Pilot Gar Woods along with a co-pilot drives Miss America X during practice at Algonac, Michigan. Pilots seated inside the speedboat with Gar Woods on the wheel. Onlookers watch as the speedboat speeds. Co-pilot gets off the speed boat.
Unemployed men get work with the inauguration of the new auto project of Ford Company in Dearborn, Michigan, during the Great Depression. Sweeping aerial view of the Ford River Rouge Complex. Henry Ford seen riding his Ford Quadricycle invention on snow covered ground. Workers work in a Ford automobile plant factory and assembly line putting finishing touches on new 8 cylinder sedan. Henry Ford himself inspecting the first one of the new cars during its assembly. A test car of the new 1933 Ford car drives on rutted and rough terrain to show durability and handling.
Scenes in the "Italian Village" exhibit of the Chicago "Century of Progress" World's Fair of 1933-34.. Carnival barkers holding canes,stand on boxes next to women and harangue the crowds to visit their respective sideshows for 25 cents. Aerial views of the fairgrounds, showing two man- made lagoons along with, bridges, and buildings at the fair on the shore of Lake Michigan.
New world speed records being set in the United States in 1933. People push race car on Daytona Beach. Sir Malcolm Campbell, a racing motorist drives his "Blue Bird" race car at Daytona Beach, Florida, setting a new speed record. Spectators stand at beach as they watch him. Campbell seated in his racing car as he smokes after the run. People stand around him. Garfield 'Gar' Arthur Wood, a racer using a racing boat named "Miss America X" sets a new world record to win Harmsworth Trophy for his speed run on the St Clair River near Detroit Michigan. View of Gar Wood smiling. From a November 10, 1958 newsreel recounting events 25 years prior.
Great Depression scenes and recovery efforts in the United States. U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt inaugurated as President on March 4, 1933. Scenes of Roosevelt and outgoing President Herbert Hoover leaving the White House together in a top-down convertible limousine before the ceremony. Roosevelt at the U.S. Capitol building during the inauguration ceremony as President of the United States. Roosevelt delivering the famous line in his speech, "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself." Americans wait in unemployment lines to get work or jobs. Men in a bread line. Unemployed man with a large sign "Will take any job." Scenes of families migrating in the US, with vehicles filled with belongings. Families and children suffering poverty and in makeshift camps. Troops and bands march with American flags on Constitution Avenue during the Roosevelt Inauguration parade. Government officials at a long table working on emergency banking laws in March of 1933. Scene of people flooding into a bank and making a run on the bank to retrieve deposits. President Roosevelt signs Emergency Banking Act in his office on March 9, 1933. View of White House lawn and White House. The CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) is created to put unemployed young men to work on various conservation projects. CCC boys and men working on planting projects with pick axes and mattocks. Men and women in line to sign up for Emergency Work Relief programs. Officials write down the information for each worker.were put to work in a variety of projects. A sign "USA Work Program WPA" advertising a bridge work project in Los Angeles. People build roads, bridges and post offices. Cable fed out of a large spool as construction of a suspension bridge is shown. People work in factories. Train locomotives moving on tracks near factories. Various factory scenes including smokestacks and workers. A coal mining operation. Two coal miners take a break and eat. A steel factory and hot molten steel pouring from a ladle.
President Franklin D Roosevelt in the United States. A calendar shows the date 5th March 1933. Roosevelt leaves in a car after attending church service in Washington DC, United States on 5th March 1933. On March 9th 1933 Senate passes a bill proposed by Roosevelt to address bank crisis. The House also passes the President's proposed bill Franklin Roosevelt in his first fireside chats broadcast on 12th March 1933 talks about the bank crisis. He asks people to have confidence in the government. He ensures that banks will provide sufficient currency to meet the situation.