Ford Thrift Gardens at Inkster in Michigan,United States. People working in the Ford Thrift Gardens. Houses beside the garden. A negro couple working in the vegetable garden. Views of the garden. Men at work in the garden. A man working in the garden. A paved way in between the plants. Two men at work on the garden on the other side of the way. The garden spread over a large area. A basket full of vegetables and a small bag full of fruits. A woman picks up the vegetables from the basket.
The Michigan Wolverines defeats the Northwestern Wildcats at an American football match in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Wolverines defeat Wildcats by 15-6 in the first game between the schools in seven years. Large crowd gathers to see the match.
The 1932 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, Illinois. New York Governor Franklin Delano Roosevelt with his daughter Anna Roosevelt and granddaughter Anna Eleanor Roosevelt Dall (sometimes known as Sistie) outside a building circa 1930. Roosevelt holds a cane while leaning against a column and plays with his grandson using the cane. People gather in the convention hall for the 1932 Democratic National Convention. Roosevelt addresses them, speaking of the need to "break foolish traditions" and "to win in this crusade to restore America to its own people." The people applaud.
Hard times in the Great Depression led to formation of The Bonus Army. American veterans of World War 1 march on streets of Washington DC, carrying a large poster demanding immediate cash redemption their "bonus" service certificates awarded by Congress in 1924 (but not lawfully payable until 1945). Army Chief of Staff, General Douglas MacArthur, ordered by President Hoover, to clear the Bonus Army encampments, is seen standing in a street surrounded by several U.S. Army troops. People watch from sidewalks as a contingent of U.S. Army cavalry rides down the street. U.S. Army M-1917 tanks roll down Pennsylvania Avenue in July 1932. Bonus marchers and others watch from Lafayette Park in background. Scene shifts to the 1932 Democratic Party Convention in Chicago Stadium, Chicago, where delegates cheer after nominating Franklin D. Roosevelt as their Presidential candidate. Roosevelt seen waving from the podium. Migrant farm workers seen at temporary, dilapidated dwellings in close quarters, and sitting at a campfire, some with sad and desperate faces. Migrant farm workers' cars on the road, piled high with family belongings during westward migration. Migrants riding atop an open railroad freight car. Two men share a copy of the "Epic News" newspaper (published by supporters of Upton Sinclair and the End Poverty Movement in Los Angeles and central California). Narrator describes programs of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) and the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). Construction workers ignite demolition charges during construction of Boulder Dam (aka Hoover Dam and officially so-named in 1947). Glimpse of President Roosevelt at the site in an open car, for its dedication on September 30, 1935. Construction workers engaged in building the dam. Another shot of President Roosevelt in his open car. Towers being erected to carry electric power from the dam's hydroelectric generators. President Franklin D. Roosevelt smiling broadly at the formal dedication ceremony, September 30, 1935. Controlled discharges of water through the dam. Views of the Boulder Dam hydroelectric generating station. Oil well rigs or oil derricks at work during construction at night. People at work in fabric mills or textile mills, and in a print shop
Franklin D Roosevelt's Presidential election campaign in Atlanta, Georgia. In the opening scene, New York Governor Roosevelt begins addressing a huge gathering of some 7000 people in the old Atlanta Armory auditorium, on the evening of October 24, 1932. The stage is filled with flowers donated by Atlanta florists, for the occasion, including a tall arch of flowers surrounding the speaker rostrum. Roosevelt begins his comments expressing appreciation for the warm welcome given by people of Georgia. The scene then changes, completely, and He, along with his family, are seen relaxing in his winter home in Warm Springs, Georgia. He sits with a group of musicians and listens as they play country music.
The 1932 Summer Olympics held in Los Angeles, California. Aerial view of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Olympic Stadium as seen from a blimp. Frank Wykoff wins the men's 400 meter relay. Bob Kiesel, Emmett Toppino, Hector Dyer, and Frank Wykoff stand together. Jean Shiley wins the women's high jump. Wilhelmina Von Bremen wins the 400 meter relay. Crowd cheers and applauds. Yasuji Miyazaki wins the 100 meter men's freestyle swimming event. Mickey Riley wins the men's springboard diving contest. Helene Madison wins the women's 100 meter freestyle swimming event. Men line up for the start of the Marathon race. Juan Carlos Zabala wins the marathon. The Americans take a lead in the Games of the X Olympiad.