A young woman opens a package containing an RCA long playing recording of Romeo and Juliet, which she places on her phonograph to play.A film titled ' The sound and the story' shows the sound recording procedure at the Symphony Hall in Boston, Massachusetts. Orchestra plays as a sound engineer of RCA (Radio Corporation of America) sits at the control panel. Music being played is recorded on magnetic tapes.
An Italian journalist speaks in his office in New York City. A map of Manhattan on the wall in the background. Documents lay in front of him on the table. View of streets in San Francisco, California. The Golden Gate Bridge and The Presidio. Buses and street cars on road. Pedestrians cross the streets. People board Washington & Jackson Street tram of Municipal Railway of San Francisco, as it swings in circle to reverse course. Crabs being cooked in Italian market. Italian-American fisherman repairs nets at harbor in San Francisco. Statue of Paul Revere near the North Church in Boston, Massachusetts. Fishing boats of Italian-American fishermen at the dock. Fishermen unloading their catches. Sea birds snatch pieces of fish on the wharf. Views of small fishing boats named "Salvatore" and "St. Angelo". Fishermen work on their nets. Cluster of fishing boats at the pier.
Race riots in Boston, Massachusetts sparked by dissatisfaction with welfare system. African American rioters on the streets in the Roxbury section in Boston. They smash glass, set buildings on fire and loot stores. Mobs throw rocks and bottles at the Boston police. Firemen work to extinguish fires in burning buildings. A rooftop sniper wounds a fireman as he extinguishes a fire. Boston police arrest a rioter.
Boston Fish Pier at the coast of Boston, Massachusetts. Buildings at Boston Fish Pier. Flag of United States flies above the Fish Pier building. The views are as seen from aboard a vessel approaching the Boston Fish Pier through the harbor.
Scenes from baseball World Series game 1 in 1916 with the Boston Red Sox versus the Brooklyn Robins (later the Brooklyn Dodgers). View from stands during first four innings of play (Boston Red Sox ultimately rallied with 4 runs in 9th inning to defeat the Brooklyn Robins). A large crowd of 40,000 gathered at Braves Field in Boston, with the game played there instead of Fenway Park so that more fans could attend. Game in progress. Men watching from the stands. Crowd waving hats and cheering. Scenes include: 0:04 Top of the 2nd inning double play by Boston after hit by Brooklyn's George Cutshaw; 0:11 Bunt single by Boston's Larry Gardner and Lewis advances to second base; 0:25 Sacrifice bunt by Boston's Everett Scott; 0:32 slate text on film reads, "In the third Duffy Lewis, famed for breaking up World Series' games drives a two base hit sending Hoblitzel home with the first run; score 1-0." (spelling should be Hoblitzell). This play is then seen; 0:40 Same play seen from different angle in the ballpark; 0:52 A play from before the previous play -- this is a triple by Hoblitzell with no one on base; 1:05 Top of the fourth inning: Go ahead run is at 3rd. Cutshaw hits a fly to right field. Harry Hooper catches the ball and throws out Zack Wheat at the plate. Men in stands cheering and waving hats.
The Boston Beam Trawler "HEKLA" off-loading fish at Boston Fish Pier in Boston, Massachusetts. Men use pulley and traveling crane to off-load containers full of fish from trawler.. Men unload the containers and cart the fish away. Snow on the trawler at the pier. Ice on the harbor water. An ice -encrusted two-masted fishing boat is also seen unloading its catch at the pier.