Sikorsky S-36 amphibious aircraft parked at beach in Maine. Crowd surrounds aircraft named "Dawn". Aircraft in flight over Atlantic Ocean after take off from beach. Sikorsky S-36 amphibian aircraft the "Dawn" then seen returning and landing on water back again at Old Orchard after shortened 500 mile flight due to weather. Men on beach direct aircraft. Female pilot Frances Wilson Grayson (niece of President Woodrow Wilson) exits aircraft after bad weather forces the aviatrix to abandon her third attempt to fly to Denmark. Close up view of Frances Grayson. (Grayson was flying together with pilot Wilmer Stultz and navigator Brice Goldsborough.)
Transatlantic flight by Yancey and Williams from Maine to Rome. Roger Q Williams and Captain Lewis A. Yancey start their flight from Old Orchard, Maine in Bellanca monoplane named "Pathfinder."They get into the aircraft and take a wreath to drop in the Atlantic in memory of lost aviators. Pathfinder monoplane in flight headed for Rome, Italy.
Transatlantic flight attempt by Roger Q Williams and Captain Lewis A Yancey in Bellanca monoplane named "the Green Flash. They take off from Teterboro, New Jersey and are seen landing on the beach at Old Orchard, Maine. They refuel and board for their transoceanic leg to Rome. But on takeoff role along the beach, they hit a puddle of seawater that causes them to crash. Views of the damaged airplane.
Panorama of business district Tacoma in Washington, United States. Aerial view of buildings. A drawbridge. Ships at anchor. Pacific Avenue, the main business artery of Tacoma. Horse-drawn vans and pedestrian traffic. Several parks and open spaces in the city. Residential areas in the city. Point Defiance Park. Exterior of several buildings. Men walking in parks and towards the buildings. Complete change of scene, from Tacoma, to views of the first Thurston County Courthouse, in Olympia, Washington, where the State Legislature met in a new East Wing, from 1905 to 1927. (Aka the old Capitol).
The use of Fordson tractors in the United States. Fruit trees in farmer Anderson's orchard. He sprays medicine on the trees with the help of a Fordson tractor. A man plants corn with the help of a tractor on Anderson's farm. Farmer Brown plants corn in the old way.
Shows two men entering a printing press office in Cummington. Man loads barrels on a truck. 'York Orchards, Cummington, Massachusetts' written on the door of the truck. Men work in a workshop. Woman plays piano while a man plays a flute. An old man plays a violin. Bridge over a canal. View of the canal and the surrounding fields. Farmers work in orchards. Horse cart loaded with crop moves on a road. Film narrated in Hungarian. Music by Aaron Copland