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    Title reads: "Pathe News. Democrats in their National Convention at Houston name New York Governor to head ticket for 1928 campaign."

    Houston, Texas, United States Of America (USA).

    Crowds gathered in hall for Democratic Convention. CU of Democratic Presidential nominee Alfred E Smith - the Governor of New York. Various shots of delegates parading around Convention Hall with placards. The Chairman of the Convention bangs on podium with his gavel. MS of Al Smith smoking cigar and moving control knobs on radio. More shots of Convention floor. CU Smith smiling.

    Flashframe intertitle reads: "Pathe News. 'East Side, West Side'. From Birthplace he saw Brooklyn Bridge rise in sky." New York.
    Shots of men working in barrelling plant in the shadow of Brooklyn Bridge.

    Flashframe intertitle reads: "Pathe News. 'Readin' and writin' at St. James School."
    Exterior shots of school.

    Flashframe intertitle reads: "Pathe News. His first pants were bought here."
    Ext. of clothing shop / stall on busy Brooklyn street.

    Flashframe intertitle reads: "Pathe News. St. James Church spelled Sunday morning for him." Exterior shots of Church.

    Flashframe intertitle reads: "Pathe News. Home on Oliver Street when Elected Governor."
    Exterior of Al Smith's New York home. Shots of street.

    Flashframe intertitle reads: "Pathe News. The Happy Warrior." CU of Smith.

    Flashframe intertitle reads: "Pathe News. Governor, daddy and grand-daddy." Shots of playing with grandchildren in front of Christmas tree. He poses with family. MS of Democratic Presidential nominee Alfred E Smith with three grandchildren.

    Flashframe title reads: "Democratic Nominees Plan 1928 Campaign. Albany, NY - Sen. Robinson and Governor Smith hold first conference since convention." New York. Al Smith and Senator Joe Robinson with colleagues pose for photographs with baby donkey (party emblem). CU of Robinson and Smith.

    Flashframe intertitle reads: "Pathe News. Playing for the elk vote." Smith and Democratic colleagues pat an elk in a pen. They feed monkeys in a cage. Shots of group in gardens with child - probably grandchild of Smith. CU Smith and child.

    Flashframe intertitle reads: "Pathe News. And in Washington. Chairman Work and Senator Moses plan Republican battle." Washington DC, United States of America (USA). Shots of Republican Party officials posing for photograph. CU of Works and Moses.

    Flashframe title reads: "Bulletin. Presidential Nominee Picked By Democrats." Flashframe intertitle reads: "Pathe News. Alfred Emanuel Smith." MS of Al Smith with child and small Stars and Stripes American flag.

    Flashframe intertitle reads: "Pathe News. A few friends wish him luck." Smith sorts through piles of correspondence on his desk.

    Flashframe intertitle reads: "Pathe News. Next day the Governor welcomes Mrs Smith home from convention." Democratic Presidential Nominee Alfred E Smith gives his wife a kiss as she gets off railway carriage. Smith gets kisses and greetings from his family.

    Flashframe intertitle reads: "Pathe News. At Little Rock, Ark. Senator Joe Robinson Smith's running mate gives greeting." Robinson greets Governor Smith as he get off the train in Arkansas. The party walk up the steps from the platform.

    Flashframe intertitle reads: "Pathe News. 'Hello Joe,' says Judge Martineau." Senator Robinson shakes hands with Judge.

    Flashframe intertitle reads: "Pathe News. The Vice Presidential nominee at home with his wife and relatives." Robinson poses with family in garden.

    Flashframe title reads: "Gov. Alfred E Smith Accepts Nomination. Albany NY - Huge crowd cheers at notification of candidate for Presidency." New York. Exterior of building as stage is built. People gather in rain to hear announcement. Group of women arrive at gate.

    Flashframe intertitle reads: "Pathe News. Thousands are disappointed as rain forces the ceremony indoors." People in hall applaud.

    Flashframe intertitle reads: "Pathe News. Welcomed by Mayor Thacher." New York Mayor speaks from podium. Various other figures make speeches. Smith gets up to speak. Intertitles spell out speech. MS Smith with wife.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:14:14:00 / 01:22:09:00
    UN 61 C
    Sort Number:
    UN 0061 C
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    Religion & Politics
    1920s Retro Campaigns Houston, TX
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