Views of soft coal mine at Cadiz,Ohio United States. Text 'safety first' carved on the stones of a tunnel. Men coming out of the tunnel. People burn things during a workers strike against the mine operators over pay grievances. Management sends non union laborers on job. Armed U.S. National Guard soldiers in position to control the mob. Guard stands outside a wooden house. Men give first aid to an injured man. A guard stands near the rail track while a coal loaded trolley train passes through the tunnel.
A woman miner in a coal mine in Cadiz, Ohio, United States. A man and a woman miner at work in the coal mine in Cadiz. They push a cart of mineral deposits along a track. Ida May Stull, the only woman miner in the United States, shows her soiled hands. Ida Stull works with her co-worker in the mine.
The Piccards go on a stratosphere flight in Dearborn, Michigan. Jeannette Piccards joins her husband Jean Piccard in a perilous journey into the stratosphere. Attendants help them aboard. Souvenir hunters strip the gas bag after its landing at Cadiz, Ohio. The Piccards begin their flight with the help of a large balloon. A plane flies in the background. 'Piccards stratosphere flight' written on the balloon.
Spectators watch as Charles A. Lindbergh and his wife, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, arrive by car at the Newark, New Jersey airport, where they are to try out a new Lockheed Model 8A Sirius ( Altair ) airplane, the first model equipped with retractable landing gear. Mrs.Lindbergh climbs into the rear cockpit and closes her canopy. Colonel Lindbergh converses with a Lockheed official as he climbs into the front cockpit. The aircraft taxis out and takes off. (Note: This is not the Lindberghs' airplane. This aircraft displays "NR-119-W" on its tail. It was actually purchased by the U.S. Army Air Corps as USAAC Y1C-25, number 32-393, and was damaged beyond repair in a belly up landing accident at Wright Field, Ohio, in June, 1932.)
A film about New Orleans in Louisiana. A Spanish Cruiser named Infanta Isabel from Cadiz and a freighter named Selene Holland in the harbor. Various ships, tugs, freighters, barges with cranes in the harbor. The 3 mast sailing ship or barque SV John H. Kirby of New Orleans at port (this is shortly before SV John H Kirby was sunk by the German armed merchant raider SMS Wolf in December 1917 during World War I)
The 1932 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, Illinois. New York Governor Franklin Delano Roosevelt with his daughter Anna Roosevelt and granddaughter Anna Eleanor Roosevelt Dall (sometimes known as Sistie) outside a building circa 1930. Roosevelt holds a cane while leaning against a column and plays with his grandson using the cane. People gather in the convention hall for the 1932 Democratic National Convention. Roosevelt addresses them, speaking of the need to "break foolish traditions" and "to win in this crusade to restore America to its own people." The people applaud.