Campus of the Cornell University, Ithaca, New York. A couple sits on a stone bench below the statue of founder, Ezra Cornell, on the Arts Quadrangle of the campus. Other students sitting near the couple. People walking across the quadrangle. View from a hill, showing the freshman dormitories below, and surrounding countryside. An academic procession underway at bottom of the hill. The Cornell Library Clock Tower. Unrelated view of several men examining dogs in an enclosure on a hilltop in the countryside. Extraneous glimpse of memorial bronze at Dartmouth University.
The farm boys of Texas visit different states of United States. The farm boys walk on fences in a stockyard and look at cattle in Chicago Stockyards. View of exterior of part of the Ford River Rouge automobile manufacturing Plant in Detroit, Michigan. Group of boys walk in River Rouge plant yard and car factory workers emerge from the buildings. Scene changes to Ithaca New York on grounds of Cornell University. View from high up looking into gorges at the waterfalls cascading down rocks. A building built atop the rocks at Cornell.
Documentary titled 'Woven into the life of America', on manufacture of various types of garments by the Burlington Mills in North Carolina, United States. View of the Statue of Liberty and of New York City Manhattan Island skyline from the New York Harbor. A boat underway at harbor. Aerial view of tall buildings and skyscrapers of New York City. Pedestrians in 1950s fashions walk on sidewalks of New York City, with some shopping. Trendy clothes are displayed in a shop's window. A model wearing a night gown. A bride being dressed. A receptionist at the reception counter of the Burlington Mills. Employees at work on loom machines.
Americans listen to a chamber string quartet playing music on stage. Vintage views of various famous American cities in the 1950s. Sweeping wide views of American wilderness with mountains in distant background. Elevated view of a river in America. A railroad marshaling yard with skyline of Chicago Illinois in the distance. Close view of two railroad trains passing in opposite directions in downtown Chicago with skyscraper in background. A city street in downtown Detroit Michigan with 1950s cars on the road. View of the Stone Arch Bridge in Minneapolis Minnesota and the city skyline in background. View of Saint Paul Minnesota with river, bridge, and some nearby factories. View of Saint Louis Missouri as seen from an anchored position on the Mississippi River. The city skyline of New Orleans from a distance. View of Pittsburgh skyline with the West End Bridge over the Ohio River in the foreground. People walk on the grounds of Liberty Island in New York, with the Statue of Liberty seen towering above. Aerial view of New York city's skyline, skyscrapers and New York harbor. Camera view panning from ground to top of Empire State Building in Manhattan. Aerial view of Washington DC and Potomac River. Ground view of Jefferson Memorial. The Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument and U.S. Capitol seen together. Steps of Lincoln Memorial and view of statue of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln inside the memorial. An eastern American mountain view, witha lake or river in the foreground. View of Half Dome peak in Yosemite National Park seen from a moving vehicle. Elevated view of a dense forest in the western United States. Pacific coast scene of surf washing onto rocks in a rocky area with nearby cliffs and mountains.
Scenes of American people engaged in different occupations in the United States in the 1950s. African American surveyor looks through a survey transit instrument as they work on a construction project with Brooklyn Bridge of New York City in background. Men in suits examine blueprints at construction site of an interstate highway cloverleaf system. A man studies and works on the construction site of a bridge. Nurses in a classroom take down notes. A redcap pulls baggage at a railway station. Men work on construction projects. Masons, carpenters work at construction site. Surgeons operate on patient in operating theater. Cowboys hold down a calf and brand it, A housewife prepares a meal. A man operates an automobile elevator parking lot and 1950's American automobiles are seen passing by his lift. A truck of the 'Sand and Gravel Corporation' at a construction site.
Farmers harvesting grain and corn with machinery on American farms with a narrow tractor harvester. Steel mills and heavy industry and cargo railroads in the United States. Industrial views with smokestacks releasing much smoke and smog (also pollution scenes). Scenes of New York City with busy streets filled with cars, buses, and trucks, together with pedestrians. Many varied 1940s and 1950s cars on the roads. Elevated and also aerial views of U.S. highway networks busy with 1940s and 1950s cars. Views of Jones Beach, on Long Island, New york. Scenes of destruction in Japan from the atomic bomb, with sweeping views of destroyed city in Hiroshima or Nagasaki. U.S. Army infantrymen engaged in house-to-house fighting in Europe during World War II, firing rifles and moving between points of cover in a city filled with rubble.