Aerial views of shipyards in Chester, Pennsylvania on the Delaware River. Smokestacks, industrial and suburban areas, ships under construction at the ship yard, ships at dock and other views. Opens with power generating plant adjacent to today's Commodore Barry Bridge.
Pennsylvania military school cadets ride horses in Chester, Pennsylvania. The cadets ride horses in a wooded area and cross a stream.
The 1948 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Delegates enter the convention hall. Posters of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman. A sign reads 'I'm wild about Harry'. Signs read names of different states in the U.S. U.S. Senate Majority Leader Alben W. Barkley delivers a speech at the convention as he talks about administration under democratic leadership.
A car arrives at the White House in Washington DC. President Harry S. Truman is presented a Jewish Torah by Dr. Chaim Weizmann, first President of the newly declared State of Israel. Exterior view of White House. Truman with Secretary of State, George Marshall, by the fireplace inside the White House. They discuss world affairs looking at a globe. An animated map shows the increasing Soviet Communist influence in Europe. April 3, 1948, President Truman signs the Economic Assistance Act, know as the Marshall Plan, as members of Congressional leadership look on. Sacks of grain being off loaded at a dock in Italy, as part of Marshall Plan aid. Scene shifts to October 6, 1948 with crowd gathered outside the Democratic Convention at Convention Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Convention delegates applaud during President Truman's address. Officials on stage. Truman talks about his sincere desire to promote peace throughout the world. Pictures of Franklin Roosevelt and Alben Barkley on stage. The White House. Truman seated at a table.
The 1948 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Views of car and bus traffic on Broad Street in Philadelphia, with City Hall in the background. A sign hung over the street reads " Welcome, Democratic National Convention." A giant braying donkey head that can move is mounted above an entrance, welcoming Democratic Party delegates. A woman with a sign on her back that reads 'Ike' in support of U.S. Army General Dwight David Eisenhower. Posters and banners in support of General Eisenhower. Next scene shows delegates removing signs for Eisenhower and a group in support of Justice William Douglas holds up their signs. James Roosevelt (son of Franklin D. Roosevelt) gets off a train with his wife and smiles. A group of Douglas supporters walk behind him on the train platform. A large poster shows William Douglas and a a sign in a window reads 'Official headquarters'. Candidate Claude Pepper is seen talking with supporters. Women march with posters of Democratic presidential candidate Harry S. Truman. A man seated in a car. Statesmen including candidate Alben Barkley seen in discussion.
Degrees being conferred on to cadets at a ceremony in Chester, Pennsylvania. U.S. Secretary of War George Henry Dern with officers . An aide to the Secretary on crutches. Cadets march past. The cadets lined up on a field. Degrees being presented to the cadets. A cadet shakes hands with a man after the ceremony. Secretary Dern reviews a parade. Men holding broom lined up on a field as the Secretary reviews them.