removes his uniform coat and cap, then Lieutenant Bettis helps him put on a parachute and he climbs into the cockpit of the aircraft. Lieutenant Williams seated in the cockpit of the navy R3C1. He smiles at a camera and puts on goggles. A civilian comes up to side of the cockpit and the two men confer over a small notebook. The navy R3C1 with its engine running on a grass field. Several Curtiss mechanics push the tail of the aircraft around. An army officer, a civilian and an army enlisted man are standing nearby and are watching. The navy R3C1 taxis in front of a small hangar. The army R3C1 takes off. Two aircraft flying over Mitchel Field during the course of the 1925 Pulitzer Race. The navy R3C1 lands. Lt. Williams wearing a flight jacket and a navy service cap.
A football game in Michigan, United States between teams of the Henry Ford Trade School and Williamston, Michigan. Boys play football on field, spectators along edge of field. Houses and parked cars in the background. Girl cheerleader leads women in cheers. Boy cheerleader leads group of men in cheers. Man with pad of paper in hand. The teams tie 7 - 7, on touchdowns by Martin for Williamston, and by Schiller for the Henry Ford Trade School. Spectators leaving the field after the game.