U.S. President Herbert Hoover aboard the U.S. Battleship Arizona (BB-39) underway to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. View of ship's deck. The President's flag flies on the mainmast. The ships company take up positions across the entire superstructure of the USS Arizona forming a dramatic backdrop for a photograph with President Hoover. The President seated in a wicker chair on deck. President Hoover is brought by boat from the USS Arizona to the dock at Charlotte Amalie, the Capital of the U.S. Virgin Islands. A sailor jumps onto the dock from the boat. President Herbert Hoover is met by the Governor, Paul Pearson. Soldiers and sailors stand in attention. President Hoover gets into a car with Governor Pearson and they drive with several other cars through the streets of Charlotte Amalie, which are filled with spectators. From a gazebo-like reviewing stand, The President and the Governor watch a parade of students and various organizations.
Passengers and crew, on a Hamburg-American Line steamship, participate in a Pirate theme costume party the first day out on a cruise in the caribbean. Crew members and possibly a few passengers (including a young boy) pose in their costumes before the party begins. Festive table set for the party. Guests in costumes being served by crew members dressed as pirates. At a Pirate Ball, in the evening, passengers, in costumes,dance in long lines as balloons fall from the ceiling. Couples dancing during the ball.
Crew attend passengers relaxing on deck chairs aboard an ocean liner of the Hamburg-American line during a cruise in the Caribbean. Stewards serve refreshments to guests on the deck. Later, passengers are seen purchasing tickets to wager on a "Horse race" in which dice are tossed from a cage to determine what "horses" will advance, how far. Crew member moves the "horses" on the deck.
Hamburg-American ocean liner, SS New York visits the port of Fort-de-France, in the French Caribbean island of Martinique. Three Women passengers,in swimwear, lean against the ship's railing as other passengers sun themselves lying on deck chairs on the ship's deck. The Island of Martinique can be seen in the background. Another scene shows buildings in the town of Fort-de-France. Crew members lower a tender from the ship to carry passengers to the town. View from the tender underway with crew and passengers aboard, and the SS New York seen at anchor in the background. They pass a two-masted sail boat. View of local people carrying baskets of goods on the town pier. Fish and lobster in a basket. A woman carrying a keg and package on her head. Children walking along the pier with their mother. Local women buying and selling goods. Local people conversing in what the slate calls "a peculiar French patois." Two women and two girls (one holding a doll) conversing. The Fort-de-France Cathedral (Cathédrale Saint-Louis de Fort-de-France) built of wood except for its steel steeple. The park of La Savane, with statue of Josephine, Empress of France, wife of Napoleon,who was born in Martinique. Passengers returning to the SS New York,climb a gangway from their tender, as local boys in small boats wait nearby for the chance to dive for coins from the passengers aboard the ship.
President Herbert Hoover on the U.S. Battleship Arizona (BB-39) headed to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The President's flag flies on the ship. Crew of the Arizona drape themselves across the superstructure and guns of the battleship to be photographed with President Hoover. The President seated in a wicker chair at the center of the picture. President Hoover visits Charlotte Amalie, the Capital of the U.S. Virgin Islands. A sailor jumps onto the dock from the boat carrying the President. Herbert Hoover is met by the Virgin Islands Governor, Paul Pearson. who escorts him to a car. Hoover gets into the car with Governor Pearson and they proceed in a motorcade through Charlotte Amalie. The sidewalks are filled with spectators. President Hoover and the Governor Pearson watch a parade of students from a raised gazebo in a park.
Albrook Air Force base of United States in Panama. A car parked outside a building with a sign that reads Headquarters of Caribbean Air Command. Albrook Air Force base of United States in Panama. A car parked outside a building with a sign that reads Headquarters of Caribbean Air Command. Albrook Air Force base of United States in Panama. A car parked outside a building with a sign that reads Headquarters of Caribbean Air Command.