United Garment workers (UGW) Union members discuss plan for 1914 convention in Nashville Tennessee. View from locomotive traveling on a straight train track. A steam locomotive pulling a passenger train. Trainman on rail car waving a lantern. Views of the convention, October 12, 1914, in Nashville, headed by UGW President Thomas A. Rickert of Chicago. Union locals from New York, Boston, Rochester, Cincinnati, Philadelphia, and Baltimore, were deemed in arrears on dues (although they had been on strike) and not allowed to participate. They walked out, with the Chicago delegation too. View of Telegram sent from Nashville, by the dissidents, to Sidney Hillman in New York, October, 1914, asking him to head a rival union. Photo of Hillman taking telephone call. A special convention at Webster Hall, in New York City, where dissidents join with Journeyman Tailors union and form the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, with Sidney Hillman as President. Key members of the new union are seen standing in front of a car. Sidney Hillman in his office dictating to his secretary. Copies of the new union's House organs in various languages. Amalgamated Clothing Workers holding signs in various languages. Workers pose on a truck by a sign reading:"A Fair Deal, A Chance to Live, Arbitration is all we ask." Workers in cars. Girls on roller skates wearing sashes reading: "Don't Be A Scab." A man in a barrel with sign reading: "Can't afford to wear pants. Pa works in an open shop." Women pose in sandwich boards that spell out: "Closed Shop." Philadelphia garment worker ostensibly writing letter to Sidney Hillman. Shop owners examine sewn item and shop records while man works at sewing machine.
Shows President Woodrow Wilson addressing crowd at his inauguration speech on March 4,1913 in Washington DC, at the United States Capitol building. Next scene shows Woodrow Wilson dressed in all white, speaking from a podium at Independence Hall, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on July 4, 1914. Several other officials are seated in the background during his speech. Final scene shows President Wilson's youngest daughter, Eleanor Wilson McAdoo.
The United States of America in 1914. In 1914 : A U.S. guard with a gun on the Mexican border. A dog beside the guard. Wire fences in a row on the border. A group of U.S. guards on the border on guard. The guards hold guns. The guards beside an inverted board which reads 'United States'. Huts in the background. Men, women and children with belongings move along a paved path along the border. People seated with the guards in a trench. A carriage arrives in front of a building. Officials with guards descend the steps of the building. A group of men seated around a table. A few men standing behind them.
The United States of America in 1914. In 1914 : A railway track in the U.S. Blown-up trains in view. Men beside the derailed rail cars. Several crates on the ground. Men unloading the crates from the rail cars. A train on a railway track and men beside another track.
The United States of America in 1914. In 1914 : A man on a lamp post on a street in New York. Troops march on the streets. Buildings on either side of the road. Army jeeps and trucks carrying troops move along a path. People gathered on the sides of the path. Men gathered at a rail station. A few men hold flags. A train at the station. Troops in rail cars. People gathered beside the train seeing off the troops. Several horses moving out of a wooden-fenced enclosure. Men beside the enclosure. The troops, with their baggages, stand beside a track. The troops move down a path.
The United States of America in 1914. In 1914 : Troops in tents. A soldier dries his clothes on a string tied between two tents. Soldiers playing. The soldiers write letters in the camp. They are washing large vessels. They move in a chow line. The soldiers are served food by men in the camp. The soldiers have food seated on the ground. They drink from mugs. They pet animals in the camp. The soldiers play the 'lame man' game in a field. They play other games in the camp. A U.S. Army General with other personnel in the camp. U.S. Army General John J. Pershing seated outside a tent.