Friday, April 17, 2015
News of the Week April 17, 1915 -- April 17, 2015
The 17-April -1915 Motography featured "News of the Week as Shown in Films," with items from current newsreels.
"New York fire fighters in new oxygen helmits (sic - JT). Copyright 1915 by Universal Animated Weekly." I did not know that firefighters had such equipment available in 1915. I thought such equipment might have come after the war, inspired by gas masks.
"Cavalry horses assembled at eastern seacost for shipment to England. Copyright 1915 Hearst-Selig News Pictorial." I have mentioned it before, but the armies still depended greatly on animal power.
"Sixty tons of nitroglycerine exploded in one blast at Riverside, Calif. Copyright 1915 Hearst-Selig News Pictorial." I don't know why. Perhaps it was for railroad construction.
"President Wilson and ex-President Taft laying cornerstone of Red Cross headquarters. Copyright 1915 by Pathe News." The American Red Cross National Headquarters is still in use today.
"New 14-inch guns just completed for Panama Canal. Copyright 1915 by Pathe News." I'm guessing these were 14-inch gun M1907s on disappearing carriages.
"Testing new U. S. submarines in New York harbor. Copyright 1915 by Universal Animated Weekly." I don't know, but this could be an N-class submarine, intended for coastal defense.