Famous passengers aboard ocean liner SS Manhattan (later USS Wakefield during World War 2) in the United States. Flashbacks show USS Manhattan being christened by Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt on 5th December, 1931. It is seen being launched from New York Shipbuilding Corporation in Camden New Jersey. View of maiden voyage on 10th August,1932, with passengers boarding the ship. It leaves a port for her first trip to Thailand, England, Germany and France. The passengers dance aboard the deck of SS Manhattan. Passengers including Babe Ruth, Jimmy Walker, Glenn Cunningham, and aviator Douglas Corrigan ("Wrong Way Corrigan") seen aboard the ship.
Camden Stakes in Camden, New Jersey. Large crowd of spectators gathered at the race course. Bidders and spectators cheer for racehorse Nashua. Nashua with jockey Eddie Arcaro wins the race and a prize money of $22,000.
Five ladies holding the minute hand of the huge clock standing in a queue. Two of the artisans seen carrying the minute hand of the clock. The minute hand is cast in a solid bar of aluminum, weighing 87 pounds, and is 120 inches long. Artisans seen installing the minute hand on the clock face at the top of the 22 story city hall. Powerful lights behind the dial would make the numerals visible at three miles. A person setting the timings of the clock at 3:14 which further shows time till 3:45.
United States destroyer Selfridge in Camden, New Jersey. A large crowd gathered to witness the launch of United states destroyer Selfridge in Camden, New Jersey. A woman aboard the destroyer as she carries flowers. Destroyer being launched as people look on. Destroyer takes to sea.
An auto paint factory in Camden, New Jersey catches fire. Aerial views of Camden shows smoke rising from the auto paint factory after it catches fire. Men carry out wooden furniture from the building. Firemen hose down the burning factory building.
Cierva C30 Autogiro (G-ACIO) built by British A.V. Roe & Co. is seen parked at Air Park, London, England. Several views of the autogiro. Scene shifts to aerial view of the new Federal Post Office building in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. A Kellett autogiro lands on the building roof, on May 25, 1935,as part of dedication ceremonies,for the new Post Office building. Officials stand on the rooftop watching the landing. The pilot delivers a mail pouch to James A. Farley, the U.S. Postmaster General, thus initiating airmail service between Camden New Jersey and Philadelphia. Aerial views of the Post Office building and surrounding downtown Philadelphia. The autogiro climbing steeply away.