CARE representative speaks at a Somerset County, New Jersey 4H club. CARE 'Self Help' information cards shown to children. Presentation cards of CARE 4H clubs and CARE 'Self Help' project shown to children. One boy wears a 'Camp Morris' T-shirt. Children at 4H club camp promoting CARE projects. Man talks to girl at Somerset County 4H club CARE 'Self Help' booth. In New York, children dressed in costumes on Halloween ask for CARE donations. One child is dressed as CARE relief box.
Exteriors of the Cross County Center shopping center in Yonkers, New York in the late 1950s. Camera pans across the Grand Union grocery store advertising its gravity-fed "Food -O-Mat" shelving system. There is also an automat in front of the store for a number of items. Close up view of an automat automatic vending machine. Man pulls a box of cornflakes from the machine after inserting coins. View of grocery store puchases from the Grand Union supermarket in large bins on a conveyor belt, as they roll to bag boys outside the store, who lift the bags into the cars of waiting customers. A car pulls up to a drive in window at the Peoples Trust Bank and the driver deposits a large bag of money into the teller drawer. Elevated view of the Cross County Center open air suburban shopping center and many 1950s cars parked in the parking lots. Signs seen at shopping center include "Lerner Shops" and "Gimbels". Many cars on the nearby roads and parking lots.
Training film about factors influencing vertical social mobility and class in the United States. Three boys named Guilford Ames,Theodore Eastwood and David Benton from different classes (upper class, middle class, and lower class) in Madison, New Jersey. Families of various races gather at the viewing window of a hospital nursery. Babies in cribs seen in the nursery. Three boys stop in front of Madison High School to converse following their graduation. Their parents greet each other as well. Scenes of boys at home after graduation. First, the boy from the upper class, Guilford, speaks to his parents in their living room, with a maid present. Middle class boy, Ted, at the dinner table with his parents and sister. Lower class boy, Dave, with extended family to celebrate graduation. Dave pumps gas at an Amoco gasoline filling station. He wears a white t shirt and baseball cap. "Amoco no lead" is seen on the gas or petrol pump. Guilford, dressed in a suit and driving a 1956 Cadillac, pulls into the Amoco service station and talks to Dave. At his father's office, Guilford shakes hands with Ted. Ted walks in downtown Madison, New Jersey while thinking. In New York, Ted works at the art department in an advertising firm. Ted draws an advertisement for a refrigerator at his desk. A door with a sign on it, "Art Department, Theodore Eastwood, Director" Ted with other men at a golf course. Ted tees off at the golf course. Ted arrives home at the Convent Station, New Jersey railroad station. Many 1950s American automobiles seen in the car parking lot. He talks to a woman sitting in a convertible and to her husband, Guilford. At the Amoco station in Madison, Dave, now dressed in a mechanic's coveralls, shakes Teds hand. Close up of identification card for a baby at a hospital. The card reads "Benton Baby" and has an image of a stork on it. Nurse takes baby from mother in a hospital bed and puts the baby in a crib. She rolls the baby crib into the hospital nursery.
Interior of an American supermarket or grocery store called the Grand Union Food-O-Mat, located in the Cross County Shopping Center in Yonkers, New York. A woman stands beside her cart or trolley and looks at greeting cards in a rack. View of a hand picking a can of soup from shelves filled with soup cans including many by Campbell's Soups. Views of various products being lifted from the shelves by hands of shoppers, including Ivory Snow detergent, Cream of Wheat cereal, Minute Rice, Tapioca pudding, Bon Ami cleanser, Blue Cheer, Quaker Oats instant oatmeal, French's Instant Mashed Potatoes, Progresso canned tomatoes. Each time, a new item slides into place via gravity fed shelving which the Grand Union termed the Food-O-Mat. A young boy helps his mother choose plastic cups. A child wearing a winter coat walks to an end cap and lifts a giant box of Tide laundry detergent powder. Camera pans by plastic wrapped meats in the butcher section of the store that Grand Union called the Meateria.
A Grand Union supermarket or grocery store in Yonkers, New York, United States, in the 1950s (located in Cross County Shopping Center). Shoppers entering the store with carts. People shop in the supermarket. The shoppers push trolleys or shopping carts in the aisles. People choose groceries from a vast array of things on the shelves including bacon, cheese, wine, ham. A woman chooses apples from a heap and puts them in a paper bag. Another shopper handles a cantaloupe in the produce area.
A suburban shopping center in the United States. Wide variety of 1950s cars parked in parking lot of the Cross County Center located in Yonkers, New York. Signs for 'First National Stores'. Other signs seen include, Andrews, Lerner Shops, Stamp Bonus Days, Gimbels, and Red Coach Inn. A woman is seen with a shopping cart and carrying a large box of Stanzal Detergent. Children climb onto mechanical rocket amusement rides. A girl climbs into a 'Sputnik' toy ride. A small roller coaster is seen in action. View through the window of a brass goods store has a sign that reads, 'Chemex'.