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Parachutists get prepared jump from a biplane in flight over Chanute Air Force Base in Rantoul, Illinois.

Men perform air stunts over Chanute Air Force Base in Rantoul, Illinois. Lieutenant Hamilton, Sergeant Kamemsky,Shoemaker and pilots Carter and Weddington get ready. Personnel inspect the service men's parachutes. Service men board a small biplane. Biplane takes off with two parachutist atop. One jumper on each wing of aircraft. The third jumper at back of cockpit waits for signal. Parachutists jump from aircraft and descend in air. Personnel meet parachutists as they land. Officers greet parachutist

Date: 1921
Duration: 2 min 54 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Firemen douse fire on three-story Woolworth building, and the front wall of the blazing building collapses, in Aurora, Illinois.

Firemen work to extinguish a fire at the Woolworth 5 & 10 store located at 19-21 Broadway Street in Aurora Illinois. Views of fire fighters spraying water through large hoses and working to bring the blaze under control. Body of a fireman killed in the blaze is covered. The firemen among the debris beside the wrecked building. The front wall of the blazing building collapsed killing three firemen.

Date: 1934, January 11
Duration: 49 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
A map gives a comparison of various endurance flight across the Atlantic from 1909 to 1921.

Various endurance flights and their comparison. A map of the United States as it depicts the comparison of various endurance flights from 1909 to 1921. Map compares various flights like the 1910 flight by Glenn Curtis, trans continental flight in 1919 by O.C. Read, non stop trans Atlantic flight by Captain John Olcock. 1st transcontinental flight by R.C. Towler in 1912.

Date: 1930
Duration: 3 min 16 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
1921 World Series champion New York Giants Baseball Team

Players of baseball's New York Giants pose for team photo at their home stadium, the Polo Grounds in Manhattan, New York City. The Giants defeated the New York Yankees to win the 1921 World Series. Close-up view of the Giants' manager and Hall of Famer John McGraw.

Date: 1921
Duration: 27 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Battleship bombing tests organized by Billy Mitchell carried out by U.S. 1st Provisional Air Brigade in 1921 and 1923

Brigadier General Billy Mitchell taxis in a Boeing Model 15 ( or a Curtis P-1Hawk) airplane, after landing at an airfield. . Battle ships underway at sea. Mitchell organizes 1st provisional Air Brigade for bombing demonstration against battleship target.. Crews and airplanes train and prepare at Langley Field, Virginia. Soldiers load bombs under plane wings. Planes take off to bomb the obsolete U.S. battleship USS Alabama. View from airplane in flight as it drops phosphorus bomb on the Alabama. View from water as bomb strikes with huge explosion. Armorers prepare heavier bombs for the next demonstration. Planes take off and bomb the USS Alabama again. General Mitchell crouched down beside a bomb loaded on an airplane for new tests in 1923. General Pershing, Admiral Shoemaker, Assistant Secretary of War, Davis, and General Patrick on deck of the Ship, USS St. Mihiel (AP-32) to observe the tests. Views of planes dropping bombs on Battleship USS Virginia and the ship rolling over and sinking. Large formations of 1920s era Air Service aircraft in flight.

Date: 1923
Duration: 4 min 38 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
H.G. Wells poses aboard a ship on visit to United States. Richard Strauss poses for picture.

British writer Herbert George Wells (H G Wells) poses aboard ship on visit to United States, in 1921, where he will attend Washington Disarmament Conference. He removes his hat. German composer Richard Strauss, on second visit to America, in 1921. (His first visit was in 1904.)

Date: 1921
Duration: 18 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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