Development of culture, arts, and education in America in the early 1900s.
United States USA Date:1925 Duration:1 min 28 sec Sound:Yes
Film opens with illustrations showing development of culture and the arts as America developed from earliest centuries. A crowded theatre scene and a lead woman opera singer on stage in a long dress during her performance, with sympony in the background. The audience applauds. Images of writers James Fenimore Cooper; Edgar Allan Poe; Ralph Waldoe Emerson; Nathaniel Hawthorne; and Mark Twain are shown. Children in a school yard, some wearing straw hats, are seen returning to the school house. Boy and girl children entering a one room school house in a rural area of America in the early 1900s. Views of early school rooms, students, and teachers.
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