'Thomas Jefferson and Monticello' depicts the Blue Ridge Mountains in Albemarle Virginia: Thomas Jefferson's home town. Scenes of the mountains and a river. A stone slab enclosed in a fence in front of a tree. Dramatization: A young actor portraying Thomas Jefferson sits on a grassland. Two children stand in front of a tree. A young boy observes a bird sitting on his hand. Two young boys walk across a ground and a dog follows. A boy observes. A house behind trees. A Negro man works outside the house and a young boy observes.
United States Army Air Corps Keystone LB-5A drop bombs on a concrete bridge over the Pee Dee River in Albemarle, North Carolina. A bomb strikes a concrete bridge. Water splashes due to the bombing. LB-5A bomber aircraft drop bombs. An explosion on the bridge. Smoke rises due to the explosion. A hit on the bridge. The wrecked bridge.
Scenes from the Academical Village at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. A sketch of the Rotunda at the University of Virginia, on a table. View of the North side of the Rotunda, and the statue of Thomas Jefferson in front of the Rotunda. Students standing on the steps of Old Cabell Hall, with a view past a statue of Blind Homer with his Student Guide, by Moses Ezekiel, and up the Lawn toward the Rotunda South entrance. A couple walking on the lawn. Women stand and talk on the Rotunda terrace near the East Lawn. Lawn at the Academical Village of the University of Virginia. Students walking on the East Lawn steps beside the Rotunda, toward University Avenue. Three U.S. military soldiers stand with a woman in front of a statue of Thomas Jefferson, founder of the University of Virginia, located on the West Lawn.
Preparations for launch of the USS Hancock (CV-19) at Fore River Shipyard, Quincy, Massachusetts, on January 24, 1944. . Shipyard riggers removing supports from under the ship's hull. Platform at bow is decorated with bunting. Scene shifts to Brooklyn Navy Yard, New York, and the launching of the USS Missouri (BB-63), on January 29, 1944. Crowd gathered around the bow as the Missouri goes down the ways. Another change of scene to the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company of Newport News, Virginia. Here the ways are emptied following the launch of the Light Cruiser, USS Hancock (CL-81) on June 19, 1943. The Hancock can be seen in the water. Tugs attend to the newly launched Cruiser.
Views of The Great Atlantic Hurricane lashing at northeast United States areas (after having already hit the North Carolina Outer Banks), and views of the aftermath and early cleanup following the storm. Regions shown include Atlantic City, Long Island (where it came ashore as a category 3 hurricane on September 15, 1944), New York City suburbs, and parts of New England. High surf flooding boardwalks and coastal cities. Trees bent over and snapped in high winds. People walking with difficulty in the high winds. Streets of towns submerged in water. Coastal docks destroyed and large boats scattered high onto shore areas. Trees, poles, and wires downed over roads and homes. Entire homes moved off of their foundations and placed down the street. The "Great Atlantic Hurricane" was the first example of a named hurricane by the Miami Hurricane Warning Office, which later became the National Hurricane Center. The name was meant to reflect the hurricane's size and intensity.
Waves crashing on a rocky shore. View of Plymouth Rock, with "1620" engraved on it. Coastline with hills and sea. A forest and primitive house of sticks. A church with watch tower. Reenactment of early immigrants felling trees and busy in a 17th Century settlement in Massachusetts. View upward of tall tree. Column on a building in Virginia; portico and clock on a building in Rhode Island;and a church in Carolina.The minuteman statue in Battle Green, Lexington,Massachusetts. Image of colonist James Otis. Statue of Thomas Jefferson. Image of Thomas Paine. Statue of Patrick Henry. Reenactment of British Red Coats charging up a hill during the American revolution. John Trumbull's painting, the "Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776" in the Capitol Rotunda, Washington,DC. A copy of the document. Reenactment of General Washington's troops and snowy encampment at Valley Forge, in 1777. The colonial troops marching in the snow.Painting of George Washington praying in a glen. Painting by John Trumbull of Lord Cornwallis surrendering to George Washington at Yorktown, Virginia, October 17, 1781. The Constitution of the United States in the National Archives, Washington, DC. Liberty bell swinging. Early American flag with 13 stars and 13 stripes. Animated map showing the original 13 States. Reenactment of early settlers, in wagon trains, pushing Westward from the original colonies. New States being added to the animated map, until all 48 continental American States are filled in. An American flag displaying 48 States.