Friday, December 19, 2014
News of the Week 19-December-1914 -- December 19, 2014
The 19-December-1914 Motography featured "News of the Week as Shown in Films," with items from current newsreels.
"King George en route to open Parliament. Copyrighted 1914 by Hearst-Selig News Pictorial." The opening of Parliament used to take place in November or December. The monarch or a representative gives a speech. King George V opened Parliament on 11-November-1914.
"Steamer 'Hanalei' wrecked off San Francisco. Copyrighted 1914 by Hearst-Selig News Pictorial." The steam schooner SS Hanalei, en route from Eureka to San Francisco, ran aground on Duxbury Reef near Bolinas on a foggy day, 23-November-1914. 23 passengers and crewmen died.
"The 'Old Guard,' New York's veteran battalion. Copyrighted 1914 by Universal Animated Weekly." The Old Guard of the City of New York is a ceremonial battalion which was formed in 1824.
"King Albert and President Poincaré at Furnes, Belgium. Copyrighted 1914 by Universal Animated Weekly." Albert, King of the Belgians refused to surrender even after the Germans had overrun most of his country. Albert and French President Raymond Poincaré reviewed the troops in Furnes on 02-November-1914.
"U. S. troops from Vera Cruz land at Galveston, Texas. Copyrighted 1914 by Hearst-Selig News Pictorial." The United States invaded and occupied the port of Vera Cruz, Mexico because of the Tampico Affair.
"Richard Croker and his bride, who was an Indian princess. Copyrighted 1914 by Universal Animated Weekly." Croker had been the boss of Tammany Hall. He was 71 and his second wife, Beulah Benson Edmondson, was about 30. She was allegedly a member of the Cherokee tribe.