Shows men handling crates containing thousands of little chicks recently hatched from their eggs at a poultry farm in Lansdale, Pennsylvania. Small child plays with several little chicks. A egg hatches in a man's hand.
President Franklin Roosevelt's mother, Sara Delano Roosevelt, is seen standing with her grandaughter, Anna Roosevelt Dall Boettiger, who holds the hand of her daughter, Anna Eleanor Roosevelt Dall. The President's son, Elliot Roosevelt and his wife, Ruth Josephine Googins Roosevelt, stand with them. Next, President Franklin D. Roosevelt and First Lady, Eleanor Roosevelt, holding a bouquet of flowers, are seen in an open car. Scene shifts to the White House porch, where a protected Presidential reviewing stand has been set up, along with chairs. View of President Roosevelt, in a top hat, receiving congratulations from officials. Admiral William Leahy, Chief of Naval Operations, and another admiral (possibly recently retired CNO, William Harrison Standley) are seen in full dress uniforms. The President's son, Elliot Roosevelt is also present, to assist FDR when necessary. Some mounted U.S. Army cavalry ride past the reviewing stand, saluting with swords. An automobile is seen driving along the wet street, accompanied by a formation of motorcycle police officers. President Roosevelt holding onto a built-in railing, reviews various elements and units in the inaugural parade, including several military marching bands. Army Chief of Staff, General Malin Craig, rides past on horseback, and renders a sabre salute to the President. He is followed by a contingent of U.S. Army mounted cavalry. One of the marching bands is seen from another camera location. An open top 1935 Duesenberg SJ Dual-Cowl Phaeton, with exposed exhaust tubes, is seen, displaying a small banner on its door, reading "Pennsylvania." Numerous closed sedans, carrying notables, drive along the wet street, past the President, who waves his hat and smiles at some. Vice President, John Nance Garner IV, shares the reviewing stand with FDR.
Men work assembling transmissions on an automobile production line. John L. Lewis, President of the United Mine Workers Union, giving a speech supporting formation of the Congress of Industrial organizations (CIO). Group of workers gather to listen to a union speaker. Many wear miners hats. Cheering Union workers march in street carrying posters reading: "Long-Live the C.I.O." and "Forward eith C.I.O." Leaders of the early C.I.O., Sidney Hillman,President of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America (ACWA); Philip Murray, Vice President of the C.I.O.; and John L. Lewis, C.I.O. President, circa 1938. David Dubinsky, President of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union (ILGWU); along with Sidney Hillman, and John L. Lewis, are seen mingling with clothing workers. View of a steel mill from workers' residential street on a snowy day. Steel worker in a mill. Deckhand and an engine man aboard a merchant ship. Roustabouts and riggers at an oil well. Nonferris metal miner in rail car. Worker in tire factory. Electrical worker. Union leader speaking to group of workers carrying banner reading: "Shirt workers, Local 128 Allentown, Pennsylvania Joint Board." Labor organizers passing out leaflets to workers leaving a factory. Labor discussions with workers at lunch tables. Draftsman preparing labor organization signs calling for "Sanitary Conditions" and "Fair Play." Working women singing a union song. Union workers marching and carrying signs for various causes. Man riding a bicycle displaying sign:"Don't Scab." Car overloaded with people with sign: "Come To Lafollette Labor Rally Monday, July 5, 1937." ACWA workers of Local 95, Atlas Plant. UMWA members of Lafollette, Tennessee. Miners playing cards and playing musical instruments. Miners on strike below in mine for 5 days, cheer leader. Poster encouraging Americans to travel and visit in the USA. Police injure several persons during labor protests in San Francisco. U.S. Army soldiers arresting a civilian and throwing tear gas grenades.
Mummers parade in Philadelphia. Parade passes along Broad Street. Men in enormous fancy costumes. Men carry a baby in fancy dress. Behind them is a car with sign reading "Oregon NYA." Various decorative floats in the parade. Various groups perform. Bands march and play. Numerous spectators watch the parade. Policemen on horseback patrol along the parade route.
President Franklin Roosevelt's motorcade moves on the wet Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington DC, USA during his second inaugural parade. Large crowd stand behind fence. Bands play and march in honor of the President. Cadets march in formations. Announcement on loudspeakers made in the background. Ambient sound from the bands and marchers is heard during the clip.
The disappearance of American aviatrix Amelia Earhart in 1937. A smiling Amelia Earhart stands with a man, possibly Fred Noonan. Earhart and crew loading up an airplane parked in a hanger. May 20, 1937, Lockheed Model 10-E Electra taking off from Oakland, California bound for Miami, Florida on the first leg of Earhart's second attempt at an around-the-world flight. Earhart and her navigator disappear during the flight and are last heard from on July 2, 1937. A huge air sea search is undertaken to find them. An aircraft carrier underway at sea. Airplane parked on the flight deck. Bi-Planes fly in formation during search.