United States champion troop wins acclaim for amazing squad maneuvers in Brockton, Massachusetts.
United States troops march on field. Troops display maneuvers with their rifles. They ride horses.
Tourists visit Brockton, Massachusetts. Entertainment planned by the Granges of Massachusetts.
Brockton school children dance on an open ground. An ongoing Grange parade led by a band. Decorative floats typify the seven founders of the order and other great events. People in costumes on the floats. 2400 people gathered at a banquet.
Reenactment shows FBI(Federal Bureau of Investigation) agents battling gangsters in the United States, during the 1930s. George Kelly Barnes nicknamed 'Machine Gun Kelly', 'Babyface' Nelson, 'Prettyboy' Floyd and John Dillinger being arrested and chased by FBI agents. The FBI agents with the help of hidden cameras keep a check on gangsters in New York. The Brinks robbery in Boston, Massachusetts. They take action against members of the KKK (Ku Klux Klan). Member of the KKK clan being arrested. FBI arrests James Earl Ray, who killed Martin Luther King.
Documentary depicts the end of the 1920s good times in the U.S., leading into the Great Depression. Mildred Unger, age 10, performs a wing walker charleston dance while out on the wing of a JN-4 "Jenny" airplane in flight over Los Angeles in 1926.Four girls dancing on the top of a building higher than those around it, in Boston, Massachusetts. Amusement park patrons riding a roller coaster. People out driving through a park in their automobiles. Patrons enjoying themselves at the Steeplechase amusement park in Coney Island, New York. A crane piling old cars in a heap at a junk yard. But following the Wall Street crash of 1929, conditions change in America. Group of people receiving food assistance in a city. A man, woman, and baby, in a tent (probably migrant workers). The famous 1936 photo, "Migrant Mother" by Dorothea Lange, of migrant worker, Florence Owens Thompson, with two of her children. Men receiving food from a city soup kitchen. Dejected unemployed men.
People, many of them children, climbing on a giant stack of wooden barrels, 30 layers hight. It forms a 100 feet pyre at famous Gallows Hill in Salem, Massachusetts. View of the the bonfire as it is ignited near midnight on July 3, 1930, in an annual celebration ushering-in the July 4 Independence Day holiday in the United States. Huge flames erupt from the bonfire, lighting up the night.
Busy streets of the cities in the United States. A woman officer at a desk of Army-Navy Screen Magazine's "By Request Department" addresses U.S. soldiers overseas during World War 2, and says they will show views of various American home towns by request.. Busy intersection along Capitol Street in Charleston, West Virginia. 1930s automobiles on roads and American citizens walking on city streets. Next scene shows the main street of Wytheville, Virginia with cars, pedestrians, and shops. Next scene is of main street area in Fall River, Massachusetts. Buildings seen on either sides of the streets and buses at bus station depot. Next view is of Springfield Street, looking toward Market Street in the center of Newark, New Jersey. Main streets of Winslow Arizona, with citizens dressed in Western wear, and then a main intersection in Tucson, Arizona, where a paper boy sells newspapers on a street corner.