Newsreel: "Put-in-Bay Ohio Dedicate great Perry Memorial! Giant shaft commemorates immortal victory in Battle of Lake Erie". Shows ceremonies for the tall monument that commemorates the Battle of Lake Erie in which Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry won a great naval battle during the War of 1812. The memorial also celebrates enduring peace between the UK, Canada, and the United States after the war. The memorial is observed from distance. Whole height of the column is observed. Close view of Ohio Governor George White beside another civilian dignitary, with several U.S. Navy and U.S. Army military officers flanking and behind them. Official dedication is celebrated. Dignitaries are seen above the stairs. Governor George White giving a speech. The Doric column -- the world's largest at 352 feet -- was officially named in 1936 by President Franklin Roosevelt as: Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial National Monument.
Maiden flight of United States airship Akron. C.E. Rosendahl along with the crew of Akron lined up with people in the background. USS Akron comes out of a hangar at Goodyear Zeppelin in Akron, Ohio on 23rd September, 1931. American flag at the nose of the airship. Airship lifts off and in flight. A sign on the ground reads ' Goodyear Zeppelin ' The airship returns after its trial flight.
George Stone and Dr Philip Hauser at the presentation of U.S. census. A slide of U.S. map appears on the screen. 1820 and population figures are marked on part of the map inhabited at that time. The reasons for the increase in the population are discussed by George Stone and Dr Philip Hauser. In the next slide census figures of 1830 appears. Concern for the handicapped lead to including of deaf, dumb and blind category in this census is shown. Dr Philip Hauser shows cartoons appearing in newspapers of that time to George Stone. In the next slide, census figures of 1850 and 7 classes of occupation of people are seen. A percentage representation of various occupations in the population is given in the next slide. The stress on accuracy of 1850 census is seen in the next slide. A comparison of number of occupations of males and females from 1840 to 1870 is shown in the next slide. Census of 1930 is mentioned in the next slide. 1931 is shown as a Special Unemployment Census. Newspaper headlines about stock market crash is seen. Around clip timecode 8:13 are images of Wall Street stock exchange floor near time of stock market crash. Wall Street region in New York City filled with people and views of lines or queues for homeless, unemployed, or food during the Great Depression.
The start of the 1931 Ford Commercial Airplane Reliability Tour at the Ford Airport in Dearborn, Michigan, on Sunday July 4th 1931. Opening footage at forefront right shows the Gee Bee model E Sportster flown by Lowell Bayles to a fourth place finish. Forefront center-left is the Great Lakes biplane flown by Joeseph Meehan. A number of various aircraft are parked on the airfield, including an autogyro. Visitors on the airport ramp look at airplanes on display. The museum clock tower and other buildings at Greenfield Village are visible in the background. View looking outward from inside a hanger. A squadron of U.S. Army Air Corps Boeing P-12 pursuit airplanes parked in rows, with propellers all set horizontally. A light high wing monoplane takes off followed, successively, by two Ford trimotor passenger aircraft equipped with wheel pants. View of a biplane landing. A crowd standing in front of a hangar and several officials standing in the grass. People posing on the ramp with airport building in background.
Men and women stand and move around on a platform in Chicago. Gangster Al Capone along with officials arrives at the station and is seated in a train car. He tries to hide his face from the photographers present at the station.Several friends and family wave sorrowfully as he boards the train.
Machines seen inside a flour mill. Workers download flour gunny bags from a table. Workers moving flour gunny bags loaded on a hand cart on a railway platform.