Flood relief operations of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in Pennsylvania. Damaged buildings and houses submerged due to flood water. Flood waters stand in Johnstown streets. Ruins on street. An inclined railway carries citizens up a hill. Workers clean the debris. Wrecked vehicles and debris on streets. Sign: ' Have Faith In Johnstown'. Debris and mud being cleaned from streets. WPA workers rescue stranded citizens by canoes and rowboats in Harrisburg: Trucks are loaded with canoes and rowboats arrive at a flooded area. Workers unload boats. Boats being rowed in flooded water. WPA workers rescue stranded citizens. Posh area of Pennsylvania submerged in flooded water. Flood water devastates houses, buildings and factories.
A demonstration by unemployed people in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Buildings in an area. Men seated on the steps of a building. Some of the men sleeping on the floor inside the building. Children seated at a table eating food. They demand immediate action by the state to provide relief funds to the unemployed suffering from the Great Depression.
Activities at the Operation New Life / New Arrival ceremony for Vietnamese refugees, held at Harrisburg International Airport in Harrisburg Pennsylvania. Microphones and the tape equipment. Crowd of spectators wave American flags. Military policeman talk with Pennsylvania State policemen at the airport. The dignitaries and the officials walk towards the speakers stand. Civilian photographers take pictures. People wearing 1970s clothing fashions.
Scenes during Vietnamese refugee arrival event of Operation New Life and Operation New Arrival in Pennsylvania, United States. A sign above a terminal building entrance at Harrisburg International Airport reads : 'International arrivals'. View of military photographers. A U.S. Army UH-1D Iroquois helicopter parked in the airport. Soldiers in the foreground. A military policeman talking to a man from the Salvation Army. The ground crewmen of the airport talking. A sign reads: 'Harrisburg International Airport'. People walking at the airport. Northern Lebanon High School Color Guard band line up in formation.
Activities during Operations New Life, Operation New Arrival program for Vietnamese refugees arriving in the United States. An airplane lands and taxis at the Harrisburg International Airport in Pennsylvania. '747 Luxury liner' and 'American' written on the airplane. Governor Milton Jerrold Shapp walks up the ramp of the airport. He greets the Vietnamese refugees. The refugees disembark from the airplane. Pennsylvania State Policemen standing at the airport. Refugees being greeted by Mr Richard Friedman. Refugees get off the airplane. Governor Shapp shake hands with a child.
Activities during Vietnamese refugee Operation New Life and Operation New Arrival in the United States at the end of the Vietnam War. An airplane parked at the Harrisburg International Airport in Pennsylvania. '747 Luxury liner' and 'American' written on the airplane. People gather at the airport to greet the Vietnamese refugees. A child holds a board which reads: 'May you have peace, love, joy'. Another child holds a sign: 'Welcome to America'. Refugees debark from the airplane. Military personnel and civilian officials stand in the foreground. A baby in a stroller. Pennsylvania State Police stand at the airport. Refugees being interviewed at the airport. Refugees stand among the spectators. Vietnamese woman crying. Refugees board buses which will take them to Fort Indiantown Gap.