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Black Diamond Express No. 1 of the Lehigh Valley Railroad

A crew is busy working on rails of the Lehigh Valley Railroad. The foreman sees steam locomotive approaching rapidly and directs crew off the tracks. He waves handkerchief as the train speeds past. (Edison Company, 1900)

Date: 1900, May
Duration: 29 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
50th Anniversary of cinema recalls historic motion picture films in the United States

50th Anniversary of cinema recalls historic movies.Thomas Edison shoots with Henry Ford. Mrs Edison displays Kinetoscope. View of lower Broadway New York City in 1896. U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt and the 'Rough Riders' parade in New York City. Theodore Roosevelt inaugural parade down Pennsylvania Ave. in 1905. Women clocking into a shift at a factory at the turn of the century around 1900. Woman workers leaving a factory around 1900. An early beauty pageant circa 1910. Two well dressed women sitting in an early automobile as a man starts it up and drives away. Lillian Russel, Pearl White and William S Hart appear in early movies. Silent movie stars Sarah Kimball Young and Sidney Drew. Market street in San Francisco circa 1900. Ruth Roland performs stunts in early movies.

Date: 1944
Duration: 3 min 17 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
A crowd watches a parade along a street during a Pennsylvania Day Celebration in Washington, Pennsylvania.

A parade during Pennsylvania Day on the National Pike in Washington, Pennsylvania. A crowd watches the parade in front of a county courthouse, an F.W. Woolworth Store, and a Keystone Stores Food Market. Floats and vehicles pass along the street, with displays of early road vehicles and wagons. Floats depictions include 'Claysville, PA' with a tollgate, 'U.S. 40...Old Indian Trail', 'One of the original Conestoga Wagons...Brownsville, PA', 'Centerville, PA', and 'Ben Reynolds and Company..established 1900...First effort to whitewash poles on national pike between Washington and Claysville. Made by this group in 1912..Ben Reynold, George Thompson, E.S. McLeod and others' Notables include U.S. Secretary of Labor James J. Davis, Senator Frank J. Harris and State Treasurer General Edward Martin.

Date: 1930, September 29
Duration: 3 min 39 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Immigrants to America working in various hard labor jobs and factories early in the 20th century.

Point of view shot out the front of a steam locomotive railroad train as it speeds along a track in western United States. Men stacking wood lumber for boat shipment beside a canal in the early 1900s. The mill and stacks of lumber seen across the canal. Miners at a coal mine ride an open car full of coal as it emerges from a mine in West Virginia, as seen from camera riding on same coal car. Glimpse, from a passing train, of a steel mill in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Immigrants to the United States, from various European countries, at work in industrial production jobs. Men in factories; working at a power forge in a steel mill; Lumber operations: Men cutting down large trees with hand axes and sawing logs for timber in a forest, using large 2-man saws; Butchers moving sides of beef in a meat packing company. Women working in a metal parts factory (appears to be a sink faucet manufacturing company); women working in a textile spinning mill operation and stacking moving machine shelves with spools. A hose set up from a fire hydrant spraying water in a city street and children in bathing suits running underneath to play and cool off in hot summer weather. Montage of various still and moving images: Immigrant children in classrooms and in school yards. A woman instructing new adult immigrants in an English language instruction class. Immigrant workers engaged in skyscraper construction, high in the air without safety equipment. An iron worker perched atop a vertical steel beam with the Brooklyn Bridge in the background. A woman posing on a horizontal bar. Men and women posing in the surf at a beach. Beach-goers watching as a group of men create a human pyramid on the sand. A little girl with her feet in the surf. Boys in a classroom, with two of them dirty from work and another boy sleeping with his head on his desk. Mothers and fathers at home asking about what the children learned in school. A young girl leading a group of school children in reciting the pledge of allegiance (pre-1950s version of the Pledge of Allegiance is heard recited by a group of children, without the "Under God" wording that was added in 1954). Still image of a young girl employed in a fabric mill (child labor).

Date: 1910
Duration: 2 min 34 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Glimpses into a book entitled "builders of Hawaii." Highlights in Hawaiian history. Portrait of Sanford Ballard Dole.

View of a book entitled "Builders of Hawaii." A hand opens it to several different places, revealing photos of persons who played roles in the early development of Hawaii. Also revealed are pages from the newspaper "Commercial Advertiser" reporting that flags changed as "Hawaii becomes the first outpost of Greater America" and "Old Glory is the new flag of the Hawaiian Islands." (This refers to the establishment of the Territory of Hawaii, under the U.S. Hawaiian Organic Act of 1900.) A portrait of Sanford Ballard Dole is shown. (He was the President of the Republic of Hawaii, 1894-1900, and its first Territorial Governor, 1900-1903.) Views of the Hawaiian State Archives Building, on the grounds of the Iolani Palace, in Honolulu. A plaque honoring Captain James Cook. Views of visitors inside an exhibit that includes a reproduction of an early Hawaiian cottage.

Date: 1937
Duration: 2 min 50 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
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
 
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