King Humbert in Florence, Italy. People holding flags wait to welcome King Humbert of Italy. King Humbert with other officials arrives in a car. He initiates memorial for dead soldiers. He stands with officials. Italian prelate of the Roman Catholic Church Alfonso Maria Cardinal Mistrangelo blesses King Humbert. People stand near a planted tree. People plant trees.
Republican Vice Presidential nominee John Calvin Coolidge, Jr.and his wife, Grace Coolidge, arriving by automobile at the home of Presidential nominee, Warren G. Harding, in Marion, Ohio, United States. There is snow on the ground. They are greeted by Warren G. Harding, on the steps to his home. Visitors, wearing white identification tags, form a line on the porch to meet the candidates. The receiving line is headed by Warren Harding, followed by Grace Coolidge, Florence harding, and Calvin Coolidge. Warren Harding and Calvin Coolidge converse on the porch, under American flag. Florence Harding and Grace Coolidge converse in front of the Harding house. Warren Harding shakes hands with William Jennings Bryan, who removes his hat. and then turns to enter the house.
Ponte Vecchio Bridge in Florence, Italy. A sign in Italian. The sign reads 'Ponte Vecchio' in Italy near Arno River. People of Florence cross the ruined Ponte Vecchio Bridge. Several buildings lined on a side of the bridge. Men walk with bicycles. People walk through a mine cleared path approaching Ponte Vecchio Bridge. Italian refugees escape from German concentration camps near Florence. U.S. Brigadier General Edgar E. Hume, 5th Army, talks to the refugees. Several refugees stand in a group. Men smoke. Shops in the background. A woman cries.
German officers tour Italy during World War II. Buildings in the background at a sea shore. Men seated at a desk type documents. German Chancellor Adolf Hitler with German officers in his private railroad car. People gather at a railroad station in Florence, Italy. They wave towards Hitler. The crowd cheers and applauds. Hitler is greeted by officers. Soldiers stand at attention. Italian citizens gathered cheer him and applaud. Hitler seated in a car passing on a street of Florence. People gather along the sides of streets. Buildings along street sides. Hitler and officials enter the Palazzo Vecchio. Scenes inside the palace, where German and Italian officials shake hands and discuss. Prime Minister of Italy Benito Mussolini and Commander-in-Chief of Italian North Africa Rodolfo Graziani at a station and later at a reception. Headline of Italian newspaper Il Barcello reading "Mussolini e Hitler a Firenze!" People gather in a large number and cheer on the Piazza della Signoria. Elevated view of the crowd from roof or a high balcony of the Palazzo Vecchio. Trumpet players on balcony play to crowd before Mussolini and Hitler appear. People cheer as the Italian and German leaders appear on the balcony.
Documentary depicts the end of the 1920s good times in the U.S., leading into the Great Depression. Mildred Unger, age 10, performs a wing walker charleston dance while out on the wing of a JN-4 "Jenny" airplane in flight over Los Angeles in 1926.Four girls dancing on the top of a building higher than those around it, in Boston, Massachusetts. Amusement park patrons riding a roller coaster. People out driving through a park in their automobiles. Patrons enjoying themselves at the Steeplechase amusement park in Coney Island, New York. A crane piling old cars in a heap at a junk yard. But following the Wall Street crash of 1929, conditions change in America. Group of people receiving food assistance in a city. A man, woman, and baby, in a tent (probably migrant workers). The famous 1936 photo, "Migrant Mother" by Dorothea Lange, of migrant worker, Florence Owens Thompson, with two of her children. Men receiving food from a city soup kitchen. Dejected unemployed men.
Scenes from Florence, Italy. Bridges spanning over the River Arno. Vehicle traffic on the bridges. Florence Cathedral distant in the background. The tower of the Palazzo Vecchio. A guard on duty outside an historic building. Scenes of buildings and chapels high in the surrounding Senese Clavey Hills.