A mechanical sugar cane cutter is demonstrated in New Roads, Louisiana. Men and women work in sugar cane fields. Negroes work in the field. Men stand in a group. The mechanical sugar cane cutter moves in the field.
Traditional Mardi Gras in New Orleans. A colorful carnival parade passes through the streets. The spectators on both sides of road, raise both hands and greet the parade. Pretty girls and grotesque floats on the roads in daytime and at night as well.
The background of World War II. United States citizens state isolationist and anti-war views. They give their views regarding the beginning of war in Europe, and their desire for the United States to stay out of the war. Board reads 'No foreign Entanglements'. View of idle and closed factories during the Great Depression. Ground level, track level view of a railroad train approaching. Elevated view of homeless and unemployed hobo men riding on top of a train car. President Franklin Roosevelt signs Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 assuring a minimum wage and maximum work week. View of factory workers arriving at a large factory or production plant for a work shift. Newspaper headlines read 'Social Security Laws Go into Effect'. Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) workers seen hanging telephone lines, digging ditches, and building roads. Aerial view of new highways and clover leaf overpasses.
Scenes from the New England Hurricane of 1938 (or Great New England Hurricane) (or Long Island Express) (or The Great Hurricane of 1938). Hurricane hitting U.S. Eastern Seaboard on September 21, 1938. The Coast from New Jersey to New England felt its effect. Cars and people drenched with water in streets. Policemen wade through hip deep water. New York is whipped by 70 mile-an-hour winds and the raging sea pouring tons of water far inland. A man retreats from a dock as waves pour water on him. Outcome of hurricane shows broken ships, downed trees, and devastation at the water front in coastal areas including Atlantic City, New London Connecticut, and Long Island. Firemen in New London Connecticut battle fires. Aerial view of destroyed shoreline and beached boats in New London. Broken cars crushed by fallen trees. Crowds gather to look at damage as a lone sentry guards against looting. Boats along the Atlantic Coast are destroyed. A boat is seen on a road in front of Merkel's Delicatessen. View of a train that was derailed by the hurricane on Long Island. Shot of a car that was carried far off a roadway and impaled on an upright beam.
Men drive a swamp mobile vehicle in New Orleans, Louisiana. Men drive a swamp mobile vehicle across a river and grassy swamps. The vehicle is built using two aircraft propellers and huge drum wheels which keep it afloat.
Colorful parade climax of Greek AHEPA ( American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association) Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana. Officials and others posing. Women in white dress posing. Man crowns one woman. A parade on street with women and men dancing.