First scene shows commuters in rush hour arriving and departing a major rapid transit station. Motor vehicles (mostly buses) are parked beside the station and electric street cars are lined up behing one another along the tracks. (No women are evident in the crowd of commuters.) Next is a nighttime scene showing commuters climbing stairs from a station platform, in what appears to be an incident of some kind. An empty streetcar is parked next to the platform. A flare is burning on the track and some passengers are walking along the tracks to the stairs .Another flare is burning on the platform, itself.
The 1946 Golden Jubilee Parade celebrating the auto industry, in Detroit Michigan. A large crowd of approximately 750 thousand people watches from sidelines as antique automobiles drive past in the parade, along Woodward Avenue. The parade features a wide variety of antique and classic cars dating from as far back as the 19th century. Several jeeps carry persons, standing, who seem to be supervising the event. On a couple of occasions, cars stall and drivers must get out and hand crank them to restart, or push to get them running again. Some occupants are in costumes dating to the time of their cars. A Ford tractor pulls a float containing a Ford Fordson tractor. Another drives behind them. That is followed by a float showing the world and a message, "More food for a hungry world." The float also carries three men shoveling in a bread basket and a Ford tractor. A float carries the 999 race car built by Henry Ford, that set world speed records when driven by race driver Barney Oldfield. A 1946 Lincoln Continental that is possibly carrying Henry Ford, is followed by a large brass band, and more antique cars. A small brick building is seen on a float with a sign reading: "1896, The Original Ford car in First Workshop, 58 Bagley Avenue." The next float carries a 1940 Ford Station wagon, and a 1903 model Ford. Behind it are more antique cars. One stalls and need a push to restart. Scene changes to new perspective offering wider view of Woodward avenue, which is lined with tall Golden Jubilee signs. A pause in the parade allows spectators to spill into the street and some buses to pass. Closeups of more antique cars and their occupants. Closeups of the 1896 Ford workshop, showing the original Ford car inside, through a cutaway in the brick side.
Views of Diego Rivera working on his Industrial Mural in Detroit,Michigan, located at the Detroit Institute of Arts. The Detroit Industry mural sections and the wall showing paintings and sculptures. View of a single section of the wall blank, and then after initial mural sketch has been added by Rivera. Diego Rivera and another worker at the wall of one of the sections of mural.
Diego Rivera Industrial Mural in Detroit,Michigan at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Views of the Detroit Industry mural sections and the walls and floor, showing paintings and sculptures.
Diego Rivera sits on scaffolding and paints an industrial mural (wall painting) at the Detroit Institute of Arts in Detroit, Michigan
Two women on scaffolding watch Diego Rivera painting an industrial mural (wall painting) at the Detroit Institute of Arts in Detroit, Michigan. View of final cartoon on wall. Rivera traces over line of final cartoon.