Scene opens showing an American soldier at a sandbagged position in a field in the U.S.A. during World War 1. He is sighting a 1903 Springfield rifle equipped with a sniper scope. He fires the rifle and cycles the bolt (firing single shots, manually). He repeats this several times.
Launch of Wright plane in North Carolina on 17 December 1903 and in Virginia on 09 September 1908, United States. Wibur Wright places wheels beneath wing on Kill devil hill, Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, United States. Wright plane takes its first flight after launch. Flight of plane in France. Two men pull props through on the Wright aircraft. Frenchmen stand and watch Wilbur Wright who makes adjustment on aircraft engine. Launching tower at right. Wright plane launches by catapult in France. Civilians and officers attend the air show. Wright plane passes overhead. Flight of Wright plane in United States. Orville Wright and Lieutenant Lahm sits on control section of the plane. Wright plane launches by catapult launch track at Fort Myers in Virginia on 09 September 1908. Plane in flight at Fort Myers. Spectators watch the plane. Army personnel move the Wright plane across open terrain they remove hangar doors from storage building. Army personnel grouped around the Wright aircraft. President Taft stand along the spectators. President Taft walk through spectators.
Four men in an old(1903) Ford Model-A automobile drive on streets. Many other newer cars pass by the older Model-A Ford car. Views of the model-A from the front and rear.
View of four men near a 1903 Ford model-A car in front of the house. One of the men cranks the car while others sit in it. Car starts and man gets in it. The car moves on the streets. A 1904 Ford Model-C car being driven on a street. The 1904 Model-C and two other more modern cars parked at a residential cross street. A woman and a man sits in the 1904 model-C car as a policeman looks on.
New York City scenes, circa 1910. The new Pennsylvania Railroad Station, or Penn Station, on 7th Avenue, Manhattan, designed by McKim, Mead, and White. Pedestrians strolling on the sidewalks of 5th Avenue past stores and shops, as cars drive along with horse-drawn wagons, in the street. A man and woman conversing on a sidewalk are sprayed by water from a horse-drawn street cleaning truck. A 1903 Model A Ford automobile is demonstrated by actors dressed in fashions of the period. It drives to the door of a mansion, where a man and woman wait to see it. Its features are demonstrated, including a rear door and a side cranking feature, to protect one from being accidentally run over after starting. A 1903 Model A Ford drives past a farmer in his yard, while he grooms his horse.
Antique cars in Derby car racing in Connecticut, United States. Antique cars lined up for a car race. A man near his antique Ford motor car built in 1903. A woman and a child sit in a car. Steam comes out of a steam powered car built in 1910. People stand around the car. Spectators watch the car race. Antique cars driven during the race on the race track. A man watches the race through binoculars.