Factories in Bridgeport, Connecticut. A man walks on either Maiden Lane or California Street. (These streets are now gone.) Smoke rises from the stacks of The American Tube and Stamping Company. The factory is viewed from the west side of the Yellow Mill Channel. Industrial smoke and smog pollution from stacks.
On Election Day, November 7, 1944, in World War 2, Americans are seen waiting patiently to vote. They stand in a long line extending down a city sidewalk next to brick and stone buildings. Views of several persons in the line. Scene shifts in flashback to the election of Woodrow Wilson, in 1912. Four men on horseback arrive at a polling place. Another travels to vote, in his 1910 Ford Model T truck. Change of time and place shows farmer arriving by horse-drawn wagon and walking to polling place past 1930s car and truck. A fully laden truck stops at a rural gasoline station, temporarily serving as polling place. American town residential street scene in the 1930s. Citizens gathering to vote at a polling place set up at a laundry shop, in the Bronx Borough of New York City. Views of various places in the United States, serving as polling places. Americans seen waiting to vote at various places, in the 1944 national election. Among the sites shown is Bridgeport Central High School, built in 1916, (which later became Bridgeport City Hall), at 45 Lyon Terrace in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Persons in various places, registering to vote, including actor Lewis Stone, actress Esther Williams, and USO entertainer, Bob Hope. Voter closing curtain behind him as he votes. Views of voters' feet, below curtains, as they vote. Various types of boxes. Newspaper headline speaks of the large voter turnout in millions during the 1944 election. Shipyard workers at end of their shift, are seen heading to the polls to vote.
United States provides aid to Allies. United States President Franklin Roosevelt seated in his office. Lend Lease Administrator Edward R. Stettinius reports to President Roosevelt about the aid provided to her allies. Lend-Lease shipments prepared and shipped. Merchandise, tanks, planes sent to Soviet Union and Britain. Rail cars carry crates of machine tools made by Bullard Company in Bridgeport, Connecticut. These crates are seen being loaded in a ship destined for the Soviet Union. A ship at sea. Smoke rises up from smokestack.
Testing and demonstration of ordnance material in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Mark VIII tank of World War I tested in Bridgeport, Connecticut on 31st October 1918. Tank moves out a yard. Interiors of the tank and the controls. Assistant Secretary of War Benedict Crowell, General CC Williams and British military men observe the Mark VIII tank undergo climbing test. Tank climbs up and down a slope.
Testing and demonstration of ordnance material in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Mark VIII tank of World War I tested in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Tank moves in high gear as it undergoes a speed test. It climbs down ramps and runs cross country. Tank moves on a forest road as a car follows it. (World War I; World War 1; WWI; WW1)
Testing and demonstration of ordnance material in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Mark VIII tank of World War I tested in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Tank smashes apple tree during a tree smashing test to test its traction power. Tank moves over a 14 feet obstruction trench from the flat side. Tank moves over a trench from mound side during a climbing test. Mark VIII climbs over a stone wall. (World War I; World War 1; WWI; WW1)