A football game in Lynchburg, Virginia. Players of the Presbyterian Children's Orphanage seated before the game. Bare feet of the players as they play without shoes. The game in progress. Spectators cheer. A player rubbing his hurt foot after it is stepped on. The game continuing. Presbyterian Orphanage team huddles up and show their bare feet to the camera.
Around 1937 a combination bus and rail car with two types of wheels. Two types of wheels enables it to move on roads and on rails as well. Driver moving on street and then lowers rail wheels and drives the bus onto rail tracks. Views from the vehicle traveling on rails. Train and bus combination says "Arlington and Fairfax" on the side, and appears to be traveling on Glebe Road in Arlington Virginia.
Shows 'Closed' sign on gate of a factory during depression. Jobless men sitting idle on benches. A young man asks another man for some money. People with signs and banners on road including a sign "Unemployed, will take any job." Men going through trash. Men sleep in doorways. Men in soup kitchen lines and waiting for handouts. Manufacturing factory whistle blows and men are seen going to work. Smoke stacks working again at industrial area. Men shoveling field. Men and women entering a factory. Men in a pay line to receive pay at a factory. Smiling faces of people. A parent tossing a young boy into the air playfully. A young girl drinking milk. A man handing bags of food groceries to a happy wife. Pictures of bottles of milk and plates of breads. People enjoy a swimming pool. Children on a merry go round and on a see saw, as seen from point of view on the ride. A couple holding kids. A tall building under construction and surrounded in scaffolding. Construction of Tri-County airport at Clarksburg. Men working to build the runways. A plane taxis on a completed runway beside them. A man working to seal abandoned mines to prevent pollution of the water supply. Construction of a retaining wall is shown at Richwood Avenue in Morgantown West Virginia to prevent collapse of the roadway and homes above it. Construction shown of a hydro-therapeutic unit at Morris Memorial Hospital for crippled children, especially those suffering from infantile paralysis (polio). Children suffering from infantile paralysis in cots. Scene of construction of a new building at Marshall College (later Marshall University) in Huntington West Virginia, for an elementary training school. A new Gymnasium at Fairview High School is shown, and a new Assembly hall for the 4-H camp at Jacksons Mill. The new building for the Negro High School at Morgantown is shown. View of a wwimming pool, and people diving and swimming. Scene changes to a Sewing room, with many women working at sewing machines powered by foot pedals, and making garments for needy families. View of a Nursery school, and a small black child being bathed in a bath tub. Children playing in the yard of the nursery school.
Men breaking rocks for road building in rural areas of the Allegheny Mountains in West Virginia. Cars along road through rural area. A man stands in a horse pulled cart moving on a rural road. Post office at Helvetia, West Virginia, a small town where many citizens still practice traditions from their heritage in Switzerland. Old woman sitting churning butter outside farmhouse. Women with Swiss cheese. Tourists arrive in car at Seneca Rocks, and views of the large rock formations. A sweeping wide view of Germany Valley. Work of the Conservation Commission fish hatchery in Morgan County, as fish including bass are added. Young women feed deer for restocking of forests. A woman feeds a white tailed deer fawn with a bottle. A woman pets a white tail deer buck with antlers.
Associate Justice of U.S. Supreme Court Hugo Black in Norfolk, Virginia. The supreme court's newest appointment Hugo Black of Alabama returns from European trip to Norfolk, Virginia. Bow of the ship. People aboard the ship. Justice Hugo stand with officials. They pose for photographers. He speaks and then gets into car.
A raging flood in 1936 in West Virginia. Flood waters seen moving swiftly. WPA Workers during the Great Depression are seen building a new bridge at Petersburg West Virginia, spanning the South Branch of the Potomac River. Car crosses the bridge. New flood walls and dikes built by the WPA are shown, created to prevent recurrence of losses in future floods.