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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
 
 
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
 
 
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
 
 
The Rise of Japanese militarism in the 20th Century

Film opens showing reenactment of Japanese attack ostensibly against Formosa, in 1894. Japanese troops and artillery are shown. The event is depicted in a critical political cartoon. Next, Japanese Admiral Heihachiro Togo is seen in 1904, standing with other naval officers. Then, Japanese warships are shown, firing barrages of naval gunfire at the Russian fleet in Port Arthur, Manchuria. Huge black clouds arise from burning ships. Scenes of Japanese people celebrating their naval victory. Date shifts to 1910. Cartoon depicts Japanese annexation of Korea. Cartoon illustrates Japanese actions in World War I when, siding with the Allies, Japan acquired the German-held Shandong (Shantung) Peninsula of China, as well as German-held Marianas, Carolines, and Marshalls islands in the Pacific. Japanese representatives are seen participating in Post World War 1 international activities. They signed the so-called Five-Power,Four-Power, and Nine-Power treaties, and participated in the League of Nations. Glimpse of two Japanese officers, followed by cartoon depiction of the Mariana, Caroline, and Marshall Islands, that Japan insisted on keeping. Cartoon shows them being fortified. A Japanese military marching band parades down a city street while being cheered by spectators on the sidewalks. Next, Japanese military General, Baron Tanaka Giichi, is seen in uniform with other officers. Cartoon illustrates the so-called Tanaka Memorial document that Baron Tanaka allegedly presented to the Emperor, in 1927, outlining a strategy to conquer the world. Cartoon then illustrates plan of conquest by acquiring Chinese manpower; Manchurian iron and coal; Siberian timber, coal, wheat, and metals; Tin,oil and rubber from Malaysia and the East Indies. The United States is shown as the last conquest. Views of ordinary farm and factory activities in the U.S. Cars parked in the Ford Motor Company factory lot. Japanese officials and legislators meeting in the Diet (Parliament). Japanese theater-goers and a Japanese woman singing with an American-style band, are shown as examples of activities the Japanese Government sought to discourage. A Japanese female ensemble in traditional dress, playing traditional instruments, is shown as more desirable. Western dancing and movies are shown and narrator states they were forbidden. Japese movie scene depicts ancient martial arts. A musical production displays German swastika flag and that of the Kingdom of Italy. Japanese men are shown playing the ancient game of Chu Shogi, instead of playing Western card games. People are shown in a library, where Western books are replaced by more militaristic tomes, such as: "If we fight" by Admiral Shinsaku Hirata, March 15, 1930 (shown on film slate). Slate goes on to quote about attack on Hawaii as the first battle in war of the Pacific. Film cites another approved Japanese publication: "Arguments Against American Policies" by Kawashima Seichiro, Christmas Day, 1924. It discusses distruction of the American fleet and subsequent landing on the U.S. West Coast.

Date: 1944
Duration: 4 min 44 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
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
 
 
President Eisenhower bids farewell to Prime Minister of Canada, Louis St. Laurent, at Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia

West Virginia State troopers hold doors as President Eisenhower and the Prime Minister of Canada, Louis St. Laurent, come out of the Greenbrier Resort at White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, United States. They are joined by U.S. Secretary of State, John Foster Dulles, and Bernard M. Shanley, aide to the President. They all laugh and smile as they pose for photographers. The Prime Minister waves at spectators, and shakes President Eisenhowers hand as they say farewell. A 1956 Fleetwood cadillac automobile is parked on the drive with flag of United States and ensign of Canada on its fenders. The car drives away with the Prime Minister and led by a West Virginia State police car.

Date: 1956, March 27
Duration: 60 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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