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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
 
 
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
 
 
Empty buildings on Ellis Island, in 1954. Flashback to Immigrants arriving and being processed in 1901.

Start of a documentary production titled,"The Inheritance." Introductory slate tells how in December, 1914, the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America (Union) was founded in a meeting at Webster Hall, New York City. It also describes how far and wide that union had grown in the ensuing 50 years. An ocean liner is seen in the mist in New York Harbor. Fog horn sounds. The statue of Liberty is seen dimly through the fog. A commercial ship and a tug boat pass in front of Ellis Island. Views of building interior, Sign in boiler room reads: "U.S. Immigrant Station. Ellis Island. N.Y.H." Furnace door and thermometer and pressure gauges are seen. Large hall is seen. Camera pans through the empty corridors and rooms of the facility. The frame of an iron baby's crib sits in an empty room. View through window of Ellis Island proper, just outside, and of New York City buildings across the water. Montage of still photo images: Immigrants on the deck of a ship in 1901. Views of small children. A group of immigrants wearing the fez. Immigrants waving their hats as they see the Statue of Liberty. Broader view of the ship packed with immigrants. Interior of Ellis Island building with queue of new arrivals being processed. Immigration officers seated on high stools, checking documents of arrivals. Medical officer examines a boy with a stethoscope (screening for TB). View shifts to passengers arriving. They walk across the pier, carrying their belongings.

Date: 1901
Duration: 4 min 48 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
 
 
Dr. Jacks and Ray Wilbur at the dedication ceremony for new campus buildings at the University of Rochester in Rochester.

A ceremony marks the dedication of new campus buildings at the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York. Students wearing academic robes arrive at a building on the campus. The President of Manchester College Dr. Jacks, U.S. Secretary of Interiors Ray Lyman Wilbur and the President of University of Rochester Dr. Rush Rhees pose. Interiors of the building shows a crowd attending the ceremony in an auditorium. The front facade of the library building in the University of Rochester. Interiors of a building shows people milling about. Interior of the library shows tables and chairs. View of the campus from the tower of the library.

Date: 1930, October 13
Duration: 3 min 14 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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