Labor Day celebration in Mount Carmel, Illinois. A floral float passes in a parade. People stand beside a road and watch the parade. Men walk in the parade. A float depicts work of washer-men. Peace written on one of the floats. An old man watches the parade. Ford carriers company float. A woman dressed as the Statue of Liberty stands on a float. A man addresses. 'God bless America' written on the podium.
Scenes of city. Troops in a military van. The van stops and the troops get out of the van. Soldiers go down in mines. Soldier and miner welding. Miners share their lunch during mealtime. Speakers address the community. State Secretary of Mines meets miners. A man standing on a carriage full of anthracite coal. Scene of coal in a factory.
South American heavyweight, Arturo Godoy in Carmel, New York. Arturo Godoy practices for a boxing Championship. Arturo on a field with a trainer. He practices boxing on punching bag.
Mounted police keep order at edge of thousands of people packed into times Square in Manhattan, New York City on election night, November 5, 1940. Marqee and lights of Hotel Astor seen in background. lights shine on sign with image of Uncle Sam calling for "No Third Term! Democrats Willkie." Lights moving with message across the Times building spell out: "McNary concedes the re election."(News refers to Charles L. McNary, vice Presidential candidate on the Republican ticket, with Wendell Wilkie.) People in crowd wave hats and make lots of noise. Photographer's lights illuminate various sections of the crowd who react by waving arms and hats. Marquee of Loew's Criterion movie theater in background shows Robert Montgomery starring in a movie and displays banner beneath, advertising "Latest War News."
Crowds in Times Square, Manhattan, New York City, on election night, November 5, 1940, gathered to watch returns displayed on the Times Building. View of people in crowd, illuminated by search light beam as they cling to a street sign post. Behind them can be seen lights of the Rialto Theater and various other neon signs.Men are seen on elevated platform, maneuvering search lights to shine on various parts of the crowd. A sign showing Uncle Sam and message: "No third term." People in crowd milling about. Marquee of New York movie Theater. Mounted police thinning out the crowd in places. Moving lights on Times building report results from Hudson County, New York. And they spell out:"Roosevelt leading in States having a total electoral vote of 442." "McNary concedes." "Wilkie retired at 1:30 AM with announcement he would have no further statement until he awakened." Part of another announcement reads:"Republican leader refuses to concede election."
The intricate processes in the manufacture of watch parts at the Illinois Watch Company in Springfield, Illinois. Women workers work in the Jewelling Department. The jewels are mounted in gold settings. A machine determines size of recess for each individual jewel. Ring jewel is hand picked by the worker and fitted to the pivot for which it acts as a bearing.