Newsreel titled "Full steam ahead for big business as jobless get work" shows men working at ship building plants, shipyards, and construction sites in Quincy, Massachusetts. Expansion of activities by Pittsburgh steel mills has provided jobs to unemployed during the Great Depression. Smoke pours from stacks and chimneys looking over a steel mill in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania.
Mrs James Roosevelt christens a ship in Massachusetts. The daughter-in-law of President Roosevelt. christens the new Farragut ship in Quincy. Dignitaries stand with her. Ship slides down the ways at the Fore River shipyards.
In preparation to launch the aircraft carrier,USS Hancock (DV-19) shipyard workers (Riggers) at the Fore River Shipyard, Quincy, Massachusetts, remove key supports from under her hull. On the upper side, workers use timber battering rams to loosen supports, while below, others use ropes to lower them. The platform at the ship's bow is covered in patriotic bunting. The ship begins to move down the ways, stern first, into the water. As she floats away, tugboats standby to assist.
Launch of the aircraft carrier USS Lexington at Fore River Shipyard, Quincy,Massachusetts, United States. The decorated aircraft carrier stands in the dock. A sign reads 'The navy wants this ship to replace the Lexington. Let's go. Fore River!' Several sailors who served on the 4th USS Lexington, are present for the launching. Mrs. T.D. Robinson, who also christened the 4th USS Lexington, does the honors for the newest one, and the aircraft carrier glides down the ways into Boston Harbor.
Celebration for the launch of the U.S. Aircraft carrier USS Hanock (CV-19) at Bethlehem Steel Shipyards, Fore Rive, Massachusetts. Band plays on the pier. Band members dressed in white. Large crowd on the pier. Views from the deck of the USS Hancock as she goes down the ways during launch.
Equestrian statue of General George Henry Thomas by sculptor, John Quincy Adams Ward, in Washington, DC. It was erected in 1879, at Thomas Circle, where Massachusetts Avenue, Vermont Avenue, 14th Street, and M Street, NW, converge. The National City Christian Church can be seen on the circle, in the background.