Friday, September 4, 2015
News of the Week September 4, 1915 -- September 4, 2015
The 04-September-1915 Motography featured "News of the Week as Shown in Films," with items from current newsreels.
"Sand bags used in stability test on S. S. Christopher Columbus, at Chicago, Ill. Copyright 1915 by Pathe News." SS Christopher Columbus was a unique whaleback excursion boat. After SS Eastland, a conventional excursion boat, capsized on 24-July-1915, many passenger ships were tested for stability. Columbus showed no problems.
"Trapshooters hold big meeting in Chicago at Grant Park. Copyright 1915 Hearst-Selig News Pictorial." The annual meeting of the Interstate Association opened at Grant Park on 16-August-1915.
"Raising the steamship Eastland in the Chicago River. 1915 by Universal Animated Weekly." SS Eastland was a tour boat in Chicago which rolled over while docked on 24-July-1915. At least 844 passengers and crew died.
"Loading floating mines for test in Boston Harbor. Copyright 1915 by Pathe News." Naval mines were used extensively during World War One.
"Officers of the 'Wyoming' wind trophy presented by Vincent Astor. Copyright 1915 Hearst-Selig News Pictorial." USS Wyoming was a dreadnaught. This must have been in Newport, Rhode Island.
"Farewell services on steps of St. Paul's Cathedral on departure for front. Copyright 1915 by Universal Animated Weekly." These men were on their way to the Western Front.