A new subway is inaugurated in Quaker City, Pennsylvania. A sign board reads 'Subway'. Civilians gathered in the streets. A locomotive moves on tracks at the newly opened subway. Officers greet Philadelphia's Mayor Harry Arista Mackey. Mayor Mackey aboard the train.
Exterior view of Pan American Union Building in Washington DC, with a 1930s Packard four door sedan-limousine parked in front. A man entering the building. Jefferson Caffery, U.S. Ambassador to Brazil, seated in an office and reviewing paperwork. Narrator describes the creation of the Good Neighbor Fleet (where Moore-McCormack Lines, also called Mooremack, was contracted to run three ocean liners of the U.S. Maritime Commission between the USA and South America, called the Good Neighbor Fleet.) Close up picture of brochure advertising the new fleet, and picturing the three ships (The California, Virginia and Pennsylvania from the former Panama Pacific Line, with new names Uruguay, Brazil and Argentina.) Next scene shows 3 men meeting (this is possibly Moore-McCormack Lines founder Albert V. Moore, on right, seated at a table and in discussion, possibly with U.S. Maritime officials. Man on left is possibly Emmet McCormack.) Passengers aboard liner SS Brazil as it departs port. Crowd on docks wave at the ship leaving New York harbor. View from on board SS Brazil in New York Harbor as a nearby tug boat sprays water. Skyline and skyscrapers of New York City's Manhattan Island seen in background. Map of South America showing route of a Good Neighbor ship. Good Neighbor Fleet ships at a harbor in South America. U.S. State Department diplomats in South America beside one of the ships as fleet service is inaugurated. Exterior view of Pan American Union building and its sign in Washington DC (later called the building of the Organization of American States). President Ortiz of Argentina, President Alfredo Baldomir of Uruguay, and President Vargas of Brazil are shown in discussion with various officials.
A football match in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Highlights of the match between the Penn Quakers and the Cornell Big Red. A large number of spectators cheer their teams. The Penn Quakers defeat the Cornell Big Red 22-20. Spectators gathered on the field after the game.
College student volunteers of the American Friends Service Committee (Quakers) work together at a Penn-Craft work camp, helping mining families to build homes and educate children. Near a coal-mining community in Pennsylvania (possibly Norvelt?). Quaker college student volunteer aiding women in the mining community as they operate a nursery school for children of miners. Children playing in an open field, and in a sandbox, as teachers walk around and sit with them. Children stand at a table and model clay. Teachers serve a snack to the students, seated in a circle outside a school building. A woman mops the front porch of the building, while another woman irons clothes. Young woman volunteer gives a haircut to a little boy.
Ford Model T cars being driven out the exit door of the Highland Park factory, Michigan,circa 1916. Numerous Model T cars driving on both sides of a divided highway. The Ford Highland Park Plant, circa 1920. Panoramic exterior views of the Ford River Rouge plant and factory buildings, circa 1930. A Ford Freighter ship, docked at the River Rouge plant. A view of the home of Henry and Clara Ford, at 66 Edison Road (now 140) Dearborn, Michigan, in 1914. Sketch of children coming home from school, singing song from McGuffey reader school book. View of schoolroom with McGuffey readers on desk. Street scene outside Ford Plant, during shift change, and street filled with workers. A car driving on empty road in Sudbury, Massachusetts. The historic Wayside Inn (immortalized in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's "Tales of the Wayside Inn") which Henry Ford purchased in 1923, to preserve for posterity. View of the original Pennsylvania Railroad Station in New York City, circa 1912. View of crowded sidewalks and street on 5th Avenue, and other street scenes in New York City, circa 1920. Model T Ford cars driving in U.S. National Parks. A visitor feeding a bear from his Ford car, as a Park Ranger stands nearby. People in Ford Model T, stopped by side of road to pick wild flowers. Two men remove a seat back from their Model T car to make a camper. Both men lying down in the car. Man carrying picnic basket from Ford Model T, parked beside a beach, where he joins the rest of his party on the sand. Children run along the beach, and stop to play with seaweed.
College student volunteers of the American Friends Service Committee (Quakers) work together at a Penn-Craft work camp, building homes and facilities for a coal-mining community in Pennsylvania (possibly Norvelt?). Opening image shows the book "The Plight of the Bituminous Coal Miner" by Homer Lawrence Morris and Joseph H. Willits. View of farmland and a new mining community from a high hill. Craft work Camp in Pennsylvania. View of a community mining area. Coal elevator building and rows of miner's homes close together in the background. Students help miners build new homes. They work on scaffolding, building walls of homes with stone and mortar. View of lumber piled high and a worker sawing a board. Workers move building materials in wheelbarrows. A stone home with a partially framed roof. A negro student volunteer breaks up rock with a sledge hammer. Volunteers load stone from a nearby quarry onto waiting trucks. Workers slide rocks from a quarry to a waiting team below, who loads rock pieces into a mill that pulverizes the rock and turns it into stone dust that is then carried away for use in the building projects. View of Miners simple, temporary houses. A mining family relaxes on a bench swing in front of a house and children of miners play with a dog. Men framing a temporary home. A woman volunteer paints the exterior of a house.