Interstate Skating Championship on Hession Lake in Bear Mountain, New York. Men and women skate on the Hession Lake. Skaters whiz by on the ice. Skaters begin their race while spectators watch the championship.
Models showcase a Winter Collection at the Bear Mountain Inn in Bear Mountain, New York. A woman exits a Chrysler Corporation 1957 Plymouth Belvedere four-door sedan and enters the Bear Mountain Inn wearing the latest fashions for the coming winter ski season. Man and two women models wearing winter clothes in front of a fireplace. Man lights a cigarette for one of the women. Women showcase tall jackets with fur caps. Woman wearing corduroy pants with a scarf as she puts on ice skates.
Flags of various NATO member countries. Flag of NATO. Film 'The Atlantic Community' introduces the United States as a NATO member. American landscape views. American men,women and children walk to church. Memorial marking first settlements in America. Back Bay neighborhood along bank of Charles River in Boston. Side and front view of Old State House in Boston. Pedestrians and traffic with 1940s automobiles on busy streets of Boston. Exterior view of Faneuil Hall and flower market in Boston. Civilians walk in street and cars drive by. Sweeping views of Harvard University campus buildings. View of New York city. Empire State building. Manhattan Island New York City as seen from the water. Tall buildings and skyscrapers of Manhattan. Upward panning view from ground to top of Empire State Building in 1949. Busy street in New York city. American people at work including a man operating precision manufacturing equipment, a woman typing on a typewriter, and a man carpenter sawing wood. A seamstress sews clothing, an executive on the telephone in an office, factory workers at work; bricklayers working; women examine clothing designs, draftsmen at work on drawing plans. View inside a locomotive of the engineer operating a train at high speed. View from exterior of passenger train as it approaches and passes by. Aerial views of farmland and hay in fields under a dusk sky. Elevated view of American industrial factories and smoke pouring from chimney stack pipes. Cowboys with herd of cows at the foothills of Rocky mountains. American dam on a massive lake. View of the Mormon Salt Lake Temple in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Mormon temple from a distant elevated position with mountains in background, and then a street level view of Salt Lake Temple with statue of Brigham Young in foreground and 1940s vehicles. Aerial view of Lockheed Constellation aircraft in flight. American landscape views. Mountains and oceans. Golden Gate Bridge. Niagara Falls view. Fort Montgomery. The Rainbow Bridge from U.S. to Canada.
British narrated film discusses people and climate of the United States. Shots of CIO (Congress of Industrial Organizations) President John L Lewis and Father Coughlin speaking. Harlem street scene. Crowd entering a subway station in New York City. Newspaper headlines posted in China Town New York. Storefronts of Greek and Italian merchants in downtown New York City. Signs seen include 'Grande Deposito Dolio Doliva,' and 'Anthony Coulapides, manufacturer of high grade cigarettes.' Hebrew writing and star of David seen on side of building. Buildings with Spanish language signs in New York. A parade float with Virgin Mary depiction. Wide shot of a vineyard. View of a water wheel turning at a mill. Boys skinny dipping. 1930's and 1940's era cars on deep snow covered roads of an American town. Homes in deep snow. People recline on a beach in Florida in winter while on the same day in New Hampshire people ski, some pulled by horses. People slip while walking across a street during a blizzard. A boy takes removes an apple from an icebox (early refrigerator). Dust storms in farm country of the midwest during the dust bowl. Man races across a field toward a barn as a dust storm bears down on it. A farmer leads his horses out of a corral. A farm is destroyed by dust storms during the dust bowl. A family piles their remaining things on a farm truck and abandons their farm destroyed by the dust bowl. A poor family in a shack in the River Mississippi Valley area.
Skiers participate in the annual Tokle Memorial jump in New York. The skiers carrying skis on their shoulders climb up the Bear mountain. The skiers ski on an artificial base on the Bear mountains at night. The spectators stand on either side of the artificial base. The skiers ski one after the other. The skiers fall in the snow while skiing. A skier wearing a ski. The skiers wearing skis stand on the mountain. The spectators stand on either side of the snow base. The skiers skiing one after the other fall. The winner holds a ski on his shoulder.
Tokle Memorial Ski Jump at Bear Mountain,New York. Ski jumpers jump.. Actor Jean Stanback jumps. Art Tokle wins the championship and poses with the trophy. Spectators cheer the winner.