An army of unemployed people in New Jersey march during Great Depression. Banners read 'We want immediate relief'. They take over the State House in Trenton. Men sitting in the State House. The men sit in the house till the Legislators promise relief aid. From an April 27, 1961 newsreel depicting events 25 years earlier.
A newsreel titled 'Hauptmann dies in electric chair for kidnap and murder', shows cops outside the prison where Hauptmann has been executed in electric chair for the murder of Charles Augustus Lindbergh Jr. in Trenton, New Jersey. Electric chair and a picture of Hauptmann are seen. Reporters send news about the execution over phone and others type the story. A witness of the execution is being interviewed by a reporter.
Stay delays Bruno Hauptmann's execution in Trenton, New Jersey. Curious crowd waits for Bruno Hauptmann's execution as the Lindberg baby is murdered. The prison warden grants a short reprieve before the execution.
Police urges the entire population to aid in search for kidnapped 20 month child of aviator Charles Lindbergh, in Trenton New Jersey. Policemen at a meeting with police chief Walker. Policemen exit Trenton police headquarters carrying Department of Justice 'Wanted' posters that read, 'WANTED Information as to the whereabouts of Chas. A. Lindbergh, Jr.' Crowds of people gather to read posters displayed by police. A policeman picks up a little girl so she can read the poster seeking information about the disappearance of Charles A. Lindbergh, Jr.
Unemployed demonstrators' plea for war relief measures in Trenton, New Jersey. A crowd of unemployed demonstrators enters the State House of New Jersey with a plea for war relief measures during depression. Men hold a banner which reads "We Want Immediate Relief". Legislators sit in the State House. Books placed on tables.
Kidnapping case of twenty months old son of aviator Charles Lindbergh, in Trenton New Jersey. Police Commissioner John F. O'Ryan announces in press the arrest of a suspect Bruno Hauptmann, from Bronx, New York in the case. He also displays the ransom money recovered from him. Subordinates sit beside O'Ryan. Press men question him. The arrested suspect and his portrait.