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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
 
 
Men leave their homes for work and emerging businesses housed in offices like the Fendall Building in Washington DC

A 1920's film on advances in transportation depicts men walking to work in the early 1900s. Footage is 1920s, but actors are wearing very early 1900's fashions and depicting that earlier period. A man and a woman stand at their urban house house doorstep as the man prepares to leave for work. Women on their doorsteps of their houses after men leave. Men walking to work. Camera slowly pans from street level upward showing the Fendall Building, a law office building, at the corner of Indiana Avenue and 4 1/2 Street NW, Washington, DC (which is now 300 Indiana Avenue NW, Washington DC. That address was later the site of the "Municipal Center Building" and today is the site of the Henry J. Daly Building that houses the Metropolitan Police Department Headquarters. The Fendall Building was torn down in 1931-1932). Dramatized view of workers and officials entering and leaving the Fendall Building via a stair into a door with sign "Fendall Building" above the door.

Date: 1927
Duration: 1 min 11 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. Air Service promotional activities during the 1920s.

1924: A crowd gathered at Boston Harbor to welcome the first 'Round the world flyers. Dignitaries seated. Air Service Douglas World Cruiser biwing float planes land in the harbor. United States Army Air Service flyers, led by Lieutenant Lowell Smith, arrive in boat at harbor. The six intrepid Lieutenants: Harding, Nelson, L.P. Arnold, Wade, Ogden and Smith, pose with General Patrick, Chief of the Air Service , along with several young women. View of the Barling Bomber at Wright Field in Ohio. Crew members: Lieutenants Harris and Muir Fairchild together with designer Walter Barling and engineer Culver, pose together and then climb aboard the airplane. The aircraft commander stands in open cockpit and orders flight engineer to start the 6 Liberty engines. The Barling Bomber taxis out and takes off. Commander waves from open front cockpit as aircraft climbs after takeoff. Views of the Barling Bomber in flight. President Calvin Coolidge stands, awaiting the arrival of the Pan American Goodwill flyers, at Bolling Field, Washington, DC. Crew of the Loening OA-1A amphibian, "New York": Major Herbert Dargue, and Lieutenant Ennis Whitehead, are greeted as they climb down from their aircraft. President Coolidge, presents all of the flyers with Distinguished Service Cross Certificates.

Date: 1924
Duration: 4 min 22 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. President Herbert Hoover throws out first pitch on opening day of 1929 baseball season

Shot of packed stands at Griffith Stadium in Washington, D.C. on opening day of 1929 baseball season. American flags hang from second deck. U.S. President Herbert Hoover arrives at his seat. Mostly male crowd, along with a few women, dressed in 1920s style overcoats and hats. Players of home team Washington Senators and the visiting Philadelphia Athletics line up on the field before the game. Senators manager and Hall of Fame pitcher Walter Johnson gives baseball to the president for the ceremonial first pitch. President Hoover releases strong throw; he and the crowd sit down.

Date: 1929, April 17
Duration: 40 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Decline in industry and jobs, and Stock Market crash leading up to Great Depression in the United States.

The film 'The Unfinished Revolution' depicts people recovering after the Great Depression in the United States. Most scenes circa 1929 - 1931, but film produced in 1967. The United States Capitol building with 1940s and 1950s cars and taxi cabs on roads in foreground. View of exterior of Supreme Court building. Closer view of U.S. Capitol and then of the White House in Washington DC. Also the Washington Monument. A herd of sheep and of cattle grazes on pastures. Cowboys on horseback herd cattle on a giant field with snow covered mountains in the background. Farmers work in a field picking cotton. View of Manhattan skyline including Empire State Building, with new skyscrapers in construction in the foreground. View of a street market in a New York neighborhood and a Ford sedan on the street. Busy New York streets filled with cars and pedestrians at end of 1920s. Children standing on fire escape in poor downtown area look down over suspended laundry lines between buildings. An officer looks out from small window of a raised booth traffic light as the lights on the booth change color. A Ford automobile assembly line. Engineers work in a factory with minimum wages. A farmer plows a field of potatoes using four horses. A wheat thresher working a field. Trains at a crossing, on a bridge, and coal cars lined up at a coal yard. Busy New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) floor filled with people around time of 1929 market crash. Frenzied stock market scenes. Board outside a factory reads 'No Men Wanted'. Scenes of silent railroad yards and dormant factories. A man plays an accordian and collects coin donations. People wait in a queue and in a soup line or bread line. Unemployed and homeless men asleep in public areas.

Date: 1929
Duration: 4 min 7 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Chemical Warfare Service laboratories at Edgewood Arsenal, Columbia University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

A film based on chemical warfare tests in the United States. Shows usage of poison gas on the Allies by the Germans in France during World War I. Casualties of chemical warfare being evacuated. The U.S. Capitol Building and the Washington Monument in Washington DC. Brief aerial view of White House. Establishment of U.S. Army Chemical Warfare Service on July 1st , 1920 shows a sign which reads 'Office of the CHIEF Chemical Warfare Service'. Chief of the Chemical Warfare Service Major General William N. Porter at his desk. Various processes carried out by the Chemical Warfare Service. The Edgewood Arsenal Laboratories in Baltimore. Samples of gas are analyzed by technicians. Chemical warfare laboratories at Columbia University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Date: 1944
Duration: 2 min 5 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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