President Woodrow Wilson voting in the Presidential election on November 7, 1916, in Princeton, New Jersey. He is seen walking with an entourage, along the sidewalks of Chambers Street, past the entrance to G.A. Rule Real Estate offices, where men on the steps, remove their hats in acknowledgement and respect. The President and his party continue on to the old firehouse, that has been set up as a polling place. After greeting people there, President Wilson enters to vote. He comes out of the building after casting his ballot and doffs his hat to the camera and people in the vicinity. The scene shows American soldiers at an army camp casting their ballots in the election. They huddle around tables where there names are checked on voter lists and they receive ballots. One soldier is seen sealing his ballot before depositing it in a ballot box. Camera focuses on a ballot table with soldiers crowded around it. The final segment of the film contains completely unrelated footage of British women in the United Kingdom working in an industrial operation during World War 1. Some are seen at a railroad siding, clearing up scrap beside open rail cars. They use wooden wheel barrows with wooden wheels. Two women push a load of steel rail parts on a small flat rail car. In another location at the plant, women push a flat rail car loaded with lumber to a spot where several other women remove and stack it. Many steel railroad wheels are lined up in the background. The camera focuses on women pushing railroad axles, assembled with wheels, along tracks, toward a building in the rail yard. Two women touch-up paint on the side of a railroad car, as another woman (supervisor) watches. Back at the area of stacked lumber, two women fabricate something using a saw and hammer and nails on lumber placed atop wooden saw horses. Another woman wields a hammer in the background.
British men and women entering a building in Wales, UK. They assemble before a stage at the back of the building. Participants are well dressed and constitute a dignified gathering. A gentleman addresses them. British flags displayed and a sign stretched across the top of the stage reads, in Welsh: "adgofion mebyd ein gwron,gwron y byd." ( childhood memories of our hero, the hero of the world ). The gathering may be of political nature and the sign may allude to David Lloyd George who spent his childhood in Wales.(He was Secretary of State for War and then Prime Minister of the United Kingdom at the head of a wartime coalition government, beginning in 1916.) Following the meeting, participants come out of the front entrance, and pose momentarily for the cinematographer, before continuing on their way.
Two women putting on a golf course green. A woman putts ball with a club as partner player holds pin at the hole. They exchange roles and second woman putts, followed by first woman. A man putts golf ball a long distance, as as a small girl looks on. He motions to girl and puts his arm around her.
The United States of America in 1916. In 1916 : A large crowd gathered outside the St. Louis Coliseum for the 1916 Democratic National Convention. Dignitaries arrive for the convention. Nominated President Woodrow Wilson with his wife in an open motor carriage. Woodrow Wilson with officials in his New Jersey home. A large crowd gathered outside his home. Woodrow Wilson delivers an acceptance speech. The large crowd listens to the speech. The nominated Secretary of State William Jennings Bryan. William Bryan and officials in the balcony of a building. William Bryan shakes hands with people gathered outside the building
Variety of events in World War I years. German merchant submarine Deutschland (a British blockade buster) in 1916 in the United States (then neutral), departing New London, Connecticut on November 21, 1916 headed back to Germany carrying silver bullion. The submarine had just completed repairs following a collision with the tugboat T.A. Scott Jr. when first attempting to leave New London on November 16, 1916. The North German Lloyd Shipping Company submarine Deutschland is seen leaving the dock at New London, Connecticut. The officers on the submarine Deutschland wave. View of a submarine under water. An officer blowing a bugle aboard the deck of an Italian naval torpedo boat. Italian sailors prepare a deck gun on the vessel. The deck gun is fired. An explosion in the water. View of Austro-Hungarian Battleship SMS Szent Istvan (Saint Stephen), capsizing and rolling after it is torpedoed off the Dalmation Coast of the Adriatic Sea by Italian torpedo boats on June 10, 1918. Survivors being rescued in small boats. View of a merchants vessels at dock and in a harbor. View of survivors of the May 1915 Lusitania disaster, with belongings, arriving in a harbor. Men and women with children posing. Two small girls pose among the group of Lusitania survivors.
General Jan Christiaan Smuts reviews South African troops under British forces of the United Kingdom in World War 1. Soldiers stand aligned at a field. General Smuts comes with other officers and reviews the troops preparing for battle against German forces in East Africa during the Anglo-Belgian invasion. He lifts his hat up and soldiers too raise their hats. General Smuts poses. Commandos of the famous late General Delarey (Koos de la Rey) prepare to leave on the campaign as they assemble saddles.