Saturday, June 27, 2015
News of the Week June 26, 1915 -- June 27, 2015
The 26-June-1915 Motography featured "News of the Week as Shown in Films," with items from current newsreels.
"Great damage done by floods at Cedar Falls, Wash. Copyright 1915 by Pathe News." The failure of a dam caused the slow flooding of Cedar Falls, Washington. The town was abandoned.
"Duke of Connaught reviewing the forty-second Royal Highlanders at Montreal, Canada. Copyright 1915 by Universal Animated Weekly." Prince Arthur, the Duke of Connaught and Governor General of Canada, was a son of Queen Victoria.
"$750,000 stadium donated to the College of New York City by Adolf Lewisohn. Copyright 1915 by Universal Animated Weekly." Banker Adolf Lewisohn donated Lewisohn Stadium to the City College of New York. The stadium was torn down in 1973.
"Chinese commissioners are taken to Thomas A. Edison's laboratories. Copyright 1915 Hearst-Selig News Pictorial." The commission travelled across the country from San Francisco.
"Ships sailing for Italian ports are crowded with reservists. Copyright 1915 Hearst-Selig News Pictorial." Copyright 1915 Hearst-Selig News Pictorial." Many European immigrants returned to serve their countries.
"French soldiers enter trenches at Las Bassee, France. Copyright 1915 by Pathe News." Most of the war was fought in trenches. La Bassée is in northern France.