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.
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.
Italian influence on American life, reflected in foods and history. Crowd eats Italian food at Italian Festival San Gennaro at Mulberry Street, in Little Italy, on lower East side of Manhattan, New York City. Italian chefs cook pizza and other food items at a restaurant kitchen. Views of Ferris Wheel; . decorative lights; a brass band. Customers eating pizza in restaurant. They put napkin on dog and feed him pizza. A Casino. View of George Washington Bridge over the Hudson River. Heroic sculpture of Italian explorer and navigator Giovanni da Verrazzano (c. 1485-1528) by Ettore Ximenes (1855–1926) in Battery Park, New York City. Home of Giuseppe Garibaldi, on Staten Island, New York. Visitors enter the home, which displays sign reading: (in Italian)" He lived in exile, 1851 to 1853. Giuseppe Garibaldi, Hero of two worlds." View of statue at Christopher Columbus Memorial Fountain, Columbus Circle. in front of the Union Station, Washington, DC. Italian Carabinieri march in Columbus Day parade on 5th Avenue, in New York City.
Italian and American flags displayed on building. St. Patrick's Cathedral is seen. Italian journalists at work in Washington, DC and New York City.
Sesquicentennial in Washington DC. History of development of washington, DC. Traffic on Pennsylvania Avenue in the year 1926. Buildings alongside streets. Models of the Federal Triangle: ship buildings, Departments of justice, labor and commerce, and the Municipal Centers.
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.
Commander Richard E. Byrd, receives the National Geographic Society Hubbard Gold Medal, from President Calvin Coolidge. The event takes place on June 23, 1926, in the auditorium of the National Geographic Headquarters, at 1146 Sixteenth Street, in Washington DC. The audience includes Mrs. Coolidge (on the stage) as well as cabinet officers; members of the diplomatic corps; and National Geographic Society members. Scene shifts to grounds of the White House, on February 27, 1927, as President Calvin Coolidge places the Tiffany Cross Medal of Honor around the neck of Commander Richard E. Byrd. Those seen in the ceremony are, from left to right: Assistant Secretary of the Navy Theodore D. Robinson; Secretary of the Navy Curtis Wilbur; Commander Richard E. Byrd, USN; President Calvin Coolidge; Warrant Officer Floyd Bennett, USN; and Admiral Edward W. Eberle, USN, Chief of Naval Operations. Closeup of Richard Byrd and Floyd Bennett, wearing their medals.