Toledo Naval Armory, training center for naval services in Toledo Ohio. The Armory building constructed with salvage material with the help of the WPA. 'OHIO' can be seen carved on the top center of the building. Marines and reservists lined up for inspection by senior officers. A naval officer provides gunnery instructions to marines and reservists.
Works Progress Administration helps musicians to find jobs in their field. Opening scene shows orchestra performing in concert at the Toledo Zoo amphitheater, in Toledo Ohio. Next, a negro choir gathers around a piano and sings the spiritual "Ezekial Saw the Wheel" led by their female conductor, the famed Blues singer Juanita Hall.
The city of Toledo in Ohio. View of buildings in Toledo. Railroad trains at a station. Women near a clothesline outside a house. Women come down the stairs of a house. Cars on a street. Men work on a model of Toledo of tomorrow. A model of a congestion free express highway in Toledo.
From a film titled "A better Ohio". Scenes of depression period in the US: Idle men, closed factories, men searching through trash, sleeping on sidewalk. Scenes of post depression recovery: Smoke from factories, lines of workers, ample food, happy families. Views of Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects in Ohio: Airstrip at Cleveland Airport, Dayton Airport construction, sealing pipes at abandoned mines, remodeled orphanage with orphans playing, repaired homes for sailor's and soldier's orphans in Xenia, dairy farm, old people's home in Napoleon, Tuberculosis Sanitorium in Toledo. Scenes of flood damage followed by WPA -constructed dams and tree planting.
Women sewing clothes for needy families as a part of the WPA program (Works Progress Administration) in Ohio United States during the Great Depression. Young children play with toys and engage in play activities in a nursery school built for children of working and needy mothers by the WPA. Children in a play house. Children on swings in the nursery as a teacher watches over them. Children wash up with soap and water. Life Guards attend life- saving classes on a beach. Life guards rescue a woman from the water and bring her to safety. Men put up a policeman cut out stating 'Slow. School' as a safety measure near a school. People at the improved Toledo zoo. Families look at a wall built from salvage material in the zoo. Families and children watch a monkey move across a rope ladder. A group of monkeys in a pond. The WPA Symphony Orchestra performs in an open auditorium. Orchestra seated on the stage as they perform. Families indulge in swimming and relax in a community swimming pool. A child climbs a fountain to take a closer look.
Statue of John Burroughs at the entrance to Toledo Museum of Art. Burroughs with children gathered around him. 20000 School children assembled on the terrace of the Toledo Museum of Art to greet their honored friend. Boy scouts carrying flags surround Burroughs. Flower strewn steps. Crowd including boy scouts parade past Burroughs. Mayor Schreiber calls for 'Three cheers for Mr. Burroughs'. Mr. Burroughs reviews children. Children strewn flowers at his feet as they pass. George W Stevens presents the statue, the Gift of W E Bock, to the children of Toledo. C. S. Pietro can be seen. Mr. W E Bock. Mayor Schreiber delivers rousing welcome address.