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.
Excerpt from film about national elections in the United States.
Opening scene show a banner stretched across a downtown street, reading: "Vote Democratic, vote for full employment. Below that are pictured two local candidates and Franklin D. Roosevelt (running for an unprecedented 4th term as President). Underneath, the banner reads:"Conners for Congress.Glimpses of other political signs are shown, on telephone poles, buildings,and automobile windows. Citizens discuss the elections in various places: A man and woman in their living room; workers in a machine shop; men in a diner restaurant; a man and woman at home; a farmer and a delivery man; two housewives over a back fence; a dentist and his patient; school boys; and politicians. Representative Clare Booth Luce speaking. New York Governor, Thomas E. Dewey, at a podium. Vice Presidential candidate Harry Truman about to speak. People gathered in local forums and other political campaign activities. President Roosevelt driving along a city street, on a rainy day, in an open car with Secret Service agents riding on the running boards of his car. Crowds jamming the sidewalks in spite of the weather. Other gatherings of people waving American flags and showing support for their politcal parties and candidates.
Philip Murray, President of the CIO Labor Union and AFL Head, William Green. Radio broadcast antenna shown denoting importance of radio for political communications. Harry S. Truman (Democrat), Thomas E. Dewey (Republican) and incumbent President Roosevelt are seen delivering speeches in front of numerous microphones. Various views of people gathered around radios listening to campaign speeches, in various places,including American soldiers at the front (This election is during World War 2) and Nurses in a hospital. President Roosevelt speaking at a political dinner. Views of people at political party conventions. Next, people are seen calmly walking in and out of polling places. Three members of an election board begin counting votes. After checking, one member telephones the results from their precinct to headquarters. Views of recorded votes being reported by telephone. People using tabulating machines to compile the results. Views of spectators in vote posting centers awaiting the results. Final results being brought to news media for dissemination to the nation. People gathered in Times square, New York, where news is posted in moving lights on the Times building. Others gathered around their radios. Lights on the Times Building announce the reelection of President Roosevelt
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.