Activities of the Native American Indian Penobscot tribe in Old Town, Maine. People gather for the feast of Corpus Christi. People march on a street. Houses and trees along a side of the street. Other people watch them. They march towards a graveyard. Old people standing. Children kneel in front of a building.
Men breaking rocks for road building in rural areas of the Allegheny Mountains in West Virginia. Cars along road through rural area. A man stands in a horse pulled cart moving on a rural road. Post office at Helvetia, West Virginia, a small town where many citizens still practice traditions from their heritage in Switzerland. Old woman sitting churning butter outside farmhouse. Women with Swiss cheese. Tourists arrive in car at Seneca Rocks, and views of the large rock formations. A sweeping wide view of Germany Valley. Work of the Conservation Commission fish hatchery in Morgan County, as fish including bass are added. Young women feed deer for restocking of forests. A woman feeds a white tailed deer fawn with a bottle. A woman pets a white tail deer buck with antlers.
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.)
A dog with a collar lies on the ground. It gets up. A dog lies on sand. He sits up. A very old unpainted wood frame house, sagging in the middle, and having two outside chimneys and roughly patched roof. Exterior view of Farmer's Bank. A man inside the bank pulls down a "closed" sign at the door and comes out and locks the door. Three negro men pass on the sidewalk. Road sign shows U.S. Highway 158.
General Motors film entitled: "It's up to US," explains how to maintain private cars during World War 2, when all manufacturers switched to production of war materiel. Bugler, in U.S. Army uniform, blows reveille. Montage of American scenes, including homes and gardens; mountains; forests and lumberjacks felling a tree; an oil well gusher spewing crude oil; open pit mining operations; Niagara falls; flock of sheep grazing; workers picking cotton and it being delivered to a processing plant by horse-drawn wagon; a large log being cut into boards in a lumber mill; steel being manufactured for the war effort; a woman saving foods in a refrigerator; a man cutting his lawn; a woman vacuuming her carpet; a taking clothes from a washing machine; a farmer plowing with a tractor; automobiles on American road and in parking lot of a defense plant. A driver with worn and dented 1938 Chevrolet car parked in front of a home is assisted by another who drives up behind him in a 1941 Oldsmobile and gives him a push. Sign at a Chevrolet service garage reading: "Official O.P.A. Tire Inspection Station." A 1942 Chevrolet 2-door fastback car drives into the garage. Mechanic greets driver and begins routine service, including: adding distilled water to battery; draining oil from car up on hydraulic lift. Scene shifts to a mechanic lubricates fittings on a 1937 Chevy on a lift at a gas station. Scene reverts to the earlier garage where mechanic drains cooling system, and refills it. The mechanic removes the carburetor and services it on a bench. He checks distributor rotor and makes compression checks. He cleans and re-gaps spark plugs, and checks tires and brakes. Cars driving on a town street. Mechanic aligning wheels on 1941 Chevrolet. Animated illustrations of tire wear from alignment problems. Servicing air in tire of 1942 2-door Chevy. More animated illustrations of tire problems. Illustrated explanation of rotation for bias tires.
A Negro man and an old woman ride on a horse-drawn cart in the United States. Negro people on streets of a town, likely in Alabama (sign for Interstate 241, primarily an Alabama roadway). Advertisements on walls including one for Eight O'Clock coffee. Negro men and women talking together on sidewalks and shopping in stores. White and negro citizens of town walking on town sidewalks. Many of the men wearing suits, and some others overalls for farming. Men and women talking in front of the Tryme Cafe where a sign board advertises Bar B Q, Fish, or Ham for 10 cents, Coneys, Hamburger, or Cheese for 5 cents. A negro woman walks by carrying a basket on her head. Scene shifts to a high ridge overlooking poor, rundown tenement area of town. Simple wooden shacks amidst dirt roads. Negro children wearing overalls sit together on the front porch of a wooden clapboard house or cabin.