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.
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.
Slate lists planned flight legs of U.S. Army Air Corps aircraft as: Washington DC to Edmonton, Alberta; Fairbanks Alaska to Seattle Washington; and Washington DC to San Diego California. Another slate explains that under command of Lieutenant Colonel H.H. Arnold,ten B-12 bombers demonstrate their capabilities in an 18,000 mile flight. Lt. Col Henry H. Arnold, U.S. Army Air Corps, stands in front of a large map on which planned flights are charted. Sign behind him identifies "Engineering Office," at Patterson Field. Arnold uses pointer to show the routings to another officer who has joined him. The next sequence shows Arnold describing the flight plans to more participants, using more charts. Camera pans across ten assembled Army personnel. Lt. Col. Arnold poses with 15 aviators in front of a YB-12 bomber (displaying air intake on port side of engine). Camera pans over eighteen mechanics and ground crewmen posed in front of the bomber. Symbol of eagle superimposed over map of alaska, is painted on side of forward fuselage. Arnold discussing the mission with Army officers and civilian officials, as they walk past a YB-10 (with air intakes atop the cowlings). Camera pans across Patterson field ramp, where officials, automobiles, YB-10 aircraft, and local civilian workers, including several women, are seen. Crew chief seen refueling a YB-10 with long hose from an underground fuel tank installed at edge of the ramp.
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)
President Rutherford Birchard Hayes' house in Ohio, United States. View of President Hayes's tomb. View of President James Abram Garfield's house in Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Tomb and statue of President Garfield. View of the birth place of President William McKinley at Niles, Ohio. Scene shifts to Queen Liliʻuokalani at Royal Parade in Honolulu Hawaii. (Her throne was relinquished to the United States in 1893.) Men, women and children participate in the parade. Queen Liliuokalani reviews the parade and greets dignitaries. Sanford B. Dole, first Governor of Hawaii, views the parade. Hawaiian soldiers parade, followed by United States armed forces. A mounted band plays on horseback.