Activities of people in Richmond, Virginia. Examples of "Jim Crow" laws (racial segregation). View of the Virginia State Capitol Building. The sign reads 'White House of confederacy entrance on Clay St'. Buses parked in front of the "colored waiting room". White pedestrians at crossing on Broad Street. Highway sign reads "Colored tourists stop at Hotel McGuire, Route 1, Fredericksburg, Virginia." View of the Virginia State Capitol big modern building in the background.
A trained chimpanzee 'Freckles' locked up pending ownership decision. Sheriff Garner hauls it off to the jail. Another officer accompanies Sheriff Garner. The chimpanzee taken on a motorcycle to the jail. The chimpanzee locked up.
Aerial view of helicopters at Fort Eustis, Virginia, with snow on the ground. Crowd gathered inside a large hangar. The widow of Alfred C. Felker, wearing a corsage, stands with his father,as Army officers salute in tribute at the dedication of the Felker heliport. Felker's young son removes the covering from the dedication plaque, which reads:"U.S. Army Fort Eustis Virginia, Felker Heliport in Memory of WOJG Alfred C. Felker 1929-1953." A Piasecki Helicopter takes off at the heliport. Mrs. Felker is a passenger on one of two smaller helicopters that circle aroung one another and then land.
President Herbert Hoover meets political and business leaders from Texas on White House lawn (in the days following the September 7, 1929 launch of the ship USS Houston at Newport News Virginia). President Hoover shakes hand and poses with delegates. Among those seen are R.B. Creager, Judge Higgins, the President, Houston Mayor Walter Monteith, Senator Garrett and Senator Connolly. Colonel R.C. Kuldell invites President Hoover to visit Houston Texas.
Texas officials at launching of USS Houston (CA-30) (originally designated CL-30) at Newport News Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Company. Elizabeth Holcombe, daughter of Houston's former Mayor, Oscar Holcombe, with bouquet of flowers. She is seen again on a platform, holding the flowers and a bottle of champagne, standing next to Governor Byrd of Virginia, who actually swings the bottle to christen the ship. A formation of U.S. Navy Vought O2U-1 corsair floatplanes is seen flying over U.S. flag in foreground. Large crowd gathered for the ceremony. USS Houston slides down the ways. USS Houston underway in the water.
Army film 'The Big Picture' . View of U.S. Navy Destroyer USS Buchanan (DD-484), at rain-soaked pier. Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, wearing rain coat, steps to shore. Naval ships in convoy. Battleship fires 16 inch guns. Heavy nighttime U.S. Navy ship gun barrages light up the dark in an unidentified battle. Landing craft race toward shore carrying U.S. Marines. Animation of earth with satellite circling it. U.S. Army narrator talks about the naval officer, Fleet Admiral Chester W Nimitz. Setting stage for Nimitz' upbringing, view of cowboys or cattle men herding cattle on great western plains of the United States with distant views of mountains behind. Narrator refers to Admiral Nimitz' birthplace, Fredericksburg, Texas. Still image of Chester W. Nimitz as a young boy. View of the old U.S. Navy ship USS Constitution -- a tall masted sailing vessel in full sail during the era of the Spanish American war. View of a U.S. Navy armored steam cruiser or battleship firing guns in battle. Theodore Roosevelt giving a speech, then seen close up talking and smiling, and then again Theodore Roosevelt seen on a flag draped podium giving an speech with animated hand gestures. Late childhood picture of young Chester W Nimitz around the time he entered the U.S. Naval Academy. Nimitz in a sailor uniform. U.S. Navy sailors participate in a boxing match during training, as their classmates look on and cheer the bout. Procession of U.S. Navy officers and cadets march on grounds of U.S. Navy Academy circa 1905, during a commencement exercise or other ceremony. View of one of the U.S. Navy's first submarines being loaded at a port. U.S. Navy sailors atop a small submarine as it cruises in a waterway. View of the small submarine as it dives under water. View circa 1918 of four U.S. Navy submarines at port, side-by-side. View of U.S. Navy sailors at work inside submarine. Fleet of warships and submarines underway during World War 1 era. View of USS Zeilin (DD-313) underway at sea. Navy biplane lands on a Carrier.