Russian troops on the Southwestern front in World War One. Soldiers riding horses and seated in horse carts cross a major bridge. Officers arrive and soldiers stand at attention. Commander of Russian Forces, General Mikhail Vasiliyevich Alekseyev, and his staff, review the troops. The General stops to greet Russian Orthodox Priest. Russian Army on the march in background.
Map depicts States of the Southwest United States. Montage of small images illustrating aspects of the Southwest. Cowboy herding cattle; Skier stirring up snow on downhill slope; Mormon Tabernacle Choir; Red hills; Cowboy riding bucking horse at rodeo; Saguaro Cactus at sunset; Southwestern cuisine; Native American in traditional costume; Native American crafts; Grand Canyon National Park; A steam locomotive underway;Carlsbad Caverns; Montage of normal-size moving images of Southwest scenes begins. Two riders in western clothes, on horseback, ride across a stream. Views of desert flora (mainly cacti). Sunlit peaks above a dark canyon. Ancient pueblo dwellings in Mesa Verde National Park. Rock formations and snow-covered mountains. A steam locomotive pulling a train and leaving a trail of steam and smoke, in a Southwestern valley. Vacationers riding in an open observation rail car. Coal being shoveled into the locomotive fire box. Passengers taking photographs. Riders competing in bronco busting at a rodeo. Skiers in deep powder snow. Musicians playing, steaks grilling, and customers sipping beer at a restaurant in Park City Utah. Car driving away from rock formations. Visitors in Santa Fe, New Mexico; Native Americans displaying handcraft items on their porch there. Views of visiters perusing the wares and closeups of some items. The Grand Canyon and visitors mounting horses and riding down a trail into the canyon. Riders on horseback reach a group of people who applaud. They prepare an outdoor picnic for the visitors. Couples dancing at a Texas Honky Tonk. Couples square dancing outdoors. Visitors in front of the Alamo, and riding in boats on the San Antonio River in the River Walk area. The skyline of Dallas, Texas. Western fashions in boots, handbags, shoes, and sun glasses. Dallas skyline at night.
A film based on Pueblo Indian people living in Pueblo villages of the Southwestern United States. A Pueblo Native American Indian woman holds up a shallow basin of wheat. Wind blows the chaff away as she pours the wheat onto a blanket. A kneeling woman grinds corn on a stone slab in front of a mud oven. A man uses a long handled wooden paddle to place in and remove bread from the oven.
United Garment workers (UGW) Union members discuss plan for 1914 convention in Nashville Tennessee. View from 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. 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.
Opening scene shows a man being roughed up by a group of men in an alleyway. A slate comments (in French) that when nations are bellicose, an assassination can cause a world war. Next, a slate shows picture of the world and states (in English) "One murder may start a world war." Another slate (in French) states that In 1914, while Europe's armies and fleets were more powerful than they had ever been, the nephew of the Emperor of Austria (Archduke Ferdinand) was assassinated. A front page is shown of newspaper, "Journal De Geneve" carrying the story. Next scene is a view of the city of Sarajevo. The ancient Emperor's Mosque dominates the scene. A slate appears asking Where is Sarajevo? It is followed by a map of Europe in 1914, which zooms in on Austria and Serbia and identifies and labels Sarajevo,in Austria, close to the Serbian border. Slates (in French) says Austria accused Serbia of War and other nations enter the melee. Animated World map shows the nations getting involved, starting with the German Empire in 1914, including its African colonies, and then successively showing Russia, France, Belgium,Great Britain, Japan, and the Ottoman Empire. Map advances to 1915, showing the Italian empire, Bulgaria,and Central Arabia. In 1916 it adds Portugal, Roumania. Next, the U.S.A. is added in, 1917, along with Central and South America, Greece, Siam, and China. Finally, the slate shows the war ending in 1918. Slate shows Armistice Day, the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th Month (November), with time shown on hands of Big Ben in London.
Arctic cruise of the Whaler "Herman." Stefansson camp at Banks Island. Several ships of ill-fated Stefansson expedition (Canadian Arctic Expedition) in a harbor.The name "Alaska" can be seen on stern of one. Two-masted schooner ashore on beach. The four-masted schooner S.S. Holmes, appearing partially sunk and leaning to port. Two men in cold weather gear on board, working to repair her. Later view of the SS Holmes appearing to have been uprighted. View from a boat proceeding along a shoreline. Christian Theodore Pedersen, Captain of the "Herman" with another man, possibly William J. (Levi) Baur, both in fur coats, being welcomed by Charles D. Brower, owner of a store at Point Barrow. He poses with them and others in front of his store.The camera pans other buildings in Mr. Brower's compound.