Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
February 20, 2024

Signer: Hubbard, Willis (1913)
Title of film: An Address at the Tomb of Garfield
Number of segments: 32
ASL English Segment URL
PRESIDENT, gs:ALL(rt-to-ctr arc), FEMALE~FANCY, MALE(rf)~FANCY, 1P-IX-PL HERE ON H-A-L-L-O-W-E-D G-R-O-U-N-D, HAPPEN+ MUCHMr. President, ladies and gentlemen, we are on hallowed ground for a momentous occasion.5hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hubbard&keyid=1
DET-IX-PL DEAF GATHER HERE FROM pn:AMERICA THERE+++(rt-to-lt) HERE (glitch) FOR HONOR(bow) MALE~cl-d:B(height) THREE SPECIAL ONE fs:OF 1P-POSS-PL M-A-R-T-R-Y-R-E-D P-R-E-S-D-E-N-T-S AND FRIEND 1P-POSS-PL TRY+ PROGRESS++ IMPROVE SCHOOL HELP DEAF.We deaf people are gathered from all corners of America to honor one of our martyred presidents and a friend in our efforts to improve the education of the deaf.6hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hubbard&keyid=2
J-A-M-E-S A G-A-R-F-I-E-L-D 3P-POSS LIVE FULL LIKE HAPPEN++ FROM cl-d:B++(small-height) POOR GOING SUPERIOR+ RESPONSIBILITY MUCH.James A. Garfield's life was a full, meaningful life from humble means to greater and greater responsibility.7hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hubbard&keyid=3
3P-SELF(rc) LEARN+ SCHOOL TO MUCH DEGREE FROM W-I-L-L-I-A-M-S C-O-L-L-E-G-E.His education took him to an advanced degree from Williams College.8hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hubbard&keyid=4
FROM-THEN-ON 3P-SELF(rc) OUT~GO-AWAY(-to-lt) TEACH+, CHANGE ARMY GO-AWAY(2h) WAR.From there, he went on to teach, and then into the military.9hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hubbard&keyid=5
DURING WAR END, 3P-SELF(rc) OUT~GO-AWAY(-to-rt) HAVE IX(shoulders,2h,ipsi_contact)~STARS SHOW A B-R-I-G-A-D-I-E-R G-E-N-E-R-A-L.When the war was over, he left the military as a brigadiere general for his efforts.10hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hubbard&keyid=6
FROM-THEN-ON 3P-SELF++(rt) GO-TO(-to-lt) PICK-FROM(ctr-to-lt^) IN C-O-N-G-R-E-S-S.He was subsequently elected to Congress,11hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hubbard&keyid=7
DURING 3P-SELF HAVE DUTY MANY+ OTHER+ IN C-O-N-G-R-E-S-S, 3P-SELF REMEMBER(int) LEARN(lc) SCHOOL(lc) THING(lc) PROGRESS.Although he had many responsibilities and commitments, he never forgot about the importance of education.12hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hubbard&keyid=8
DURING TIME-PERIOD THAT(1h), COLLEGE IN pn:WASHINGTON-DC HAVE PROBLEM+TROUBLE, 3P-SELF SUPPORT HELP INFLUENCE MAKE MANY PEOPLE AGREE(lt) FUTURE(dn,lt) COLLEGE(lt) ESTABLISH(lt) ON(lt) STRONG(lt) CONTINUE(lt) UP-TILL-NOW~NOW(lt).When our college was in dire straits, he provided the support we needed and influenced many others to make a commitment to sustain ongoing support for our college and thus established a firm foundation for its survival.13hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hubbard&keyid=9
PRESIDENT OVER-ALL 3P-SELF(false-start), PRESIDENT OVER-ALL 3P-SELF PICK-FROM+(ctr-to-lt) THINK~GOAL PRESIDENT The president(false_start) He campaigned for the office of the Presidency of the United States.14hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hubbard&keyid=10
END WIN, DURING IN-FRONT-OF MALE(rf)~FEMALE(rf)~PEOPLE MANY+ THOUSAND cl-p:44(watching,-to-lt) LIKE(1h,-to-lt), After he had won, he stood before thousands of interested observers,15hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hubbard&keyid=11
3P-SELF gs:SWORN-IN(1h) BECOME PRESIDENT pn:AMERICA, 3P-POSS(lt) DO(lt) FIRST gs:WHAT, 3P-POSS(rt) LOVE OLD MOTHER gs:SIT(lt) pose:embrace-and-kiss-cl:S(head_lt) The first action he took once he was sworn in as President, was to embrace and kiss his beloved elderly mother.16hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hubbard&keyid=12
THAT(1h) DO MAKE~DISTRIBUTE MALE(rf)~FEMALE(rf)~PEOPLE pn:AMERICA FEEL(bs:bkwd,int) CRY(bow)That act moved the American people to tears.17hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hubbard&keyid=13
FROM-THEN-ON 3P-SELF(rt) RESPONSIBILITY DUTY PRESIDENT DO.He then began to carry out his Presidential duties.18hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hubbard&keyid=14
DURING BECOME TIRED FUTURE DECIDE OUT~GO-AWAY(-to-lt) REST COLLECT STRONG. One time, when he decide to take a much needed respite,19hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hubbard&keyid=15
3P-IX(rt) BODY(rf)~STRONG, HAPPEN MOMENT SEEM(2h) BLINK, 3P-IX(rt) BECOME cl:AA-to-BB(stricken,rt) pose:lay-there SUFFER-PAIN HELP 3P-SELF(rt) CANT+.When he had recuperated it happened, and in a moment he was fighting for his life with no way to help himself.20hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hubbard&keyid=16
1P-IX-PL KNOW~STAY EIGHTEEN~HUNDRED~EIGHTY~ONE, SUMMER AFTER LONG SAD, FULL FEEL~HEAVY(int).We all remember the long, sad, heart-wrenching summer of 1881.21hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hubbard&keyid=17
3P-IX(rt) IN HOUSE SAD(rf) THERE(lt) DOCTOR TRY CAUSE(-to-rt) BODY(rf)~STRONG(rt).The doctors were doing everything they could to bring him back to health.22hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hubbard&keyid=18
FEMALE~MARry(false-start) 3P-SELF(rt) AGENT TRY, 3P-POSS(lt) FEMALE~MARRY FAVOR+(rt).His wife leaned forward and kissed him.23hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hubbard&keyid=19
FEMALE~BABY YOUNG LOVE FATHER.His young daughter gave him a hug.24hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hubbard&keyid=20
FUTURE PEOPLE ALL-OVER NATION IN FEEL~NERVOUS BALANCE THERE-HON(rt) H-O-P-E, THERE-HON(lt) F-E-A-R DAILY cl:B(pendulum-swing)Soon the entire nation was anxiously awaiting, their hearts daily swinging as with a pendulum between Hope and Fear.25hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hubbard&keyid=21
FUTURE CHANGE++.Soon things changed...26hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hubbard&keyid=22
(lost_his_place)(lost-his-place)27hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hubbard&keyid=23
DET-IX(rf) FUTURE PEOPLE ALL~ALL-OVER LIVE HOPE++(anxiously), Then, they waited in hopeful anticipation,28hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hubbard&keyid=24
BUT LAST 3P-IX(rt) BRING(rt-to-ctr) FROM(rt) HOUSE~WHITE(rt) THROUGH(-to-lt) cl-p:44(in-2-rows,dn_lt) THERE(lt) cl-p:BonB(lined-up-on-ea-side-of-road,lt) MALE(rf)~FEMALE(rf)~PEOPLE HUSH~QUIET CRY+(1h).But, at last, he was brought from the White House, through the shaded lanes, people lining the streets quietly weeping.29hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hubbard&keyid=25
3P-IX(lt_dn) gs:WAVE(-to-rt) GO(l-hand,-to-lt) TRAIN H-O-S-P-I-T-A-L T-R-A-I-N gs:ARISE IN BRING+(ctr-to-lt) ACROSS(lt) COUNTRY(lt) TO(lt) WATER(rf)~cl-d:55(ocean) E-L-B-E-R-O-N.He waved weakly as he was brought to and placed on the hospital train and transported to the coastal town of Elberon.30hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hubbard&keyid=26
ALL(int) CAN DO, DO END.They did all they could till the end.31hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hubbard&keyid=27
SMALL FROM-THEN-ON LITTLE-BIT MALE(rf)~FEMALE(rf)~PEOPLE KNOW+ 3P-IX(rt) pose:nod 3P-POSS(rt) HOUR++ FEW END.The people then knew that he had but a few hours remaining on this earth.32hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hubbard&keyid=28
NIGHT DARK, PEOPLE SLEEP gs:NOTHING LISTEN gs:RING-BELLS KNOW gs:OH-WELL 3P-IX(rt) GO-AWAY(rt^) TO 3P-POSS(rt) GOOD(rf)~PRAISE++In the still of the night, the people could not sleep as they heard the death bells toll, and they knew that he had gone to his reward.33hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hubbard&keyid=29
AMONG MALE(rf)~FEMALE(rf)~PEOPLE NATION(int) FEEL~GRIEVED SORRY, ANY SORRY~MOST+ THAN PEOPLE DEAF gs:NOTHING (neg).Among the Americans who mourned, none mourned more than deaf people.34hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hubbard&keyid=30
DEAF ALL PAY(2h,ctr) MAKE 3P-POSS(rf) SHAPE~BONE~SCULPTURE cl-i:SS(place-statue-to-lt) IN(lc) COLLEGE(lc) CRUCIFY(rf)~CHURCH(lc) STILL(lc) NOW(lc).The deaf contributed from all over to erect the sculpture of him which stands at the college chapel today.35hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hubbard&keyid=31
TIME-PERIOD NOW 1P-IX-PL GET-OPPORTUNITY AGAIN N-A-D COME HERE HONOR(bow) GIVE 1P-POSS-PL (false-start) KNOW~STAY 1P-POSS-PL FRIEND AND MALE~cl-d:B(height) NOBLE. Thus, the NAD now takes this opportunity to pay homage to our friend, this noble man.36hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hubbard&keyid=32