Tourists visit Provincetown, Massachusetts. The tourists in a boat visit Provincetown at the end of Cape Cod where pilgrims first landed. People on the boat. View of the Pilgrim Monument designed by Willard T Sears. Houses in the town.
Hippie artists paint bodies during an art show in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Men and women paint each others bodies with various designs. They paint the neck, face and back of each other with color.
Piloted by the tug boat 'Thomas F. Timmins' the first German cargo submarine 'Deutschland', a blockade buster of the Entente Powers naval blockade, arrives in Baltimore Harbor. An animated map shows the movement of the submarine from Germany. Captain of the German submarine 'Deutschland', Paul König, with other men (Konig's name is listed in the slate as Koenig). German sailors on the submarine as it is escorted in port by the tug Timmins. Last part of clip switches to the Atlantic waters off of Provincetown, Massachusetts, where the latest United States Navy submarine, the USS M-1 (SS-47) is seen during its test trials. It was the world's first doubled-hulled submarine.
Henry Ford works on historical preservation project. McGuffey readers are seen. Sketch of Ford family farm in Springwells, Michigan. View of homestead at the farm, that Ford restores. He examines the farm's steam engine. The historic Wayside Inn, in Sudbury, Massachusetts, which Ford purchased to construct a community of historic buildings. View of the restored Botsford Inn,Detroit, Michigan, that Ford bought in 1924.View of Eagle Tavern, in Clinton, Michigan,before,and,after its purchase and restoration by Henry Ford. Concerned about need for additional buildings to house artifacts, Henry Ford consulting with Detroit architect,Robert O. Derrick (with mustache) and two other men. Derrick's plan for the Henry Ford museum is unrolled. It borrows from Independence Hall, Congress Hall, and the old City Hall in Philadelphia.Views of the Clock Tower and museum, as completed in 1929. A pictorial map of the Edison Institute Museum and Historical Greenfield Village, in Dearborn, Michigan. View of construction begun in 1927. Thomas A. Edison laboratory in Menlo Park, New Jersey, that Ford acquired for Greenfield Village. On a windy September 17, 1928, Thomas A. Edison steps from a car, and pauses before entering the doorway of his restored laboratory, in Greenfield Village. Henry and Mrs.Ford step from their car to quickly join him in the building.Edsel Ford and his wife, also follow. Inside the building, Edison officially open the site by starting a steam engine in the laboratory. Ford and Edison converse (Ford speaking close to Edison's ear, because he is hard of hearing). Later, Edison, in a cornerstone ceremony, imbeds, a shovel contributed by Luther Burbank, and then writes in cement of the cornerstone.Newspapers show coverage of the formal dedication of the museum and Greenfield village, October 21, 1929. Workers rushing the Village toward completion for that event. The Smithcreek Railroad depot is moved to the Village. Workers preparing installation of the depot.
The U.S. Capitol dome at night. Montage of U.S. Declaration of Independence with view of U.S. founding fathers. Depiction of 17th century immigrants arriving in the U.S. Group of men marching while carrying a "Don't Tread on Me" Gadsden flag. Depiction of Betsy Ross with U.S.A. flag. A covered wagon at sunset. 18th century men cutting down trees. 18th century men building a log cabin. Settlers arrive to the remains of their burned out cabin. A stage coach on the U.S. prairie. A covered wagon in the midwest. A stage coach traveling through grass lands. 18th century depiction of a western town in the U.S.A. A white man and a native american man driving the last spike to complete a railroad as the steam locomotive starts. An 18th century steam locomotive passes by. External view of 1940s factory. Inside 1940s factory men are building engines. Wide shot of workers entering factory. New York street scene. Los Angeles street scene. A rancher mends a barbed wire fence. Cowboys-ranchers on their horses. Fisherman pulling in nets on shore. Tobacco farming. Leather worker. Shirtless worker wielding a pick axe. Plant worker turning a large valve. A woman painter with a maritime village scene...perhaps Provincetown. A woman scientist in a laboratory. A 1940s family at the dinner table. Farm laborers harvesting melons. Man drives a tractor with woman riding behind him.
Tourists visit Brockton, Massachusetts. Entertainment planned by the Granges of Massachusetts.
Brockton school children dance on an open ground. An ongoing Grange parade led by a band. Decorative floats typify the seven founders of the order and other great events. People in costumes on the floats. 2400 people gathered at a banquet.