President Franklin Roosevelt in his acceptance speech addresses the gathered delegates of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia's Convention Hall. Posters of Roosevelt and his running mate John Nance Garner. Roosevelt is surrounded by guards. In the nomination acceptance speech, he speaks of the courage of the American people in withstanding problems and facing challenges. He endorses the platform of the democratic convention. He insists on protection of the family and home, sustenance of democracy, and aid to those overtaken by disaster. He talks of the war in America being waged against want and destitution, as well as a war for the survival of democracy. Crowd cheers and claps to the words of President Roosevelt. Band playing "Happy Days are Here Again" at end of clip, which was had been the campaign song of the democratic party for the prior, 1932, presidential campaign.
Activities aboard ships docked at Philadelphia Naval Base in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Rear Admiral Schuirmann comes aboard the USS Philadelphia (CL-41) light cruiser prior to ceremony. American flag is lowered from the fore top of the USS Philadelphia. Naval officers await the ceremony to start. Brazilian flag is raised to fore top of the USS Philadelphia light cruiser. Brazilian and American Naval personnel salute. USS Philadelphia tied alongside pier. USS ST Louis (CL-49) light cruiser tied along the pier. American sailor in the foreground. Sailor salutes and Brazilian being flag raised to fore top of USS St. Louis.
Women work over time for preparing Easter-eggs in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Women prepare Easter eggs in an industry. A woman puts eggs in a food baking machine. She uses a brush to give them proper shape. The baked Easter-eggs. Women icing eggs and make different designs on the eggs. The decorated Easter eggs. The young children seated on a bench eat the eggs.
Man pushes a steam car with no gear shifts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. George Mershon works on the car, his new invention. Smokestack on the hood of the car. Mershon drives away the car on the road.
A film titled 'Penn ties 16 year old mile relay mark in classic track meet' shows athletes in a relay race at Classic Track Meet in Philadelphia in Pennsylvania. Ohio team wins the relay. Athletes participate in a hurdle race. In a mile relay, Penn ties a 16 year old record as his team wins the race.
Cierva C30 Autogiro (G-ACIO) built by British A.V. Roe & Co. is seen parked at Air Park, London, England. Several views of the autogiro. Scene shifts to aerial view of the new Federal Post Office building in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. A Kellett autogiro lands on the building roof, on May 25, 1935,as part of dedication ceremonies,for the new Post Office building. Officials stand on the rooftop watching the landing. The pilot delivers a mail pouch to James A. Farley, the U.S. Postmaster General, thus initiating airmail service between Camden New Jersey and Philadelphia. Aerial views of the Post Office building and surrounding downtown Philadelphia. The autogiro climbing steeply away.