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President, Mrs Harding and Secretary of War, Weeks attend the unveiling of a statue of Jeanne d'Arc at Meridian Hill Park.

Ceremony of unveiling a statue of Jeanne d'Arc in Meridian Park. Crowd assembled for the ceremony. President and Mrs Warren G Harding arrive at ceremony. Officials speak at stand. Unveiling of Jeanne d'Arc statue. Flags on poles. Man places bouquet and flowers in front of the statue. Secretary of War, John W Weeks speaks. Side view of statue. Various officials speak at ceremony.

Date: 1922, January 6
Duration: 4 min 20 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
War workers and buildings of Washington DC during World War II

Clip compares Washington DC to an industrial boomtown where the big business is government, during World War 2. Men and women working in offices. A young woman seated at a desk and doing clerical work. Identification cards of civilian women working for the U.S. Army. Pedestrians and workers walking on a street of Washington DC. Buildings along street sides. People at the entrance of Union Station. A woman identified as Phyllis Hood joins others in a Diamond Taxi cab leaving Union Station. Woman exits the taxi and looks at various buildings as she seeks a place to live in Washington. Boards on buildings read: 'No Vacancy', 'No Rooms' and 'Filled Up'. Wearing a fur coat and hat, she stops and sits on her suitcase, removes a shoe, and rubs her tired feet. She talks to a police officer on a traffic corner, who directs her to the U.S. Office of Information. She is seen inside the main hallway of the Office of Information. They direct her to an availble room at the former French Embassy building at the intersection of 16th Street and Kalorama Road NW in Washington DC, by Meridian Hill Park. She enters the building which that narrator says serves as a hotel for girls. She talks to a receptionist in the main hall lobby and then ascends the stairs. Phyllis Hood along with two other girls seated inside a room. They talk amongst themselves and relax. Woman hangs nylon stockings from a hanger to dry. The women going to sleep at night and turning out bedside lights. A large room with an operations maps, and clocks on the curved wall showing time in various international cities.

Date: 1943
Duration: 4 min 35 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Some beautiful Washington DC Neighborhoods and local parks, fountains, and places for relaxation

Attractive residential neighborhoods in Washington DC. Views of Meridian Hill with structures and fountains. Other pools and fountains, including the fountain in Lower Senate park, seen with Union Station in background and in another view, with Capitol dome just visible through the spray. View of the Chesapeake and Ohio (C&O) Canal adjacent to Little Falls on the Potomac River.

Date: 1935
Duration: 1 min 18 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Japanese Ambassador to the United States Hirosi Saito officially ends the Washington Naval Treaty of 1922 in Washington DC.

Japanese Ambassador to the United States Hirosi Saito officially declares that Japan would no longer abide by the terms of the Washington Naval Treaty of 1922. Hirosi Saito steps from his car and enters the Old Executive Office building in Washington DC. Exterior view of Executive office building. He descends the steps of the building and enters his car.

Date: 1934, December 31
Duration: 43 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Apartment developments on Pennsylvania Avenue and near Oxon Hill area in Washington DC as well as apartments in Alexandria.

Apartment developments on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C. Apartments with parking garages under them across the South Capitol street bridge near the Oxon Hill area. The Greenbelt apartment development. Traffic on the University of Maryland campus. Construction of Colonial Village. Apartment building construction in Alexandria. People get on and off trolley car in Washington, D.C. Traffic on street in Washington, D.C.

Date: 1950
Duration: 2 min 37 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Women pacifists march in New York parade demanding complete disarmament, during anti-war movement of early 1920s

Scenes from a November 12, 1921 protest parade of anti-war women march to support disarmament and promote messages of peace and "No more war". The parade coincided with the start of the Washington Naval Conference, also called the Washington Disarmament Conference. Women march in New York City, under the Washington Square Arch, with a banner that reads "The way to disarm is to disarm." A banner for "Religious Society of Friends" (Quakers). People march holding placards demanding complete military disarmament. A placard reads "Thou shalt not kill" and another reads "War means death famine pestilence." Another sign reads, "Cooperation pays better than competition. Let's try it between nations." A banner reads "Mothers do you teach your sons to save life or to kill?". View changes to parade as it continues on 5th Avenue in Manhattan, New York City. Large banner includes "Immediate, Universal, complete disarmament". Scene changes to Washington DC, several months later, on July 29, 1922. A group of pacifist women in Washington DC in front of their "No more war' banner. Women hang "no more war" signs on a artillery piece that is on display in a public square. Group of women raise their banner for "No more war" in front of the Headquarters of the Council for Limitation of Armaments, located at the National League of Women Voters headquarters building, at 532 17th St., NW, Washington, DC. (The Friends Disarmament Council of the Society of Friends was involved in this group, which was predecessor of the National Council for Prevention of War in the United States.)

Date: 1921, November 12
Duration: 45 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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