Draft and mobilization activities for World War I in 1917-1918. Major General Enoch H Crowder and his staff assembled for calling to colors the registrants of 5th June, 1918. Scenes of the second draft on June 27, 1918 are shown. Major General Enoch H. Crowder delivers an opening remark on the occasion. The United States Secretary of War, Newton D Baker, Senator George E Chamberlain, Senator Francis E Warren, General Peyton C March, Major General Enoch Crowder and Ms. 'Major Billie' Welborn draw draft numbers in July 1918. The first numbers drawn are 246, 1168, 6818, 469, and 1091 respectively. Men note down the results of the draw in charts and on a board.
Office of Senator J. William Fulbright in Washington DC. Sign on office door reads '1215, W Fulbright, ARKANSAS'. Photographs on the wall inside Fulbright's office. Photographs signed by President Lyndon B Johnson, with humorous comments. Senator Fulbright is seen being interviewed on a television show with caption: "Fulbright Advise & Dissent."
President Woodrow Wilson leads the Army Day parade of 1918 in Washington DC. Troops march on the streets of Washington DC. A military band leads the troops. A large crowd on the side lines gathered to view the event. The President, in a top hat, accompanies officials in the parade along Pennsylvania Avenue. They are seen walking past the "New Capital Hotel," at 3rd & Pennsylvania Avenue.. Military officers in parade. The parade passes shopping areas and buildings. Men wearing white hats. A ceremony during the parade. Officers on horses. Troops in carriages. Banner reads: 'Ready for Duty' . Decorated float on a carriage. Officers march. Sailors hold banner that reads: 'Navy'. (World War I; World War 1; WWI; WW1)
U.S. Nurses from wartime service units parade on Red Cross Day, in May, 1918, Washington, DC. Views of nurses in white uniforms and others in black, parading on the streets, accompanied by military bands. Red cross flags fly from various places along the streets. A mass of red cross flags near a reviewing stand. Secretary of the Navy, Josephus Daniels, walking with Naval officer and Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Franklin D. Roosevelt, inspecting rows of uniformed U.S. Navy women Yeomen (F) on a field in Washington DC. Behind Roosevelt, is Admiral William Shepherd Benson, the first Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), accompanied by Major General George Barnett, Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps. The tower of the Post Office Building is visible in background. The women yeomen parade on the field, watched from the sidelines by Secretary Daniels and Assistant Secretary Roosevelt, who is conversing with Admiral Benson. The sequence closes with women U.S. Marines, in uniform, on parade. (World War I; World War 1; WWI; WW1)
Senator Allen J. Ellender speaks about the Congress in Washington DC. Senator Allen J Ellender seated in the office. View of the United States Capitol building in the background. Senator Allen J Ellender speaking.
A documentary titled 'Boomtown DC', a part of 'This is America' series, compares Washington DC to an industrial boomtown where the big business is government. 1930's and 1940's cars parked along a tree-lined street in a Washington DC neighborhood with homes visible. A cat jumps down from a wall behind a neighborhood home, with the U.S. Capitol seen in the background. Scene changes to U.S. Capitol building exterior close up. Close up views of souvenir stand trinkets in Washington DC, including banners, snow globes, and postcards of buildings and monuments of the city. View on the National Mall in Washington DC toward the Lincoln Memorial, interrupted by temporary wartime elevated walkways erected between buildings of the rapidly expanding Navy Department on either side of the National Mall. Smoke stacks from the chimneys of a factory superimposed over various images of buildings in the city. A woman exiting a voting booth, followed by a man entering the same voting booth and closing the curtain. A US Army guard standing outside the White House. Exterior of the newly built Pentagon War Department building in Arlington Virginia. Sign "War Department" on the War Department building at 21st and Virginia Avenues. Exterior view of a Navy Department building, then exterior view of the Treasury Department building. Close up view of hands holding and flipping through a stack of IRS individual tax return documents, then of hands sorting through a stack of U.S. government bonds. View of the Justice Department, and then view of sign on the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Scientists in a laboratory operate various equipment and run tests. A scientist near some beakers and test tubes in the lab. Scientists look through microscopes. View of underground rifle range in the FBI building as personnel practice marksmanship. View toward shooters on the range during firing, and toward targets. US Army guard in front of the State Department building. Exterior view of the Department of Labor building and sign. View of the U.S. Office of War Information building (OWI) with sign "US Information" inscribed in large letters on the top of the building (possibly the "Temporary V Building" of the OWI?) Exterior view of the Supreme Court Building. View of Declaration of Independence document on display. Exerior view of U.S. Capitol, then view of House of Representatives in session. U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt seated at a desk signs a document. Citizens and workers walking on streets of Washington DC. Sopme people enter the Department of Agriculture building. Men and women enter the Office of War Information. Civilian and military hats being hung on a hat rack. Hand reaches for a 1940's era telephone. Women filing papers, views of filing cabinets. Close-up of 1940s era typewriters in use.