Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects to build better cities in Massachusetts, United States.
'Closed' sign on factories. American workers appear depressed due to unemployment. Americans stand in a queue to receive food. Better time in Massachusetts: Factories start and workers get job. People and families celebrate after getting employment. Streets in Springfield being paved and sewer pipe installed. Workers at construction work and get demolition projects. Local labors use native materials in construction work. Women get jobs and work at a sewing projects. Womandesigns a costume. WPA artists paint shore scenes.
Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects to build better cities in Massachusetts, United States. Shows playground activity. Children play on playground. Near Murphy Park, children swim at a swimming pool area known as the Greenfield Municipal Swimming Pool, on the Green River in Greenfield, Massachusetts. They dive from a high diving board, enjoy low dives and slides, and learn swimming and life saving skills in the water. Two boys practice wrestling and compete in a wrestling contest as other boys and an official look on. Boys at Marble Head build ship models out of wood and show off their creations for the camera.
Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects to build better cities in Massachusetts, United States. Nurses visit homes. A nurse instructs a mother about taking care of babies and feeding them. She bathes the baby. Young men and women stand in a queue to continue their education, program being conducted by National Youth Administration. A hatchery at Gloucester, Massachusettes for catching and breeding fish. Braille mapping at the Perkins Institute for the blind at Watertown. Children take free music lessons. They learn to play piano and a vocal instrument. Shows nursery school activities: Children eat food, play at jungle gym and wash hands. Children prepare to go to sleep.
'Retrospect' about the events that led to the present pattern of life in the United States. Host Douglas Edwards, an American television anchor speaks about the past events in America. Crowd of unemployed men gathering in bread lines after the 1929 crash and subsequent Great Depression. A man near a box of apples. The U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt addresses a gathering. The kidnapping of Charles Augustus Lindbergh, Jr., the son of the aviator Charles Lindbergh in 1932. Bruno Richard Hauptmann, a German carpenter who abducted the child during the trial. The congressmen at the formation of the Lindbergh Law. Newspapers describe the apprehension or death of notorious gangster criminals, such as Dutch Schultz and Baby Face Nelson. Huey Pierce Long, Jr. a American politician addresses people. Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia appeals to the League of Nations, after his country is attacked by Italy under Mussolini. Adolf Hitler stands. Troops of the German army parade. Scenes from the Spanish Civil War in 1936-1937 as Spanish national forces battle against fascist rebel forces. Spanish Troops fire 75mm field artillery pieces. Bombs being dropped on the buildings. Spanish soldiers marching during the civil war. The Hindenburg disaster takes place on May 6th 1937: The German airship LZ 129 Hindenburg catches fire over the Lakehurst Naval Air Station in Manchester, New Jersey. Amelia Earhart the first woman aviator to fly solo holds flowers and is surrounded by people. She went missing in 1937. Cowboy philosopher Will Rogers, alone and with U.S. Vice President John Nance Garner and with aviator Wiley Post (who had patch over one eye). King Edward VIII of Great Britain, abdicating the throne for "the woman I love." People at the German-American Bund Nazi sympathizing gathering including the subduing of objectors on stage, in Madison Square Garden, New York. British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, returning from meeting with Adolf Hitler in Munich in 1938. View of Adolf Hitler. German tanks on parade in World War II. an array of artillery guns on display. Railway guns being fired in WW2.
People undertaking measures to beat the heat in the United States during the 1937 heat wave. People gather in a large number near the swimming pools. Children dive in the water and swim. Fountains erected in city streets where children gather to play. People pass through the street as water being sprinkled with the help of fountains. A female secretary wearing a bathing suit sits at a desk and takes dictation from a man. Inventor Horatio Casterbilt (or Casterbuilt) shows and wears a hat with a fan motor attached to it to keep his head cool. From a August 1962 newsreel depicting events 25 years earlier.
Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects to build better cities in Massachusetts, United States. Testing of steering ability by a test operator provided by WPA. Traffic signs and street lights being erected by WPA workers. City's elevated system being constructed by them. Methods of preventing silicosis among granite workers being tested at Quincy. Breeches buoy rescue practice being conducted by the Coast Guard on Cape Cod.