Lake Compounce's railway in Bristol, Connecticut, United States. Views of Lake Compounce. People standing beside the lake. Governor of Connecticut Raymond Earl Baldwin drives to inaugurate the service. People enjoy traveling in the kid's train around the lake. The train moves along tracks around the lake.
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.
Commissioner Henry O' Malley's inspection trip to Alaska. The Bristol Bay Salmon Fisheries. Numerous ships and fishing boats sail in the water. U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Haida among the boats. The Red Salmon Canning Company's new cannery in Bristol Bay. View of the cannery's dock. Cannery buildings and docks on the Bering Sea coast.
Commissioner Henry O' Malley's inspection trip to Alaska in 1929. The last of an old sailing fleet in Bristol Bay. Steamship at anchor off Johnson Hill, Bristol Bay waiting for salmon pack. Old raider Eitel Frederick is turned into a cannery ship. A cod schooner in the Bering Sea. United States Coast Guard Cutter Haida in the Bering Sea.
U.S. Admiral Mark L. Bristol and a delegation of U.S. Navy military leaders and civilian leaders attend an event at Zappeion Exhibition Hall (or Zappion Hall), which was serving as an orphanage for displaced Armenian children after the Armenian genocide and unrest during the partitioning of the Ottoman Empire. Bristol's coalition had been shuttling Greek and Armenian refugees from Turkey to the temporary orphanage in Zappeion Hall. Sign above Hall exterior entrance is partially covered but words "Neareast Relief Zappion Orphanage" can be seen. Bristol's group ascends the steps with an honor guard of children in various uniforms snapping to attention as they ascend. Admiral Bristol and other U.S. dignitaries walk up the steps of the building and enter. Flags at the entrance of the building. In the Hall, a band of the U.S. Navy plays music. Group of children of the orphanage is seen in the background behind the band. Admiral Bristol and other U.S. military and civilian dignitaries seated in the main hall watching the band or a presentation.
Aviation cadets do sit-ups at AAF Training Command School in Yale Bowl, New Haven, Connecticut. Army Air Force cadets at AAF Training Command School at Yale, take part in mass calisthenics in Yale Bowl. Sergeant Beranek demonstrates sit-ups. He demonstrates his techniques in setting his world record of 6034 sit-ups in 6 hours. Cadets do sit-ups.