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New Jersey National Guard units return from Punitive Expedition to Mexico and arrive at Camp Fielder in Sea Girt, during Fall of 1916

Film opens showing New Jersey National Guard soldiers returning to their training camp (Camp Fielder) at Sea Girt, New Jersey. Led by an army band, they march in formation along a sandy road with high berms on both sides.Glimpses of the marching troops from the side. As they proceed, toward the camera, they reach a point where they begin to march double-time. Scene shifts to a gate of the camp, where family, friends, and well wishers are gathered and a banner reading "Welcome" is stretched across the entrance. Led by officers on horseback, and the colors, the troops march through the gate. Next, soldiers are seen greeted by women family members. One soldier standing beside a tent, lifts his daughters, one at a time, and kisses them. He motions to his wife to pose with them. She does and he kisses her. Next, soldiers are seen briefly, with shouldered rifles, marching in formation. Scene shifts to another area of the Camp (named Camp Fielder for then Governor James F. Fielder). Here, army officers assist President Woodrow Wilson, to mount a horse. The President is dressed formally, including top hat. He poses for the camera. The President then rides with officers to review the National Guard troops drawn up in formation. He salutes with his top hat over heart, as they pass a color guard. He is next seen seated on horseback next to a commanding officer (possibly Colonel Daniel T. Mather) as they review the New Jersey National Guard troops passing in review.

Date: 1916
Duration: 2 min 12 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
President Woodrow Wilson visits National Guard troops returned from Texas during Mexican Punitive Expedition

President Woodrow Wilson at the National Guard training grounds in Sea Girt New Jersey, to visit with troops returning from duty in Texas during the Mexican Border Campaign (aka Pancho Villa Expedition) of 1916. Brief glimpse of The President stepping from his 1916 Pierce Arrow 38-C Series 4 Brougham Limousine, parked next to a row of army tents. The car displays a unique American Eagle radiator cap ornament (and an AAA emblem on the radiator). He is surrounded by officers, who greet him. The next scene show the President and the unit's commanding Brigadier General, seated in rocking chairs in a tent. Wilson, in dress clothes, including top hat, mounts an army horse, and rides along with officers, to review the Guard troops drawn up in formation. He sits astride the horse, next to the General, and removes his hat in salute as the troops march in review.

Date: 1916
Duration: 1 min 9 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Ward liner "Mohawk" victims honored off the coast of Sea Girt, New Jersey, where the Mohawk was rammed and sunk.

A memorial wreath is cast on the water where the Ward liner cruise ship Mohawk (Clyder liner) was rammed and sunk by the Norwegian freighter Talisman on January 24, 1935. Sailors aboard ship. United States flag on the vessel. Birds in flight. Life boat crews executing careful drills near the site of disaster. A child aboard.

Date: 1935, February 6
Duration: 1 min 12 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Willian Jennings Bryan campaigning for Wilson in 1916. President Wilson accepting the nomination in 1916.

Willian Jennings Bryan, campaigning for President Wilson, as a private citizen, in 1916 (after having resigned as Wilson's Secretary of State). He stands in a car decorated with patriotic bunting and an American flag, in front of modest house in a rural area. Bryan is accompanied by several associates. A popular Wilson campaign photograph (coming loose at the top) is attached to the car door . The writing under Wilson's picture is not legible. As Bryan sits down in the car, his wife, Mary, is seen next to him. (She had been blocked from the camera while he stood.) The car drives away. In complete change of scene, a crowd is seen completely filling the lawn and grounds of "Shadow Lawn," President Wilson's Summer White House, at Long Branch, New Jersey. They have come to celebrate his renomination as Democratic candidate for President. Camera pans over the crowd. Next, President Wilson is seen standing on a step in the center of the garden, acknowledging and accepting the nomination.

Date: 1916, June
Duration: 38 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
President Wilson visits his hometown to vote in the primaries in Princeton, New Jersey. He ceremoniously plants trees.

A large crowd gathered at the train station and spilling onto the tracks, watches as a steam locomotive, pulls President Woodrow Wilson's special Pullman rail car (the "Superb") into Princeton, New Jersey. He is arriving on September 28, 1916, to vote in the Democratic Primary elections. Closeup of the President stepping from his train car and being escorted by National Guard soldiers and local officials. Next, he is seen walking along a sidewalk, accompanied by New Jersey Governor, James Fairman Fielder. After voting in the primary election (unseen) the President is seen standing with his wife, Edith Galt Wilson, and the Governor, on an outdoor platform, wrapped in patriotic bunting. President Wilson appears to hold some speaking notes. Closeup of people gathered below the platform, including a Boy Scout, and members of the New Jersey Federation of Women’s Clubs. The President steps down from the platform and is given a spade that he uses to plant some trees along the Lincoln Highway. Mrs. Wilson watches along with others in the background.

Date: 1916, September 28
Duration: 1 min 9 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Seeking reelection,President Woodrow Wilson votes in 1916 National election. Republican candidate Charles Evans Hughes in New York City

President Woodrow Wilson returns to his home at Princeton, New Jersey, after casting his vote int the 1916 National election. The President moves through a crowd to enter his car. Scene shifts to some Well known Republican politicians and leaders walking in a group along a street in New York City. At the far left is Republican New York City Mayor John Purroy Mitchel aka "The Boy Mayor of New York. Near the center of the group is "Charles Evans Hughes, former Governor of New York State, and former Associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court who is running for President as a Republican, against Democratic incumbent President Woodrow Wilson. (Hughes resigned from the Court in June, 2016, to pursue the Presidential bid.) The group is being followed by some newsmen and photographers, and curious onlookers, walking in the street. One with a newspaper stuffed in his jacket pocket, reaches out to Justice Hughes and shakes his hand. Next, Justice Hughes is seen posing briefly, with others, on the sidewalk in front of a building. He starts to doff his hat.

Date: 1916, November 7
Duration: 29 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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