Friday, July 24, 2015
News of the Week July 24, 1915 -- July 24, 2015
The 24-July-1915 Motography featured "News of the Week as Shown in Films," with items from current newsreels.
"Liberty Bell starts for the Panama Fair. Copyright 1915 Hearst-Selig News Pictorial." This caption is with the wrong photo. It belongs with the one in the lower right-hand corner. San Francisco school children raised money and persuaded Philadelphia to allow the Liberty Bell to travel to the Panama-Pacific International Exposition.
"U. S. S. Wyoming passing under Brooklyn Bridge. Copyright 1915 by Universal Animated Weekly." Dreadnought battleship USS Wyoming (BB-32) later served with the Royal Navy's Grand Fleet. She trained many gunners who served during the Second World War.
"Cornell beats Leland Stanford University in rowing championship race. Copyright 1915 by Universal Animated Weekly." The Cornell crew defeated Stanford at Poughkeepsie on 04-July-1915.
"Firearms taken from prisoners in Chicago police stations thrown into the lake. Copyright 1915 Hearst-Selig News Pictorial." I hope this doesn't cause people to go diving.
"Heavy storm leaves toll of death in Cincinnati. Copyright 1915 Hearst-Selig News Pictorial." A big storm on June 24 caused damage throughout the Midwest.
"Observation train at Cornell race. Copyright 1915 by Universal Animated Weekly." This caption belongs with the photo in the upper left-hand corner. Rowing fans watch the race at Poughkeepsie from stands built on railroad cars.