A wheel chair is built for a dog paralyzed in an auto accident in Randolph, Massachusetts. Richard Pilling, the owner of the dog, attaches the band of a wheel chair to the back of the dog. The dog walks and runs behind the owner with the help of the attached wheel chair.
Spectators watch the 1938 Massachusetts Handicap horse race at Suffolk Downs in Boston, Massachusetts. Jockeys takes their horses to starting point. Race starts and jockeys race on their horses. The race is won by Menow, a 10-to-1 shot, ridden by jockey, Nick Wall. (Note: The race was expected to feature the much-anticipated meeting of Seabiscuit and War Admiral, but Seabiscuit is scratched due to an injury just minutes before the race is scheduled to take place, much to the dismay of the record crowd that had gathered. War Admiral finished fourth in this race. This would help set the stage for the famed match race between the two champions that is ultimately held at Pimlico in Baltimore, MD later that year.)
A large crowd gathers to honor aviator Douglas Corrigan after his historic flight from Floyd Bennett Air Field in Brooklyn, New York to Ireland, in Boston Massachusetts. A decorated public procession of cars drives Corrigan toA large crowd gathers to honor aviator Douglas Corrigan after his historic flight from Floyd Bennett Air Field in Brooklyn, New York to Ireland, in Boston Massachusetts. A decorated public procession of cars drives Corrigan towards a public ceremony venue. Immense crowd cheers for him and raises banners. An old woman plays piano. Several streamers and banners hang from buildings. Corrigan addresses the crowd at the public ceremony.wards a public ceremony venue. Immense crowd cheers for him and raises banners. An old woman plays piano. Several streamers and banners hang from buildings. Corrigan addresses the crowd at the public ceremony.
Scenes from the New England Hurricane of 1938 (or Great New England Hurricane) (or Long Island Express) (or The Great Hurricane of 1938). Hurricane hitting U.S. Eastern Seaboard on September 21, 1938. The Coast from New Jersey to New England felt its effect. Cars and people drenched with water in streets. Policemen wade through hip deep water. New York is whipped by 70 mile-an-hour winds and the raging sea pouring tons of water far inland. A man retreats from a dock as waves pour water on him. Outcome of hurricane shows broken ships, downed trees, and devastation at the water front in coastal areas including Atlantic City, New London Connecticut, and Long Island. Firemen in New London Connecticut battle fires. Aerial view of destroyed shoreline and beached boats in New London. Broken cars crushed by fallen trees. Crowds gather to look at damage as a lone sentry guards against looting. Boats along the Atlantic Coast are destroyed. A boat is seen on a road in front of Merkel's Delicatessen. View of a train that was derailed by the hurricane on Long Island. Shot of a car that was carried far off a roadway and impaled on an upright beam.
Celebration of the 119th anniversary of the first steamboat crossing in Boston, Massachusetts. A crew on a life boat for the race. A dog on the deck of the life boat. The race starts. An ocean liner underway at sea. A pleasure boat in the background. The life boat moves past the ocean liner. The crew members strive hard to win the race. People cheer during the race.
An enactment of the sale of fish at the Boston Fish Pier in Boston, Massachusetts. A man reads from a paper describing the species and weights of various fish in his catch. Buyers bid and the fisherman accepts the highest bids. Men sitting in front of him bid for the fish. The purchase quantities of each buyer and seller are recorded on a pad in duplicate (one a carbon copy).