View of a busy streets of New York City in 1905. Horse drawn carriages ride by. Pedestrians walking. Streetcars or trolleys pass at the upcoming intersection. Brief cut to 1940s aerial view of Saint Patricks Cathedral, and street view in front of cathedral. Then return to 1905 footage. Women and men in turn of century clothing, early 20th century fashions. Variety of different hats, top hats, derby hats, ornate hats on women. Overcoats, suits, and long dresses.
King George V and Queen Mary at the Coronation Durbar arena in Delhi, India, in 1911. They are seen under the royal canopy, surrounded by troops wearing White helments, white gloves, and white puttees. Complete change of scene shows women on horse-drawn floats in a suffrage movement parade on 42nd street, East of 5th Avenue in New York City, circa 1912. A woman dressed as Columbia stands in the first float,wearing a banner with word "Suffrage" on it. and some men supporters march in the parade. Crowds watch from the sidewalks. Uniformed policemen escort the marchers. Several women ride in a second float, wearing various costumes, including those of 17th Century pilgrims and of the 18th Century revolutionary war era. The float displays an American flag and some other type, as well. An automobile festooned with flowers, follows behind. The final scene shifts to London, England, circa 1905, and shows women's suffrage leader, Emmeline Pankhurst, carrying a bouquet of flowers, as she is escorted by a gentleman, out of a professional office building. One sign on the building reads,"Goodale, Hobson, & MacHahon.This refers to William Goodale, Alfred Allen Hobson, and Patrick Maurice MacMahon, Solicitors, 9, Essex Street, Strand London, England. (Note: that firm dissolved in 1907.)
Paper print. Early motion picture documentary. The opening of Belmont Park in New York, United States in the year 1905. Men ride horses at the Belmont Park race course before a race. A large crowd of spectators seated in the stands. The horse race begins. A trainer cleans his horse.
Corner stone of church reads: "Sweet Gum A.M.E. Zion Church 1868. Rebuilt 1905." View of the unpainted wooden church, with many panes of its stain glass windows missing or damaged. ( The church is located at 560 Old Montgomery Hwy, Shorter, Alabama, near city of Tuskegee.) Rocky area at intersection of roads. A pile of rough hewn timbers. A large industrial building (possibly a mill). African American masons and painters on scaffold work on front of building, identified by sign reading:"Farmer's Alliance Warehouse." Nearby sign reads: "Fortner's Country Market." Cars parked in road by the stores. A pig and two piglets seen on the dirt road. Negro man and woman walk slowly down along a rough dirt path or dirt road.
Panorama of business district Tacoma in Washington, United States. Aerial view of buildings. A drawbridge. Ships at anchor. Pacific Avenue, the main business artery of Tacoma. Horse-drawn vans and pedestrian traffic. Several parks and open spaces in the city. Residential areas in the city. Point Defiance Park. Exterior of several buildings. Men walking in parks and towards the buildings. Complete change of scene, from Tacoma, to views of the first Thurston County Courthouse, in Olympia, Washington, where the State Legislature met in a new East Wing, from 1905 to 1927. (Aka the old Capitol).
Empire State Building under construction in New York. Animation shows the evolution of skyscrapers in New York. Buildings in hierarchical order. Arrow shows its name and dates of completion. World 1890, Park Row 1900, Singer 1905, Metropolitan life 1910, Woolworth 1915, Chrysler 1929 and Empire State 1931. View of Empire State Building from the other buildings around it.