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.
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.
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.
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 collapse. 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.
Shows several aviation "firsts" accomplished by U.S. Army Air Service aviators in the period from 1918 through 1924. A close formation of biplanes in flight. President and Mrs. Woodrow Wilson chat with Major Fleet, Officer in charge, on the occasion of the first air mail flight, inaugurated on May 15,1918 between Washington DC and New York.The mail is loaded into the Curtis JN-4 aircraft. Pilot in the cockpit. The aircraft takes off and in flight. Air Service. Mention of aviators helping spot forest fires. Smoke rising from forest fires and mountain ranges. In 1920, U.S. Army Captain St. Clair Streett is seen with some of his Squadron who flew four De Havilland DH-4 aircraft 9,000 miles, from New York City to Nome, Alaska. Two of the men play with pet dogs. Their itinerary is painted on the side of one of the aircraft, along with the names of pilot and mechanic (C.E. Crumline and J.E. Long). In 1923 the first non stop coast-to-coast flight was made in the Fokker T-2 aircraft. . A sign on the aircraft reads 'Army Air Service non stop coast to coast'.First Lieutenants Oakley O.Kelly and John A. Macready board the aircraft, at Roosevelt Field, Long Island, New York, on May 2, 1923. Their Fokker T-2 in flight. Their arrival at Rockwell Field, on Coronado Island (San Diego) California. In 1924, Lt. Russell Maughan is seen boarding his P-1 Hawk airplane at Mitchel Field, on Long Island, New York, and taking off , bound for Crissy Field at the Presidio, San Francisco, California. His goal is the first dawn-to-dusk, coast-to-coast flight. Views of his P-1 Hawk airplane flying over Manhattan, New York City.
The life of U.S. General Dwight D Eisenhower from late 1920s to the World War II. The General Service School graduation certificate of Eisenhower. A guidebook of the American battlefields in Europe which was prepared by Eisenhower when he was assigned in France. Eisenhower with General Douglas MacArthur as his Chief Military Aide. General MacArthur talks into a phone. MacArthur shakes hands with a military officer. Eisenhower in Washington DC as the executive officer of the 15th Infantry Regiment. German troops fight in Holland and Belgium during the World War II. A meeting as the U.S. passes the Collective Service Act. Eisenhower looks through a pair of binoculars. Eisenhower with an officer. Eisenhower as the Chief of Staff of the 3rd Army. Fight in Louisiana. Bombing at the Pearl Harbor.