The United Nations Monetary and Financial Conference in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire.
A train pulls into a station. Delegates of the member nations at the station. A van brings the delegates to the venue. Representatives from China. The representatives from the U.S. are headed by U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Henry Morgenthau, Jr. He opens the conference. The conference in progress. All the delegates pose together after the conference.
Teachers and students form a line as they enter Greefield Village on a field trip. Students in courtyard,with docent speaking to them. Students assembling in courtyard as they enter Greenfield Village. Group of students walking along sidewalk. Others passing the 17th Century Sussquehanna House. View of the 18th Century Secretary House, home of the first Secretary of State for New Hampshire. The 19th Century Greek Revival, Ann Arbor House, once occupied by Robert Frost. Students enter a Carding House, where spinning wheel and weaving are demonstrated.The Wright Brothers bicycle shop.The home of Noah Webster. A log building and McGuffey readers. Photo montage showing Clock Tower, winter scene with sled, and Mississippi river boat. Visitors,in the Ford Museum,look at cornerstone inscribed by Thomas Edison.Exhibits of home furnishings, silver (including Paul Revere collection) and pottery collections, in the museum.Little girls looking into a shop in the street of shops at the museum. Allegheny steam locomotive and numerous cars in transportation section of the museum. The Roper Steam carriage of 1863 and other historic vehicles.The first Aircraft guidance device. Exhibits illustrating the history of lighting. A hall of exhibits showing development of steam power.A nun in habit, with companion in the hall of wood and metal working machines. School children looking at exhbits of farm threshers and reapers. The clock tower of the Village.Visitors walking through the complex. Newspaper headline announces death of Henry Ford, at age 83, in 1947.Gravestone of Henry Ford showing birth of July 30, 1863 and death April 7, 1947. Negative image of Ford on his Quadricycle with Greenfield Village Clock Tower behind.
The flooded areas after the Smith Paper Company dam has been opened in Manchester, New Hampshire. A bridge over the Merrimack River The top of a house floating under the bridge. A power plant surrounded by water. Two U.S. Army Air Corps Martin B-10s flying over New Hemisphere River and mountains. The crew aboard B-10. The B-10 dropping relief bundles to stranded flood refugees in New Hampshire.
Views of The Great Atlantic Hurricane lashing at northeast United States areas (after having already hit the North Carolina Outer Banks), and views of the aftermath and early cleanup following the storm. Regions shown include Atlantic City, Long Island (where it came ashore as a category 3 hurricane on September 15, 1944), New York City suburbs, and parts of New England. High surf flooding boardwalks and coastal cities. Trees bent over and snapped in high winds. People walking with difficulty in the high winds. Streets of towns submerged in water. Coastal docks destroyed and large boats scattered high onto shore areas. Trees, poles, and wires downed over roads and homes. Entire homes moved off of their foundations and placed down the street. The "Great Atlantic Hurricane" was the first example of a named hurricane by the Miami Hurricane Warning Office, which later became the National Hurricane Center. The name was meant to reflect the hurricane's size and intensity.
Inventor and speedboat racer, Gar Wood, shakes hands with two men welcoming him at a boat slip in Biscayne Bay, Florida, in 1935. Scene shifts to Gar Wood and members of his racing team standing by his boat, "Miss America Tenth,"in a slip. Hoisting chains are suspended beside the boat's hull, and its engines are exposed with covers and exhausts removed. Wood talks with boat designer Nap Lissee, who is wearing a cap and white coveralls, with "Packard" written on its back. Lissee is pointing toward the engine compartment. Change of scene shows glimpse of Gar Wood and his mechanic, Orlin Johnson in their racing attire with goggles. Next the "Miss America Tenth" is viewed from a point overlooking Bicayne Bay, as the boat skims over the water at 118 miles per hour. View from an overflying airplane that shows the speeding boat moving faster than another airplane (a Stinson straight wing version) tracking it at lower altitude.
United States soldiers on Mount Washington in New Hampshire, United States . The soldiers in new cold-bar suits while climbing the mountain. They float around in an icy pool to test the suit.