Aerial view of Alaskan terrain near Barter Island in Alaska. Rivers flow through rolling tundra and kettle lakes.
View from Douglas Island looking across Gastineau Channel at the city of Juneau nestled at the foot of Mount Juneau (left) and Mount Roberts (right). At the time (1954) Juneau was the Capital of the Territory of Alaska. (Note: Gastineau Channel is a part of the "Inside Passage" of SE Alaska, a naturally protected waterway of the North Pacific Ocean.)
Start of a documentary production titled,"The Inheritance."
Introductory slate tells how in December, 1914, the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America (Union) was founded in a meeting at Webster Hall, New York City. It also describes how far and wide that union had grown in the ensuing 50 years.
An ocean liner is seen in the mist in New York Harbor. Fog horn sounds. The statue of Liberty is seen dimly through the fog. A commercial ship and a tug boat pass in front of Ellis Island. Views of building interior, Sign in boiler room reads: "U.S. Immigrant Station. Ellis Island. N.Y.H." Furnace door and thermometer and pressure gauges are seen. Large hall is seen. Camera pans through the empty corridors and rooms of the facility. The frame of an iron baby's crib sits in an empty room. View through window of Ellis Island proper, just outside, and of New York City buildings across the water. Montage of still photo images: Immigrants on the deck of a ship in 1901. Views of small children. A group of immigrants wearing the fez. Immigrants waving their hats as they see the Statue of Liberty. Broader view of the ship packed with immigrants. Interior of Ellis Island building with queue of new arrivals being processed. Immigration officers seated on high stools, checking documents of arrivals. Medical officer examines a boy with a stethoscope (screening for TB). View shifts to passengers arriving. They walk across the pier, carrying their belongings.
A 1953 Cadillac sedan, covered with dust, drives along a road, passing homes in Bootlegger Cove residential neighborhood of Anchorage, Alaska. Next sequence shows Fourth Avenue south of C street, with vehicles moving along the street and several pedestrians on the sidewalk . A hotel is identified by its sign. Street level closeup of the pink-colored MacKay building, at 337 E 4th St, at corner of E 4th and Denali Street. ( It opened in 1951 as Mount McKinley Apartments, was renamed the MacKay building, and decades later, renovated and called the McKinley Tower.)
View of the Capital City of Juneau, Alaska, filmed from Douglas island across the Gastineau Channel. Mount Juneau is on the left and Mount Roberts on the right.
The icebreaker, USS Burton Island (AGB-1) en route to King Island in Alaska as a part of U.S. Navy annual winter ice reconnaissance mission. USS Burton Island stops at Womans Bay, Kodiak Island. Naval air station at the island. An aircraft pulls up into the hangar. Residential area in Kodiak. Snow covered mountains. The U.S. troop transport submarine, USS Perch (SSP-313) moves slowly on the surface, past the camera. The USS Perch crew lines her afterdeck. Notable on the USS Perch, is a large rounded watertight container for storing amphibious landing equipment. A helicopter being loaded aboard USS Burton Island. Crew fastens the helicopter securely in anticipation of rough seas through which she is later seen making way. Views of crew members removing rime ice from the deck, superstructure, and turret of a 5 inch gun. Small slabs of sea ice termed, "lilly pads," floating in the water. Rime Ice covering the railings of the USS Burton Island.