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Centennial of George Eastman's birth celebrated at his home in Rochester, New York

Opening scene shows numerous guests seated at an outdoor luncheon in the gerden of George Eastman's house in Rochester, New York. The occasion is the 100th Anniversary of Gorge Eastman's birth. Views of the house where Eastman was born. It has been moved from Waterville, New York to its present location in the gardens of his last home in Rochester, New York. Two little girls stand with parents. One holds a Kodak camera. Closeup of a woman taking a photograph and another of a young man photographing with a compact motion picture camera. A man using a historic motion picture camra on a tripod. People gather around the porch of the Eastman birthplace house where Officials of the George Eastman House, including Dr. C. E. Kenneth Mees, President, Mr. James E. Gleason, Chairman of the Board, and Mr. Charles Hutchison, Vice Presi-dent, are seated. One of them is seen speaking at a podium. Mrs. Robert Ranlett, Eastman's long time friend, uncovers a commemorative plaque on the porch. Next are scenes photographed in July 1928, when George Eastman gave a garden party to introduce Kodakcolor to notable guests. He stands with Thomas Edison in the garden. Closeup of Eastman on that occasion. Cover of book holding George Eastman commemorative postage stamps. A sheet of the new stamps signed at the bottom by Postmaster General, Arthur E. Summerfield. Closeup of the stamps. Guards placing wreaths at a sculptured planter in the center of the Eastman House garden. Men gathered with hats removed for the commemoration.

Date: 1954, July 12
Duration: 44 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: None
 
 
American steamship Rochester and a ship with "Orleans-New York," painted on hull, set off from New York Harbor, United States

American steamship, Rochester, sets off from New York City harbor in United States, towards Europe, ignoring German blockade warnings during World War I. The American steamship Rochester, at sea, with U.S. flag painted on its side. A passenger and crew members aboard the Rochester. A steamship at sea. 'Orleans-New York' written on the side of the ship.

Date: 1917
Duration: 32 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: None
 
 
George Eastman holds garden party where he introduces Kodacolor film to notable guests.

George Eastman in a garden party (AKA the Kodacolor Party) at his home in Rochester, New York, on July, 1928. He uses a compact motion picture camera to photograph retired General John J. Pershing. He rewinds the camera. Closeup of George Eastman. At TC:00:22, inventor and industrialist, Hiram Percy Maxim, walks behind Eastman. Some of the guests, including Thomas Edison, pose informally for a picture. The smallest man, at right of the group is Dr. F.E. Ives, inventor of the trichromatic camera. To his right is W.G. Stuber, President of Eastman Kodak Company. Closeup of Thomas Edison hand cranking a motion picture camera on a tripod. Eastman and Edison walk across a lawn and then turn around and walk up some garden steps. Eastman showing Edison an amateur hand held color camera through which Edison looks as Eastman adjusts it. Edison panning and taking pictures with the camera. He smiles and returns tha camera to Eastman. Closeup of Eastman conversing with a young woman. Standing behind Eastman is Kodak President, W.G. Stuber. Eastman and the woman smile and chat. Eastman turns and talks with Stuber, who then excuses himself as he leaves. The woman continues her conversation with Easton. Closeup of Eastman holding a cigarette as he talks with her. Change of scene shows George Eastman sitting by the fireplace in his home, reading a book.

Date: 1928, July 30
Duration: 1 min 58 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Debacle at Garment Workers Convention in 1914 leads to formation of Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America

United Garment workers (UGW) Union members discuss plan for 1914 convention in Nashville Tennessee. View from railroad locomotive traveling on a straight train track. A steam locomotive pulling a passenger train. Trainman on rail car waving a lantern. Views of the convention, October 12, 1914, in Nashville, headed by UGW President Thomas A. Rickert of Chicago. Labor union locals from New York, Boston, Rochester, Cincinnati, Philadelphia, and Baltimore, were deemed in arrears on dues (although they had been on strike) and not allowed to participate. They walked out, with the Chicago delegation too. View of Telegram sent from Nashville, by the dissidents, to Sidney Hillman in New York, October, 1914, asking him to head a rival union. Photo of Hillman taking telephone call. A special convention at Webster Hall, in New York City, where dissidents join with Journeyman Tailors union and form the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, with Sidney Hillman as President. Key members of the new union are seen standing in front of a car. Sidney Hillman in his office dictating to his secretary. Copies of the new union's House organs in various languages. Amalgamated Clothing Workers holding signs in various languages. Workers pose on a truck by a sign reading:"A Fair Deal, A Chance to Live, Arbitration is all we ask." Workers in cars. Girls on roller skates wearing sashes reading: "Don't Be A Scab." A man in a barrel with sign reading: "Can't afford to wear pants. Pa works in an open shop." Women pose in sandwich boards that spell out: "Closed Shop." Philadelphia garment worker ostensibly writing letter to Sidney Hillman. Shop owners examine sewn item and shop records while man works at sewing machine.

Date: 1914
Duration: 3 min 35 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Scenes from political life of Franklin D. Roosevelt during 1928

1928 Democratic National Convention in Texas. Governor Alfred E. Smith tips his hat. Al Smith persuading Franklin to run for Governor of New York. Street scene in Albany, New York with Capitol in background. Newly elected Governor Franklin Roosevelt at his desk in office in Albany. Newly elected Governor Franklin Roosevelt, seated next to Mrs. Edith (Atschul) Lehman,as they converse, at the inaugural ball. Roosevelt's son-in-law, Curtis Dall; his daughter, Mrs. Curtis Bean Dall (Eleanor Anna E. Roosevelt) ; his wife, Eleanor; his mother, Mrs. Sara Delano Roosevelt; and Herbert H. Lehman, are standing behind them. Governor Roosevelt, riding in an open car with his mother, at the New York State Fair in Syracuse, New York. Governor Roosevelt lunching in an open pavilion at the Fair.

Date: 1928
Duration: 1 min 31 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Garment workers demonstrating, for improved working conditions, encounter resistance in Eastern U.S. cities

Clothing workers in a factory in the United States. Street scene in garment district of Manhattan, New York City, in 1912. Garment workers, and supporters of their labor rights quest for better pay and shorter hours, pose for a photograph. Workers display many signs expressing their needs, in English, Italian, Russian, Hebrew and other languages. Garment workers, of various specialties, gather in demonstration for better treatment. Employees of the Alfred Benjamins Company refute management's claim that they are satisfied with working conditions. They display a large sign on the sidewalk. Four-sided box signs are also seen (written in Italian and Hebrew). Mounted police move along a street as a foot patrolman arrests a protester. Photograph of lawyer, Fiorello LaGuardia. Garment workers at work in a sweat shop. A large group of young women garment workers marching in a labor rally or demonstration during a strike. Two signs are seen, one reading: "Why are we prohibited from picketing?" and the other, partly hidden, explains why they are striking. A contingent of uniformed policemen with night sticks, stand in front of a building in Baltimore. Smiling women stand carrying signs. One reads: "Our employers are powerful (because) they are organized.We shall be more powerful." Another reads,"We shall fight until we win." Many other signs express similar sentiments. Portrait photograph of 17 year old Ida Brayman, with caption reading: "Who was shot & killed by an Employer Feb. 5th 1913 during the great struggle of the Garment Workers of Rochester (New York)."

Date: 1913
Duration: 1 min 27 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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