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.
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.
Turn of the Century immigrants to the United States pose aboard ship. Some wear fez hats. View of clothing industry workers at sewing machines. Picture of Sidney Hillman and his wife, circa 1910. Older garment worker cutting cloth. Clothing workers punching a time clock. Men operating sewing machines. A cutter marking cloth from a pattern. A man sewing button holes on clothing. Old pictures of earlier garment workers. More modern view of unionized clothing workers at sewing machines. A cutter using a machine to cut multiple layers of fabric. Supervisors discussing a sample of sewn product. numerous views of men and women sewing garments. Flashback to earlier times of workers marching to demand a union contract. Union member distributing literature at a factory gate. Small group of union picketers on sidewalk. Union leader speaking to group of women workers in Southern town. Union organizer with bloodied head, smoking cigarette. Striking Workers (mostly women) standing in group outside employment office of Tuf-Nut Garment Manufacturing Company in Little Rock,Arkansas. The striking women being arrested by policemen. Change of scene to closeup of Alabama State policeman smoking cigar. Civil rights marchers during demonstration in Birmingham Alabama on May 7, 1963 during the "Birmingham Campaign" or "Birmingham Movement". Fire fighters in fire engine pumper truck stops near police on street in town and sets up fire hoses to spray high powered water directly at African American civil rights marchers. Civil Rights marchers soaked by high powered water hoses. One protestor or demonstrator tries to run away from the fire hose and is grabbed by two white police men. A protestor takes cover behind a telephone poll as a firehose is directed toward him. A black man converses with two women on a snowy street. Civil Rights marchers of the negro Southern Christian Leadership Conference carrying signs during a demonstration. People fill the area around the reflecting pool by the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington, August 28, 1963. A man and his daughter share time together on a snowy day. Children sledding in the snow. People ice skating on lake in Central Park, New York City. Closing views of early immigrants to the U.S.A.
200 set of twins aged between 9 months to 90 years compete in 'Doubles tourney' in Albany, New York. Number of twin children, women, old men, toddlers, young girls and boys dressed alike for the competition. All the twins vie for prizes. Various twins are shown together posing for the camera. Two elderly men are among them, one of whom wears what appears to be a Civil War veteran's medal on his lapel.