Documentary titled 'Woven into the life of America', on manufacture of various types of garments by the Burlington Mills in North Carolina, United States. View of the Statue of Liberty and of New York City Manhattan Island skyline from the New York Harbor. A boat underway at harbor. Aerial view of tall buildings and skyscrapers of New York City. Pedestrians in 1950s fashions walk on sidewalks of New York City, with some shopping. Trendy clothes are displayed in a shop's window. A model wearing a night gown. A bride being dressed. A receptionist at the reception counter of the Burlington Mills. Employees at work on loom machines.
Americans listen to a chamber string quartet playing music on stage. Vintage views of various famous American cities in the 1950s. Sweeping wide views of American wilderness with mountains in distant background. Elevated view of a river in America. A railroad marshaling yard with skyline of Chicago Illinois in the distance. Close view of two railroad trains passing in opposite directions in downtown Chicago with skyscraper in background. A city street in downtown Detroit Michigan with 1950s cars on the road. View of the Stone Arch Bridge in Minneapolis Minnesota and the city skyline in background. View of Saint Paul Minnesota with river, bridge, and some nearby factories. View of Saint Louis Missouri as seen from an anchored position on the Mississippi River. The city skyline of New Orleans from a distance. View of Pittsburgh skyline with the West End Bridge over the Ohio River in the foreground. People walk on the grounds of Liberty Island in New York, with the Statue of Liberty seen towering above. Aerial view of New York city's skyline, skyscrapers and New York harbor. Camera view panning from ground to top of Empire State Building in Manhattan. Aerial view of Washington DC and Potomac River. Ground view of Jefferson Memorial. The Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument and U.S. Capitol seen together. Steps of Lincoln Memorial and view of statue of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln inside the memorial. An eastern American mountain view, witha lake or river in the foreground. View of Half Dome peak in Yosemite National Park seen from a moving vehicle. Elevated view of a dense forest in the western United States. Pacific coast scene of surf washing onto rocks in a rocky area with nearby cliffs and mountains.
Farmers harvesting grain and corn with machinery on American farms with a narrow tractor harvester. Steel mills and heavy industry and cargo railroads in the United States. Industrial views with smokestacks releasing much smoke and smog (also pollution scenes). Scenes of New York City with busy streets filled with cars, buses, and trucks, together with pedestrians. Many varied 1940s and 1950s cars on the roads. Elevated and also aerial views of U.S. highway networks busy with 1940s and 1950s cars. Views of Jones Beach, on Long Island, New york. Scenes of destruction in Japan from the atomic bomb, with sweeping views of destroyed city in Hiroshima or Nagasaki. U.S. Army infantrymen engaged in house-to-house fighting in Europe during World War II, firing rifles and moving between points of cover in a city filled with rubble.
Factory whistle blows and men entering a factory. Car chassis factory assembly line. Locomotive engineer blows train whistle and locomotive with cultivators on a flat bed car. Cultivators harvesting grain. Woman carries groceries from shop to a 1950's sedan car parked on street. View of 1950's automobile highway traffic and aerial view of highway. Eisenhower inauguration. In his speech, Eisenhower emphasizes that, "we stand ready to engage with any and all others in joint efforts to remove the causes of mutual fear and distrust among nations..." Newspaper headline 'Korean Truce Signed'. American troops disembark ship and greet family. Secretary of State Dulles with Churchill. Eisenhower and Churchill at Geneva conference, along with Kruschev. Eisenhower speaks before United Nations about efforts to form an "atom pool." He notes United States "determination to help solve the fearful atomic dilemma...." Newspaper headlines 'Eisenhower Signs Sea Way Bill'. Construction of Saint Lawrence Seaway. 'Budget' and 'tax cuts' news in newspapers, including headline, "White House ends all wage controls...." Farmer plows field with tractor. Construction of new buildings and highway system through Eisenhower programs. Views of the newly established Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. Workers filing cards in giant room of file drawers and cabinets. Nurse draws vaccine into syringe. Children are vaccinated. President Eisenhower meets leaders from different countries at White House, including England's Queen Mother and King Paul, Queen Frederica of Greece, and Prime Minister St-Laurent of Canada. Eisenhower at press conference discussing disarmament notes importance of the "elimination of opportunity of surprise attack." View of fff shore towers and listening platforms and missiles to protect America from attacks. Nautilus submarine launched. Plane taking off from aircraft carrier USS Forrestal (CV-59). Formation of Northrop F-89 Scorpions in flight.
Exteriors of the Cross County Center shopping center in Yonkers, New York in the late 1950s. Camera pans across the Grand Union grocery store advertising its gravity-fed "Food -O-Mat" shelving system. There is also an automat in front of the store for a number of items. Close up view of an automat automatic vending machine. Man pulls a box of cornflakes from the machine after inserting coins. View of grocery store puchases from the Grand Union supermarket in large bins on a conveyor belt, as they roll to bag boys outside the store, who lift the bags into the cars of waiting customers. A car pulls up to a drive in window at the Peoples Trust Bank and the driver deposits a large bag of money into the teller drawer. Elevated view of the Cross County Center open air suburban shopping center and many 1950s cars parked in the parking lots. Signs seen at shopping center include "Lerner Shops" and "Gimbels". Many cars on the nearby roads and parking lots.
Cuban freedom fighters in exile in the U.S. and Mexico. New York encircled on the U.S. map. The freedom fighters' leaflets holds up a baseball game at the Yankee Stadium in New York. Players on a baseball field. Miami encircled on the U.S. map. Castro raises funds for the revolution in Miami. Police and officials inspect arms confiscated from the revolutionaries. Mexico City and Quintana encircled on a map. A huge war chest is raised in Mexico City. Castro buys arms and a 58 foot yacht equipped to carry fourteen people in Quintana. Ammunition dumped into a carton. Aerial view of an island. Wheel house on Castro's boat that goes aground Officers and men on the boat. The radio operator sends a message dictated by an officer. Soldiers load ammunition, stand guard, and enter the gates. Some of Castro's men escape to the Sierra Maestra Mountains. A woman lays flowers on a revolutionists' grave, killed during the ambush by Batista's men. Men with load on horses. They cross a stream. A man with a machine gun. Soldiers advance in the jungle, talk to civilians and rest. Soldiers eat fruits, including girls who have joined Castro's movement. Fidel Castro seated in a chair while a man trims his hair. Soldiers shoot at a plane in the sky. A soldier loads his rifle. A woman stitches a shirt with the name 'JULIO' on it. A woman dries clothes on a clothes line.