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.
The Pan American Highway Commission officials received by Cameron A. Morrison, Governor of North Carolina. Governor Morrison and the delegates pose for a photo on steps of a building. The commission visits the Highway Equipment Depot near Raleigh and inspects the machinery. They proceed towards University of North Carolina. Traffic signs and direction boards on road sides. University of North Carolina college students give a cheer and greet the group. The commission buses, cars, motorcycles and motorcycles with sidecars are seen traveling on highway roads in North Carolina. The commission members observe road machinery and try out the machines including early tractors, graders, scrapers, and plows, trench diggers, and steam shovels. Two delegate members ride in the bucket of a steam shovel. They halt at the newly completed Wilcox Bridge spanning the Yadkin River near Spencer, North Carolina. A view of the caravan on the open-spandrel (open support system) Wilcox Bridge over the Yadkin River and then in a North Carolina town. The group entering Bessemer city in North Carolina, where a welcome banner spans the roadway.
A film 'We saw it happen' about the history of aviation in the United States. In Dayton, Ohio: Houses seen along Hawthorn Street. A still picture shows the Wright brothers in their youth. View down Hawthorn Street with several 1940s and early 1950s cars parked along the Dayton street. Exterior view of 7 Hawthorn Street, home of the Wright Brothers. Interiors of the Wright home in Dayton. The workshop of the Wright brothers. Machines in the workshop. The "Wright Cycle Co" and Wright Museum (moved from Dayton to Greenfield village in Dearborn, Michigan.) A powered engine prepared in the workshop. Sweeping view of windswept beach area of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina where the Wright brothers conducted test flights in 1900-1902. Another view of Hawthorn Street in Dayton. A boy on the sidewalk. View of the 4 cylinder airplane engine first designed by the Wright Brothers. Narrator speaks of December 17, 1903 Wright Brothers flight. View of the Wright Flyer in flight overhead. Scene changes to aerial side view of Boeing B-52 Stratofortress aircraft in flight (this is aircraft YB-52,the second XB-52). The B-52 banks left and away.
Shining glass panels of a building on a road side. A road construction site. Traffic moving on an interstate highway. A 36 story apartment in New York. A highway with bridges. View of George Washington bridge over the Hudson River in New York City. Many views of American highways as seen from a moving vehicle. Many 1950s era cars and trucks are seen moving on the highway roads. View of interstate highway in Georgia with exits to Interstates 75 and 85. Sign on interstate highway 580. Traffic moving under a bridge. Road signs on highway for exit to Route 21 in North Carolina between Charlotte and Statesville. Cars moving on roads. Back of a truck moving on a highway. A restaurant on the side of a road. Children fishing in a body of water on the side of a road. A family sitting in shade enjoying a picnic during a road trip. People eating at a picnic table. Two young children drink from glasses.
Manufacture of spun rayon fabric at the Burlington Mills in North Carolina. A worker loads cotton-looking, rayon fiber in to a machine. Rolls of fiber are loaded into a carding machine. Fluffy strands are combined into a single uniform strand. Exteriors of the plant. View of manufactured garment. Shows people wearing clothes made up of Burlington Mill's fabric . Vintage 1950s suburban American family scene with family members together in a living room, including husband, wife, boy, girl, and a separate scene with a teenage girl. Woman in the rain holding an umbrella.
Manufacture of ribbons at Burlington Mills in North Carolina, United States. Spools of ribbons. Ribbon looms are shown. Ribbons being manufactured on beams. Women workers pack them. Shows a mother putting her baby into a cradle.