Tourists visit the Niagara Falls in New York, United States. Scenic view of water gushing down at the Niagara Falls. Several views of the Niagara Falls.
The Niagara Falls in New York, United States. Snow covered area around the Niagara Falls. A man and a woman on the snow covered area. A view of the Niagara falls. Snow covered surroundings.
View from Niagara River gorge of the exterior of the Schoellkopf Power Generating Station, operated by New York's Niagara Power Company. The turbine deck of the power plant, with turbines being driven by water of Niagara Falls. Bank of electric generators in operation. Change of scene to open gondola rail cars containing coal for a power plant. A steam locomotive pulling a freight train. An electric powered freight train of the Virginian Railway moving through snowy landscape over its electrified 134-mile track in the mountains,from Mullens, West Virginia, over Clark's Gap, to Roanoke, Virginia. A coal car being emptied by a tipper.
The Niagara Falls in New York, United States. Sun sets behind the mountains around the Niagara Falls. A steamer underway in the Niagara River as it emits smoke.
Men gather at the bank of Niagara river. George L Stathakis enters a large, customized barrel along with his small pet turtle. The lid of the barrel is tightly closed. The barrel is then released in the river close to the waterfall. Barrel moves in the water and enters the fall. It drops down along the fall. After crossing the waterfall the barrel is taken out to the river bank. George Stathakis does not emerge. He has died, smothered in the barrel. A man takes out the 150 year old turtle from the barrel and shows it to the crowd. It is unharmed.
Animated sequence shows wheel of a Ford car traversing map from Manhattan, New York, to the Niagara Falls on the Canadian border. Extensive views of the falls. A honeymooning couple sitting in a Ford convertible auto with top down. The woman doesn't appreciate Niagara Falls. Guided by their hood ornament (transformed into an animated Ford character, that narrates the activities) they motor across Canada and back into the United States, to the Ford Motor Company Rouge Works in Dearborn, Michigan. Views of the sprawling Ford Motor Company factories at the Rouge Works. Contrasting view of the original Ford shop where he made his first automobile. Mr. Henry Ford steps out of the shop and looks at that first Ford car. He doffs his hat, examines a tire, and walks past the camera while waving his hand. Suddenly a new 1935 Ford car appears where the original first car stood. Narrator comments that a million of these could not be built in the humble first Ford shop. Accordingly, scene shifts to views of the vast Ford Rouge plant.
Numerous buildings, bridges,conveyer systems, pipes, and smoke stacks are seen (a cluster of 8 appear in one view). Molten steel being poured into crucibles, as the honeymoon couple watch from their car. Glowing hot ingots slide in troughs into a rolling mill, where they are reduced. Parts being forged by a power hammer. Engine blocks moving on a conveyer. Molten iron being poured into a mold to form an engine block.Coking ovens discharging their product. Ford ships in a port. Iron ore being unloaded from ships.