Great Depression era footage about federal provisions for the education of the North American Native American Indians in the United States. Boarding school buildings and campus at Sherman Institute in Riverside, California. Indian students play football on a school playground.
A Boeing 367 Dash 80 lands on an airstrip. Shows parts of a test airplane being transported to the Boeing Flight Center in Seattle, Washington. Interior view of the test center. A tank constructed for the hydrostatic testing of Boeing fuselage. A production line for Boeing KC-135. Fuselage section of KC-135. Boeing KC-135 parts are manufactured by companies across different parts of America such as War Aircraft Manufacturer in Riverside, California, Northrop Aviation in California, Twin Coach Company in Buffalo, New York and Ryan Aeronautical Company in San Diego, California. A large Boeing part being transported on the Great Northern Railways. Boeing parts being brought in assembly at the Renton Plant in Seattle. Scenes of Boeing parts being manufactured inside the plant.
Huge single 8-foot diameter tire on the XB-19 bomber is seen rolling over airfield ramp at the Douglas aircraft company Clover Field in Santa Monica, California. Douglas engineers walk along beside the B-19 aircraft as it is being towed. U.S. Army Air Forces test pilot, Major Stanley M. Umstead, stands with a Douglas Aircraft Company executive, in front of the XB-19 wheel. A mechanic is seen on an engine nacelle, looking down over the propeller.The XB-19 is towed into position. View of the empennage, with rudder slightly turned. The airfield is crowded with Douglas company employees out to watch the aircraft's first flight. Baggage being loaded on the aircraft. Engines start and the XB-19 taxis and takes off and does not raise its landing gear. The XB-19 in flight,with landing gear still extended, seen from a chase airplane. It departs the coastline. View from beneath the XB-19 as it cruises, at low speed. The XB-19 coming in for a landing at March field, Riverside, California. The pilot rounds out high and porpoises a bit until touching down on main wheels, and slowly lowering the plane onto its nose wheel. The XB-19 rolls out on the runway showing full flaps. A crowd has turned out to watch the aircraft's arrival.Newsmen and photographers gather as the crew stand on the ramp. Major Umstead, with cigar in his mouth, is interviewed.
Elliott Roosevelt, son of U.S. President Franklin D Roosevelt and his wife Ruth Josephine Googins of Fort Worth Texas marry at an outdoor ceremony, at the home of George Swiller, in Burlington, Iowa, on July 22, 1933. The couple is seen walking with members of the wedding party, to the ceremony. Many guests and others watch. Scene changes to Jack Dempsey and his wife Hannah Williams, at their wedding reception on July 18, 1933. They are at a table with friends. Scene shifts to Jack and Hannah preparing a meal in kitchen of their home at Lake Tahoe, California.
A Pregnant Guppy heavy lifter aircraft in California, United States. Entrance of the 'Rohr corp riverside plant'. The doors of the plant opened. A car parked outside the plant. Cars and a flatbed truck loaded with heavy cargo driven towards the factory. An aircraft taxis. A side of the aircraft reads 'Largest Plane In The World'. 'The Pregnant Guppy' written on the side of the aircraft. Hi-rail crane trucks lift the equipment. A flatbed truck driven. The back half of the aircraft separated from the other half. Heavy cargo loaded into the aircraft on a rail. The aircraft taxis and takes off.
Crowd gathered in front of the Jailhouse in San Jose, California, where a mob of thousands had broken in and seized prisoners Thomas Thurmond and John Holmes, who had reportedly confessed to the kidnapping and murder of Brooke Hart, son of Alexander Hart, the owner of Leopold Hart and Son Department Store. The mob had taken the two and lynched them, in St. James Park, across the street. Under-sheriff Hamilton, is interviewed and states that they held the mob off until they ran out of tear gas, and then didn't shoot, because of women and children. View of many people and cars outside, as seen through cell windows inside the prison. One of the prison inmates, testifies about seeing the mob break into the prison and make their way to the third floor. View of the St. James Park, where many people are seen gathered beneath its palm trees. Camera focuses on trees where the prisoners were hanged. California Governor,James Rolph, Jr., makes a statement tantamount to condoning the lynchings. The film shifts to a new location, in Missouri, where, On November 28, 1933, a crowd of 7-thousand broke into the Buchanan County Jail, St. Joseph, Missouri, to seize and lynch a negro charged with criminal assault. The mob overpowered defending police officers and members of the 35th Tank Company, Missouri National Guard. One of tank company's six ton M1917 light tanks parked in front of the prison. View of broken steel prison door and battering ram used by the mob. Wrecked interior of the prison quarters. People posing near a broken prison steel door.