Several Mississippi river steamers are seen. The U.S. Greenbrier, a stern paddlewheeler river steamer in the Lighthouse Service is seen. (It was later transferred to the Coast Guard, in 1939, and designated a Coast Guard Cutter -- SAGL-214). President Herbert Hoover and his wife, Lou Henry Hoover, are seen on deck, with members of their party. Spectators line the upper bank of the wharf. Many hold umbrellas due to rain. An American flag flies over the wharf. The Greenbrier backs away from the wharf in clouds of smoke and steam. The Eads bridge can be seen in background. The President and Mrs. Hoover smile from the deck.
Monkeys show balancing stunts at Saint Louis Zoological Park in St. Louis, Missouri. A monkey on a toy car. A monkey balances on a wheel. A monkey balances on a stand and a animal trainer places another monkey on the top. Spectators watch the stunts. A monkey kisses a young boy. A trainer holds hand of one of the monkeys and walks. Monkeys walk in tandem.
Aviator Charles Lindbergh returns from Cuba. His plane approaches and lands in Saint Louis, Missouri. A large crowd awaits to welcome him. People help the plane halt on the wet and muddy field. Officials greet Lindbergh as he climbs out of the cockpit. Lindbergh in flying gear, stands before his plane 'Spirit of Saint Louis'. Lindbergh in the cockpit
Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT) company's coast-to-coast passengers proceed on their flight legs from Saint Louis, Missouri to Waynoka, Oklahoma. TAT employee closes door on Ford 5-AT-B tri-motor passenger airplane, at St. Louis airport. Ground crewman plugs in compressed air hose to assist start of engine number three. TAT logo seen on side of the airplane. Next, the airplane taxis and takes off on plowed runway of snow-covered field. Animated map shows airplane heading to Kansas City, Missouri. View of cockpit as co-pilot shows weather report to pilot. Shift to a TAT weather station where meteorologists launch a balloon to check winds aloft. Closeup of the pilot's weather report being prepared. TAT officer serving a lunch to passengers in the plane. View from airplane of Kansas City, and then aerial view as it descends to Wichita, Kansas. Pilots in cockpit. Copilot radios Wichita. View of TAT radio operator responding and saying they should lookout for Lindbergh who is flying the route today. Next, Colonel Charles A. Lindbergh is seen flying past the Ford Tri-motor in his Curtiss Falcon biplane. Passengers look out to see him. View from the passenger plane descending over the city of Wichita, Kansas. Animated map shows next stop as Waynoka, Oklahoma. View from the air of numerous oil derricks in Oklahoma. Passengers leaving the airplane and boarding a trailer-bus at Waynoka. Closeup of flowers and sign on restaurant table, reading, "TAT, Reserved for TAT travelers." Passengers dining.
A basketball match played between the Boston Celtics and the St. Louis Hawks during the NBA (National Basketball Association) championship in St. Louis, Missouri. The game in progress. Spectators cheer. Bob Pettit of the St. Louis Hawks scores 21 points in the first half. By the end of the game, Bob Pettit scores a then-playoff record of 50 points. The St. Louis Hawks defeat the Boston Celtics with a score of 110-109.
The Gateway Arch also known as Gateway to the West, in Saint Louis, Missouri, United States. It is part of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial. The Memorial is 630 feet tall and 630 feet wide. View of Gateway Arch with sun setting in the background at dusk.