Scenes from the Boy Scout Jamboree in Binghamton, New York. Boy scouts parade through the center of the town of Binghamton. Scouts lined up and sprayed with some kind of chemical agent (de-lousing?) at the camp. Scouts building a cooking fire. Scouts compete in a horse race in front of a packed grandstand, and the winners are awarded at a ceremony. Scouts gathered in an outdoor field doing a large group drill.
Flooding and damage in Binghamton, New York following flooding of Susquehanna River. Aerial view of the flooded city. Views of water gushing into houses. Vehicles swept by water. People standing on waters edge look at vehicles in water. A bridge destroyed.
John Drupa receives the award of the 'Boy of the Year' in New York. Former U.S. President Herbert Clark Hoover presents the award to John Drupa of Binghamton, New York. John Drupa receives this award for services to home, school and community.
The world struggle for oil is depicted. Use of components of oil in homes and in railroads in the United States is shown. A dramatization shows the effect of a kerosene lamp on social life. A woman seated in a chair near a table in a room. A kerosene lamp in a corner. A man opens the door of the room and walks in. The woman gets up and welcomes the man. They both walk to a seat and sit down. Another woman enters the room. The man stands to greet her. She increases the light of the lamp and then leaves the room. The man decreases the light of the lamp. The man and the woman talk. The 1893 replica of the 1831 DeWitt Clinton steam locomotive is shown in operation with its three carriage train, in New York City. The DeWitt Clinton was the first railroad locomotive to operate on the Mohawk & Hudson Railroad in New York. The reproduction seen here was built in 1893 by the New York Central Railroad for the Columbian Exposition in Chicago. This footage was shot on July 17, 1921 when the DeWitt Clinton train was preparing for a trip to another exposition in Chicago. On this day it ran several times from 96th to 116th streets in New York City. New York Central employees are seen on the drain, dressed as passengers would have been in 1831. This replica was later displayed at Grand Central Terminal in New York City, and is is now on display at The Henry Ford museum in Dearborn Michigan. It was acquired by Henry Ford in 1934, in an agreement with the New York Central that it would continue to travel to events on occasion.
On the one year anniversary of Adolf Hitler rising to power as Chancellor and Fuhrer in Germany, Americans assemble in Madison Square Garden, New York to denounce Adolf Hitler's ascendancy in Germany. People gathered in Madison Square Garden including New York Governor Al Smith, Ray Moley (seen speaking at podium), Rabbi Stephen S. Wise, and Mayor Fiorello La Guardia (also seen speaking at podium). Views of dignitaries on platform and of the gathering of 20,000 attendees in Madison Square Garden. Photographers click pictures. People watch and listen. From a March 12, 1959 newsreel featuring events from 25 years earlier.
The Franklin D. Roosevelt family votes at Town Hall, in Hyde Park, New York, during the 1934 U.S. National elections. View of the Town Hall with many people gathered around it. A man explains voting procedure to President Roosevelt's mother, Sara Ann Delano Roosevelt. She enters the voting booth and exits again. The Roosevelt sons are seen in front of the voting booth. Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, the President's wife, stands in front of the voting booth. President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his mother sit in the back of an open automobile. As it backs out of the driveway, the President waves his hat, and applause and boos can be heard from persons gathered around the Town Hall.