The 1933 World's Fair in Chicago, Illinois. The Avenue of Flags. A huge crowd at the fair. Postmaster General James Farley formally opens the fair. A crowd at the carnival-like "Midway" of the fair. Huge statue of a boy in a red wagon.
A large crowd of visitors walk around a garden in the grounds of the Chicago "Century of Progress" World's Fair of 1933-34. People move on paths between the gardens. Some sit on benches by hedges. Posts on the paths contain signs pointing to various exhibits at the fair. An aerial tramway called the "Skyway" carries riders above the fairgrounds. Flags fly in background. Extremely dense crowds of visitors move through a main concourse of the fair.
A car (1933 Hupmobile?) moves slowly through the crowd. Large umbrellas at outdoor cafe in background.
Newsreel clip on Major League Baseball's first-ever All-Star Game in 1933 at Chicago's Comiskey Park. As title card notes, a home run by Babe Ruth (not seen in this clip) would propel the American League to a victory over the National League. Game footage: Joe Cronin of the Washington Senators flies out to end the third inning. Lon Warneke of the Chicago Cubs pitches for the National League. In the top of the fifth inning, Wally Berger of the Boston Braves grounds out to first. View of some of the 47,595 fans in attendance. In the bottom of the fifth, the Yankees' Babe Ruth takes a ball and a brushback pitch, then hits a single, running to first in his distinct "pigeon-toed" style. With Ruth on first, Warneke strikes out Lou Gehrig of the Yankees. (Note numerous photographers on the field.) Al Simmons of the Chicago White Sox hits a single, but Jimmie Dykes of the White Sox grounds out to end the inning. In the top of the sixth inning, Lefty O'Doul of the New York Giants grounds out to first. Pepper Martin of the St. Louis Cardinals grounds out with Lon Warneke on third, scoring Warneke. With bases empty, Frankie Frisch of the Cardinals hits a home run. Final score would be 4-2, AL
Scenes from Army Day on April 6, 1934. Secretary of War George Henry Dern, in broadcast to the nation about importance of the Army, in peacetime. Brief glimpses of the Yellowstone River lower falls and Old Faithful and Beehive geysers erupting in Yellowstone Park, Wyoming. View amongst log buildings in Reproduction of Army Fort Dearborn, at the 1933 Century of Progress Exposition in Chicago, Illinois. A pioneer wagon; Native American Indians in ceremonial regalia; antique locomotives and trains at the Exposition. Army General Leonard Wood being sworn in as the Governor General of the Philippines. Closeup of General of the Armies, John J. Pershing, America's highest ranking Military officer. Headquarters of Walter Reed Army hospital, in Washington, DC, named for U.S. Army Major Walter Reed, who confirmed that yellow fever is transmitted by mosquito. Acting on this, the U.S. was able to complete the Panama Canal. View of French dredging equipment sitting idle in the water after Yellow Fever prevented them from completing the canal. Closeup of U.S. Army General William C. Gorgas, who, in 1904, headed the Sanitary Department that controlled mosquitoes and eradicated Yellow Fever, so the canal could be finished. View of a cayman in swamp near the canal. Photograph of George Washington Goethals, Chief Engineer credited with making the canal happen. Explosives employed in canal construction. Earth and rocks being loaded into open rail cars. A steamship transiting the Panama Canal. The Washington Monument; U.S. Library of Congress; and the Lincoln Memorial, cited as examples of accomplishments by U.S. Army engineers. The Wilson Dam, under construction by Army engineers, in Muscle Shoals, Alabama and system of levees being built to control the Mississippi River. The raging Mississippi River during 1927 flood. Flood victims being assisted by U.S. Army soldiers, at a tent camp, receiving food and clothing. An Army airplane flying over a forest fire. Army personnel supervising men in the Civilian Conservation Corps or CCC. Mail being loaded aboard an Army airplane, as airmail service is being opened between Washington DC and New York City. President Woodrow Wilson talking with Army pilot Major Reuben H. Fleet. Mail being loaded into the nose of an airplane. U.S. Army Douglas World Cruiser airplanes in flight, returning from their trip around the world in 1924. A pilot sitting in front seat of a Douglas O-38 airplane, pulls a fabric hood over his cockpit to practice "blind flying". View of the aircraft in flight, with instructor pilot in the open rear cockpit. Army aviators taking a camera and a rifle aboard their airplane as they prepare to leave on an aerial mapping flight. Aerial view of skyscrapers of Manhattan Island, New York City. Army Signal Corps personnel working on communications devices. A cable laying ship operating at sea, in support of the U.S. Army's Alaskan cable and telegraph system. Men loading chemicals into hoppers on Army crop dusting airplane. Several views of Army airplanes crop dusting. Glimpse of boll weevil, the target of their efforts. Closeup of Karl Connell, who as a major in the AEF, in World War I, invented a superior gas mask known as the “Connell” or “Victory” mask. A group of miners wearing gas masks enter a smoky mine entrance. The Army invented tear gas, which is shown being used to thwart a bank robbery, in a staged demonstration. Brigadier General Hugh Johnson, appointed by President Franklin Roosevelt, as head of the Great Depression era National Recovery Administration, or NRA, is seen about to give a speech. Narrator cites him as an example of U.S. Army officers who also serve the country in civilian life. Scene shifts to cadets on parade at the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York.
Jewish demonstrators march across a bridge, in Chicago, carrying signs and banners denouncing the Nazis in Germany. The bridge crosses over a railroad. Many cars move on opposite lane from marchers. Several buses drive slowly past them. A brass band (not playing) accompanies them. Several marchers carry a large banner reading: "Hitler's Henchman Goebels must not greet the Century of Progress." The marchers move and assemble at Congress Plaza near Grant Park. A statue of an American Indian on horseback is seen. A municipal flag on a pole towering over the assembly contains the words: "Chicago 1933" against a backdrop symbol of the World's Fair.
Visitors walking about the grounds of the Chicago World's Fair of 1933-34.. A dirigible flies in sky in background. View of a garden and buildings far off. Trees at the side of the path. 'PARIS' written on a building of the exhibit of France, with smoke stacks imitative of the funnels on a ship of the French Line.. People enter the building.