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Scenes of the 1924 Democratic National Convention held in Madison Square Garden, New York City

1924 Democratic National Convention, at Madison Square Garden in New York City from June 24 to July 9, 1924. The alphabetical process of nominating candidates begins with Alabama and Forney is seen Johnston, putting Senator Oscar Underwood's name into consideration. View of men at the podium. Bernard Baruch, a supporter of William McAdoo, is seen standing in background. View of the crowded Madison Square Garden, filled with delegates. Some carry a banner reading: "Wilson 1916 for McAdoo 1924." The various State delegations are identified by signs with their State names on them. Kentucky, Massachusetts, and Hawaii (U.S. territory) are seen. As the camera pans the gathering, many more State signs are seen. Outside , in Madison Square Park, a loudspeaker is set up on a truck and a crowd is gathered to listen to events. Back inside Franklin D. Roosevelt, Al Smith's campaign manager, is seen giving a speech nominating Smith for President. Supporters hold up Posters displaying Smith's picture. Closeups of some of the banners. Ticker tape being thrown to celebrate the end of the convention, which ended on July 9th after the 103rd vote finally carried for compromise candidate, John W. Davis of West Virginia. Governor Charles W. Bryan of Nebraska was selected as the vice-presidential nominee.

Date: 1924
Duration: 2 min 18 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
1924 Democratic Convention in New York. Presidential running mates, John W. Davis and Charles W. Bryan. William Jennings Bryan

Views of Democratic National Convention of 1924 in Madison Square Garden, New York City. Signs of State delegations and huge crowd of delegates. Delegates parade for their candidates. West Virginia delegation displays huge photograph of their favorite son candidate, John William Davis, democratic nominee for President poses, alone, and then with his wife, Ellen G. (Bassel) Davis. Democratic candidate for Vice President, Governor of Nebraska, Charles W. Bryan,is seen at his desk writing on a document. Then he is seen with his brother, William Jennings Bryan. Presidential candidate, John W. Davis and his running mate, Charles W. Bryan, pose for photographers.

Date: 1924, July
Duration: 1 min 42 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
John William Davis, Democratic Presidential Nominee, campaigns in hometown of Clarksburg, West Virginia

Democratic Presidential nominee, John W. Davis, receives tumultous reception in his home town of Clarksburg, West Virginia. Well-wishers jam the streets, bunting is hung on building, and a brass band plays. An open automobile, carrying the Presidential nominee, proceeds slowly through mass of spectators. Davis stands in the car, waves at the crowd, and shakes hand with spectators. Later, he wipes his face with a hankerchief, as he stands with his wife, Ellen G. (Bassel) Davis, on the balcony of a house. Crowd cheers him. One holds sign reading: "West Virginia." Mr. and Mrs. Davis pose for photograph. Mrs. Davis holds bouquet of flowers. Nominee Davis speaks from a podium. Banner on podium displays official motto of West Virginia: "Montani Semper Liberi" (Mountaineers are always free). American flags are massed behind him.

Date: 1924, August
Duration: 1 min 31 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Great flood of the Potomac River near Washington DC after heavy rains add to melting of ice and snow

The working of weather bureau in the United States. Snow covered shores of the Potomac River at Great Falls, west of Washington DC, following 15 inch snowfall in February 1936. Two people walking on a high snow covered bluff near the Great Falls. The frozen Potomac River, covered with ice. View of the Memorial Bridge spanning a totally frozen Potomac River, with the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument in the background. Views of the river carrying chunk of snow and ice as a thaw begins the breakup. Man photographs a woman next to a guard rail at the Potomac River, covered in chunks of thawing ice and snow. Frozen ice chunks flowing under the Memorial Bridge. Narrator describes flood beginning with heavy rainwall in Shenandoah River valley on March 17 and March 18, 1936. Scenes of Western Union Telegrams detailing reports of rain in the west from various towns in the Shenandoah foothills. One from Romney , West Virginia notes rainfall of 5 inches.

Date: 1936, March
Duration: 3 min 29 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Miners around open door of a shop at Twin Branch in West Virginia.

View of town of Camp Maher at Twin Branch in West Virginia. View of tipple. Miners around open door of a shop. Workers at mine cars.

Date: 1924
Duration: 1 min 33 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Ford Motor Company coal mining town at Twin Branch, West Virginia

View from mountain overlooking the Ford Motor Company coal mining town where 900 miners are employed at Twin Branch, West Virginia. From mountain overlooking the scene, camera pans across Lodging and other buildings, near river, and to the town, itself. Scene shifts to ground-level where several homes and cars are seen as well as a canal. A steam shovel is seen digging near the site of a new dam. It loads earth into dump trailers pulled by Fordson tractors. Closeup of the tractors pulling their loads to the dam site, and returning empty.

Date: 1924
Duration: 1 min 42 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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