Landmarks in Philadelphia. Passenger train arrives at Broad Street Station in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Exteriors of the station shows pedestrians and automobiles on road. Traffic moves on road. Belleview Stratford and the Pennsylvania Column. The Column shows Equestrian Statue, Revolutionary War hero. Philadelphia fire shows explosion throwing billows of smoke.
Launching of the SS Coyote a 267' wooden hulled cargo ship built in 1918 by the American International Shipbuilding Corp., Hog Island, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Woman breaks bottle of champagne over the bow, and ship moves down the ways into the water.
Launching of the 11,190-ton freighter, USS Saccarappa, (No. 3828) built in 1918 by the American International Shipbuilding Corp., Hog Island, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Large crowd gather at the shipyard for launching. Gentleman in bowler hat advises woman about Christening ship with bottle of champagne. She smashing the bottle on the bow and the ship goes down the ways into the water. Another woman carrying a bouquet of flowers steps up to speak with her, and a man pushes her aside to allow the cinematographer to continue photographing the launching. The man, himself in the way, then ducks down to allow unimpeded view by photographers.
Launching of the 11,190-ton freighter, USS Saccarappa, (No. 3828) built in 1918 by the American International Shipbuilding Corp., Hog Island, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Large crowd gather at the Hog Island shipyard for the launching. Freighter Saccarappa is launched and moves down the ways. View of the ship being towed and guided by a tug boats, in icy waters. The name, 'Saccarappa' seen painted on its side.
Liberty Loan Drive parade in downtown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. American flags fly from buildings lining the street.A British flag is also seen. An Army mobile searchlight drives down the center of the street, followed by a motorcycle and side car. Faculty and students of Philadelphia High School for Girls parade. A Holt tractor pulls a large piece of field artillery.People stand along the road to watch the parade with the Japanese flags and other Allied flags in the background. A band of Army soldiers plays music as they march. A Spad aircraft is seen mounted high on a float. Truck passes with an elephant in the back. American soldiers march in a Liberty loan drive and people look on.
Various buildings in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Exteriors of Arabic designed Lu Lu Temple with pedestrians and traffic along road in Philadelphia. Second section of the clip shows the Walnut Street Theater, built in 1806 and claimed to be the oldest in America.