Various activities of tourists during winter vacations in Miami, Florida, United States. Sign atop a building entrance reads 'Minsky's Burlesque Million Dollar Pier'. People strolling along the waterfront and bathing on the beach. Steam locomotives pulling trains. (Note: film is silent except for sound of train passing, at the end.)
View of a Greyhond tourist bus marked Jacksonville. Next, a different tourist bus with destination sign of Miami. Tourists in Florida travel south through Florida on the bus. View of the City Gate of St. Augustine, Florida, and a horse carriage passes through the stone gate. Flags flying on the oldest house in the city, known as the Gonzalez-Alvarez House (later the Oldest House Museum) on St. Francis street. The flags flying include the American flag, the Confederate flag, and others.Tourist bus travels on a bridge. View of tourists inside the vintage 1940s bus. Silhouette of the bus driver, driving the bus, and view through the windshield of the road ahead as the bus drives along Route 1 and over the Overseas Highway toward Key West. View of the bridges and ocean beneath. Scenes in Miami Beach area. View of the beach in Miami Beach.
The marathon swim around Manhattan in New York, United States. Swimmers grease their body to keep from getting chilled in the long race in cold water. The contestants dive into the water. A boat in the water. The contestants are fed from the boat which sails beside them. Sam Shields representing Miami, Florida, wins in record time of 8 hours 35 minutes and poses. ( Note: Sam Shields, reportedly a native of Louisville, KY, was a top competitive swimmer in his college days with the University of Miami.)
A tailless biplane taking off and flying up in the air. A derivative of early Burgess and Dunne designs, the 1930 Arrowhead Safety Airplane was also inherently stable, weighed only 850 pounds and landed at a low of 22 mph. It also claimed for a safe flight.
A documentary titled: 'Hurricane Circuit' on Weather Bureau's Hurricane Warning Center in Miami, Florida. View of the Caribbean Sea. People standing at a harbor. Several boats anchored at the harbor. The people load their produces in the boats. Men and women standing on a pier. A car passing on the pier. A woman carrying a container on her head walking along. The Caribbean Sea and Florida located on an animated map. Florida is known for its forests, phosphate industry, farms, cattle and winter sports. Key West, Tampa and Miami located on the map. Aerial view of houses and buildings along a sea shore. Animation shows the movement of a hurricane. Rubbled houses and buildings. The Capitol building in the foreground. Buildings of the Navy Department. The building of the Hurricane Warning Weather Bureau Forecast Center in Miami. Men and women working inside the building. A woman and a man typing a document on tele typewriter. Animation shows how and from where the weather information is received. Cloud and sea condition, parametric condition, temperature and pressure conditions are analyzed.
United States Ex Governor Alfred Emanuel Smith in Miami, Florida. He gets onto a boat to begin his South tour. He shakes hands with an official. Two men wrestle on a greased pole. One of them falls into the water below. Alfred Emanuel Smith and other officials watch the show.