Completion of Hoover Dam (then the Boulder Dam) construction in the United States. In September 1935, U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt dedicates the Hoover Dam to the nation's progress and commends its designers and builders, at the dam site. Views of the Hoover Dam showing its beauty and architecture. From a 1962 production about the dam.
Construction of Hoover Dam in the United States, concluding in 1935. A sign reads 'the Babcock'. Giant steel pipes. Steel plates hoisted by a crane. Steel pipes are assembled in the steel fabrication plant erected on the dam site. Men working on constructing and assembling pipes. Train passes through a 30-foot diameter section. Trailers carry giant steel pipes. The pipes transferred via cable ways. Trailers carry giant steel pipes inside diversion tunnel. Steel pipes are joined at location with cables. Construction equipment work on construction site. Railroad tracks seen. A tram car carrying construction material, passes through the tunnel. Last concrete poured on May 28, 1935 and construction of the Hoover Dam completed two years ahead of schedule. View of completed Hoover dam in mid to late 1930's with 1930s automobiles passing by and parked on top of the dam. From a 1962 production about the dam.
Episode of "The Big Picture", a U.S. Army series of news release programs. U.S. Army cameraman recording Nike missile launch. Atomic cannon fires shell creating atomic explosion and classic mushroom cloud.. Army troops spill out of Sikorsky YH-19 helicopters. U.S. Army infantry soldiers ascend hill firing their rifles. Atomic experiments at Camp Desert Rock in Nevada, United States. U.S. Army Master Sergeant Stuart Queen seated at a desk in his office. He speaks about a series of atomic experiments ("Desert Rock 6") held in barren lands of Nevada at Camp Desert Rock. Celebrating victory in Europe, during World War 2, American troops parade down the Champs Elysees in Paris, France, with the Arch of Triumph behind them. Happy Parisians watch the parade.. War scenes in Hiroshima, Japan: Actual footage of explosion and mushroom cloud rising after atomic bomb blast over Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. Barren land on the ground in Hiroshima after the blast. B-29 bombers in flight. Atomic bomb test detonation. Atomic artillery gun M65, also called the Atomic Cannon or Atomic Annie, fires and creates nuclear explosion on distant target.Viking missile launch. U.S. soldiers on parade. Headquarters sign at U.S. Army atomic experiment station at Camp Desert Rock, Nevada, displaying 6-pointed star with "A" in center.. Several atomic test explosions. Soldiers on hillside witness a non-nuclear explosion. Buses carry troops along a road past a sign warning of radiation hazard. Army captain, instructor, briefing troops before the start of atomic maneuvers.. Maps of planned maneuvers. Engineer surveyors lay out ground zero target. View of the ground zero area which is the target area for testing. Signal men lay communication lines to receive and transmit teletype messages. Men operate machinery and dig trenches in which troops will take cover. Other men cover them with sand. [Note: According to the U.S. Department of State, Office of the Historian, from February 18 to May 15, 1955, the United States conducted Operation Teapot, a nuclear test series at Yucca Flat and Frenchman Flat on the Nevada Test Site in the continental United States. During the test period 14 nuclear shots and 1 non-nuclear shot were detonated. Several thousand scientific, military (army, air force, navy, marines), and civilian contract personnel participated in the organization, planning, and execution of the test series. Military exercises undertaken during and following the shots took place under the name Desert Rock 6.]
George Wilson Malon, Senator of the United States gives a speech in his office in Nevada, United States. He reports to the voters. He talks about the war time excise taxes, live music taxes and their effects on the State of Nevada. He assures the people that he will work to aid the hotel and restaurant industry, and jobs for young people of Nevada.
Provisions of the Social Security Act, 1935 in the United States. The Capitol of the United States, in Washington, DC. Scenes of Americans suffering during the Great Depression. Industrial plants closing putting people out of work. Unemployed and needy Americans lined up for a meal at a soup kitchen. The Social Security Act,1935 its provisions provides immediate aid to the needy, aged, blind and dependent children. A diagrammatic presentation depicts: the procedure by which the jobless and needy will receive monthly income through joint cooperation of the Federal and the State Governments. A postman hands over monthly income to a blind man and a dependent child at their house. Other provision of the act is the Old Age Benefits. A diagrammatic presentation depicts: the procedure by which the worker will receive benefits at the age of 65 years. To apply for a Social Security Account Number, one has to fill out an application and deposit it at any labor organization or post office. Animation shows how one fills out an application. At a post office, officers assist a man in filling out his application. Workers receiving their social security cards from their employers: a soda jerk at a soda fountain receives his and shows it. A man and a woman show theirs. A boss gives a factory worker his new social security card, along with his pay envelope. A man working at a bench receives his from his employer. A projectionist in a movie theater projection booth receives his card from his employer. A number of the cards is shown. An older retired man and woman are shown relaxing at home by their fireplace.
An atomic bomb test in Nevada, United States. A sign board reads: 'US Atomic Energy Commission Nevada Proving Ground Mercury, Nevada'. A guard stands near the board. Men gather in the explosion area. Cars and houses in the area to determine their ability to withstand blast wave and radiation. Mannequins in a car and in replicas of houses. Soldiers huddle in trenches two miles away from the explosion area. Cameramen adjust their cameras to record the explosion. The atomic bomb explodes. A mushroom cloud is formed. People wearing goggles for eye protection are seen as they watch the explosion. Governor of California Earl Warren arrives at the explosion site. Personnel with geiger counter take measurements near the bombing site later.