The activities in the United States after the end of World War I. Herbert Clark Hoover as one of the candidates in the 1928 presidential election and another candidate Alfred Emanuel Smith campaigns during the presidential elections. Paper reads about the election of the President. Sketches of the Herbert Clark Hoover after being elected as the president. A graph depicts a warning situation in stock markets. On 24th October 1929 people panic as the stock market crashes. Several scenes of the people on streets during the crash. People gather on street at Wall Street during 'Black Tuesday' the Wall Street Crash of 1929. A person bends as he sits on a bench. Unemployed workers in a queue seeking aid. Several scenes of the life of people before the stock market crash including dancing. Sketch depicts America's non involvement in the league of nations. People dancing. Sketches of people sitting,dining after the crash. A man with a bowl seeking food handouts.
Presidential election campaigns by Alfred Smith and Herbert Hoover in 1928, in the United States. Alfred Emanuel Smith, Democratic U.S. presidential candidate at a rally. People gathered outside the convention hall. Many officials and policemen walk with the crowd. Alfred Smith in a car waves to the people. People gathered to watch Alfred Smith at his election rally. Alfred Smith with his wife in a car. Hoover waves at crowd from the rear platform of a train . Hoover gives a speech. Loudspeaker being used for the election rally. Posters with a sign 'Elect Herbert Hoover, The Great Engineer President'. Election rally for Herbert Hoover, candidate from Republican Party.
Herbert Clark Hoover at Republican convention for U.S. Presidential Elections,1928 in Kansas City, Missouri. Crowd gathered at the convention. Crowd carry posters of Hoover. Supporters of President Hoover gathered. Crowd waves the flag of United States. A lady carry poster reading New York. Democratic candidate Alfred Smith delivers a speech. Crowd applauds.
Air Mail Service in the United States. Mail trucks at the center of an airfield. Aircraft, including De Havilland DH-4; Boeing Model 40; Curtiss JN-4 Jenny; Travel Air 5000 ; and Ford Ford 5-AT-B trimotor, parked in a circle around the mail trucks. Mail being transferred from a truck into empty front cockpit of a two-place biplane. The side of a truck reads 'Air Mail Service'. A Travel Air 5000 transport (CAA registry C2614, NAT'S No. 16) on the field. Side of the aircraft reads 'Nat U.S. Mail Express'. The aircraft taxis on the field. The aircraft takes off. Early model air mail aircraft in flight over a large city. Orville Wright. Orville Wright posing indoors, and then standing in front of a residence, with three young boys who hold balsa wood model gliders. The boys launch their wood gliders by means of rubber bands, with some help from Wright.
1928 Democratic National Convention in Texas. Governor Alfred E. Smith tips his hat. Al Smith persuading Franklin to run for Governor of New York. Street scene in Albany, New York with Capitol in background. Newly elected Governor Franklin Roosevelt at his desk in office in Albany. Newly elected Governor Franklin Roosevelt, seated next to Mrs. Edith (Atschul) Lehman,as they converse, at the inaugural ball. Roosevelt's son,James; his daughter, Mrs. Curtis Bean Dall (Eleanor Anna E. Roosevelt) ; his wife, Eleanor; his mother, Mrs. Sara Delano Roosevelt; and Herbert H. Lehman, are standing behind them. Governor Roosevelt, riding in an open car with his mother, at the New York State Fair in Syracuse, New York. Governor Roosevelt lunching in an open pavilion at the Fair.
Thomas Edison with his original tin foil phonograph (recording and playing device), that was produced in December 1877. Edison stands near a NBC microphone and shows operation of his tinfoil phonograph, also referred to in press of the late 1800s as a Talking Machine. This footage was shot on the occasion of a recognition ceremony for Edison on October 20, 1928, where he was also presented the Congressional Gold Medal by President Calvin Coolidge. This original tinfoil phonograph had been given by Edison in 1880 to a representative of the English Patent Office who visited the Menlo Park lab. The machine had been exhibited in England. It was repatriated for this 1928 event by the South Kensington Museum in London. British diplomat Ronald Ian Campbell, partially visible on the left in this footage, presented the phonograph back to Edison. Today it is on display at the Edison National Historic Site in West Orange, New Jersey.