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Statistics showing the growth of the Bell System from 1876 to 1926 in the United States.

A documentary titled 'Building for Service' in the United States. In 1878 there were fewer telephones in the United States as compared to later years. Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone, in his forecast to the Electric Telephone Company writes that telephone cables could be laid underground or suspended overhead connecting with wires to buildings of any kind. A man could speak to another man at a distant place by this means. A graph showing the growth of the Bell System in the number of telephones, from 2 million in 1876 to 16 million in 1926. Thousands of people have worked in streets and on mountains in laying telephone facility, to bring the inventor's forecast to reality. A graph showing physical property of the Bell System from year 1911 through 1925.

Date: 1926
Duration: 1 min 54 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Aerial view of city of Chicago, Illinois in the United States; 1920's Chicago skyline (1926)

Aerial view of Chicago, Illinois. Aerial view of buildings and skyline in Chicago. Aerial view of Boston Store building and North American building in Chicago. Smoke arises from the buildings. Curtiss Amphibian flying boat in low fly-by to right.

Date: 1926
Duration: 57 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
The start and the finish of the U.S. Army Air Service Pan American Goodwill tour in 1926-1927

Glimpses of airplanes and crews that made the Pan American Goodwill flight that covered 22,000 miles to 21 Central and South American nations, in 1926. Aerial view of hangars and runway at kelly Air Base, Texas, as one of the five Loening OA-1 Amphibious aircraft takes off from the runway on Dec. 21, 1926.The five aircraft seen in flight over a city, are: The New York, with crew: Maj. Herbert Dargue and Lt. Ennis Whitehead; The San Antonio with crew: Capt. Arthur McDaniel and Lt. Charles Robinson; The San Francisco with crew: Capt. Ira Eaker and Lt. Muir Fairchild; The Detroit, with crew: Capt. Clinton Woolsey and Lt. John Benton; and The St. Louis, with crew: Lt. Bernard Thompson and Lt. Leonard Weddington. President Coolidge presenting the pilots with with citations for the Distinguished Flying Cross at Bolling Field, Washington, D.C., on May 2, 1927, at the opening of the Pan American Air Commission Conference.

Date: 1926
Duration: 20 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
President Coolidge present pilots with citations after the successful goodwill mission.

Brief scenes from the U.S. Army Air Service Pan American good will flight that covered 22,000 miles on a goodwill mission to 21 Central and South American nations, during 1926-1927. A view of the hangar area and flight line of Kelly Air Field in Texas, as one of the five Loening OA-1 Amphibious aircraft, on the mission, takes off from the runway on Dec. 21, 1926. Five of the aircraft in formation over a large city. U.S.President Calvin Coolidge presents the aircrews with citations for the Distinguished Flying Cross, at Bolling Field, Washington, D.C., on May 2, 1927.

Date: 1926
Duration: 25 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Witness, Hanns Eisler, testifies before the House Un-American Activities Committee, Washington, DC, United States

House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC) conducts hearing in Washington, DC, United States. Witness, Johannes (Hanns) Eisler, is testifying. In response to question whether he is now or has ever been a Communist, Eisler states that he is not. He adds that, as a young man, in 1926, he applied for membership, but did not pursue it and "dropped out." Questioner re-states the question as: "Are you now or have you ever been a member of the Communist Party." The witness acknowledges that he might have been construed as a member of the communist party for two months, but he never was active or interested. He holds up a book entitled "Compositions for the Films." He protests committee characterization of some of his creative, artistic, works.

Date: 1947
Duration: 5 min 44 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: English
 
 
Operators answer calls in a telephone exchange. Scene of 1926 telephone switchboards compared to 1879 earlier switchboards.

A film describing telephone exchange operations and the work of early telephone switchboard operators. A book showing picture of 1879 telephone exchange. Young men reenact the operation of an 1879 era telephone exchange or switchboard. They work feverishly to keep up with calls and make connections while a supervisor stands behind and observes. The 1879 system is then contrasted with the newer 1926 system. Large number of women seen seated at a line of telephone switchboards, handling calls in an orderly fashion. They wear early headphone apparatus. Supervisors walk behind the women inspecting operations. Close up view of women operating the telephone switchboards. Animated representation of connection between telephones and different places.

Date: 1926
Duration: 3 min 45 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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