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.
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.
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.
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.
U.S. First Lady, Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, is seen in American Red Cross uniform speaking to an audience (unseen) during World War 2. She tells a joke about an American soldier fighting in in the Pacific, against the Japanese. Montage of unconnected scenes. Eleanor Roosevelt entering a building displaying a large American Flag; conversing with Vice President Richard Nixon;in a gathering outdoors with Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru;meeting with children in a school; speaking at a Democratic National Convention. Pictures of Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, as a child, circa 1891; with her father in 1892; At the home of her Grandmother, with a pony; Visiting the home of her Uncle, Theodore Roosevelt, at Sagamore Hill, Long Island. Theodore Roosevelt rowing a boat. Photograph of Eleanor Roosevelt in 1902. Franklin Delano Roosevelt (her 5th cousin) in a top hat. The two of them courting. Picture of Sara Roosevelt, Franklin's mother, with Franklin and Eleanor in 1904, the year of their engagement. The couple's formal wedding picture. President Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt, at their wedding in 1905. Scenes of Eleanor Roosevelt with her mother-in-law, Sara Delano Roosevelt, in the early years of Eleanor's marriage to Franklin Roosevelt.