Girls in swimsuits stand with their slide boards at the Morgans Beach in Enfield, Maine. Girls climb the ramp to reach the toboggans. Girls sit on the slider boards and slide one after the other from a 60 foot incline, dashing into a cold stream pond at 40 miles per hour.
Launching of submarine USS Searaven (SS-196) at Portsmouth Navy Yard, Kittery, Maine. A woman holding a bouquet of flowers prepares to Christen the boat. She is handed a champagne bottle. People cheer. Spectators in a space marked 'Observation Space'. [ In preparation for launch of another submarine, a sign at adjacent ways in shipyard reads ' U.S.S. SEAWOLF submarine ( SS-197 ) keel laid 27 Sept. 1938 Launching 15 Aug. 1939 ' .] The submarine SS-196 proceeds down the ways into the water, with many persons on her deck. Tug boats move to her sides.
1917 Enfield Rifles (U. S. Rifle, Model of 1917) being manufactured in the United States at one of 3 arms plants (Winchester, Remington, or Eddystone) during World War 1 (between the Spring of 1917 and the Spring of 1919). Film shows assemblers hand fitting parts, a worker adjusting the front sight for proper "zero" in a machine vise, and "Proof" firing before final inspection and acceptance. (Note: At the peak of production, the 3 arms plants were turning out 10,000 rifles per day.)
Aero-Medical Field Laboratory tests at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico, United States. Airman Enfield walks towards a rocket sled. He gets on to the rocket sled and is strapped in spinal position 70 degrees. Airman Marther is strapped on a sled at spinal position 60 degrees. Cars parked in the background. Doctors inspect the airmen after a test.
A man stands on bridge over Almendares River waving fish for sale at cars driving between Miramar and Vedado, Havana. Distant view of bridge and river below. Children sitting at edge of a pond in Havana’s Biltmore neighborhood, with a woman standing near them. Gardens around the pond. Swans and ducks swim in the pond. View of Monument, to the Victims of the USS Maine, with the Hotel Nacional de Cuba in the background. View of local market. People and horse carts in the market. People purchasing fruits, other items and foods, including live poultry.
Scenes from the New England Hurricane of 1938 (or Great New England Hurricane) (or Long Island Express) (or The Great Hurricane of 1938). Hurricane hitting U.S. Eastern Seaboard on September 21, 1938. The Coast from New Jersey to New England felt its effect. Cars and people drenched with water in streets. Policemen wade through hip deep water. New York is whipped by 70 mile-an-hour winds and the raging sea pouring tons of water far inland. A man retreats from a dock as waves pour water on him. Outcome of hurricane shows broken ships, downed trees, and devastation at the water front in coastal areas including Atlantic City, New London Connecticut, and Long Island. Firemen in New London Connecticut battle fires. Aerial view of destroyed shoreline and beached boats in New London. Broken cars crushed by fallen trees. Crowds gather to look at damage as a lone sentry guards against looting. Boats along the Atlantic Coast are destroyed. A boat is seen on a road in front of Merkel's Delicatessen. View of a train that was derailed by the hurricane on Long Island. Shot of a car that was carried far off a roadway and impaled on an upright beam.