Unwanted immigrants disembark from a train at Communipaw, New Jersey and ready to be deported. Gathered together from across the U.S. for numerous offenses, the 400 men, women and children are herded aboard the Ellis Island Boat to await deportation back to Europe. The Ellis Island Boat leaves the shore of Communipaw pushed by a tugboat.
Sir George Hubert Wilkins prepares for perilous voyage undersea to North Pole. He inspects submarine Nautilus before starting his journey at Camden shipyard in New Jersey. 1931.
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.
Two men climb Colgate Clock dial in Jersey City, New Jersey to reset it back at the end of daylight savings time. A woman adjusts her watch while an overlay of clock hands is seen. A bum wakes up while sleeping on a bench. He adjusts his alarm clock. The homeless man goes back to sleeping on the park bench. A bag piper in Scottish outfit removes and alarm clock from his hat, adjusts it, and then returns it to his hat. Street sweepers with brooms and trash bins adjust their watches. A horse pulled wagon passes by behind sweepers. View of an old fashioned radio. View of Napoleon Lebrun & Sons Metropolitan Life Insurance clock tower at Madison Square garden in New York.
Nineteen year old, Henry Ellsworth Vines, of Pasadena California and opponent George Lott, Jr., of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, battle for 1931 National Tennis Championship at Forest Hills, New York on September 12, 1931, in the 51st U.S. Men's Singles Tennis championship match. They are seen entering the stadium before a capacity crowd, and shaking hands before the match. Views of several strokes and exchanges during the match. At the end, both players meet at the net,shake hands, and walk off the court together. Vines beats Lott (79 63 97 75). Vines poses with trophy.
George Stone and Dr Philip Hauser at the presentation of U.S. census. A slide of U.S. map appears on the screen. 1820 and population figures are marked on part of the map inhabited at that time. The reasons for the increase in the population are discussed by George Stone and Dr Philip Hauser. In the next slide census figures of 1830 appears. Concern for the handicapped lead to including of deaf, dumb and blind category in this census is shown. Dr Philip Hauser shows cartoons appearing in newspapers of that time to George Stone. In the next slide, census figures of 1850 and 7 classes of occupation of people are seen. A percentage representation of various occupations in the population is given in the next slide. The stress on accuracy of 1850 census is seen in the next slide. A comparison of number of occupations of males and females from 1840 to 1870 is shown in the next slide. Census of 1930 is mentioned in the next slide. 1931 is shown as a Special Unemployment Census. Newspaper headlines about stock market crash is seen. Around clip timecode 8:13 are images of Wall Street stock exchange floor near time of stock market crash. Wall Street region in New York City filled with people and views of lines or queues for homeless, unemployed, or food during the Great Depression.