Scale model of future Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Man points at the scale model of Future Philadelphia. City planners discuss the model. A man walks through a pathway of the model. Blocks of the model are built so that they can spin 180 degrees to show an alternate plan for that block. Several blocks are spun to show different looks for the future of Philadelphia.
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.
A college football game between the teams of U.S. Army and U.S. Navy at a stadium in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A large crowd of more than ten thousand people gathers to witness the game. General Dwight D Eisenhower and General Omar Bradley among the spectators watch the game closely. Soldiers of Army and Navy parade. The mascot of a goat for the match at the stadium. U.S. President Harry S Truman shakes hands with captains of both the teams. The game begins and crowd cheers as the players run with the ball. Soldiers cheer for their teams. The Army defeats Navy.
Christmas parade in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Colorful floats in Toyland parade. Various characters as floats pass on the streets, including what appears to be a very early Fred Flintstone character. A carriage drawn by a number of Clydesdale horses carries Santa, and stops at a building while Santa climbs a ladder to greet children. Another parade celebrating Christmas in Hollywood, California. Hollywood actors and actresses on various floats pass in front of the News View Newsreel Theater, near the Egyptian theater on Hollywood blvd. Actors seen on floats include Red Skelton on the "Red Skelton Show" float, Sabu riding an elephant, Judy Canova on the "Judy Canova Show" float, William Bendix with cast on "The Life of Riley" float, Ralph Edwards on the "Truth or Consequences" float, Jimmy Durante on his float, and finally, N.B.C.'s Jack Benny along with Santa at the end of the parade.
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.
Strike of workers in a wage dispute spreads to Philadelphia's transportation system. People on streets going to work. Philadelphia. Streetcars, subways and buses lie idle. 'Station Closed' sign at Philadelphia subway entrance. Huge crowd of people walking to get to work, waiting at railway station and on streets for transportation. View of empty 46th street metro rail station in Philadelphia. View of taxis on streets and a press company without workers. Buildings and shops along streets of downtown Philadelphia. A line of African American men and women hitchhiking in downtown Philadelphia to get a ride. Group of 5 people runs to catch an available Philadelphia taxi cab. Scene changes to New York City where striking newspaper workers form a picket line. Empty newspaper offices are shown. Longshoreman dock workers on strike so office workers are seen hoisting a giant rope and assisting the Cunard ocean liner Queen Mary in docking operations at New York harbor slip covered in thin ice. Cunard Queen Mary passengers carrying their own luggage at the dock area due to the labor strike.