Mexican Indians use reed and palm to make objects of everyday use in Mexico. Reed plants along Lerma River in Mexico. Map shows Mexico and Rio Grane. Mexico City in map. Location of Lerma River near Mexico City. Reed plants growth near by river. Men stand in water and cut plants. Man pushes bundle of Reed over water.
A couple riding on a horse-drawn wooden wagon on street of the old Spanish settlement of Abiquiu, New Mexico. An old wooden building, housing a country store, seen across from them, and an adobe-stye building down the street. Two small log-style dwellings sit in between. Horses are tied to railings. A 1941 Ford convertible automobile sits in front of the old wooden building, where a number of people, including a woman with a small baby, sit relaxing in the sun. Artist Georgia O'Keefe steps from the car and enters a store in the building. A Native American woman stands, conversing with an old woman, dressed all in black,like a Spanish widow. Men outside an adobe building decorated with murals and a sign reading: "SL PA BAR." Closeups of the men sitting on benches with legs of cowboy in mural behind. Closeups of mural showing dancing girls. Scene shifts back closeup of the old woman in black. A woman looking out the window of her home. A woman rinsing a batch of some kind of material and placing it into another container. Another woman all in black, steps from her house to feed her two dogs on her doorstep. She poses for a closeup. Views of local flora.
Artist Georgia O'Keefe carries purchases to her car (a 1941 Ford convertible) as she leaves general store in Abiquiu, New Mexico. The shop keeper carries some of her items. Closeup of O'Keefe in her car as she drives away. Scene shifts to O'Keefe standing at the the Plaza Blanca cliffs, that she calls the "white place." Closeup of Ms.O'Keefe. Camera pans unusual rock formations. View of O'keefe at campfire. Her car parked nearby, and white cliffs in background. An O'keefe painting of flower with white mountains in background. Another of her paintings, and figurines representing Navajo priests. Scene shifts to Navajo dancers in costume as birds. Others in traditional clothing with elaborate headresses, chant and play drums. Scene shifts to Navajo children playing marbles in sand, and back again to dancers and drummers. The adobe St. Thomas Church is seen in background. Navajo family inside their home, where woman attends baby in a swing. Closeup of the baby. Panning views of dramatic landscapes. Herd of sheep grazing. Film concludes with views of mountains, sky, deserts, and canyons.
Firing of a V-2 rocket from White Sands, New Mexico. An XP-84 jet aircraft on a test flight in California. Scenes of devastation in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. An atomic bomb test conducted in Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands. Large smoke cloud rises. Americans expressing disgust with war and confidence in ability to protect against it in future. Newspaper headline about Armistice ending World War I on November 11, 1918. Victory parade in New York City. Close up view of Adolf Hitler as he speaks forcefully to a German audience. V2 rocket being launched in Germany. German Messerschmitt Me 163 Komet rocket plane in flight. Map depicting uranium deposits world wide. An XB-36 bomber in flight with landing gear extended. A huge formation of various warplanes in flight, high overhead. A wartime tank assembly plant. American army troops on parade. A United Nations meeting in session. Peaceful scenes of American soldiers in Hawaii before World War II in the Pacific. Hawaiian Hula dancers. Japanese carrier-based Aichi D3A1 dive bomber in flight during attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. Bombed U.S. warships and facilities in Pearl Harbor. American Army officer and civilian discussing wisdom of maintaing large standing army. Army recruits are seen in the U.S. Army Universal Military Training Experimental Unit at Fort Knox, in 1947. They are seen in quarters, studying; taking part in sports (baseball); and attending religious services in a base chapel. Several trainees in a field tent, working with numerous tape decks in some kind of military communications activity.
Mexican Indians use reed and palm to make objects of everyday use in Mexico. Making of sleeping mats called 'Pelates' (Peh-tah'-tez) in Mexico. Dry reeds spread over wooden logs. Man takes water in mouth and sprinkles it on reeds. A man weaves mat. He put bunch of Reeds at cross position and put a stone on it. He starts weaving and presses it by stone.
Mexican Indians use reed and palm to make objects of everyday use in Mexico. Basket made of palm leafs. Map shows location of Toluca near Mexico City. A man winds palm leaf strips around straws and makes base of basket. Woman gives finishing touch to a basket.