Mirror of America, 1964.
This film reflects on the American way of life from 1914-1921, presenting a cross-sectional view of people and progress, and picturing the daily activities, dress, and habits of people as they lived fifty years ago. Footage includes shots of Presidents Woodrow Wilson and Warren G. Harding, Thomas Edison, and Henry Ford.
Scenes of Belle Isle Park near Detroit, Michigan, people in canoes and people sitting on seats on the banks of the lagoon. Shows a woman playing a piano, shows people and a couple ice skating. Scenes of
ice boats on frozen lake. Point of view (pov) from a toboggan on a toboggan slide.
Vintage race cars, scenes of early race cars racing on oval dirt track.
Year is 1916, Scenes of William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody and his Wild West Show with Indian war dances and bucking broncos (horses).
Opening of baseball season, Woodrow Wilson throws out first baseball, ball player holds autographed ball, CU of autographed ball.
CU image of John Burroughs, American naturalist, waves to admirers. Scenes of Luther, American botanist, in field of spineless cactus. CU image of Thomas Edison in San Francisco in 1915 out for a drive with his wife and Mr & Mrs Harvey Firestone. CU image of Joseph G. Cannon former Speaker of The House of Representatives. Will Rogers doing rope tricks for Ford Motor Company, Ford automobile painted on background screen. Scenes of tourist in Glacier National Park.
Scenes of horse drawn log carrier, logging scenes. Working women 1915. Women in the progressive era working outside the home: women making footballs, ladies making hats, women postal workers sorting mail, women factory workers.
Automobile factory workers, making wooden automobile wheels in automobile plant for the Model T Ford. Round rubber treads are pressed onto wooden wheel by a machine. Shows factory workers leaving automobile plant. Shows street cars (trolley car) and auto traffic on busy street.
Civil War (War Between The States) veterans, both Blue and Gray, meet once a year to renew old acquaintances. Shows “Blue and Gray” meeting camp in Vicksburg Mississippi in 1917.
Shows new recruits at Camp Custer in Michigan being trained to fight in WWI. Scenes of various training exercises of WWI recruits at Camp Custer.
Incumbent President Woodrow Wilson re-elected in 1916; thousands cheer President Woodrow Wilson’s election for a second term as president. Image of Theodore Roosevelt. Scene of a Patriotic Parade as America seeks recruits for WWI.
America prepares for WWI, U.S. soldiers in basic training late 1916. U.S. factories convert to production of weapons of war, wartime production. Shows women building the Liberty engines for WWI aircraft. Women working in U.S. aircraft factory, woman receives certificate for buying five hundred dollars of Liberty Bonds.
Henry Ford with Josephus Daniels, Secretary of The Navy, after receiving a Navy contract to build Eagle Boats. Shows “Eagle Boats” being built at Ford’s River Rouge plant. Launching of an Eagle class patrol craft. Footage of an Eagle class ship on anti-submarine patrol or U-Boat patrol.
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