Woodchoppers pit their skills in Skytop, Pennsylvania. Woodchoppers on raised beams. They chop wood with axes. A large crowd of spectators at the contest. Men, women and children watch the event. Woodchoppers sit on thick wooden logs and chop them away. The chips strewn all over. Men in boots on the logs. Woodchoppers with axes seated on a log. A man smiles. A woodchopper saws wood with a buck-saw. People sit around and watch. A woman saws a log. She poses with her bucksaw.
Men standing on logs, chop wood from it in a chopping competition. The winner smiles with axe on his shoulder. A woman is included in the sawing competition. Contestants saw the wooden logs at speed. The woman wins the competition and smiles.
Survey of potential site for the Democratic National Convention of 1936. People along the beach in Atlantic City, New Jersey. A building with American flag hoisted on it. Democrats look at the building as they consider it the site for the Democratic Convention of 1936. Two policemen hold a scroll in front of the men and they look at the picture on the scroll. Mayor Harry Bacharach and others discuss about the site for the Convention. (The convention was ultimately held in Philadelphia Pennsylvania, in 1936)
Senator Joseph Taylor Robinson calls the 1936 National Convention of the Democratic Party to order and asks delegates to remain standing for the opening invocation delivered by a clergyman. The words of invocation are heard. Afterwards, he asks delegates to be seated. Microphones of all the major radio broadcasters are seen at the podium, such as NBC, CBS, and others. Large crowd of delegates are present in the hall but still milling about. Photographers take pictures. The first speaker addresses the assembly.
A poster of the President, Franklin D. Roosevelt. United States flags on both the sides of the poster. Scenes of the crowded Convention Hall, in Philadelphia, where the Democratic National Convention is nominating incumbent President Franklin D. Roosevelt to run again, for a second term. The crowd applauds and cheers.
Flood damage in the United States in 1936. The Kennebec River, Maine: men stand on blocks of ice and view a broken bridge due to flooding. Ice jams loosened on the Penobscot River threaten towns near Bangor, Maine. View of giant ice flows and downed utility poles The Housatonic River, Connecticut: Broken electrical towers on the blocks of ice. Men walk on the ice blocks. Men clear the ice from road. Passaic River, New Jersey: the water of the river flows above limits over a bridge. Lake Conemaugh, Pennsylvania: View of submerged houses from flooding. The destoyed houses due to flood. The people stand on a bridge and heavy flow of water under the bridge. Ohio River: the submerged buildings from flooding are seen. Men on boats in front of the submerged shops. People on bridge run. The damaged cars,trains and trams lie on the streets. The streets filled with water. From a 1961 newsreel recounting events 25 years earlier.