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.
Improvements in transportation in the United States in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Men riding on the front of a locomotive that is underway. Railroad construction crews driving spikes to hold rails as railroads expand in the United States during westward expansion. Animated map shows path of early railroads. A large steam locomotive passes. A canal boat being pulled by animals on a tow path (possibly Erie Canal?). A horse drawn wagon on a dirt road and in front of a log cabin. A mule drawn wagon on a muddy, ruddy road. A very early race car, bearing number 13, starts a race. A broken car being pulled by mules through a muddy and rutted road. An early steam shovel and steam roller in operation building and improving roads. Early automobiles on newly paved roads. A bus or streetcar powered by overhead cables travels down a road. A pastoral farm scene. Early congested roads with buses and trucks. Wide shots of industrialized towns in the early 1900s.
Aftermath of hurricane that struck on September 8, 1900. Panorama of wreckage at and surrounding Tremont Hotel in Galveston,Texas, United States. Several wrecked buildings seen. People gathered on the site of destroyed buildings. Hotel Tremont seen with room rates displayed on the wall.
Panoramic view of Galveston Power house in Galveston Texas, United States, in aftermath of hurricane that struck on September 8, 1900. The destroyed structure is seen. Mass of twisted iron structure is seen. A man seen passing by. People near wreckage of the Power House on the roads of Galveston. Bent utility poles are seen.
Panorama of an Orphan's Home at Galveston,Texas, United States, in wake of disastrous hurricane that struck on September 8, 1900. Windows are missing, roof is damaged, and part of the building has collapsed. Several people seen in a street, nearby, where telephone poles are leaning and houses are collapsed or damaged.
George Stone and Dr Philip Hauser at the presentation of U.S. census. Map of U.S. with an area marked on it appears. Figures of population of 1970 appear on the marked area. On its side 6 questions required for census are seen. A slide with Census 1900 appears on the screen. An official with a gun is seen riding a horse in a forest. He meets a Native American Indian and writes his family details for the census.