The activities of victory gardeners in Chicago, Illinois. Rail road train and the largest inland port of Chicago. A ship at the harbor. Steel plants and skyscrapers in Chicago. People look at the vegetables produced by gardeners at the victory garden festival. Secretary of Agriculture Henry A. Wallace awards the best gardeners at a ceremony. Men and women perform Mexican dance.
Processing of eggs in Chicago, Illinois. Egg liquid is poured in a pumping vat. The egg breaking department. Women break eggs and put them into buckets. Women straining and examining the eggs. Drying cyclones and sifting process. Dried eggs in a barrel. A sign on the barrel- 'Spray Dried Whole Eggs'. Insignia - 'USA Press Products Corp.' on the barrel. Girls pour eggs for shipment to England. Views of pouring of eggs for the shipment. Dried eggs on conveyors. Dried eggs in boxes being packed in cartons. Dried egg in boxes with the British flag.
Buildings, bridges and monuments of historical importance in Chicago, Illinois. View of bridges over the Chicago River in downtown Chicago, Illinois. In the Wacker historic district, close-up view of the Heald Square Monument featuring George Washington, Robert Morris, and Haym Salomon. Lion sculpture and entrance area of the Art Institute of Chicago. Tourists viewing displays and artwork inside the Art Institute. Exterior view of the Museum of Science and Industry. People entering the museum. A woman with her woman in a stroller or pram, drags the stroller backwards up the steps of the museum.
Film opens with hazy aerial views of Chicago Illinois. Scene shifts to views from vehicle driving on Chicago highway. A road sign reads"Des Plaines River Rd exits 1/2 mile ahead." A Boeing 727 commercial airliner is seen overhead with wheels down as it descends to land. Some 1960s cars drive past. View back, of the airliner descending above the highway, and of truck and cars passing the camera vehicle. Overhead road sign reads "Chicago Downtown 15 Miles." View of the Chicago skyline of buildings on Lake Michigan waterfront. View from slow moving aircraft of the Wrigley Building; the Michigan Avenue Bridge across the Chicago River; and the Tribune Tower. Camera continues to pan to East and then at building with "United Insurance" written near its top. Camera then swirls downward to river and bridges directly below and then back up from street and down again, ending on avenue near building displaying two American flags.
'City Harvest': activities of victory gardeners in Chicago, Illinois. Men and women in farms work on farms or victory gardens a they produce fruits and vegetables during World War II to meet the demands of the Allied forces. Men with their children as they work in their victory gardens. A woman works at an office, a butcher, a paper boy, rail road switchman all grow vegetables to meet the increasing demand. People contribute to the war efforts in their own way. A woman works on a tank, men pack meals, woman distribute supply orders, men operate transports. Men work at a steel plant. Victory farmers gather farm produce. Boys carry the produce in crates. Men and women display their produce at victory garden festival.
Fashions for war factory workers, as shown in Chicago. View of clothing styles for women factory workers involved in war production during World War 2. A woman shows a combination helmet and hair net. A woman shows her steel toe shoes and two other women step on the toes to show the strength. Women wearing pants and overalls. Women try on and model different uniforms and helmets, including a welding mask.