A river dam and waterfall cresting over the dam. Industrial buildings and a railroad bridge in the background up-river of the dam. (Possibly near Harpers Ferry West Virginia?) View of the Great Falls of the Potomac River, a few miles west of Washington DC. View of a broken river dam and water pouring through the collapsed structure. An industrial plant on land beside a waterway. Two prominent smoke stacks on the plant building.
The Great Falls of the Potomac River in the United States. Banks of the river. A low river dam. High tension wires and a power sub-station in a wooded area. A stone wall and a building beside the river. Numerous views of the Potomac River and surroundings in the vicinity of the Great Falls.
Places of historic importance in Washington DC. The Great Falls of the Potomac River located at the fall line 14 miles upstream from Washington DC.
The working of weather bureau in the United States. Snow covered shores of the Potomac River at Great Falls, west of Washington DC, following 15 inch snowfall in February 1936. Two people walking on a high snow covered bluff near the Great Falls. The frozen Potomac River, covered with ice. View of the Memorial Bridge spanning a totally frozen Potomac River, with the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument in the background. Views of the river carrying chunk of snow and ice as a thaw begins the breakup. Man photographs a woman next to a guard rail at the Potomac River, covered in chunks of thawing ice and snow. Frozen ice chunks flowing under the Memorial Bridge. Narrator describes flood beginning with heavy rainwall in Shenandoah River valley on March 17 and March 18, 1936. Scenes of Western Union Telegrams detailing reports of rain in the west from various towns in the Shenandoah foothills. One from Romney , West Virginia notes rainfall of 5 inches.
Trucks of the U.S. Army cross-continental motor transport convoy entering the Great Salt Lake Desert of Utah, near Granite Peak. They proceed smoothly across the desert and park to prepare a meal. View of the parked vehicles. Soldiers preparing meals on mobile field kitchens. Smoke rising from stovepipe of a field kitchen.
Post-war home front activities in New Jersey, United States, shortly after the end of World War II. Locomotive train running on railroad tracks through the main street center of Passaic New Jersey. The Great Falls of the Passaic River is seen (now part of the Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park) with a power generating facility in the foreground. Views of various industries in the Passaic area, some deriving power from the falls. Factory workers seen outside a large industrial factory as they enter it. Narrator notes that the factories are being converted to peace time production. Women seen working in a textile mill. View of bolts of cloth, sewing, and looms. Steel mill activities. A factory making wood veneer or cardboard or thick paper. A man operates an industrial machine. Women sew clothes. Workers work on machines. View of street signs, buildings, pedestrians, and traffic with 1940s era automobiles and buses at the intersection of Broad Street and Market Street, in the Four Corners District of Newark, New Jersey. Narrator describes it as the 3rd most busy intersection in the world. Boats in Lake Hopatcong. A boat launch area at the lake and some people on the lake shore. A woman wearing a swimming cap dives into the lake from a dock.