Paper print. Early motion picture documentary. A horse race in the United States in the year 1902. The horse race begins. Buildings in the background. A large crowd of spectators seated in the stands. They cheer for the riders.
Paper print. Early motion picture documentary. A unique race in the United States in the year 1902. A race between an elephant, a bicycle, a camel, a horse and an automobile. Buildings in the background.
View of exterior North Portico and entrance of White House. Interior view of the North entrance White House lobby with Presidential Seal on top of the door. Close up view of four dates inscribed on the marble floor: "1817" Repair after war damage, "1792" Construction date, "1902" First remodeling, and "1952" Latest remodeling. Views of the Blue room, the Green room, and the Red room in the White House, and various furniture and decorations in the White House in the late 1950s. View of State dining room. Gold candle stands placed on the dining table. Solid Silver chandelier hanging over the table. China crockery used by American Presidents and their families are preserved in the China room. Portrait of Mrs. Calvin Coolidge. View of the Oval office room. View of the East room. Portrait of President George Washington and Mrs Martha Washington. Grand piano placed inside the room. Plaque in White House state dining room with words of a prayer by John Adams. Exterior view as police escort motorcycle with sidecar drives on North Portico entrance driveway, followed by a Lincoln Continental limousine of the President's fleet.
A film 'We saw it happen' about the history of aviation in the United States. In Dayton, Ohio: Houses seen along Hawthorn Street. A still picture shows the Wright brothers in their youth. View down Hawthorn Street with several 1940s and early 1950s cars parked along the Dayton street. Exterior view of 7 Hawthorn Street, home of the Wright Brothers. Interiors of the Wright home in Dayton. The workshop of the Wright brothers. Machines in the workshop. The "Wright Cycle Co" and Wright Museum (moved from Dayton to Greenfield village in Dearborn, Michigan.) A powered engine prepared in the workshop. Sweeping view of windswept beach area of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina where the Wright brothers conducted test flights in 1900-1902. Another view of Hawthorn Street in Dayton. A boy on the sidewalk. View of the 4 cylinder airplane engine first designed by the Wright Brothers. Narrator speaks of December 17, 1903 Wright Brothers flight. View of the Wright Flyer in flight overhead. Scene changes to aerial side view of Boeing B-52 Stratofortress aircraft in flight (this is aircraft YB-52,the second XB-52). The B-52 banks left and away.
Cartoons accompanying narration about the origins of the United States census and establishment of the permanent Census office in 1902. The cartoons also illustrate the manner in which the census was taken over its history. A cartoon illustration of census worker, Henry Hollerith, developer of the punch card method of data recording and manipulation. (The 88 column punch cards shown in use in 1950, bear his name.) Equipment illustrated include: punch card sorting machinery; and early digital computer. Images of 1970 era computer tape machines and related electronic computer keyboards. A worker mounting a tape on a machine.
View of letter signed by Thomas A. Edison, dated September 30, 1902, concerning restrictions on use of the film. Line at top of letter reads: "Patented March 14, 1893." The film shows four Girls, in white night dresses, engaged in a pillow fight. One of the pillows tears and feathers fly everywhere. A single frame inserted at time code 00:14/ 00:30 reads: "Copyright 1897 by Thomas A. Edison."