An original 1912 U.S. Navy Curtiss pusher bamboo seaplane is parked on the shore of the Anacostia River, at the United States Naval Base in Anacostia, Washington, D.C. Its flight controls are seen moving as sailors (unseen) check their movements. Next, with the engine running, Captain "Dick" Richardson, climbs aboard and makes his own quick flight control check. Closeup of him at the controls giving a nod that he is ready to be pushed into the water for a demonstration flight. Sailors maneuver the craft to the edge of shore and push it into the river. Roosevelt Hall, at U.S. Army Fort Lesley J. McNair, is seen across the river in the background. The seaplane's lower left wing dips into the water momentarily, as Captain Richardson taxis it away from the shore. Scene shifts to the seaplane taking off from the river, after which, Captain Richardson Quickly brings it back down to a water landing, near the Washington Channel.
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.)
Various landmarks in Hood Canal region in Washington, United States. Women on deck of the trim steamer ship S.S. Potlatch (active 1912-1917; scrapped 1937). View from ship of wooded shoreline areas in Hood Canal. Men and women aboard the ferry ship. Homes, dock areas are seen. Wooded shoreline in the background. Snow covered mountains of the Olympic Peninsula in the background, including Mount Olympus. A row boat approaches the ship. Views from ship as it heads northward through the Puget Sound to the San Juan Islands. Close views of the San Juan Islands shorelines seen from the moving S.S. Potlatch.
Theodore Roosevelt addresses a crowd, at a fair ground, while running for President as a 3rd party (Bull Moose) candidate, in 1912. Crowd listens. Some automobiles on the grass in the background. Front view of Roosevelt speaking. He gestures during his speech. American flags on the podium.
Ford Model T cars being driven out the exit door of the Highland Park factory, Michigan,circa 1916. Numerous Model T cars driving on both sides of a divided highway. The Ford Highland Park Plant, circa 1920. Panoramic exterior views of the Ford River Rouge plant and factory buildings, circa 1930. A Ford Freighter ship, docked at the River Rouge plant. A view of the home of Henry and Clara Ford, at 66 Edison Road (now 140) Dearborn, Michigan, in 1914. Sketch of children coming home from school, singing song from McGuffey reader school book. View of schoolroom with McGuffey readers on desk. Street scene outside Ford Plant, during shift change, and street filled with workers. A car driving on empty road in Sudbury, Massachusetts. The historic Wayside Inn (immortalized in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's "Tales of the Wayside Inn") which Henry Ford purchased in 1923, to preserve for posterity. View of the original Pennsylvania Railroad Station in New York City, circa 1912. View of crowded sidewalks and street on 5th Avenue, and other street scenes in New York City, circa 1920. Model T Ford cars driving in U.S. National Parks. A visitor feeding a bear from his Ford car, as a Park Ranger stands nearby. People in Ford Model T, stopped by side of road to pick wild flowers. Two men remove a seat back from their Model T car to make a camper. Both men lying down in the car. Man carrying picnic basket from Ford Model T, parked beside a beach, where he joins the rest of his party on the sand. Children run along the beach, and stop to play with seaweed.
Various endurance flights and their comparison. A map of the United States as it depicts the comparison of various endurance flights from 1909 to 1921. Map compares various flights like the 1910 flight by Glenn Curtis, trans continental flight in 1919 by O.C. Read, non stop trans Atlantic flight by Captain John Olcock. 1st transcontinental flight by R.C. Towler in 1912.