Segment from a film on the early political life of Franklin D Roosevelt. Scenes of crowd and delgates at the Sam Houston Hall in Houston, Texas, during the Democratic convention of 1928. Alfred E smith, Governor of New York, is nominated as the Presidential candidate. He later persuades Franklin D Roosevelt's to run for office of Governor of New York. Scene of New York State Capitol, Albany, New York. Roosevelt was elected and is seen seated at a desk, as he arrives in Albany, for the first time. He is seen seated and conversing with Mrs. Herbert H. Lehman, wife of the Lieutenant Governor, at an inaugural ball. Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt is seen standing and chatting with others behind Roosevelt. Herbert Lehman is at the far right of the group, behind Roosevelt
1928 Democratic National Convention in Texas. Governor Alfred E. Smith tips his hat. Al Smith persuading Franklin to run for Governor of New York. Street scene in Albany, New York with Capitol in background. Newly elected Governor Franklin Roosevelt at his desk in office in Albany. Newly elected Governor Franklin Roosevelt, seated next to Mrs. Edith (Atschul) Lehman,as they converse, at the inaugural ball. Roosevelt's son,James; his daughter, Mrs. Curtis Bean Dall (Eleanor Anna E. Roosevelt) ; his wife, Eleanor; his mother, Mrs. Sara Delano Roosevelt; and Herbert H. Lehman, are standing behind them. Governor Roosevelt, riding in an open car with his mother, at the New York State Fair in Syracuse, New York. Governor Roosevelt lunching in an open pavilion at the Fair.
The WPA (Works Progress Administration) project in New York, United States. A reservoir at Albany under construction. A large number of workers work on the project. Men leveling the ground. A group of people pulls a rope. The water reservoir that will supply water to the entire town. A water reservoir under construction in Buffalo. View of Rush town hall building. Women stitch garments for relief families in WPA sewing rooms.
Junior Miss USA contest in New York. Contestants walk on a ramp in swim wear. Spectators applaud. Winner Suzanne Bechard of Albany is awarded the crown. She poses.
Walker ouster proceedings in Albany, New York. New York Mayor James J Walker along with other officials coming out of the court. Buildings along the sides of the street. Crowd gathers outside the court. Officials come out of the court after the removal hearings of Walker before Governor Franklin Roosevelt.
Motor boat racing in Albany, New York. Motor boat race starts. Motor boats underway at the Hudson River for race. Bridge in the background. Officer watches through binoculars. The boats underway on 133 mile course for race. Other boats in the river. Kenneth Mackenzie, the winner, breaks speed mark and comes out from the boat. He is greeted by a woman.