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Transmission of a telephone call from San Francisco to Plymouth, England.

A film shows how voice travels over phones, and dramatizes the transmission of a telephone call from San Francisco to Plymouth, England. Functions of generators, towers, transformers, technicians at circuits, wire lines and the aerial systems at Rocky Point in New York, Cupar in Scotland and Houlton in Maine. Shows switchboard activity at the London Trunk Exchange. Workers, mostly women answering calls in telephone exchange.

Date: 1928
Duration: 16 min 12 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Democratic Party convention of 1928 where Alfred Smith is nominated as the Presidential candidate in Houston, Texas.

Segment from a film on the early political life of Franklin D Roosevelt. Scenes of crowd and delgates at the Sam Houston Hall in Houston, Texas, during the Democratic convention of 1928. Alfred E smith, Governor of New York, is nominated as the Presidential candidate. He later persuades Franklin D Roosevelt's to run for office of Governor of New York. Scene of New York State Capitol, Albany, New York. Roosevelt was elected and is seen seated at a desk, as he arrives in Albany, for the first time. He is seen seated and conversing with Mrs. Herbert H. Lehman, wife of the Lieutenant Governor, at an inaugural ball. Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt is seen standing and chatting with others behind Roosevelt. Herbert Lehman is at the far right of the group, behind Roosevelt

Date: 1928
Duration: 1 min 12 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
 
 
Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT) providing combined rail and air service taking passengers across the U.S.A. from coast-to-coast

Operations of the Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT) Company. Aerial view of New York City's Manhattan Island, below. Camera focuses on Pennsylvania Station (Penn Station) seen from above, and then at street level. Travelers purchasing tickets for combined transcontinental rail and air travel at a window in the station. Families seeing travelers off at one of the railroad gates. Temporary sign at gate reads "The Airway Limited, second section." View of passengers on rear car of train as it pulls out. The car displays Pennsylvania Railroad logo sign reading "The Airway Limited, Pennsylvania Railroad." Views of Pennsylvania RR passenger train and closeup of locomotive wheels in motion. Animated relief map shows train proceeding from New York, past Columbus, Ohio, to Port Columbus station in Ohio. Transcontinental Air Transport, Inc. billroard at the station shows picture of passengers connecting between a train and an airplane. Billboard reads:"Port Columbus, Eastern Transfer Point, Air-rail Service, Coast-to-Coast." Passengers leaving the train and entering the station waiting rooms. Their baggage being weighed (Narrator says 30 pounds is the allowance.) View from terminal roof, of a Ford 5-AT-B, trimotor passenger airplane ready to accept passengers for the next phase of their travel. A logo on fuselage has "TAT" with small ribbon through it reading, "Transcontinetal Air Transport." View of passengers seated inside the aircraft. The plane taxis and takes off from the Port Columbus airport. Ground is snow-covered, but the runway is plowed. Closeup aerial view of the airplane flying over the city of Columbus, Ohio. Distant view of it flying close to the LeVeque Tower skyscraper (a 47-story Art Deco-style building at 50 West Broad Street). Aerial view of the airplane passing the train, continuing westward, from Port Columbus. Views inside passenger cabin of the plane. Animated map show plane heading to Indiannapolis. Officer hands out TAT illustrated map and points out features to passengers.Closeup of map. Aerial view of the airplane on final approach to land at Indiannapolis airport. Clerk at airport typing arrival message on teletype, and company executives reading it at their headquarters. Animated map show plane moving to St.Louis, Missouri. View from air of Missouri and Mississippi rivers. Passengers in cabin. aerial view of the plane on final approach, over snow, to St. Louis. The aircraft taxiing on ramp and parking at terminal building, where passengers enter, under cover of awning-covered walk. Closeup of the aircraft engines. Inserted view of TAT engine overhaul facility, with Charles Lindbergh, the airline's technical adviser, and TAT officials inspecting the operation.

Date: 1928
Duration: 4 min 32 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
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
 
 
The 1928 National Convention of the Republican Party at Convention Hall in Kansas City, Missouri.

Herbert Clark Hoover at Republican convention for U.S. Presidential Elections,1928 in Kansas City, Missouri. Crowd gathered at the convention. Crowd carry posters of Hoover. Supporters of President Hoover gathered. Crowd waves the flag of United States. A lady carry poster reading New York. Democratic candidate Alfred Smith delivers a speech. Crowd applauds.

Date: 1928, June
Duration: 38 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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