Stock prices decline in New York City, United States, during the Great Depression. People gather outside the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) after a wave of selling causes stock prices to drop sharply. Buildings along the sides of street in Wall Street area. Cars parked and some cars driven on the street. A sign reads: "Nassau St" and another says"Wall St". Rain falling in the area. People walk holding umbrellas. Buyers and sellers among traders on the floor of the stock exchange shouting and jockeying to be heard. Traders watching results on price boards and transacting inside the building of the stock exchange. People assemble outside the New York Stock Exchange building.
Manhattan Island in New York City, United States. A map shows the location of the five Boroughs in the New York City. A sign reads ' New York City' and marks Route 25D (Horace Harding Boulevard) on boundary between Queens County in the city and Nassau County on Long Island. .Camera pans to the Nassau County side where newly constructed homes are seen. Closeup of one of the houses, shows a small child coming out the front door to pick up two bottles of milk left by the milkman on the stoop. More views of homes in this neighborhood. A man throws a newspaper on steps of a house. Commuters (mostly headed to Manhattan) fill the platform at a station of the Long Island Railroad, and board a train as it arrives. View of the train heading West with Manhattan skyline visible in distance. View of train in major rail yard in Queens, with skyscrapers of Manhattan visible in distance.The Empire State and Chrysler Buildings are recognizable. Views of Ferry boats crossing to and from Manhattan,with sky scrapers in background. Passenger's view of ferry approaching battery terminal and docking. Commuters leaving the ferry.
Skippers race tiny replicas of the America's cup yachts in water for a regatta at a lake in Nassau. The amateur yachtsmen put their unpowered watercraft in water for the race. The men stand near water and watch their toy yachts. William Bingel wins the prize as his boat beats other toy yachts.
Pastor Argudin y Pedroso's paintings displayed in an exhibition at the Harmon Foundation, 140 Nassau Street, Manhattan, New York City. Mrs. William E. Harmon and others at exhibition of Spanish Negro art. Viewers include Arturo (Arthur) Alfonso Schomburg.
New York City street signs identify Wall street at Broadway and Wall Street at Nassau Street. Trinity church is seen at end of street. Federal Hall with statue of George Washington in front. Front view of the New York Stock Exchange building. Crowds of commuters fill the street and sidewalks as they emerge from subway during morning rush hour. Interior and trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange as trading day gets underway.
'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.