Liberty Loan Drive in New York City during World War I
New York City USA Date:1918, October Duration:2 min 13 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Fourth Liberty Loan Drive activities in New York City during World War 1. Crowd lines sidewalks to watch as a New York City Policemen's brass band leads a parade along an avenue. A sign on building, above the spectators reads: "Buy Bonds to Arm Armies." A color guard of policemen follows the band, and behind them, a group of mounted policemen moving two-by-two, ahead of a formation of policemen. Scene changes to a street filled with people. Some hold flags and signs. A crowd hangs the Kaiser in effigy outside the Woolworth Building, at 233 Broadway ( between Park Place and Barclay Street in Lower Manhattan, opposite City Hall). Sign on the building reads: "Fight Buy Bonds." Above, a dozen business men watch the events from the window of the Irving National Bank. Gate of the first floor Rathskeller is seen at sidewalk level. Soon, another effigy of the Kaiser is seen swinging from a rope. Both dangle from the third floor of the Woolworth Building. Scene changes to a brass band playing in the street. Workmen are seen on the marquee of a building being renovated. A sailor stands in their midst giving a speech. The workmen applaud. The sailor gives an impassioned call for those below to buy Liberty Bonds. (World War I; World War 1; WWI; WW1)
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