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United States President Woodrow Wilson at his Summer White House, Shadow Lawn, in New Jersey

United States President Woodrow Wilson and his party enter a car and leaves the White House in Washington DC for his Summer White House (or "Summer Capitol"), Shadow Lawn, in Long Branch New Jersey. Well-wishers at the White House stand and wave as the car departs the dirt road driveway of the White House, and a 2nd car with a security detail follows. View of Shadow Lawn, the estate of Joseph Benedict Greenhut. (The estate shown here was originally built in 1903 by John A. McCall of New York Life Insurance Company. He sold it to Greenhut. It was later destroyed by fire, and a mansion belonging to F.W. Woolworth President Hubert T. Parsons was built on the site. That estate is now part of Monmouth College). Large group of people gathered on the front lawn of Shadow Lawn to hear President Wilson speak at a 1916 campaign event. He is introduced and then approaches the podium as people cheer. The estate and podium area at the front of a soaring exterior portico is decorated with many American flags and swags.

Date: 1916
Duration: 1 min 26 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Willian Jennings Bryan campaigning for Wilson in 1916. President Wilson accepting the nomination in 1916.

Willian Jennings Bryan, campaigning for President Wilson, as a private citizen, in 1916 (after having resigned as Wilson's Secretary of State). He stands in a car decorated with patriotic bunting and an American flag, in front of modest house in a rural area. Bryan is accompanied by several associates. A popular Wilson campaign photograph (coming loose at the top) is attached to the car door . The writing under Wilson's picture is not legible. As Bryan sits down in the car, his wife, Mary, is seen next to him. (She had been blocked from the camera while he stood.) The car drives away. In complete change of scene, a crowd is seen completely filling the lawn and grounds of "Shadow Lawn," President Wilson's Summer White House, at Long Branch, New Jersey. They have come to celebrate his renomination as Democratic candidate for President. Camera pans over the crowd. Next, President Wilson is seen standing on a step in the center of the garden, acknowledging and accepting the nomination.

Date: 1916, June
Duration: 38 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Destruction from 1917 Kingsland Explosion; and aftermath of 1918 Gillespie Shell Loading plant explosion in World War I

Scenes in Lyndhurst, New Jersey after explosion in the Canadian Car and Foundry Company in Kingsland (in Meadowlands of New Jersey) during World War 1. The company built shells for shipment to Russia in World War I. Over 500,000 shells were destroyed in the blast and fire, bombarding the surrounding areas in Kingsland - Lyndhurst. Black smoke rising in the distance, at night, seen from the coast. Close views of industrial buildings and homes on fire. Night views of homes and buildings engulfed in flames. People walk through smoking wreckage afterwards and pick through debris. Devastation covers area flattened by explosion and fire. Twisted railroad tracks covered by debris. A pile of munitions shells in a heap in the burned out shell of a building. View of the D.L.&W (Delaware, Lackawanna & Western) Railroad Shops building at Kingsland (now Lyndhurst), with DL&W train car 605 parked in front. Railroad Shops building is pitted with holes and broken glass from 3-inch shell bombardment. Two men inspect a damaged railroad car with broken glass and a 3-inch shell embedded in the side of the car. A heavily damaged residential house with holes and blown-out windows, and a shell embedded in the front door. Citizens pick through wreckage in front of a building where only cement pilings remain. Scene shifts to Perth Amboy area, October 1918. View of displaced families made homeless by the T.A. Gillespie Shell Loading Plant explosion (Morgan Depot Explosion; largest munitions factory in the world). Refugees sit in a town square. Men, women, and children among the refugees. An Army soldier and Navy sailor seen near refugees as they eat and drink. View of Smith Street in Perth Amboy with shops damaged by the blast. Under Martial Law, U.S. Army troops patrol with rifles to prevent looting. Pedestrians and a streetcar pass. Sign along sidewalk for entrance to Michaels & Co. at 178 Smith Street. (Suspected cause of incidents: Gillespie - worker error; Kingsland - sabotage as in the 1916 Black Tom explosion.)

Date: 1917, January 11
Duration: 2 min 7 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
A film titled 'Louis And Farr Hold Postmortem On The Big Fight'

A film titled 'Louis And Farr Hold Postmortem On The Big Fight'. Joe Louis with a bruise under the eye talks about his win in the boxing match against Tommy Farr in Newark, New Jersey. Tommy Farr gives a loser's version of the encounter in Long Branch in New Jersey.

Date: 1937, September 2
Duration: 1 min 5 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
J.Edgar Hoover describes the problem of enemy agents and Nazi sympathizers in the United States in 1940.

Director of the U.S Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), J.Edgar Hoover, addresses Americans in military service in 1940. He speaks about enemy agents sent to the United States to undermine the war effort. Scene shifts to a 1940 nighttime view of New York City with lights on in its buildings. Sound of Benny Goodman's orchestra in background. Glimpse of water displays at the New York World's Fair. Brooklyn Dodgers Baseball team playing a game at Ebbets Field. A large field of wheat being harvested by a mechanical reaper, in an American western state. American soldiers putting on civilian clothes for weekend passes. Views of various American cities and towns with cars driving on parkways, shoppers and pedestrians walking in business districts. Closeup of a German agent, ostensibly being apprehended while beaming information to Germany via shortwave radio. German documents are on his desk. A submarine periscope tracks across surface of water. A torpedo races through the water leaving a trail of bubbles. An American ship, ostensibly being torpedoed in the Caribbean. Letters being mailed to so-called "mail drops" in Spain and South America. An intercepted letter with military information being highlighted. A brick house, outside Los Angeles, where an unidentified man is seen, whom narrator (J.Edgar Hoover) describes as " This self-appointed Dictator, who set himself up in the business of promoting Nazism." A picture of Adolf Hitler is seen on his wall. Near Chicago, a wooden sign reads, "Camp Hindenburg., Two miles." American Nazi youth are seen parading there. A newspaper shows a picture of Nazi youth at Camp Nordland, in New Jersey where young American Nazi girls are seen parading. In Yaphank, on long Island, New York, American Nazis are seen parading. The head of the German-American Bund, Fritz Kuhn, is seen at an outdoor podium giving a speech, while surrounded and guarded by uniformed Bund members. He is enthusiastically applauded by members of the audience. Several women with babies in carriages, cross at a corner in New York City. Some receive notices being passed out by a young man, announcing a "Mass Demonstration for true Americans" (to be held at Madison Square Garden). A swastika appears on each notice. View from a high point overlooking a crowd of 22 thousand American Nazis gathered in Madison Square Garden, on Feb. 20, 1939. An honor guard parades as drummers play from the stage. A mass of men holding American flags, and one holding a banner showing a swastika and words in German. Audience members all render the Nazi salute and shout "Heil." Files in the FBI offices labeled "German Agents." The file of Walter Kappe, one of the leaders of the Chicago Free Society of Teutonia and German American Bund is shown. Narrator, Hoover, says, " he was a Lieutenant in the German Army and the Leader of German sabotage in the United States." View of a vast array of desks and files in the FBI where men and women work on fingerprints. A man projects fingerprints on a screen, as Hoover speaks of the files revealing that "innocent appearing persons, applying for work in United States war plants, had been convicted of espionage in the last world war."Two men look over an FBI chart showing the location of every key spy and mail drop in North and South America

Date: 1940
Duration: 4 min 55 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
New Jersey National Guard units return from Punitive Expedition to Mexico and arrive at Camp Fielder in Sea Girt, during Fall of 1916

Film opens showing New Jersey National Guard soldiers returning to their training camp (Camp Fielder) at Sea Girt, New Jersey. Led by an army band, they march in formation along a sandy road with high berms on both sides.Glimpses of the marching troops from the side. As they proceed, toward the camera, they reach a point where they begin to march double-time. Scene shifts to a gate of the camp, where family, friends, and well wishers are gathered and a banner reading "Welcome" is stretched across the entrance. Led by officers on horseback, and the colors, the troops march through the gate. Next, soldiers are seen greeted by women family members. One soldier standing beside a tent, lifts his daughters, one at a time, and kisses them. He motions to his wife to pose with them. She does and he kisses her. Next, soldiers are seen briefly, with shouldered rifles, marching in formation. Scene shifts to another area of the Camp (named Camp Fielder for then Governor James F. Fielder). Here, army officers assist President Woodrow Wilson, to mount a horse. The President is dressed formally, including top hat. He poses for the camera. The President then rides with officers to review the National Guard troops drawn up in formation. He salutes with his top hat over heart, as they pass a color guard. He is next seen seated on horseback next to a commanding officer (possibly Colonel Daniel T. Mather) as they review the New Jersey National Guard troops passing in review.

Date: 1916
Duration: 2 min 12 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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